Wine tasting is becoming an increasingly popular option for getaways. Whether you have only a day, a weekend, an entire week or even more to spare, these tours can cater to your timeline and provide you with a sublime experience nonetheless. After all, who would not like to relax and enjoy some good quality wine whilst enjoying the breath-taking landscapes that these wineries have to offer? As it stands, nowadays, these tours can be either taken as yarra valley private winery tours, where you decide where to go and what to do, or as part of tours organized by professionals, hotels, and by the wineries themselves, which have designated routes and activities for you to take part in. Depending on how you like to spend your holidays – whether you want to go at your own pace, or whether you want to follow the lead and enjoy the ride – you will pick one or the other.
That said, tours organized by professionals often have many advantages to them, and it might make sense to instead rely on a professional than go according to your own whims. Below are some of these advantages:The number one most obvious advantage that an official yarra valley wine tasting tours can offer you is the fact that you can actually enjoy the wine you will taste. Private tours will usually see one or two members in the group designated as the drivers, and since driving under influence is definitely not recommended for any reason, they will have to spit the wine they taste into the spittoons offered in the tasting rooms. Not to add, in the off-chance that the drivers somehow ingest more wine than they should be, there is a good chance that you will have to find some other method to go home. An official tour, on the other hand, comes with a hired driver who won’t take part in the drinking, which means that everyone will be able to drink to their hearts’ content.Beyond this however, there is also the advantage of simply being able to learn and understand more about the wineries you tour.
Simply put, if you ask questions from your host, they will be glad to answer, but an official tour ensures that a guide is with you during your tour. He or she will make sure to explain the histories, the techniques, the varieties of wine, the pronunciation and definition of various technical terms, etc. If you were to travel alone, it is quite likely that you would need to do research beforehand, whereas a guide can definitely do every sort of research for you beforehand, and simply explain everything you need to know.