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A Beginner’s Guide to Go Wine Tasting in San Francisco

Wine Tasting in San Francisco

By Edge of The World ToursPublished 2 months ago 4 min read

Nowadays, there is a huge craze among millennials to try something out of the box when it comes to visiting new places and that is why destinations like San Francisco which is known for its rich wine culture attract huge crowds of people from across the globe who are interested in wine tasting.

However, if you are someone with no prior experience in wine tasting & visiting San Francisco for your first wine-tasting tour, then here in this article, we will guide you through the intricacies of wine tasting tours in San Francisco.

Dress Perfectly

Ask Your Queries

Wine Tasting

Food & Hydration

Dress Perfectly

Well, a wine tasting tour is not like your other vacation where you can wear whatever you want. Most people are surprised when they get to hear this and there are certain underlying factors that demand you wear clothes of a particular kind when going or wine tasting.

The wine tasting tours in San Francisco also involve exploring the rich vineyards which are the source of the rich wine that you get to taste. As you have to walk around the vineyards for a long time wearing something comfortable must be your priority.

In addition to that, there are many breweries that have a particular dress code that the visitors need to wear whenever they visit the breweries. Besides that, there are several instances where people have spoiled their clothes by spilling wine on them during their wine tasting tour.

That is why you should also make it a point to wear dark-colored clothes when visiting breweries in San Francisco. Also, you should get in touch with your tour operator to learn in advance about any particular dress code you have to follow when visiting some of the famous breweries.

Ask Your Queries

Now, most of the time when visiting the breweries a majority of people have a lot of questions in their mind they would like to ask but because of their hesitant attitude, they shy away from asking crucial queries. Well, wine tasting tours are not only about gulping down wines.

Unlike other tours, the wine tasting tours provide you with the opportunity to learn about the wine making process and this treasure trove of information can be very useful for you. The staff at the breweries guiding you through the vineyards will be more than happy to let you know the details of their wine making process.

Besides that, most of the time people going on wine tours find some exquisite wine that they would like to have afterward in their hometown or any other place they are visiting. Now, when you don’t ask the brewery staff about the wine you are drinking then how come you are going to include it in your must-have list.

You will be amazed to learn that no two wines have the same brewing process and the grapes used to make the wines would also be different.

Wine Tasting

The most important part of your wine tasting tours is tasting the wine and when starting with the red colored wines, you might experience a rich and dry texture in your mouth and that is caused due to presence of tannin a natural element in the grapes from which the red wine is made.

Among the various wines you are going to have on your wine tasting tour, the highest levels of tannin are present in the red wines. Besides that, the wines that are great in taste contain a perfect balance of fruit, sugar, acid, and tannin in proper portions which makes them rich in taste.

Furthermore, when you are having your wine remember to often swirl your glass because this lets the wine get oxidized and it even starts to taste better.

Food & Hydration

One of the most important things that you must know before heading out for your wine tasting adventure is that you must never drink wine on an empty stomach. There are ample instances where people have ruined their wine tasting tours just by having a lot of wine on an empty stomach.

You need to ensure that you have a proper breakfast before you start your wine drinking expedition. In addition to that, focus on having plenty of water not just before the start of the tour but also during the tour because dehydration is a real problem that you might have to encounter if you don’t drink a sufficient amount of water during your wine tasting tour.


The above-discussed factors are some of the most important things that you need to bear in mind when going for your first wine tasting tour to San Francisco. The list is not limited to these factors only but if you fail to adhere to any of these rules then it can potentially ruin your tour.

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If you are a travel enthusiast and looking forward to your trip to San Francisco, then your wait is over. We at Edge of the World Tours will help you in exploring the mysteries of San Francisco with our years of experience in guiding people

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