Top 5 Tips for Enjoying a Wine Festival

Enjoy the Wine Festival

For the wine lover—or soon-to-be-wine lover—there’s no greater pleasure in wine tasting than attending a Wine Festival. It’s a chance to enjoy the outdoors, taste great wines—and ones you’ve yet to discover—meet people, and relax and enjoy the experience. With a few simple tips, you can enhance your Wine Festival experience and get the most out of the event. Here are some pointers that we recommend to our guests who use our Wine Festival Shuttle Service:

  • Arrive Early:  Not only will an early arrival give you a chance to beat the crowds, but it can also make for a better experience. The winery staff are fresh and ready—and they have more time to spend with you and educate you about their wines. As the day wears on, crowds grow, lines get longer, and people are usually more intoxicated, which brings us to our next tip.
  •  Pace Yourself: Anyone who has ever been to a wine festival knows there are plenty of wines to taste, and therein lies another little secret—taste, then spit. It doesn’t seem like you’re drinking much when it’s just a little taste here and a little taste there, but all of those tastes can add up quickly.
  • Make a Plan: Some of the best advice we can give you is to make a plan before you even start tasting. Walk around and see which wines you really want to taste and then work your way around. You can always taste more, if your palate can handle it, and having a plan means your palate will be fresh for the wines you really want to taste.
  • Drink Plenty of H2O: It’s good advice for any festival, but especially for a wine festival—stay hydrated.
Finally, the best advice that we can think of is to use our Wine Festival Shuttle Service and leave the driving to us.