4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Wine Tours

by | Nov 17, 2015 | Travels & Tours

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Planning to go on a few wine tours while you pay a visit to Traverse City? Whether you’re on a solo trip, on a romantic vacation with your sweetheart or simply spending the next few days with friends, there are plenty Traverse city wine tour packages that you can choose from. Make the most of whatever wine tour you pick with these tips from the Wall Street Journal:

Hire a private car or driver. If you’re a newbie at wine tasting events, then toasting more than a few glasses of wine might be enough to get you in an inebriated state. If that’s the case, hiring a private tour or service in advance will work in your favor. Not only will you get to enjoy the experience with your friends or sweetheart, you have the added benefit of having transportation that’s waiting to take you back to the hotel. So you won’t have to worry about driving through the night. You can throw back that glass, toast and say cheers with abandon.

Take the kids but find something for them to do. Got kids? Then make sure you bring along plenty of toys to distract them. That or find out if there are rooms in the wineries they could stay at or gardens they could visit.

Go early on weekends. It’s tempting to just lie in bed for a few more hours when you’re on vacation. No one telling you to get up for work. No manic alarms to wake you up. Only a desperate need for sleep. However, if you took one of the many Traverse city wine tour packages, then you ought to get going, especially if you chose a weekend date. Expect a lot of tourists so it’s better if you head out early. That way, you’ll be able to get more from the experience without having to bump every few minutes into another tourist tromping all over the garden or gawking at the winery.

Always be polite. This might come off as obvious but you’d be surprised at how many people seem to leave their manners at home. In many small wineries, you’re probably stepping into someone else’s home. Be nice. They’ve welcomed you into their home. The least you could do is be polite.

Ask questions. Questions mean you’re interested. That means you’re engaged, that you’re engaging yourself. Asking questions out of genuine interest, though, is different from being a heckler so if you’re coming off as aggressive, it might be a good idea to tone it down a bit.

You’ll find so many things to enjoy and appreciate when you go out on those wine tours so keep an open mind, leave your ugly manners behind and just let yourself relax and enjoy. Cheers!