If you're contemplating a wine tour at a local vineyard and are browsing the tour packages on the vineyard's website, you might come across group and private tours. In the former style of tour, you'll visit the vineyard and join several other wine enthusiasts to learn all about the various types of wines that the organization produces — and, of course, get to enjoy some sampling. A private tour is set up in a similar manner, but it's run exclusively for your group. Private tours might be a little pricier, but here are some benefits of booking one.
You Won't Have To Deal With Amateur Questions
If you're someone who has a solid understanding of wine, you might not have a considerable amount of patience for questions from those who don't. When you're in a group tour, there will likely be some people who enjoy drinking wine but know nothing about it, and such individuals may constantly be asking questions to which you know the answers. This can be a little annoying, as the guide will frequently need to answer these basic questions. When you book a private tour, you don't have to worry about this uncomfortable scenario.
You'll Gain More Knowledge
Private tours have fewer people, which gives you a better chance to talk to the tour guide, get an up-close view of the different demonstrations and, in general, learn more on your wine tour. While some people view wine tours simply as a fun afternoon and an opportunity to enjoy wine, others want this to be an educational experience. This may especially be true if you're thinking about getting into the wine business in some capacity in the future. It's a safe bet that a private tour will give you more of a chance to learn.
You May Get To See More
Larger group tours often involve more questions, and the group can be slower to walk from location to location because of its size. This may mean that you don't get to cover as many stops on the tour as you would with a private tour. If you're the type of person who really wants to maximize his or her visit to the vineyard and get to see as much as possible, a private tour will likely be the better choice for you. Contact winery tour services to learn about what different private tours have to offer.