NC Bachelorette Wine Tour FAQ
- Visits to 3 NC vineyards
- Mimosas at welcome in keep-sake NC Wine Gal glass
- Charcuterie board & curated wine at 1st vineyard
- Dessert board & wine at the 2nd vineyard
- Multiple bottles of wine at the 3rd vineyard
- 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).
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, private tours have the option of an additional vineyard with another food & wine pairing. This tour is around 8 hours. Please contact us with questions.
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.
In 2023, all of our private tours come with their own Polaroid camera and a roll of film so they can document the day as they see fit.
Yes, the bachelorette wine tour receives private pickup.
Just inform us of your hotel, home or Airbnb address at least 5 daye 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.
No, it is illegal to drink alcohol in our van so this is prohibited. Other clear liquids such as water can be enjoyed inside the van.
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.
At this time, we do not accept deposits to reserve tour dates.
We typically purchase 1 bottle of wine per 4 people and that averages out to about 1-2 glasses of wine at each stop.
Most vineyards are 75 to 90 minutes from Charlotte and 30-50 minutes from Asheville.
Unless otherwise specified, no refunds are given within 5 days of the wine tour date.
You can however receive partial credit towards a future wine tour if you need to reschedule.
Food and drinks can be enjoyed inside our van and guests are asked and expected to enjoy any items responsibly.
A reasonable amount of cleanup is expected after each tour but any excessive messes or spills will result in a $100 cleaning fee. Reasonable cleanup is anything that can be vacuumed without any scrubbing or extra effort. Unreasonable cleanup includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:
- Moist or wet food that is embedded or has become dried onto seat fabric or floors.
- Excessive spills of anything other than water.
- Broken glasses
- Stains in seats, floor covers, or other areas that require special solvents to remove.
EXTREME CLEANING POLICY
Vomit or other bodily fluids in the seats, sides of the van, floors or anywhere except in the provided sick bags are to subject to a $250 cleaning fee. In some cases, excessive wine spills in multiple places wothin the van has counted as extreme cleaning.