8 Tips for Planning the Perfect Wine Tour

One of the best ways to learn about wine is to visit wine regions, see the vineyards and speak to the growers and producers! Here are eight tips for planning a memorable wine tour experience.

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1. Visit Wineries Early in the Day If Possible

In high season after noon, tasting rooms can get packed. Staff won’t have time to discuss the wines with you. Plan your day so you are at a winery with good picnic/dining facilities at lunchtime. Obviously, it is best to visit during the off-season or midweek. Crush time, late August to mid-October, is busy and buzzing, so don’t expect to see the winemaker for more than a few frantic moments! Most wineries are closed on major holidays and many have restricted off-season hours, so always check ahead via the website or give them a call.

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