- Plan it out ahead of time. Check out the hours of the places you want to go ahead of time. Plan out a route that makes sense and don't try to squeeze in too many in one day. You want everyone to be relaxed, not rushed.
- Pack snacks and water. There maybe restaurants planned along the way but wine is dehydrating and you'll never know when some might NEED a snack.
- D.D. Don't forget your designated driver. The D.D. should also have reviewed the map/itinerary ahead of time and a second person should also be aware of the plan so there isn't only one person making sure everything is on track, and in the right direction.
- You do NOT want to take 99W during peak hours. You'll want to take an Oregon Thomas Guide map street guide, DeLorme Oregon Atlas or Gazeteer for alternate routes. Perhaps even call some of the vineyards, since they probably live near there and ask for the best peak hour route.
- Dress for all weather. Do not forget we live in the great NW. You want to wear layers in case of sun and/or rain. You also don't want to wear perfume, it distracts from the taste and smell of the wine.
- If you are bringing children, make sure they have plenty for them to do. This will keep everyone happy and sane.
Information received from - http://www.oregonlive.com/wine/oregonian/guide/
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