So You Want to Go to Wine Country!!
|This Will Be Our 11th Trip!!|
|Joe Drinking Wine!!|
|Amateurs Not Allowed!|
Wine tasting for us isn’t an adventure for armatures or the faint of heart. It takes practice and endurance that only dedicated wine drinkers can hope to achieve. Wine tasting starts when the wineries open at 9:30 and ends at 5:30 when the last one closes, with only a short stop for lunch. There are way too many vineyards to see and wines to taste to bring “light weights” on our trips!
In this blog I’ve decided to write about the best way to travel to California’s wine regions so that you can start planning your trip to WINE COUNTRY! Later on I will blog about the areas in general and then do a more in-depth blog on each region. But first let’s discuss getting there.
|Our Wine Boxes!!|
|Checking in Outside!!|
We always rent a large SUV, because between the four of us we are bringing eight cases of wine and our luggage. Unfortunately large SUVs can be expensive, so check around to get the best rental price, because they vary from year to year. However remember the purpose of the trip is to bring some great wine home, so pack light so your luggage can be carried on the plane.
|Packing Our Large SUV!!|
Do some research before you go and check out the website to see which wineries have the type of wines you like in your price range. Try to stay close to the wineries you want visit so you’re not wasting a lot of time driving around.
|Join A Wine Club Or Two!!!|
Also look out for some great wine deals. Wineries are always having sales to move wine out before their next release. The wineries aren’t selling bad wines; they’re just clearing their warehouse. And you can find some major discounts!
So have fun planning your Wine Country trip. And remember, the wine often doesn’t taste as good as it did at the winery, so buy wisely, especially if you’ve been tasting wine all day!
THE NEIGHBORHOOD WINE PORCH PARTY!!