Why A Northern California Wine Tour is a Must-do Activity This Summer
It’s that time again! The warm weather is coming back, and the Northern California Savannahs have reverted to their golden yellow hues. For some, this season is a time to remain inside the comfort of their air-conditioned homes and nothing more, but for many, the summer remains a time to get out and enjoy a variety of seasonal activities, such as swimming in the ocean, camping, and barbecue summer parties. It’s truly a season to get outside and bask in the warmth of the climate, whether it’s a dry or humid heat, and to take part in unforgettable experiences for individuals or groups.
There are many options for your summer vacations, but one you might have overlooked is a wine tour! While it may not be something that instantly comes to mind, you’d be surprised at only how much there is in Northern California alone. The entire winemaking world is a wide-open space waiting for anyone to find the perfect refreshing experience, as wines can pair with a variety of options, including seasons. Should one try to start with one winery, or a whole region, there’s a lot to learn and experience by embarking into Northern California Wine Country. But outside of simply being an activity for wine connoisseurs, there’s much more to being a part of the larger wine fandom that makes it a worthwhile summer outing.
Here’s our reasons of why you should consider a Wine Tour for your Summer Outings this year:
NEW YEAR, NEW WINES
Every year, wineries of all size will have new wines of their creation for the public to taste. Whether you have a favorite style of wine, are a seasoned fan of a particular winery or vintner, or are just looking to experience something new, it’s virtually guaranteed that you’ll find it in Northern California Wine Country. Between Napa, Sonoma, Livermore, Lodi, and more, you’ll have a lot of range to find something you’ll truly enjoy!
IT’S THE PERFECT BLEND OF OUTDOORS AND COMFORT
Whether you’re looking to bask in, or beat the summer heat, the wine tasting environment will have you covered! While many wineries feature indoor tasting rooms, the wake of COVID-19 allowed many to embrace outdoor tasting and dining environments. Savor your tasting and/or dining in the environment of your choice, whether you intend to be surrounded by the outdoors, or have a view of it from your window.
THE SCENERY IS BREATHTAKING
There’s truly a sight to behold in Northern California wine country, whether you are eyeing the golden hills surrounding Livermore, the lush green forests surrounding Napa Valley, Lodi’s open fields, or Sonoma Valley’s picturesque sights. Come see for yourself!
IT’S RICH IN HISTORY
History buffs, rejoice! While new wineries have appeared in recent years, many of Northern California’s winemaking regions have history dating back to the 19th century and earlier, and there is a lot to take in about not just the winemaking, but the climate, geography, and general history of the land of the time. It’s a great way to learn and see something new, so why not dive in?
THE SOCIAL CLIMATE IS AT YOUR CONTROL
Are you a complete socialite, or do you mostly enjoy being with your select group of friends? Either way, you’ll be covered by either joining a group of wine enthusiasts of all levels or planning a trip for your group. Whichever you choose, the social environment of wineries allows you to enjoy premier wines at the interactivity of your choosing.
Within this, we hope we’ve explained why a Wine Tour of any of Northern California’s great wine regions is a worthwhile experience this summer!