1. Plan Ahead
There are a lot of wineries to choose from and it’s good to pick out wineries that have the wine you like as well as the experience you’re looking for ahead of time. Priority Wine Pass concierges can do this for you so you don’t have to stress about what wineries to go to out of the 500+ to pick from.
2. Make Reservations
The worst thing is to get excited about tasting to find out the wineries only take reservations (an odd rule that pertains to many wineries that dates back to prohibition). Or, that they are booked up (during the high season (summer/harvest). Some wineries book up 5-8 weeks in advance. Priority Wine Pass Concierge can help guide you through the ins and outs of reservations for different wineries.
3. Tips Appreciated
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated. You don’t have to tip when tasting, but if you’re server goes above and beyond and really teaches you something new or pours you generous pours its nice to let them know you appreciate it.
4. Dress to Ingest
Some people believe you are supposed to dress to the nines for wine tasting, this isn’t the case. Wine Country Casual is the way to go, wear what feels comfortable and makes you feel happy If you plan to buy wine, the wineries don’t care what you’re wearing ☺You can also check out “wine country casual” styles by going to www.pinterest.com/prioritywinepass
(DO wear shoes at all time. Glasses break and wine glass in your feet isn’t fun. Bring flats, high heels hurt if you’re standing all day! DON’T wear too much perfume. Smelling plays a BIG part in your wine tasting experience, too much perfume could prevent you from properly enjoying wine for yourself and for others.)
5. Picnics Take Planning
Not all wineries allow picnics, not because they don’t want to, but because they can’t. Many wineries require a special permit to allow people to bring food on site. If they do not have that permit they can get in big trouble. Priority Wine Pass can help you plan ahead so you avoid any pitfalls.
6. Sharing isn’t Caring
You can’t always share a tasting. While some wineries will allow this it is against the policy of many. It is always best to check before doing so.
7. Don’t get Duped
There are a ton of offers out there, but many of them can be complicated or require extra steps to take advantage of them like checking in on your social networks. If you’re interested in no-nonsense deals than Priority Wine Pass is perfect for you. When you buy a membership we instantly send you a Pass by email that you can use at our partner wineries. No tricks, only treats.
8. Don’t put the I in DUI
Depending on the winery you are most likely consuming a total of 8oz or more of wine during your tasting flight (2oz per taste). Know your limits and error on the side of caution whenever driving. It’s okay to dump or spit and no one will look down upon that. However, if you’re paying $25+ per tasting it’s worth it to indulge in the entire experience and get yourself a driver. Priority Wine Pass Concierge works with several transportation companies and can get you discounts and recommendations on drivers so you don’t leave wine country with a DUI.
9. More than 8? Set a Date
ALWAYS make reservations if you have 8+ people in your group. Many wineries turn away groups so it’s to your benefit that the winery is ready for you and gives you the best service if they know you’re coming. Priority Wine Pass Concierge can help with reservations for groups of 8+
10. Go VIP & Drink for Free!
Beyond helping you plan the perfect trip, a Priority Wine Pass membership will get you VIP treatment in wine country. We work hard to find the best offers for our members like 2 for 1, complimentary, and elevated tastings. We also provide discounts on hotels, transport and more. Buying a pass will save you hundreds and give you insider knowledge that you would otherwise miss out on.
Delivering the Best Wine Tasting Experiences
- Complimentary, discounted, and elevated wine tastings
- Customized winery itineraries
- Special tour and food pairing offers
- 250 participating wineries and growing
- Hotel discounts!
- Transportation & restaurant discounts
- Discounts on wine events
- Dining and hotel recommendations
- Access the benefits IMMEDIATELY!
- Get $15 off
- Only 34.99 with coupon code: WINE