Winery and Brewery Tours have become a very popular activity for adults in the Austin, Tx area. These tours are set up as packages by local transportation companies that arrange visits to several local wineries and breweries. Texas’s Hill Country is home to some of the finest vineyards outside of Napa Valley, California. Austin is also home to many local craft breweries that also offer beer tasting tours.
Tasting tours are a way for a vineyard to bring people in to sample their wines. They also see it as a potential means to drive new wines sales for the vineyard. The same goes for the many breweries, they open up their doors for tours. Depending on the winery, they may also arrange special guided tours of the facilities.
Each winery and brewery establishes its own itinerary, but generally, everything starts upon your arrival at the winery door. Once you are seated, the server will begin bringing the samples of the different wines. Breweries may bring you samples of beers that they prepared especially for the time of year.
Don’t be afraid to ask the server questions regarding the wine or beer you are tasting. You are also encouraged to ask the server about purchasing bottles of the wine or beer that you like. Be sure to observe tasting etiquette when it comes to tasting the samples of wine and beer. This includes swirling the wine in the glass to observe the color and sniffing the wine to sample the aroma. Feel free to take advantage of the bucket for spitting, as this is an expected part of wine tasting.
Local touring agencies offer winery and brewery tours along with their other services. These tour packages are all-inclusive for the per person charge. This includes private transportation for the group to and from each of the selected wineries and breweries. The transportation consists of a size-appropriate vehicle depending on the size of your group.
The tours can accommodate group sizes from 4 to 200 and all vehicles are luxurious and comfortable. Whether you are picked up in a custom SUV if your group is small or a travel van for a much larger group. You and your group will be allowed to enjoy your favorite adult beverage. For the larger groups, there is a Party Bus and for the real large groups, they have executive motor coaches to accommodate groups as large as 200.
Private transportation is set up in a way that everyone in your group will be picked up from their private residence. Large organizations or groups can designate a special pickup spot for the motorcoach to pick up and drop off at the tour’s conclusion.
If you and your group of friends or family are looking for a unique day trip or half-day trip. You should contact Apexcursions and make reservations for your private tour. Whether you have a small group of four or a larger group of 100 or more, they can accommodate you.