Looking for summer activities now that your social life can expand beyond Zoom? Here are five reasons a wine tour needs to be on your summer bucket list:

1. Amazing Views
We have all been indoors enough this year. Instead of going back to a crowded city bar where you can barely hear each other, it’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Wineries often have the most incredible vineyard views. Sit and sip some bubbly while you gaze at rolling hills and rows of vines, which are typically full and green in the summer leading up to harvest. The Instagram potential is unreal.

2. Taste New Styles
Wine tasting is one of the best ways to expand on the kinds of wines you love. Wineries often have varietals available that you wouldn’t normally see in the grocery store or even on a restaurant menu. You get to taste these varietals side by side and compare those subtle notes to find your new favorites. You can even truly “rosé all day”, trying such styles as Grenache, Sangiovese, or Pinot Noir.

3. Learn the Lingo
Maybe you stick to the types of wine you are already familiar with because you don’t know how to order different kinds of wine. If you want to learn to describe a wine you’re looking for as more than just “dry” or “sweet”, wine tasting is one of the best ways to start. At many wineries, your server guides you through your tasting and teaches you to speak wine with the best of them.

4. Discover How Wine is Made
Wine tasting doesn’t have to be just a seated activity. Another great opportunity when wine tasting is to take an educational tour of the winery. You get to gawk at the enormous stacked oak barrels, sip on an “oaky” red, and hear how the magic happens. You’ll appreciate what goes into each bottle in a whole new way.

5. Drink Worry Free
You can experience all of this in a glamorous, multi-stop, friendship extravaganza without worrying about who has to sit out and be the designated driver. Book a wine tour and let Fredericksburg Limousine drive you on a carefree excursion in style. That way everyone can also enjoy the stunning views all along the way without having to focus on the road.