Whether you’re a new wine connoisseur or an experienced wine collector, you’ll enjoy learning more about the local vineyards and wineries with a sommelier tour. Here is some information to help you learn more about this unique industry.
Who Is a Sommelier?
A sommelier, also known as a wine steward, is a professional who has been trained on wines. They are knowledgeable about wine service and understand the best wine and food pairings. Hired in restaurants, sommeliers develop wine lists and train other staff on wines. Many of them work their way up in the wine industry to become a sommelier while others attend courses to receive certification.
A person may become a certified sommelier and be viewed as a professional with training, education, and experience in the wine industry. Advanced sommelier studies may take years, but they are often highly regarded as experts.
What Makes a Sommelier Tour?
A tour with a wine sommelier is a unique experience for any wine lover or collector. They work as a private guide and expert who is knowledgeable and familiar with the wineries and wines of the area. Some tours allow you to visit two or three wineries and enjoy samples. At Augusta Vin, you will learn all about how our vineyards are managed and how our wine is made.
One of the advantages of a sommelier tour is that they create the experience based on your personal tastes and preferences. This customization allows you to sample delicious wines and learn how they are best served and paired. Ask questions about wines in general or about a specific brand.
Why Choose a Sommelier Tour Over a Traditional Wine Tasting
In many ways, both tours are the same. You’ll get to enjoy the flavor of some of the best wines in the region. You’ll learn how the wines are made at each winery you visit. Explore the vineyards and take in the lush beauty of the grounds as you learn the history of the winery. See the cellars and barrels where the wine is kept and come away with a more in-depth understanding of the wine business.
While you can have a wonderful experience on your own with a wine tasting, it’s nothing like what you can experience on a sommelier tour. Because the tour is customized to your preferences, you’ll enjoy a personalized tour. You also get the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge about the areas of winemaking and wine tasting that you are most interested in.
Your sommelier will provide tips to help you get the most out of the tasting. You can enjoy an elegant lunch with wines chosen to complement the food. This experience is unique and one you will find difficult to replicate on your own.
If you want to take wine tasting to a new level, consider a sommelier tour. Become a wine club member with Augusta Vin Winery and Vineyards
where you will enjoy exclusive access to wines and VIP tours, including barrel tastings.