What to pack for your Winery Tour

Winery tour is booked, but there are few other things that you need to take care of.

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Majority of wineries do not have a restaurant on site.  Therefore, wineries are happy to have you bring along a picnic for consumption with their wines. However, if you’re headed to a winery with an on-site restaurant, you may want to check with them first on their outside food policy.

Variety is key to a successful picnic, stick with these major groupings:

  1. Breads, crackers, or pita. It makes things much easier if you pre-slice the bread, or pita before leaving home
  2. Cheeses (Plan to serve 3-4 oz. of cheese per person):
    1. Aged: Aged Cheddar, Comté, Gouda
    2. Soft: Camembert, Boursin, Brie, Goat
    3. Firm: Manchego, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Monterey Jack, Provolone
  3. Savories:
    1. Olives (Kalamata, Castelvetrano and Nicouse)
    2. Artichoke Hearts
    3. Cornichons
    4. Roasted Red Peppers
  4. Meat:
    1. Prosciutto
    2. Salami
    3. Capicola
  5. Cruchy: Marcona Almonds, Cashews
  6. Fruits: grapes, apples (see the table below), strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries
  7. Sweet: jams, fig compote

Finally, don’t forget your essentials: serving platter, plates, napkins, cutlery and cups.

That’s it – You’re set! Head out there with your favorite friends, be prepared to taste some amazing wines, and take all the kudos for putting together this AMAZING spread!

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