Would most of your friends rather enjoy a beer rather than a glass of Pinot Grigio? This can be kind of frustrating to have something that you love so much but have no one to share it with. Sharing your passion for wine with other wine lovers can be a great deal of fun. If you want to learn more about wine, the different varieties and the process of making wine here are some ways you can make that happen.
Take a Wine Tasting Class
Wine tasting classes are easy ways to meet other wine lovers and to learn about new wines. Often they are held at local restaurants or wine bars. Typically they are hosted by a wine expert, they can teach you to develop a palate for wine and how to detect the more subtle flavors. They will also teach you how to pair wine with food. That is probably the easiest way to get your friends interested in wine.
Check for a local Meetup group or just doing a Google search. There will probably be a small fee to cover the cost of the class and the wine. But it is a great way to try new wines without having to buy the whole bottle. Here is an online version of a wine tasting class.
Tour a Winery
If you are lucky enough to live near a wine region then you can do this regularly. A winery tour should be on every wine lover’s bucket list. You can check out some incredible scenery and see where the grapes are grown. Even if you convince a friend to accompany you who isn’t much of a wine lover, they will still enjoy themselves. It is easier to appreciate wine when you see how it is made.
There are wineries all over the world but if you want something a little closer to home then, Napa is always a popular destination. You can tour several wineries including ours. The staff are helpful and friendly and are there to answer any questions that you may have, so don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you like. You can also use your love of wine to book yourself some pretty incredible vacations.
If all else fails then you can always join an online community. There are several of them where you can find plenty of information, mostly they will have reviews about different vintages. They can help you learn about what to pair with what food, think of it as having a virtual wine advisor.
Taking a wine tour is a great way to see how some of your favorite wine is made. You can see everything from how we grow our grapes to how the wine itself is made. This is why we opened our winery to the public and it also give us the chance to let our customers try some of the new wines we have made and hopefully they will love them as much as we do! But to make the most of your experience you need to be prepared, so here are some tips for visiting our winery.
Come Out Early
If you are coming to the winery on the weekend you may want to get an early start. Weekends can be pretty busy and if you get there early our team is there to answer questions and just chat about wine in general. By late afternoon it can get pretty crowded and you may not get the chance to get your questions answered. We are a smaller winery and we feel that makes our tours a bit friendlier. Our staff is as passionate about wine as we are and they are happy to answer any questions you might have.
Ask Lots of Questions
We love showing off our knowledge of wine so please ask as many questions as you like. You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur, we welcome questions from those that are new to the world of wine and just want to learn. Ask about the grapes we grow or what food goes best with our wine selection. We will happily answer any and all of it.
Can You Bring the Kids
Most of our visitors opt to not bring their children along as they see touring a winery as more of an adult experience. However, we are family friendly and you are welcome to bring your children along. They can have the chance to learn about grapes and which grapes grow best in our corner of the world. We do offer a selection of non-alcoholic beverages suitable to kids, there are snack available too. During school breaks and summer we do have activities geared towards the kids while parents can explore the winery. Call ahead and we can make arrangements.
Buying our Wines
We do have a gift shop on the premises that offers some memorabilia from your trip and a large selection of our wines. When you purchase our wines you can take them with you on the spot or we can make arrangements to safely ship them to your home.