(3) Ask questions
Cellar door staff love talking about their craft, their wine making processes, how they overcome the heat and sandy soil of the Hunter to produce great fruit (it’s not an ideal grape growing area as many people think) etc. so don’t be shy and ask lots of questions.
The majority of people we get on our tours are new to wine or “wine curious” but not connoisseurs so you are in good company and chances are there are others who would like to know the answer to your question as well. It makes for a super interesting wine experience and showing your sommelier that you are interested in their produce goes a long way to them showing you extra favour when it is time to pour the next portion!
Is all this wine talk a bit much for you? More of a beer drinker? You don’t have to suffer through a “wine only” tour. There are lots of options for incorporating craft beers or cider into your tour. Check out our wine and beer tours advice for suggestions as to how we can do this on a tour for you.