There is no better way for wine lovers to relax and unwind than to take a wine-tasting trip. Whether you are preparing for a day trip to a vineyard or a weekend winery getaway, there are a few things you won't want to forget during your wine-tasting adventures. To make sure your vineyard getaway remains unspoiled, use this essential packing guide.
Comfortable Clothes For Travel
Most people who invest time in a winery getaway are doing just that: getting away from home. This means that you will want to wear comfortable clothes during your travels. Fancy pictures can wait for the vineyards, enjoy the trip in your favorite sweats.
Practical Winery Attire
Most winery getaways are planned for the summer when it is relatively hot and sunny. Make sure you pack clothes that can accommodate the weather and will be comfortable to wear all day. It's also important to wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in if you plan to do any vineyard tours.
Vineyards are meant to be enjoyed outside, and most wineries feature outdoor seating that overlooks the grape fields. Make sure to bring a good pair of sunglasses so you can spend more time enjoying the sun rather than hiding from it.
The weather can be unpredictable, but don't let it put a damper on your journey. Keep a compact travel umbrella on hand in case the weather decides to rain on your parade.
Remember to stay hydrated. Wine may go down like water, but the alcohol doesn't quite do the job. Keep a water bottle on hand and keep it filled throughout the day, your body will thank you later.
Bubble Wrap or Wine Tote
If you plan to purchase any wine on your trip, you will want to make sure it stays protected during travel home. You can purchase wine bottle bubble wrap to protect single bottles that you plan to pack in your luggage, or you can buy a wine tote if you plan to bring home quite a few bottles.
You aren't going to be near a charger throughout the day, so it is a good idea to bring a portable charger, especially if you plan to use your phone for pictures.
While most wineries will provide light snacks throughout the tasting, you generally can't expect a full meal. Try keeping some snacks on hand for the drive between vineyards.
Things To Avoid
While it is important to make sure that you come prepared with all the essentials, it is just as important to remember not to overdo it. Avoid drinking heavily the day before a tour, don't wear heavy perfumes or colognes, and skip the flavored chapstick.
Contact a local winery getaway to learn more.Share