Spending the day strolling through vineyards and touring wineries in "Wine Country" can be an incredibly enjoyable way to pass the day. But whether you're in the Napa Valley or Mendoza, Argentina, there are a few things you should keep in mind before setting out for the day:
Start The Day Fresh
It's not uncommon for vacations to be heavy on the alcohol factor, but the last thing you want to do is tour wineries when you are hungover, or worse, still slightly inebriated from the night before. The sun and the wines will be a recipe for disaster and an all-around miserable day. Get a good night's sleep and stay away from the booze the night before.
Go With A Full Tummy
Drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea, but add being in the heat on top of it, and it can be unpleasant at best and dangerous at worst. Eat a good breakfast before heading out to the wineries. Be sure to get plenty of protein.
Alcohol, in addition to being intoxicating, is also dehydrating. In fact, hangovers are often made worse simply by being extremely dehydrated. So keep your water bottle full and handy. It's also a good idea to pack some snacks to nibble on, such as pretzels. They can help serve as an alcohol sponge.
Wear Comfortable Clothing And Shoes
You'll be walking around vineyards and production facilities. You will also likely be getting on and off your tour bus. This is not the time to wear your Jimmy Choo's and dress to impress. You will want to wear sensible shoes, and depending on the weather, you may need a light jacket as well. This is especially true if you will be going in and out of air conditioning.
Many travel packages that visit wineries have a built-in free period for the sightseers to get lunch at a nearby restaurant. This is the perfect opportunity to rest and refuel. It's also a great opportunity to try some of the local culinary delights. Be sure to ask your server what they recommend and what the local favorites are. Some restaurants near vineyards also offer picnics, allowing guests to venture off on their own for a bit.
Don't forget to bring home a bottle of your favorite wine from each vineyard so you can share the experience with your family and friends when you return. Contact a company like Ambassador Limousine for more information and assistance.Share