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What to Wear on a Napa Valley Wine Tour

Couple in Vineyard

When you schedule the trip of a lifetime, the last thing you want to do is get there and feel unprepared. That’s why it’s important to do your research and know what to wear and what to bring. This is especially true if you’re going on a private Napa Valley wine tour from San Francisco. Once the tour begins and you’ve been whisked away by your private driver to wine paradise, you don’t want to have to turn around to grab sunscreen or a sweater. Being prepared and knowing what to pack will help you relax and be able to enjoy every minute of your tour. This list will help you gear up for your trip!

Layering is Key

Grapes grow beautifully in this climate, but for the rest of us, the swinging temperatures can present some discomfort if you’re not used to it. Spring and summer months will offer temperatures in the 70s or 80s but can dip down into the upper 40s or lower 50s after the sun sets. That’s why it’s strongly advised to have multiple layers. You’ll want to be able to rock a tank top while sipping flights in the sun, but you’ll also want to have a sweater ready by the time dinner rolls around. Remember to pack thin tanks, shirts, or blouses, but have a spring jacket and a sweater on hand for tastings in the late afternoon.

Comfortable Shoe

While you will spend time in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes SUV, once you get to one of the wineries, you could be standing at a bar or taking a walking tour. Either way, you’ll want to have some comfy shoes on. Wine tasting requires you to focus and open up all of your senses to all of the wonderful smells, sights, and flavors! However, if your feet are killing you, you’re not going to be the happiest wine taster in the bunch. We’re not suggesting bringing your running sneakers. You still want to be dressed appropriately in casual but stylish wear. Many of these wineries have fancy dining areas and outdoor patios. If you’re dressed in your gym clothes you will most likely stand out, and not for the right reasons. Consider bringing ballet flats, espadrilles, or sandals if you’re going in the spring or summer months. If you’re going in the fall, a pair of riding boots or ankle boots will work as well.

Women with Wine

Other Essentials

Of course, you’ll want to have some other essentials on you at all times. You’ll want your phone/camera for taking some stellar shots of the gorgeous landscapes. Remember to also bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip gloss to protect your skin if you’re out on walking tours on sunny days. A sunhat isn’t a bad idea either if you’d prefer full protection. You’ll also need your ID, cash, and cards on you in case you want to tip, purchase a few bottles, or buy something in the many gift shops. Try to narrow down your extra items to fit in a small bag or a purse. Having these essential items on hand is smart, but you don’t want to keep track of too much while you’re touring. Choose small travel-sized items that aren’t a pain to drag around. For more tips on being prepared for Napa Valley, contact the experts at BIN 415! They only want the best for their guests, so they’ll be able to provide all of the information you need to have an amazing wine tasting experience.