The 10 commandments of the enotourist
The practice of wine tourism is once again filling the thoughts of wine lovers.The aim is to get to know new places, enjoy their culture, their nature, mingle with their people and discover their gastronomy. And all of this through the common thread of the Wine Culture.
If you don't see the time to enjoy your passion again and you feel lost like the people of Israel in their wilderness wanderings, today you will we bring you the 10 commandments of the enotourist. These are not written directly by God, but at least they will serve to make your wait a lot shorter. plan your next wine tourism getaway and will make your wait much shorter.
1. You will travel without haste
Enotourism is a form of travel that we could understand as "slow tourism". We must leave our usual pace of life to one side and give ourselves over to enjoying the experiences offered by the world of wine with peace of mind. Organising our trip at a leisurely pace will allow us to reduce our stress levels to zero, recharge our energy and enjoy the experience to the full. The environment of the vineyards and wineries will provide us with a point of calm. We must be open to appreciate.
2. Plan your trip with the time of year in mind
When planning a trip that includes a visit to vineyards, wineries or towns with an important wine-growing activity, we must take into account the time of the year in which we are going to visit these places.
The production of wine is closely linked to the different periods of the yearand depending on when we go we can experience different events: cultivation, the grape harvest, festivals related to these activities, gastronomic fairs, etc. It is worth doing a little research beforehand on the area where we are going to go and find out what is going on at any given time.
3. You will enjoy the local gastronomy
Wine and gastronomy are two indivisible elements. To enjoy our trip to the full, we must also get to know the place through our palate. Not only will we enjoy the exquisite delicacies, but we will also understand better why the personality of the wine produced in the land we are visiting is so distinctive. and its link with the typical foods of the area.
4. You will travel without fear of learning
Once again: you don't have to be an expert to enjoy wine. Wine is everyone's heritage And we are all ready to enjoy it. You just have to be willing to experiment.
To learn, there is nothing better than to ask the specialists who will accompany us on our visits to wineries, museums, vineyards and restaurants. They will be delighted to share their passion with us.
5. You will enjoy wine with all 5 senses
Aromas, flavours, textures, colours, sounds... Wine tourism can be a real delight for all five senses. Strolling through the vineyards, learning how to harvest grapes, or deciphering the different aromatic nuances that a wine can hide in a sensory tunnel are some of the experiences that can awaken our senses.
And to understand in depth what they tell us, nothing better than take a wine tasting course. A relaxing wine therapy treatment will be the perfect end to a multi-sensory day of wine.
6. You will book a guided tour
Wine tourism is booming and more and more people are choosing this way of travelling to spend their leisure time. For this reason, and in order to be able to travel with greater peace of mind, there is nothing better than book our visits to wineries, museums and other points of interest in advance. If we want to make the most of our visits to the wineries, the best thing to do is to arrange a guided tour. A professional dissemination of wine culture A wine professional will accompany us on our tour so that we do not miss any detail during the visit.
7. You won't leave your camera at home
Natural landscapes, centuries-old architecture, majestic wineries emerging among the vines, barrel rooms... The photographic motifs we can find on our wine-related travels are endless. We should never travel without a camera, but if we are going to practise wine tourism, even less so.
8. You will enjoy nature
Most wineries tend to be located in rural settings where nature is everywhere. Make the most of your visit to practice hiking
to go on a cycling route or to practise any other type of outdoor activity. Getting to know wine also means enjoying the nature that gives it to us.
9. You will not leave children with grandparents.
Wine tourism is not just for adults. Nowadays, a multitude of wineries are organising Specific activities so that the little ones can also have a great time. Wine Culture, with the family, tastes much better.
10. You will take advantage of your visit to the winery to buy wine.
Buying directly at the winery you will be able to taste the wines, receive advice and advice on which wine to buy directly from the winemaker, and enjoy different wineswines, receive advice on which wine to buy directly from the winemaker, and enjoy advantageous discounts. In this way, you are sure to make the right purchase.