Our simple wine tours are unpretentious tours that give the wine drinker an excellent introduction to North Carolina wines. You can opt for the following style of tours:
Each tour features curated bottles of wine at 3 different vineyards along with a full tasting at the 4th. These vineyards are within 75 minutes of Charlotte. We estimate you will consume at least 4 glasses of wine throughout the day. We also have thoughtfully created a tasting menu to accompany the wine at 3 of the vineyards. This tour is available for private groups.
This tour consists of these 4 vineyards*:
*Vineyards are subject to change accoring to availability.
This tour is $149 per person. Tours starts 10 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 10:30 am on Sundays and last until 6:00/6:30 pm.
Tours are very social and consist of 6 – 10 wine wanderers. Pickup Locations are from Uptown, NoDa & Plaza Midwood.
What wines will I try on the Simple NC Food & Wine Tour ? Our North Carolina winery tours feature something from every category of Carolina wines. These includes red, white & rosé style wines. The red wines will usually be French & Italian varietals such as Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Chambourcin & Cabernet Franc. Whites could consist of Vermentino, Chardonnay or Viognier. The rosé will be a dry Provence style.
Will there be sweet wine on this tour? No, this tour focuses on varietals not known for their sweetness.
What do I get for this price? You get a lot! All day transportation in our comfy wine wagon (2017 Ford Transit 350XL van), a NC Wine Gal driver/guide, 4 vineyards with at least 1 glass of wine at each and perfectly paired food like marinated olives, charcuterie, chicken salad or BBQ meatballs at 3 vineyards. When available, we include a full tasting at the 4th vineyards.
Where do we meet the tour? We have several pick up locations in Uptown, NoDa and Plaza Midwood. Private group pickup is available for additional cost.
What time do we meet? We meet at 10:00 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 10:30 am on Sundays.
How large are the groups? We take 6 -10 people on our tours.
How far are the vineyards? 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 3 vineyards and have snacks during our drive. We do change the menu from week to week to compliment the wine we are trying. Things you could expect are marinated olives, charcuterie, BBQ meatballs, caprese & chicken salad. We have gluten free, vegan and vegitarian meal options available.
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? No refunds are given within 72 hours of the wine tour date.