Our tour with Ryan and Laura was wonderful! These folks know not only wine, but tons of facts about history and the area in general. There were tasty snacks and bottles of water (which we got to keep) in the van to keep us fed and hydrated between wineries. The pairings of different foods with wines were wonderful and well thought out. Added bonus was that Laura looked up where we could purchase the cheeses near our home! It was very thoughtful to look it up for us. I love the picture we were given at the end of the day in our novelty frame - it's perched in our living room as a lovely memory of our day! The trivia contest was fun.
The tastings, obviously, are the most important thing, and they were wonderful. Touring with Experience gave us the opportunity to taste things we never would have otherwise, like vintages that they tapped from the cask that you couldn't even buy yet (much to our chagrin in the case of one particularly delicious wine). Everything is set up to teach you things as well as just entertain the palate, like tasting different years of the same grape to see the difference. Heck, we even got to try a type of Ice Wine that isn't listed on a tasting menu because my husband mentioned that he had yet to find one he didn't find cloyingly sweet. And it paid off - we bought a bottle!
Laura and Ryan did a great job, and we had a wonderful time, capped off with taking pictures at the falls. I would highly recommend this tour, and this company, to anyone!