Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. If you’re making this list and checking it twice, then you’re heading out for a day at the wineries. Prepare yourself by bringing along all of the essentials to make your day trip a success. Portable cheese boards, wine sippy cups, and other unique items can only enhance your day among the grapes. Check out the top picks you need to pack for your trip to the winery this fall.
There’s no need to bring wine glasses from home to a winery. And you’re way too classy to drink the grapes of the gods out of plastic or paper cups, so what do you do? Invest in a wine glass sippy cup, of course. Vino2Go makes this wonderful creation in which your wine will stay cool and tidy - the cup is spill free! The plastic, double-insulated tumbler holds 10 ounces of your favorite white or red wine and you can choose from an assortment of colorful slide top lids.
Many wineries allow guests to bring food to enjoy with their wine. If you plan on buying wine to take home, bring a large cooler that can stay in the trunk strictly for keeping bottles cold. But since you’re not going to want to lug around a giant beach cooler all day, buy this simple portable lunch bag cooler. It even has MP3 speakers, so you can play some tunes while you enjoy that wine later. It's also big enough to store meats, cheeses, fruit, nuts, bread, olive oil and of course, frozen grapes to use for your white wine.
A classy trip to the winery can only be made fancier with a three-tiered combination serving tray and cheese board. Your fellow wine lovers will be impressed when you whip out this portable and easy to store serving contraption (10” in height and diameter), complete with two swivel boards and indents to collect any juices. The best part is the hidden drawer with room for three knives perfect for cutting cheese and bread.
Eliminate potential spillage of your newly uncorked wine bottle with SteadySticks wine bottle holder. This gadget is perfect to take to the wineries as well as picnics, to the beach, or to family gatherings (it also functions just as well indoors on your dining room table during a holiday party). The stand is made of stainless steel and can easily be staked into the ground. The spiral cylinder firmly holds a standard size bottle of wine and glass stands (sold separately) can hold any standard wine or champagne glass.