If you have never been to a winery for wine tasting, it may be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. Not understanding proper wine etiquette or the language used to describe the wines can leave you feeling a little lost. The key to experiencing the best Hunter Valley Wine Tours is to be prepared.
Here are a few tips on how you can do just that, allowing you to get the most out of the experience.
1) Dress For The Event
Feeling comfortable during a tour is important, as you may be walking through the vineyard out in the open sun. Be sure to bring along a pair of sunglasses and a hat. Wearing dark clothes is also a must as it is much easier to conceal a spill if you find yourself a little clumsy after a few drinks.
2) Ask The Wine Producers Or Guides Questions
Wine can be more fun when you know the story behind the bottle. Get to know the wine producers if they’re around, as they will often have many intuitive tips and insights into the wine they make. Similarly, be sure to ask the guides on tour about the technical aspects of the wine to appreciate the wine-making process fully.
3) Don’t Drink All The Wine On Your First Seating
Although this is one of the most well-known wine tasting tips, it is often the most forgotten. The less wine you drink, the more wine you will be able to taste. It may seem offensive to you to spit the wine out after two sips, but it is an accepted norm in wine tasting culture.
4) Be Willing To Go Out Of Your Comfort Zone
This may seem like a no-brainer, but don’t just stick to the wines you may already know. If you generally favour reds, take a sip of a white. It would be far better to go home without any regrets rather than wonder if you missed out on your next favourite wine!