This is a very special food & wine tour created for bridal & bachelorette parties. This tour will celebrate your impending nuptials with exquisite wine being grown in the Carolina’s. We have hand selected several different vineyards to give your party a different style of wine throughout the day in the Yadkin Valley.
This tour* includes 4 stops to a set list of vineyards with a food & wine experience at each. In addition to the food and wine you get:
*This a specially curated wine tour and we are unable to make substitutions.
Piccione Vineyards – Imbibe on a curated wine flight just for our party and tuck in some spicy meatballs while taking in one of the prettiest views of the Yadkin Valley.
Raffaldini Vineyards – We will enjoy a sparkling experience at perhaps one of the Carolina’s prettiest vineyards. Sip on some bubbly, munch on snacks and walk the grounds at this stop.
Midnight Magdalena – Everyday should have rosé. At this charming vineyard growing an array of unique grapes, we will embark on a little rosé experiment along with various cheeses, meats, crudité & hummus.
RayLen – Delight in a full red or white tasting at one of North Carolina’s most prolific & established wine makers.
This tour is $179 per person.
Group Size: This tour must have 6 people to be considered a Bridal Tour. We can not guarantee the exact tour as described with less than 6 people. For parties larger than 10, please contact us.
Dates: Tour dates are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance.
Pickup Locations: Private groups can choose pick up location from inside I-485 or along I-77 corridor. Please inquire about other pick up locations.
Getting Started: Pick a couple possible dates for your adventure. Saturdays are very busy times and dates should be booked well in advance. Contact us for upcoming availability.
What wines will I try on the Bridal Food & Wine Tour? This tour is a special tour created for Bridal parties and we have selected several wines including: Merlot, Montepulciano, Sangiovese rosé, Prosecco-style sparkling. The wine tasting at RayLen will also include another 6-8 wines either white or red in style.
Will there be sweet wine on this tour? No, this tour focuses on varietals not known for their sweetness but many vineyards have sweet wine options you can purchase in addition to the tour.
Where do we meet the tour? You can choose your pickup location from Charlotte Metro (within I-485) or along I-77. Please inquire about other pick up locations outside of this area. There might be a small fee for additional driving.
What time do we meet? We are flexible for your party on this but many vineyards close around 5-6 pm and we recommend a start time of 10 am on Friday/Saturday and 10:30 am on Sunday.
How large can my bridal shower group be? We need a minimum of 6 for this wine tour. Our wine wagon is a 15 seat Ford Transit van. It seats 10 comfortably and possibly up to 12 people snugly. For tours over 10 people, we need a minimum of 3 weeks notice to secure additional transportation.
How far are the vineyards? Most vineyards we visit are 60 to 90 minutes from Charlotte. That means its an hour to 90 minutes in the car more to the 1st vineyard.
How much wine are we consuming? We estimate everyone in the party will consume at least 5 glasses of wine throughout the day.
What if I don’t like red wine? This particular tour is a nice mix of red, white & rosé. If you want to go on this tour but are not a fan of red wine, please reach out directly. Many times we can make concessions for you and substitute some whites in place of the reds. Many vineyards also offer non-wine options such as cider & beer.
Do you have to only drink what is provided on the tour? Absolutely not. While we include over 5 glasses of wine & a full tasting at the last vineyard, you are welcome to seek out more wine as long as it falls within our length of stay. You are also encouraged to buy any bottles you like, as many only sell their wines at the vineyard.
What are we eating on this tour? Our goal is to feed you well during this tour. We have special prepared food at each vineyard and will have snacks during our drive.
What if I am a vegetarian? Honestly, this wine tour is better suited to carnivores but we will have several vegetarian options. We will try and accommodate you to the best of our ability. Please contact us directly if you have any special dietary restrictions that would hinder your fun.
What if I don’t eat beef or pork? Please let us know if you have a dietary restriction. We are able to substitute chicken or turkey in place of some of our food pairings.
How long are we staying at each vineyard? We are estimating a stay of 60 minutes at each vineyard.
What is the cancellation policy? This is a very refund strict policy due to the curated nature of this tour. We can not offer a refund 7 days or before the tour start date.