Planning an itinerary to visit wineries can be an enjoyable although time consuming experience. However if you don't have the time to surf the Internet and decide what wineries to visit and where to spend the night, developing an itinerary can be a daunting task. Wine Trail Traveler created itineraries that can help you. These one-two-day and three-day itineraries are perfect for the short get away. Some of the itineraries can be combined for a longer visit to a wine region. Visit all or some of the places on the itinerary. It is always a good idea to contact the winery to inquire about the hours they will be open. Generally, many wineries are open daily, however some of the small wineries may only be open on weekends.
Wine Trail Traveler has visited most of the places on the itinerary. A link to a review is provided. Some wineries and lodging are destination spots. Consider spending extra time at these destination sites. They often include a restaurant and lodging facility.
Using the Itinerary
Each itinerary comes with a map that shows the general location of the wineries and lodging. In the upper left corner of the map, clicking on the plus sign will zoom in on the map whereas clicking on the minus sign will zoom out. Use the arrow keys to move north, east, south or west. You can also click and drag to move the map. The itineraries are divided into days with generally three stops. A few lodging facilities near the wineries are suggested.
Although the itineraries can be followed exactly, they can also act as a starting point for planning your own travel to wine regions.
Signage in some states is excellent. Road signs provide an easy way to locate a winery in some wine regions. Wineries in the Finger Lakes region of New York are well marked. Virginia uses signs to mark routes to wineries. In other localities there may be no signage at all. Nearly all of the Wine Trail Traveler winery reviews give the GPS co-ordinates for the winery, providing an easy way to locate a winery.
Know Before You Go
If you are going to spend the day visiting wineries and vineyards and tasting wine, how should you prepare? What should you take with you? What is the proper etiquette when in a winery tasting room? Why is perfume or aftershave a bad idea when going wine tasting? It is best to know these suggestions before you drive off to visit wineries. Tasting Room Etiquette is an article full of useful information.
How to find Wineries to Visit During a Vacation explains how to locate wineries using Google maps.
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