Is your bed and breakfast located in wine country? If so, do you invite wine lovers to your bed and breakfast for private wine tastings and tours of vineyards? Perhaps offer a Wine Lovers Package and assist your guests in arranging their wine-tasting itinerary depending on the date and the time of year they visit.
Recommend some wine-related activities (such as picnics) that you think your guests will love. Seasons play a role in the events that are offered, but there may be something ‘wine-related’ that is always happening nearby your inn. Your guests could experience an exceptional wine tasting at some of your region’s premium, award winning wineries.
Whether your guest is a wine aficionado or just wants to try a new experience, he or she will discover the complexities of the vineyard, the artistry that takes place in the cellar, as well as the joys of tasting the result: elegant wines for every palate!
If guests are leaving your bed and breakfast for their wine tasting, consider providing them with a tour guide (and/or chauffeur) to help them experience some of the premium wines your local area has to offer.
Now, more than ever, wineries are eager for guests to stop by. Perhaps you could coordinate hosting an event with at least one local vineyard. If possible, give your guests the option of a half or whole day trip to arranging a multi-day tour.
Alternatively, you can host your own wine tastings right from your inn. This is very convenient for your overnight guests (yet you have the option of adding even more wine tasters to your gathering).
Wine is commonly paired with cheese, fruit, and chocolate so you have several options for your menu. Your tasting could provide a full meal or just one course (like appetizers or desserts).
It is perfectly acceptable to invite a local wine aficionado (or sommelier) to educate your guests. Your expert may offer this as a complimentary service to you if he or she may bring bottles for your guests to purchase. Whether your guests are going on a tour (or staying “inn”) you can give your wine lovers the best wine tasting experience possible!
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