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How To Prepare For a Wine Tour

Updated: Jun 8, 2021

Making sure you have the best experience possible while on a wine tasting tour is our priority. Use the helpful tips below to prepare for your Dahlonega Wine Tour.

Wine tasting in North Georgia wine country is an exciting and pleasurable experience. For someone new to wine tasting or maybe a veteran who could use a refresher of wine tour preparations, here are six tips to prepare for the ultimate wine country tour experience.

Eat beforehand – Even if your tour includes a picnic lunch or lunch at one of the wineries, the alcohol levels can often add up before you know it.

Avoid strong flavors Food and drinks with strong flavors, mints and chocolate or chewing gum should be avoided, especially right before wine tasting, as it will affect your palate.

Drink water – Your tour guide will have water in the vehicle. Between each stop on your tour drink water. Every palate could use a good cleansing especially after tasting wines back-to-back. Staying hydrated is critical to enjoying your wine tasting experience. Drink as much water as wine.

Avoid anything that interferes with your sense of smell – Smell and taste are closely linked. Do not use heavy perfumes, colognes, or shaving lotions as it can affect the tasting experience for you and others.

Dress in layers and comfy shoes – Temperatures can vary from cold mornings to sunny afternoons. Take a lightweight jacket along and closed toed shoes are helpful for the dusty trips out to the vineyards.

Bring a cooler – You don’t want the wines to “cook” in the vehicle, which is possible even on a cool day. Wine is easily damaged by heat and can start to spoil if it gets above 75° F. The wine you loved at the winery may not taste the same when you open it at home.

Whether its your first time on a wine tour or your a seasoned veteran, these six tips will help you get the absolute best out of your wine tasting tour.

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