Wine tourism seems to be a new buzzword when it comes to visiting the winery for fun. We just want to go there to taste the wine, to feel the atmosphere and, perhaps, to eat something.
So why all these larks of wine tourism? Well, look at it from the winery. You and millions of people like you are the bread and butter of these friendly enterprises, of course, along with the sales of wine, YOU NEED as much as you want to visit them.
The wine industry can offer a lot of things besides wine production, and that is why the word “tourism” is marked. Vast sub industries form when wineries add areas of interest to their existing arsenal of wines, as they now offer to the public. These areas include tours, tastings, wine clubs, restaurants, and even wedding ceremonies, all in and around the winery.
With so many very high-quality wineries that produce excellent wines around the world, marketing their products is the number one goal. Therefore, in addition to selling wines to transnational corporations at discounted prices, they have a good opportunity, right at their back door, to get a better price, as well as create such an important “relationship” with the client.
We all know that vineyards and wineries are romantic places from those many films that represent a sexual lifestyle. But, being in an excellent position in managing a vineyard and winery, all I can say is that it is a wonderful setting, but with all the necessary work, just sexy or even romantic. Sorry if I cheated on you!
But the winery must be seen to feel the beauty of well-groomed vineyards in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy your taste through a dozen or more wines.
Here are some tips that I would do when visiting the winery:
- Be an enthusiastic listener, because I can guarantee that the winemaker or another expert who speaks with you will be very excited.
- Be careful and show that you are interested in so that you can learn a lot from the tour.
- Your guide will explain the whole process of winemaking from start to finish. If you are a lover of winemaking at home, you can collect tips and ideas and not be afraid to ask questions. The interaction makes it more interesting for everyone in the tourist group, and everyone will benefit more from the experience.
- Find out how grapes are processed and why an Australian distillery is so dependent on a good laboratory.
- Look at the equipment used from pumps to tanks and everything else. You will notice that many things are made of stainless steel, where white wine is used because it is hygienically better, in addition to being strong and aesthetically beautiful.
- The tour will continue to inform you of yeast and fermentation, filtration and bottling, identifying all the equipment used for each process. After bottling with wine bottles they will be labeled, again using a special machine.
- If red wine is produced, then you will probably find a barrel cellar. Discover how the various oaks used to make barrels can dramatically change the overall character of red wine.
- In the end, you will hear a lot of wine, as we call it. All these words, such as “chaptalizing” “sediment” and “bad” or “fruity”, “flowery”, “fresh” or “tricky”.
- Then comes the best part, where you can taste the wine, ask questions and express your opinion, trying not to seem too intimidated. The more wine you try, the better your taste will be.