Sedona in Arizona is known for its most beautiful rock formations and hiking trails. Many people aren’t even aware that this region is also known for probably the tastiest wine in the USA. So, what do you think about a glass of wine in the evening, after you explore the surroundings and enjoy the breathtaking view?
Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious novice, Sedona wines offer a unique and delightful experience. You may ask how is that even possible. But knowing that there are several wineries, this beautiful Arizona place is a great choice for wine tours, tasting, and even buying a bottle or two to take them home.
Of course, drink reasonably, no matter if you have organized transportation or you plan on staying in a nearby hotel.
And if you also need tips on enjoying this experience to the maximum, we have prepared an interesting list for you. Some tips may surprise you, but trust us, they are really effective:
1. Do not wear any perfume when tasting wine
We’re sure you want to smell good at this event, but perfumes stress the olfactory receptors. In addition, they do this with the other participants of the tour. We recommend that you do not use anything scented because we feel a good part of the wine’s taste thanks to our sense of smell.
2. Don’t drink too much wine
The purpose of trying it is not to have fun and be intoxicated. This is a refined event, and it is enough to try a little to feel the liquid’s taste, aroma, and texture. Additionally, drunken participants get in the way of those who really want to learn about wine.
Don’t be one to ruin the experience for others, so just take small sips and enjoy the taste and aromas of your favorite wine.
3. Organize a tour through several wineries
Sedona has some truly wonderful wineries where you can enjoy the taste of your favorite wine. You can choose between Oak Creek Vineyards, Javelina Leap Vineyard, DA Ranch, Page Springs Cellar, and many more.
Each winery has a unique approach to welcoming guests. Of course, you can usually try their signature wines but also enjoy exclusive events.
Most of these locations are pet-friendly, and in addition to wine tasting, they can offer you exclusive restaurants, evening parties, and socializing with other guests who came to taste wine.
4. Listen to the instructors carefully
Wine tasting is an event to attend if you are interested in wine. Therefore, there is no need for additional comments, especially not for jokes and disturbing the atmosphere.
Educators have the important task of introducing you to the winery operation and allowing you to enjoy the great experience. Do not go against their suggestions because if you are stubborn, you will not have an authentic experience. Instead, rely on their experience and trust the guidance they give you. Only in that way, you will truly enjoy this adventure.
5. Dress comfortably
It’s usually very warm in Sedona, so it’s essential to wear comfortable clothes. Drinking wine can warm up the atmosphere too. You may also want to wear comfortable shoes, especially if you plan to walk around the vineyards.
Even though it doesn’t seem like an essential part of the wine tasting, too formal and tight clothes may ruin the experience for you. Pay attention to the shoes, because you’ll spend most of the time walking and standing in one spot.
6. Learn something more about wine before arriving
Wine tasting is all about savoring and enjoying the flavors of each wine. But make sure you do your homework before arriving. Learn more about Sedona and its beautiful vineyard scene. Don’t rush through each tasting, and take breaks between wineries to drink water and eat snacks.
7. Ask questions if you’re interested to learn more
Besides enjoying the looks and wine tasting, you’re free to ask questions the educator will answer for you. The trained winery staff can give you a nice insight into how the wine is made, what type of grapes they used, and how long it takes to bottle the wine.
And the best thing is that they will be happy to share their knowledge with you.
8. Make sure you book transportation
Don’t drink and drive! We are sure you already know that, but it’s always worth paying attention to it once again. Some Sedona wine tours offer transportation as part of their package, or you can arrange for a private driver to take you to and from the wineries.
9. Buy a bottle of wine
Prove the hosts that you appreciate their knowledge and effort. Make sure you buy a bottle of wine for yourself, so you can support the beautiful Sedona wineries.
Their knowledge and effort must be appreciated, so it’s best to show them that with your support. Of course, this is not mandatory, but it is a sign that you had a good time and that you have no complaints related to the experience.
In the end, there is nothing left for you to do but enjoy. Take some time to appreciate the views and soak in the beauty of Sedona while you sip your wine. As Arizona offers the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, we are sure you’ll find your favorite spot and have the time of your life there.
This wonderful experience is intended for those who know how to enjoy nature and appreciate wine. We hope our tips will help you organize your favorite wine tour more easily. The goal is to socialize, enjoy and learn.
And this is best done if you listen to the lectures of the best in the business and feel the taste of authentic Sedona wine. So find good private transport, book your tour, and do your best to take great photos of the whole experience – we’re sure you’ll want to share and recommend it to friends who haven’t been on a wine tour yet.