Whether you’re on a weekend vacation and looking for things to do in Stanthorpe, or you’re looking for a romantic getaway, you should definitely consider adding a wine tour to your plans. Wine tours not only answer all the questions you’ve ever had about the wine you are drinking, but they also provide you with an exciting, relaxing and enlightening experience.
Have you ever wondered what the winery looks like where your favourite cabernet sauvignon is made? Have you ever wondered about the story behind the winemaker listed on the bottle you buy at the store? Have you ever wanted to impress your friends with your extensive (and we won’t mention newly acquired) wine wisdom?
What to Expect on a Wine Tour
What should you expect on a wine tour? That is a hard question to answer because every tour is unique.
A wine tour is a comprehensive experience that will introduce you to the ins and outs of the wine world and particularly in Stanthorpe it’s a very unique experience. Wines in Stanthorpe have a very distinct appeal.
You can generally expect your wine tour to include a tour of the property, a history lesson of the wine and the winery, and a tasting of the wine.
However, do keep in mind that wine tour experiences can vary from one winery to the next, so it is safe to say that each experience will be something new.
The Benefits of a Wine Tour
As if you needed any more of a reason to go to a wine tasting other than the fact that you get to hang out and drink wine, here are some of the benefits of a wine tour:
You will gain more knowledge about the wine you are drinking.
Throughout the wine tour, you will learn how winemakers balance and structure the wine, among other things. You will also learn the process behind making the wine, the story behind the wine and tips for how to experience it to its fullest.
You will experience the wine in an immersive setting.
As part of a wine experience, you will be guided on how to use all five senses to truly immerse yourself in the wine. You will get to see the varieties of wine, feel the wine texture and density, smell the wine, hear the stories directly from the winery staff, and of course, taste it as you sip that perfect pour.
You will learn how to better pair wine.
You will learn a lot during your wine tour and tasting, one of those things being what food items to pair the wines with and general rules to follow for making those pairings on your own. This will enable you to transform your wine experience in the future, even from the comfort of your own home.
Have you ever been on a wine tour? Share your favourite parts of the experience with us in the comments!