APanotes’s Event Journal

Brotherhood 022514
Saturday August 3, 2013 / 10:00am
Take Me to the Vino
3 tickets
Wine Tour

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The tour was extremely disorganized and felt rushed. Although we were informed that we needed to present our ticket confirmation upon check-in nothing was asked of us (not even our names) when we boarded the bus. We could have just come off the street. The bus was too loud first thing in the morning due to the karaoke songs that we were forced to endure going to/from the vineyards. Only one vineyard out of the three had a couple of decent tasting wines and a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley. No itinerary was distributed so we didn't know where we were going, when we'd arrive/depart, or how long we'd have to do the tasting or go on the tour. The tour guide unnecessarily expressed her frustration when a few people decided not to participate in the tasting, but rather buy food and enjoy their full glasses of wine at the bar. There was no reason for the guide to be so upset, especially since she already had their money. The tip is included in the fee which means that the guide has no reason to provide you with any customer service. This was evident when she only made eye contact or conversation with select individuals from the group. I would not recommend this tour to anyone. Save your money and rent a limo on your own instead. It will be more relaxing and fun.