Wine tasting has been around for years and has drawn millions of people throughout the years. Rather it is for the location, the experience, or just your love for wine, options are abundant for when it comes to deciding where to go. From well-known places like Napa Valley in California and Bordeaux in France, visitors can get a tradition experience when wine tasting. Why not switch it up this time and go for something unusual and fun! From drinking with giraffes too doing a full-on marathon while sapping, here are some of the most unusual but exciting wine tasting experiences. Just remember to use your camera strap and sunglass strap just in case you get too woozy!
Remember a camera strap at Malibu Wine Safari:
Located in California’s most prestigious beach town Malibu, visitors can attend a wine tasting experience they will never forget. Malibu Wine Safaris, which has been around for more than 20 years, gives visitors a chance to feed animals such as giraffes and zebras all while you enjoy various types of wines. There are many different packages groups can pick but the most common one is the Explorer Tour. For only $65 a person, visitors take this hour and a half ride around Saddleback Ranch and the Vineyards and trust us...it gets better. Visitors are then able to feed and interact with the exotic animals all while tasting 6 different types of wines. Remember to use your sunglass straps and camera strap just in case the animals get too close or you get too buzzed! This spot is very popular for 21st birthdays, so be sure to book this wine tasting experience ahead of time as it fills up pretty fast.
Chilis and Wine:
Looking to spice things up? For those of you who love spicy foods such as chiles and peppers, head over to Las Cruces located in New Mexico where visitors can experience a flaming hot wine tasting experience. Kelley Coffeen, a local food author, offers visitors an amazing wine-and-chili pairing experience that will leave you craving for more. The 1.5-hour tour offers visitors 6 different types of wine and pairs your drinks with various types of chilis. Other notable stops in Las Cruces include The Chili Pepper Institute and The Historical Double Eagle Restaurant. Both these offer interactive food experiences that resemble New Mexico’s heritage.
Wine tasting is a lavish experience that millions around the world enjoy. Rather it is visiting California’s vineyards or traveling across acres of vineyards in Europe, remember to drink safely and have fun. There are some unique wine tasting experiences offered worldwide, and it would be a shame to not try some of them. Be sure to capture all the fun on your camera and remember to use that handy camera strap to keep your hands free!Written by Ryan Ong