Wine Tasting Etiquette You Should Know

Treating yourself to an immersive wine tasting experience is definitely an elevated escape for you and your senses. Irrespective of whether you’re a wine lover or not, a wine tour done right will most likely make you a believer. Enjoying some of the finest wines in the world with your loved ones is a great way to make fun memories in the New Year. If this is your first time going to a wine tasting tour, you might be anticipating what to expect. There is indeed a certain wine tasting etiquette you should be aware of, which will help you make the most of your trip.

Here are simple dos and don’ts you can remember the next time you visit wine country.


Go with a group: You know what they say, the more the merrier! Wine tasting is something you will enjoy when there are more people to interact with and learn from.

Stay attentive: Listen to all the information you get attentively, because part of the pleasure is the new knowledge you gain.

Eat well: You can eat well before you go or enjoy our complimentary picnic baskets with cheese, and snacks that go really well with the wine.

Hydrate: Make sure that you drink enough water or you could end up feeling too woozy.


Leave without buying anything: If you’ve tried a specific wine multiple time, it’s only decent and polite to purchase it at the end of the tour.

Forget to spit: This is especially true if you’re visiting a lot of tasting rooms. While it’s okay to occasionally enjoy drinking some of it, you don’t want to get too drunk before you’ve even visited half the rooms.

Wear too much perfume: Part of the experience is to smell different wines and if you’ve slapped on too much cologne, it can ruin it a little bit for you and others present as well.

Forget to have fun: Remind yourself why you’re there; to have a good time! We make sure that all your needs are taken care of so you can have fun on your vacation.

Are you ready to start the new year with a new experience? Enrich your life with gorgeous wines and more knowledge this season with our affordable wine tours from San Francisco California to Napa Valley.

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Wine Tours the Wine Stay Way

You can enjoy a personalized experience with your own sommelier who will curate your tour for you.

We pick you up in a luxury vehicle and tour the scenic wine country where you can visit vineyards and absorb all the scenic beauty.

The sommelier will assist you with everything you need as well as provide you with everything you need to know about the region and tend to your queries. And, you can practice your wine tasting etiquette.

Private Wine and Food Tastings

Our in-house sommelier can arrange a wine tasting for you by pairing the most exquisite wines and food for a sensational experience.

We arrange for the sommelier to visit your luxury vacation rental with 6 delicious wines and the perfect nibbles to accompany them.

He can also help you learn more about the wine and food pairings.

Contact us for more information.