Going on a Wine Tour? Avoid These Three Wine-tasting Mistakes

Group wine tours can be a wonderful way to try new local wines while spending the day relaxing with friends and exploring the beautiful wineries of the Texas Hill Country. However, there are a few mistakes to avoid when setting off on your next tour. Read on to see 3 situations you can easily avoid on your next wine tour, and contact Heart of Texas Wine Tours today to learn more about our custom, group, and private wine tour options.

Wearing the Wrong Clothes

Many wine tours incorporate a tour of the vineyard, so dress in seasonally appropriate clothing, and try to wear comfortable shoes. The sometimes muddy and uneven terrain of vineyards may be hard to navigate in your new high heels! It's also important to dress for Texas weather, especially in the summer. Wear lighter clothing, and consider wearing sunscreen or a hat to protect yourself from the sun. During colder months, dress in layers so that you'll be comfortable from the tour bus, to the vineyards, and in tasting rooms.

Becoming Dehydrated and Hungry

It's important to stay hydrated and fueled between wine tasting and exploring all the vineyards planned for your tour. It can be easy to become dehydrated in between wine tastings, as wine exacerbates the rate of dehydration. Don't risk getting a headache, or feeling light-headed! Pay attention to how much water you drink leading up to the tour, and make sure you pack a water bottle for the road. Your future self will thank you!

On the same note, it's a good idea to pack some snacks to keep you fueled for your fun day. We recommend bringing a couple hard cheeses and crackers for nibbling during your wine tasting. Some vineyards also offer charcuterie and cheese plates, so ask your tour guide what you can expect!

Choosing the Wrong Tour Company

When searching for a wine tour company, you'll quickly find that there are many options available. However, they were not all created equal. Many larger wine tour companies try to crowd as many people as possible on a bus, then usher people straight to the tasting room during each shop with little to no explanation of the vineyards, the winemakers, and the history of the wine. Even so, it's often hard to hear on these tours, and they can become overly rowdy, fast.

Doing your research and choosing a smaller tour company can result in a far more enjoyable wine tasting experience. Being in a small group ensures individual attention, and you can get the most from your tour by asking questions and getting expert answers along the way.

Contact Heart of Texas Wine Tours Today

If you are looking to tour Texas vineyards, consider Heart of Texas Wine Tours. Our tour leaders have personal relationships many Texas winemakers, and we tailor each wine-tasting tour to your specific tastes. Our goal is to be the premier wine tour company in Texas through exceptional service, customized tours, and our knowledgeable guides. Contact us today to learn more.