1. Appropriate Planning.
When visiting a lot of wineries, it's important to have appropriate planning, which includes at least calling the guests & the 'winery' ahead of your specified time, by being always on time, & by setting up the time schedules for meals would ensure a nicer experience. Eating good-food maintains a nourished body & less stressing about over moving around.
Certainly not all but most wineries need you to set up an appointment or some reservation, even though it's initially not required, it's essential to call ahead in time for setting up wine-tasting appointments.
By doing so allows that you'd gain important information benefitting your adventure truly creating this wine adventure a fantastic and great experience. Such as some 'wineries' prohibits picnics on their grounds, so it's better to prepare in advance for your group's meal-arrangement.
You can discover that their winery is placed inside a cave; it's better prepared to wear an extra layer of clothing since tendency could be it might end up getting cold. By allowing allowances in time of the scheduled time in arriving punctually, then you & your group would feel more safe and a lot relaxed.
It doesn't matter if it's just one wine-tasting location or hopping from one location to another, being just right on time just means being considerate and reasonable with an accommodating host & your fabulous friends.
2. Avoid Wearing Fragrance
Opt to not wear sweet smelling lotions or some after shaves, even avoid smelling like a car freshener. Wine-tasting experience might be dampened with one's smell, avoid causing confusion to your 'olfactory nerves' by being engrossed with different fragrances when compared to the wine-tasting experience by smelling their subtle sweet wine aroma.
3. Drinking Responsibly
Allow yourself to drink water, take some breaks during some car stops & very importantly don't finish the whole wine glass, this would definitely save your life as well as your reputation, without really losing the day's fun activities.
It isn't just about wine-tasting, but it's always about enjoying different wine varieties, its styles, its different expressions and definitely the splendid surroundings within the visited winery.
Assign one designated 'driver' or consider hiring or paying a 'professional-driver' if need be. Always keep yourself hydrated & snack on some few little in-between meals here and there.
4. Maintain an Open-Mind
Don't close your minds to just California wines, red-wines or white-wines. Allow yourself to be excited and surprised when discovering something new in variation of different wine flavors.
Pay close attention on how wines are being presented in their cellars & the processes they had to go through to achieve that fine-quality wine. Only probably when you've just tasted a really delicious wine, then you'd have to reconsider their idea. Enjoy & have fun by exploring using your taste buds, your curiosity plus always an open-mind.
5. Start Asking Some Questions about 'Wine'
When appreciating the art of wine-tasting it will still take new learning procedure. Allow yourself to ask questions that will allow you to learn something.
It's always better to know something useful today than learning nothing new at all. Over a certain period of time, these new knowledge could be shared with others.
6. Give TIPS!
When having a fabulous time, ensure that your winery and tasting host has been tipped. Even though the 'wine' host job may seem glamorous at first but most of the time these well trained professionals have slimmer chances of getting better paying positions within their winery. By giving tips this would encourage each to persist with their wonderful job of being hosts imparting knowledge of wines.
7. Being Courteous Creates that Extra Mile
Usually wineries that are popular tend to be crowded. So be considerate of other people's needs, by being sensitive to them. Drinking wine doesn't automatically label you as civilized or cultured. It will always be a person's politeness and character that will have other people respect them.
When bringing your kid ensure that your child would not disrupt the whole wine-tasting activity, rather tag along the child's nanny to just check up with them.
When going to these wine-tasting session always keep these great tips stored in-mind, to definitely enjoy better moments spent inside the 'winery' or any tasting-bar.
These valuable tips could definitely take care of not only yourself personally but your group companions as well, creating better relationships and communications with others in your group thereby resulting to a much more pleasant experience during your wine-tasting adventure.