Australia has always been associated with world class Shiraz and Chardonnays. Because of the presence of various world class wineries, it is also a large exporter of wine and a lot of wine connoisseurs across the world swear only by Australian wines. Some wineries are so popular across the world that you’ll hardly spot any of those wines locally since everything is exported to Europe! You wouldn’t want to miss this legacy of wines when you’re in Australia. You should book hunter valley tours for your wife and yourself if you really want to enjoy wine tasting sessions. Such sessions also help you know how to judge a wine.
Winery tourswill take you around many famous places such as Hunter Valley, Gold Coast and North Queensland. It’s a different experience at all of these places so it’s best that as a wine lover, you visit as many you can if time and budget permits. These wine tours usually last from early morning to evening so even time shouldn’t be a consideration.
These wine tasting sessions require the presence of all your sense to enjoy the delightful moments you will experience. Even something as simple as stepping into the winery can is a beautiful experience since you’ll get to see the beautifully maintained vineyards that resemble the work of an artist! After all, maintaining a vine yard and producing wine is considered an age old art. To extract the best out of these entertaining and pleasing tours, you should keep several tips in mind:
• Know the history: Behind every winery and wine making region is an age old legacy and history. Knowing the history of these places will only enhance your experience of visiting these places. Everything you happen to see there can be contextualized to what you’ve read about the place!
• Don’t wear heavy scents: Wine tasting requires the presence of both your tongue as well as smell. Smell contributes towards the taste, so if you wear heavy scents, they might interfere with the tasting session. Make sure you sit the farthest away from people who’re wearing scents during the time of tasting the wine.
• Wear dark colored comfortable clothes: It’s best that you avoid wearing designer shoes or fancy stilettos while you embark for a hunter valley tour. If something spills on your Jimmy Choo or Gucci, you’ll fret and make the trip uncomfortable for others. It’s better to wear dark colored clothes lest wine spills on you and you walk the entire day like ‘spot the odd man out’!
• Eat proper: Have a good meal. It’s not really a fun thing to get drowsy by 1 pm because there will be loads of wineries left to visit.