Wine country is a great spot for a vacation, especially since it’s often beautiful and warm! It’s also a great place to have an adventure. There are many awesome wine regions to visit, and on a bright summer day there are few better things in life than sipping on a glass of wine! Here are some tips from Rosehill Wine Cellars to keep in mind the next time you’re touring wine country.
Do Some Research
Once you’ve selected the region you would like to visit do some digging. Figure out what varietals they are famous for, and which wineries are the top wineries in the area. Make sure to have a route mapped out. Having a planned out route is a good way to ensure that you don’t miss any must see wineries!
Rent a Bike
Biking is a wonderful way to tour wine country! Just make sure that you have a lot of water and that you stay safe. The one down side of biking is that you can’t buy as much wine. However, you can always bike on your first day, scope out some wines you want to buy and return with your car.
Stop for Lunch
Wineries often have excellent restaurants. Having a nice lunch is also a great way to cleanse your palate and prevent tasting fatigue. Just remember to make a reservation, because otherwise it can be tricky to get a table!
Take a Tour
Check and see if your favourite winery is offering tours. This is an excellent way to explore and learn something new. What’s even better is that winery tours usually come with free tastings!
Be Prepared to Buy Wine
Buying wine is highly recommended! Furthermore, if you buy a bottle your tasting is usually free. Therefore, it’s a good idea to be prepared and have a few wine bags at the ready. Wine Skins are definitely a convenient option. The BottleWise Duo Bag is also a good candidate.
Happy wine touring! And check out Rosehill Wine Cellars for all of your wine storage and wine drinking needs!