NC Bachelorette Wine Tour FAQ
- Visits to 3 NC vineyards
- Charcuterie board & curated wine at 1st vineyard
- Sandwich board or snacks & wine at the 2nd vineyard
- Multiple bottles of wine at the 3rd vineyard
- Roadie box wine + NCWG sippy cup
- All-day transportation in our NC Wine Gal van.
- Knowledgeable NC Wine Gal driver/guide
- Snacks & waters
- Polaroid camera + roll of film
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 – vineyard are uneven and heels can cause problems
- Music playlist (we have a fun one but your group is welcome to use their own).
Coolers are permitted. Just remember space is limited.
Absolutely not. While we include about 4+ glasses of wine, you are welcome to seek out more wine as long as it falls within our length of stay. You are also encouraged to buy bottles of wine & help support the NC wine industry.
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.
Charlotte bachelorette wine tour is 7 hours.
Asheville bachelorette wine tour is 6 hours.
Groups can opt to extend their tour time for $100/hr. Just inform your guide and pay them directly for the extra time.
Time difference between Charlotte and Asheville has to do with drive time to the vineyards as Charlotte is further away.
We are estimating a stay of 60 to 75 minutes at each vineyard.
On our tours, you will receive food with at least 3 wines (some tours offer more pairings). Our foods are arranged picnic style so everyone has the ability to take as little or as much of the offered food as they want.
We bring a portable crockpot and insulated bags to keep the hot things hot and the cold things cold.
Yes, you can go to as many vineyards as you want in the allotted 6/7 hours. You can purchase extra time ($100/hr) as well.
NC Wine Gals are responsible for alerting vineyards that you are coming and we will do that for the 1st 3, anything after that is the responsibility of the group.
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, the bachelorette wine tour receives private pickup.
Just inform us of your hotel, home or Airbnb address at least 5 days prior to your tour.
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.
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.
Yes, per NC law, it is legal to drink wine, beer & other malted beverages in our vans. Hard alcohol such as vodka, tequila, bourbon, etc are not permitted.
While drinking is permitted, spilling on our seats is unacceptable. Please prepare for your tour with the appropriate glassware. We 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.
CHARLOTTE: 10 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 11:00 am on Sundays.
ASHEVILLE: 11 am on all days.
Sometimes we can change the start time for the group but many vineyards close around 5 pm.
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a tour date. This money does apply to your balance. Booking insurance is available for each tour & protects tour cancellations.
We purchase 1 bottle of wine per 3 people with wine served at all 3 stops plus wine at pickup.
Most vineyards are 75 to 90 minutes from Charlotte and 30-50 minutes from Asheville.
Unless otherwise specified, no refunds are given within 14 days of the wine tour date.
Booking insurance is available for each tour & protects tour cancellations.
Please see our current cleaning, drinking and behavior policy to know what is acceptable and unacceptable on your tour.
Basically do not spill anything other than water in our vans and we won’t charge you $100+. This applies to bodily fluids too. They are a pain to clean!
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!