Paradise Limousine offers tips for enjoying wine tours

Paul Eitel

Paul Eitel

The Paso Robles wine country has become a major hotspot for vacationers across California. Summer is a particularly popular season for wine tasting. While spontaneity is encouraged, planning ahead means spending more quality time enjoying the wine country experience. Paul Eitelowner of Paradise Limousine Co., offers tips for planning a Paso Robles Wine Tour.

Here are some Paradise Limousine tips to consider on your next visit to Paso Robles.

Plan a wine tour with a guide

With over 200 wineries in the region, having a handy wine region travel guide will help you plan and navigate a wine tour. Read articles and recommendations for the tasting rooms that will best suit your tastes. Do you prefer white wines, dessert wines, Rhône grape varieties, zinfandels or Bordeaux blends? Find the right wineries by browsing the San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide at http://www.slovisitorsguide.com/ or request a free copy on their website.

Ask about local wine tours

In the Paso Robles wine region, visitors can often get close to owners and winemakers. For a special behind-the-scenes tour of a winery, chai, or cellar, call 24-48 hours in advance to arrange a special tour and tasting.

This will make the visit unforgettable and give your palate a break between the tasting rooms. Most wineries and vineyards will host tours. It’s an exciting way to learn more about wines.

make appointments

When visiting multiple wineries or with groups of five or more people, it is best to make an appointment so that the tasting room is prepared. Paradise Limousine offers pre-arranged tours and appointments for their guests.

Plan transportation

Country roads in Paso Robles can be narrow and windy. Eitel suggests visitors sit down and enjoy the comfort and safety of a limousine wine tour. Otherwise, consider designating a safe driver for your day trip. Tour operators book up quickly, so be sure to plan your wine tasting tour well in advance.

To drink a lot of water

It is important to drink plenty of water between tastings. Paso Robles summer days can reach 100. It’s a good idea to bring some with you on a wine tour.

Tasting wine responsibly

The four S’s are “Swirl, Smell, Sip and Spit”. This tip is important, and this practice is a great way to taste many different wines.

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