Touring The Grape Fields – Essential Tips For First-Timers

Wine-tasting has slowly become one of the biggest trends in recent years, with more and more people deciding to spend their holidays making rounds at the various wineries in their country, or abroad in the more famous wine-making countries of Italy, France and Spain for example. if you are a wine lover, an experience of this sort is a definite must – a tour of a winery is a one-of-a-kind experience. Below are the answers to some questions you might be asking yourself if you have never gone on a tour before:

  • Who can go? – if you were to consider the basic premise of a wine tasting tour, the obvious answer would be that adults are the only welcome category of guests. However, the truth is far from that: many wineries actively recommend bringing your children with you for a number of family-themed activities and workshops. Not to add, the children are often offered their very own version of ‘wine-tasting’ in the form of grape juice (so you won’t find yourself in an argument over why they can’t drink anything!). Of course, make sure however to double-check with the best yarra valley wineries you want to visit beforehand if children are welcome.
    • When should you go? – you might think that the summer months, with their beautiful sunny skies and weather, or the autumn months, when harvest season often is, are the most suitable months for wine tours. The truth, though, is that there is no such suitable month for a tour: the answer depends on what you want to do. In fact, you can expect almost all wine boutiques and wineries to be open year-round to guests. The Yarra Valley wine and winery tour from Melbourne, for example, cater to guests – both local and international – throughout the year. The winter months might seem like a poor choice for a wine tour, but the landscape is often breath-taking and the fewer guests often translate into a more personal experience. On the other hand, the summer months can allow you to enjoy the wine fields in their lush beauty but you can expect more guests around at the fields and wineries.
      • Where should you go? – there are plenty of destinations in the world for wine tours. As was mentioned above, most countries in the Global North often have one or two famous spots for wine tours at the very least, but the majority of wineries (including the most famous ones in the world) are concentrated in the Mediterranean region of Europe. Whichever location you pick as your destination, keep in mind that the size of the winery rarely decides the taste or quality of the wine being produced. The larger wineries have better facilities and more activities, but you can expect them to be quite busy catering to a number of guests. On the other hand, small boutiques that are off the radar might be hard to find or reach, but they can sometimes offer you the best of experiences. For more information, please click