Easter is a time when groups of family & friends often visit the vineyards. Here's a few tips to ensure a great time.
It's busy in the vineyards, so plan ahead & be prepared to take your time to enjoy.
- Some places are closed Good Friday & other days over the Easter break
- Pre-book your restaurants for lunch & dinner to avoid disappointment; buy a picnic of local cheeses, small goods & breads & enjoy at one of the local picnic tables
- Wineries generally require bookings for groups of 8 or more. Respect this & book ahead so they can make sure they give you the best experience
- Some smaller wineries are not capable of hosting larger groups as their Cellar Door is too small & they don't have the Staff to cover groups - check in advance
- Remember there are "Couples" also enjoying themselves, so don't over crowd them or be too noisy
- Ensure you have an allocated driver that won't be drinking - shout them lunch as a thank you
- Allow approx 3/4 hour to an hour per winery; four wineries in a day is generally a good guideline.
- Throw in a cheese, olive oil or chocolate tasting
- Try a mix of larger well known producers along with a few smaller, family owned wine companies to try something new
- There are additional events & activities over busy weekends - outdoor cinema, kids activities, markets, concerts - book in now.
- Relax - have fun & enjoy the beautiful scenery