Frequently Asked Questions
What are “tasting fees”? Are they included?
YES they are INCLUDED! “Tasting fees” are what the wineries charge to taste approximately 5-7 wines. The total tasting fees on any given DiVine Wine Tours trip will average around $45. We find this to be a tremendous benefit as our clients will not have to waste time waiting in lines. There are also options at some wineries to partake in an “extended” or “pairing” tasting. In this case, the client would be responsible for paying the difference in cost.
What time is the pick up/drop off and what location?
Public tours depart from the pickup location at 10:30am and returns by 5:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the tour can depart on time. The pickup/dropoff location will be in front of the parking garage to the left of the overhang at the Hyatt Hotel in Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia unless otherwise noted.
How long will we be at each winery?
We will be at each winery for approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, enough time to allow for a tasting and interaction with the staff/owners. We will allow for an extended stay at the second winery for lunch.
What is the cancellation policy?
Please read our Terms page.
How many people can go on each tour?
DiVine Wine Tours typically limit our public tours to a maximum of 10-12 people. There are several reasons for this. First, in order to achieve the type of experience we deliver, it needs to be a manageable group size so that each client experiences the same high quality interaction with the winery owners, winemakers and staff members. Secondly, a high percentage of Virginia’s wineries are located on back roads that buses and limousines aren’t able to get to. Therefore, a 15 Passenger van or small luxury bus are the best way to deliver a full exposure to the Virginia wine industry.
Can I bring my dog? My kids?
DiVine Wine Tours does not permit animals on our tours. You may bring your kids if they are 18 years or older and will still be required to pay full fare even though they will not be tasting.
Do you allow outside alcohol to be brought on the bus?
No. Please see the Terms page.
What do I need to bring?
Although a full lunch is provided, you’re welcome to pack any extra food items you’d like to enjoy while we have an extended stay for lunch at one of our wineries on the tour. Most wineries also have appetizers available for purchase. You may want to bring a light sweater as some tastings are inside the winery and the temperatures tend to be colder. Other than that, just bring an appetite for fun!
What happens after I sign up?
You will receive a confirmation email with all of the details related to your specific tour.
Do you do bachelorette parties or wine festivals?
While we don’t classify ourselves as a “party bus” provider, we do accept these requests on a case by case basis. Please email us directly and we will be happy to go over the details.
Do you have alternate pickup or drop off locations?
Each private tour has a drop-off location determined between DiVine and the person booking the tour. Public tour pickup and dropoff are from Reston Town Center by default.
Can I bring food on the bus?
You may bring food on the bus, but we kindly ask that you clean up after yourself at the conclusion of the tour.