What an awesome experience. I am not a wine person (Quite far from it actually) but the tour and our host Chris was awesome. Although full of knowledge he gladly accepted my "bubba" terminology and lack of culture in stride and we all had a blast seeing the country side of Charlottesville. Getting to the many places to visit and taste and returning home or your motel presents issues but covering just the travel arrangements would be a mistake.
Getting the rich history of the places you visit and being able to occupy such knowledge at your convenience is what took the tour to the next level.
Several things were noticed when we visited. Chris was well received and the different places visited seemed to pay more attention to us because of his presence. His experience allowed us to ask stupid questions that would have been difficult to ask of the individuals at the establishments.
Our experience was great and we would recommend spending the extra bucks to have such a knowledgeable person available even if you are or are not a wine person. The local knowledge and history made for a very different experience than just the wine.
The foods served on the tour were also awesome. We will do this again.
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