Our Charlotte wine tour is your gateway to amazing wine being produced in North Carolina. We handpick all our vineyards for high-quality and consistently good wine. We rotate through our favorite vineyards and offer several distinct tour styles to appease most wine drinkers. Our typical wine tour progresses from a sweet Reisling to a dry rosé followed by a red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Sangiovese and finishes with a vineyard tasting.
We estimate you will consume at least 4 glasses of wine throughout the day. Each tour begins with a fun breakfast wine pairing and finishes with a tasting.
Here is a partial list of vineyards you may see on this tour. All tours will include up to 3 of these vineyards.
Tours begin at 10:00 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 10:45 am on Sundays and last until 6:00 pm. Pricing per person for this tour: $169.
Tours are very social and consist of 6 – 10 wine wanderers.
What wines will I try on the Charlotte Wine Tour? The progressive tour contains a mix of whites, reds, and rosés.
How long is the Charlotte wine tour? The tour is no longer than 7 hours. All tours leave the 3rd vineyard at 4 pm. There will be a $75/hr charge per hour for tours longer than 7 hours.
How large is the breakfast & wine pairing? This pairing is not meant to replace breakfast but is a fun, quirky pairing to show how fun & wine interact with one another. This occurs at the meeting location before the tour starts.
Can I make this tour private? Yes, any tour can be private. You must have at least 6 people and no more than 10 for a private tour. Click here for more information about a private wine tour.
Can we go to 4 vineyards? Yes, private tours have the option of an additional vineyard with another food pairing & wine selection in addition to what is already offered. This is $209 per person. You must have 6 people for a private tour.
Will there be sweet wine on this tour? Yes & no. Our breakfast/wine pairing features a sweeter wine but all other wines will be dryer in style.
What do I get for this price? All-day transportation in our comfy wine wagon Ford Transit 350XL van), an NC Wine Gal driver/guide, breakfast & wine pairing before we start, 3 vineyards with a 1 glass of wine at each (3rd vineyard is a tasting). We also feature a variety of food that have included: charcuterie boards, marinara meatballs, local BBQ, and various pasta dishes. We also feature seamless wine glass but due to nationwide glass shortages, this is subject to availability (Dec 2021).
Where do we meet on the tour? We meet in the NoDa neighborhood in a converted church with plenty of free parking. An email with the exact location will be sent after registration.
What time do we meet? We meet at 10:00 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 10:30-11:00 am on Sundays.
How large are the groups? We take 6 -10 people on our tours. We do not take groups larger than 10 on Saturdays but please inquire with us for large groups on other days. P
How far are the vineyards from Charlotte? Most vineyards we visit are 60 to 75 minutes from Charlotte.
How much wine are we consuming? We want you to try as many wines as possible so we will do a mixture of bottles, wine flights, and full tastings at the vineyards (where available), this breaks down to 4 glasses of wine per person.
Do you have to only drink what is provided on the tour? 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.
What are we eating on this tour? Will I be hungry when we finish? Our goal is to feed you well during this tour. We have food pairings at each vineyard and will have snacks during our drive. Foods include gourmet options like charcuterie boards, chicken BBQ sliders, spicy meatballs, local BBQ and pasta dishes.
What if I am a vegetarian? 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.
What if I don’t eat beef or pork? Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions. 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? No refunds are given within 72 hours of the wine tour date.