What to Wear Wine Tasting

Whether you are wine tasting in Tuscany, Burgundy, or Napa, you’ll want to know how to dress for the occasion.

Wine tasting is a really fun and entertaining event so be sure to dress that way.

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There’s no reason to overdress. In fact, at many wineries, you may be out walking in the vineyards, through old damp chilly cellars, and sitting outdoors in the sunshine.

So in this article, we’ll take a look at what to wear wine tasting.

In general, wine tastings tend to be very relaxed and informal events. Consider where you will be, what the temperature is that day, and whether you will be indoors or outside.

What to Wear Wine Tasting

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#1. Spring Wine Tasting

Outside, walking among the vineyards is a wonderful experience especially in spring. Leave the heels at home and dress for comfort. Be sure to check the weather before you head out in case of rain.

Try a cozy chenille cardigan over a white button-down shirt with high waisted jeans.

#2. Summer Wine Tasting

Plan for a fun day outdoors! Wear light breathable layers such as cotton or linen and don’t forget to bring a light sweater in case you are headed into the cellars. A one-piece romper brings out a casual party vibe while you stay comfortable.

Tip: When wine tasting, time passes quicker than you realize. Don’t forget to slather on the sunscreen before heading out.

#3. It’s Wine o’Clock Somewhere

Don’t overdress. Wear comfortable but nice street clothes so that you can relax and enjoy the day. Jeans, sneakers, and a nice top or even favorite sweatshirt set the tone for a fun day in the tasting rooms.

#4. Girl’s Day Wine Tasting

Are you having a girls day out or bachelorette party? Wine tasting is a great way to spend time together with friends and make a day of it.

If you happen to be in Napa, you may even want to hop on the Wine Train and go from winery to winery while enjoying the beautiful California countryside.

As we all know, girls love to dress for other girls. So, put on a cute sundress, add a leather jacket, and pair of Chelsea boots - you’re ready for a perfect day!

#5. Put a Lid on It

In a typical day of wine tasting, much of your time will be spent outdoors. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat is a good way to keep you cool while looking chic! It’s also a good way to keep your head and face from getting burned.

#6. Dress for the Party

Here’s a quick roundup: wine tasting is a day of fun - dress like it!

  • Wear nice yet casual outfits that you can relax in all day.

  • Wear flat comfortable shoes for walking.

  • Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for walking in cellars or if your day of drinking turns into night.

  • Don’t forget sun protection! Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Wine Tasting Tip: You may be worrying about what you are wearing in the beginning - but after a tasting or two, you won’t care what you’re wearing!

Where will you be going wine tasting?

Here’s a list of all of the best wine tasting in the United States for each state. I’d love to know if you have any additional tips on what to wear. Let me know in the comments below.

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