What to Expect on a Vineyard Tour Experience
When it comes to wine tasting in Melbourne, Victorians are always excited. These events can be informative and fun and can spark a whole season of wine enjoyment. We will discover which variety of the sacred grape we like, as well as how and where we can buy it. It’s not only Victorians. The region’s fine wines are enjoyed by people from all walks of the country and around the globe.
A full vineyard tour is more than just wine tasting. People who expect a full-on vineyard tour to be like any other wine tasting they have been to will be disappointed. The full vineyard tour is what you can expect:
1. The Vineyard will be the focus
A vineyard tour’s main purpose is to take you on a tour of the winery. Tour guides will be able to explain the process of making wine, without divulging too much. They also can tell you about the history and philosophy of the vineyard. The process of making wine is quite philosophical. Growers try to prove that their theories will produce the best wines.
Every vineyard may have their own ideas about how the vines were grown, how to manage the soil, how to crush grapes, and other details. Some vineyards can have a history that goes back nearly 200 years. For example, the Wyndham Estate in New South Wales or the Olive Farm in Western Australia were established in 1828 and 1829, respectively. Yering Station (1838) is Victoria’s oldest vineyard. There’s so much to do!
2. Yes, there will be wine tasting
Fear not, if you find the history or philosophy lessons a bit dry. Wine tasting will be offered. A proper wine tasting is a must for any vineyard tour operator. It is only polite to treat your guests.
Some vineyards offer free tastings, depending on the type of ticket you purchased or tour package you purchased. However, some may charge a fee for tastings that exceed a certain limit. Before you start your tasting session, make sure to check with the vineyard.
3. You will be blown away by the beauty of the surrounding area
You can expect to find breathtaking scenery and beautiful surroundings in almost any wine-producing area. Vineyards are home to some of the most stunning and dramatic farmland. Many also love them because they’re quieter than pastoral farms, which can be noisy from the sheep and cows. You will be amazed!
4. There are usually attached amenities
Australia has more than 2,000 wine producers right now. This means that there is a lot of competition in each region. Vineyards attempt to be ahead of their competitors by providing the best amenities for their guests, including a restaurant and bed and breakfast. A sunset dinner in a vineyard can be romantic.
5. Expect to pitch the wine
Be prepared for the inevitable pitch from your vineyard operator asking you to purchase their wines. This should be high on your list. Smart upselling strategies are also expected to convince you to buy more premium wines or limited-edition wine.