Asheville Wine Tour FAQ

Asheville Tour FAQs

Tour Info

Common questions about food, vineyards & your wine tour.

Private Tour Info

Common questions about private wine tours for groups 6+.

Policies

NC Wine Gal policies & procedures for tour safety

Wine Tour Info

This depends on the weather. Many vineyards only have outdoor seating so being prepared is paramount. The tour provides water and snacks throughout the day in addition to food. Things that have helped to other wine goers are:

  • hat (summer)
  • sunscreen (summer)
  • Gatorade or something with electrolytes 
  • bag for wine purchases
  • scarf/blanket (winter)
  • flat shoes – vineyards are uneven and heels can cause problems
  • Music playlist (we have a fun one but your group is welcome to use their own).

Absolutely not. We are purchasing bottles of wine at each vineyard and groups are allowed to purchase more or do tastings/flights as long as it falls within the length of our stay.

You are also encouraged to buy bottles of wine & help support the NC wine industry.

The group will eat a charcuterie tray at the 1st vineyard and usually heavy snacks at the 2nd. There is no food at the 3rd.

Snacks/chips and water are also provided.

We will try and accommodate you to the best of our ability. Some substitutions may not go as well with the food. Please contact us directly if you have any special dietary restrictions that would hinder your fun.

  • The Asheville 3 vineyard tour is 6 hours.
  • The Asheville 2 vineyard tour is 5 hours.

Pickup time is 11 am and tours end at 4 pm.

Groups can opt to extend their tour time for $100/hr. Just inform your guide and pay them directly for the extra time.

We are estimating a stay of 60 to 75 minutes at each vineyard.

For the most part, our wine tours are best experienced outdoors. Sometimes, there will be opportunities to be seated indoors or under covered spaces, but it’s important to know that Carolina summer gets very sunny and very hot. Please dress for the weather for your tour.

Yes, if a 4th vineyard falls within the length of the tour day, you can visit a 4th. Just inform your guide you wish to do this. Wine & food are not included at this stop.

Private Wine Tour FAQ

Typically 5 people or more, but contact us if your group is smaller. There is typically a higher per-person cost.

ASHEVILLE: Tours are 6 hours for a 3-vineyard tour & 4.5 hours for a 2-vineyard tour.

Drive time to/from the pickup location is included in the tour time. All tours that go over the assigned tour time will be charged an additional $100/hr.

Yes, all private tours receive private pickup. Please note that drive time to/from the pickup location is included in the tour time. All tours that go over the assigned tour time will be charged an additional $100/hr.

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a tour date. This money applies to your balance. Booking insurance is available for each tour & protects tour cancellations.

Deposits are required if an additional vehicle is required for a tour.

Private tours receive hand-selected bottles of wine at each vineyard. We buy 1 bottle per 3 people. So a group of 5 would receive 2 bottles at each stop.

Most vineyards are 30-45 minutes from Asheville.

Wine Gal Tour Policies

We can accommodate up to 10 people on Saturday tours. If your group is larger, we suggest booking on Friday or Sunday, as the vineyards are much less crowded.

In some cases, we can do larger groups, just call, email, or text us – (704) ‪665-7688‬

Public facing tours, unless otherwise specified, there are no refunds given within 72 hours/3 days of the wine tour date. You can however receive partial credit toward a future wine tour if you need to reschedule.

 

For all private tours, there are no refunds given 5 days before a wine tour. 

Our tours enforce a code of conduct. This simply states that if anyone drinks to excess and becomes disruptive or rude, you will be cut off from further alcohol and we ask that friends and family cut you off as well. In some cases, the behavior will result in a premature end to your tour and no refunds will be given.

We definitely want you to have fun on our tours but want you to drink responsibly and have respect for our guides, our van, and the vineyards we take you to.

To further elaborate on what’s not acceptable, here are some examples:

  • No dancing on tables
  • No twerking in our vans
  • No stealing from our vineyards
  • No doing illegal drugs such as marijuana on our tours.

Drugs will result in an immediate $250 charge for the incident and your tour will end!

No, per NC law, it is illegal to drink alcohol of any kind in our vans because we are not designated as for-hire.

Please note that any spills other than water assess cleaning fees of $200+ for any spillages.

Please see our current cleaning, drinking, and behavior policy to know what is acceptable and unacceptable on your tour.

Please see our current cleaning and tour behavior policies for our tours. Click here.

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