If going on a winery tour and visiting a vineyard is something that appeals to you, there are a few steps that you are going to need to take before you go. First and foremost you should be aware that there are many thousands of wineries in different wine regions around the world, and many of them welcome visitors. Of all the different wine regions that you can choose from for your winery tour here are a few that are sure to interest you.
Find Out What Your Wine Options Are
The first step, if you are interested in going on a winery tour~taking a winery tour~touring a winery~taking a tour of a winery, is for you to find out what your options are. Sure, the Napa Valley offers many winery tours that are very popular because it is such a well known region, but there are many other California winery tours that you may also be interested in. Within a short drive of Napa Valley you’ll also find Sonoma, Russian River and Petaluma. All of these areas have vineyards that are open to the public and many have winery tours on offer. The Benziger Family Winery at Glen Ellen California, not far from Sonoma, offers outstanding tours of their biodynamic winery and vineyard.
It is always worthwhile finding out if there are any wineries in your local area, or, if you are traveling, you can check to see which wineries are located in that specific area. When traveling in Europe it should be noted that many Italian and French vineyards and wineries are not generally open to the public but if you call in advance they may be very happy to welcome you.
It is important that you find a winery that allows visitors and that offers the types of wines that you enjoy or that you are interested in learning more about.
Do Your Winery Research
Next you will need to do your research on any winery tour that you may be considering. You will, for instance, need to find out which days of the week and at what times the winery tours are offered, so you can choose the one that is convenient for you.
For many winery tours you can just find out what time they are conducted and then show up, but for other winery tours you will have to call in advance and book a spot on the vineyard tour. It is always worthwhile calling in advance to make sure that you can get on to the tour without having to wait too long.
Going on a winery tour is something that almost everyone will enjoy. Even if you are not a frequent wine drinker, you may still enjoy learning about wine growing and the long history of wine, and about the different types of wine available and what makes each one unique and sets one apart from another.
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