Make the most of your trip to Michigan wineries by preparing ahead. These tips will go a long way in helping you decide on several things you must know before you step into the world of Michigan vineyards and wines. Read on to find out how to get ready for your trip.
Make a list of wineries, find out about them- their locations, timings, cost, and the wines they offer for tasting. Keep your wine preferences in mind and survey the wineries that produce the ones you like.
When to Visit a Winery
If you are looking for a more personal experience, it would be advisable to go off-season. The winter and spring seasons are less crowded with only a few tourists, so plan accordingly. The peak seasons are summer and fall.
Choose Between Old and New Wineries
Old wineries that already have a name for themselves are always a better choice. Some newly established wineries might not have wine tasting facilities on their premises. Avoid disappointments and call and check before actually visiting a new winery.
How many Wineries to Visit
You can fill a day with around three to five stops at different wineries. Keep in mind the traveling time and give a thought to shopping times as well. Most wineries have small gift shops with reasonable prices to take souvenirs back to family and friends.
Hire a Driver
It is a good idea to have someone with experience drive you around. Also, as you will be tasting a lot of wines, you need someone sober to drive you back after you are done. Keep yourself and others with you safe. Book us today!
Yes, ask as many questions as you want about the wines and wineries you are touring. The people at the wineries will appreciate your interest in their wines, and you, on the other hand, will return more knowledgeable and learn about the whole process of wines and their making!
Finally, don't feel compelled to buy a bottle at every winery you visit. It is up to you whether you want to buy a certain wine that you have really liked or not!
And of course, don't forget to enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of the places you visit in Michigan. Take a lot of pictures, make unforgettable memories and recommend your favorites to your relatives and friends!
Cheers and don't drink & drive,