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Making the Most of Your Winery Visit

  Heading to wine country is a field trip for adults. You’ve got beautiful scenery, interesting people, new beverages to enjoy and an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. But how do you make the most of your winery field trip? As a winemaker, you have insight into the process of making wine, but how does that translate to the people who you might talk to during a winery visit? In this article I will share tips on preparing and planning for your visit, the experience at the winery and ideas for how to engage winery staff members; all designed to help you make the most of your winery field trip. Planning Your Trip When planning to visit a winery, it pays to do your homework. Who is behind the wine and what is the story behind the winery? Where are the wineries located in relation to where you live or are staying? How much driving between stops should you plan for? What are the tasting hours and fees? What wines are available?