18 Tips To Know Before Visiting A Winery For The First Time

Planning to visit a winery? Here are some tips to ensure a pleasurable experience. First, make a reservation as most wineries now require them. Schedule plenty of time at each winery and make sure to have a designated driver or hire a car service. Be prepared for the costs as most wineries charge tasting fees. Dress comfortably and avoid wearing fragrances. Understand the winery's policy regarding kids. Eat something light and pace yourself to avoid getting drunk. Taste from light to heavy wines and follow the steps of wine tasting. Ask questions, take notes, and be respectful. Don't forget to tip your server, and remember that purchasing wine is optional.