Sheltering in place doesn’t mean that you have to give up drinking your favorite wines! Some Napa Valley wineries are hosting virtual wine tastings to engage customers and stay afloat during this difficult time. Not only are these virtual tastings good for business, but also they’re good for consumers!
As people grow tired of staying at home, they are looking for new ways to connect with others and stay busy. A virtual wine tasting is an excellent way to do this while staying safe and following the social distancing guidelines.
How Does a Virtual Wine Tasting Work?
Small wineries are known for their hospitality and welcoming people into their tasting rooms. Unfortunately, many can’t do this right now due to the stay at home order. However, some wineries are using this as an opportunity to host virtual wine tastings.
To participate in a virtual tasting, you choose the winery, purchase wine online from their website and get a unique link or code that allows you to join a meeting. The tastings are held according to a predetermined schedule, allowing you to talk with others, share your feedback and pair the wine with different foods. Each winery is a bit different, but this is the general experience you can expect.
What Napa Wineries are Offering Virtual Tastings?
Northern California’s wine country consists of four counties: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. Here are some of the wineries offering virtual tastings in the Napa region.
A virtual wine tasting may sound like all fun, but you are actually supporting a small business while socially connecting with others. It’s a great way to help out the local economy while expanding your palate. For more ideas on how to support Napa Valley during this time, visit Napa Valley Hotel and Suites’ blog.