Large Group Guidelines
The following guidelines are intended to ensure that wineries, tour operators, and other individuals organizing group visits have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. These policies are intended to provide pleasant and enjoyable wine tasting experiences which are safe for all — including other winery visitors.
Call wineries well in advance. While two-weeks notice is preferable, any notice is better than none. This is especially important for larger groups. Unannounced group arrivals cause strain on tasting room operations, which may adversely impact customers’ experiences, particularly during peak periods and seasons.
Keep in touch
Have phone numbers for each winery. Know each tasting room’s hours and applicable tasting fees in advance. Please call the wineries to warn them if you are not on schedule – expect that there may be some adjustments required if your group is late.
Be thoughtful when scheduling
Schedule tours during weekdays or weekend mornings. Some wineries have small tasting rooms with limited staff. Please take this into consideration as you schedule your visits, as advance notice enables wineries to plan ahead and arrange for extra staff.
Remember to purchase wines you enjoy
Many of the wines you’ll taste while visiting are only available in the tasting rooms, so it is a good idea to purchase wines you want to take home.
Important Information for drivers
Our diver guidelines are intended to ensure that wineries, tour operators, and other individuals organizing group visits have a clear understanding of what is expected of them.