20 couples, 6 wineries, 3 meals ALL FUN! NO DRIVING
In 2013, the US consumed a total of 892 Million Gallons of wine. That is up over 300 million gallons from 2000 and nearly 600 million from 1970. We now consume more wine then France, Italy, Germany and China.
Wine has become more then a drink for many;it has become a lifestyle. With the recent explosion of culinary tourism, wine has even become a destination for many. Food and wine tourism is a booming business and is taking groups of people out of their homes and into local vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms all around the country.
In 2013, there were a reported 8,000 wineries producing wine in North America and countless tasting rooms, wine bars, restaurants, and culinary destinations who cater to this emerging population of wine aficionados. Although often overlooked by the motorcoach industry outside the traditional wine regions of the country, the opportunities for any operator, regardless of location, to capitalize on this market are very real.
From evening events at local food and wine hotspots, corporate outings, culinary education trips, and over the road, multi-day vineyard outings, this is a market that is ripe to be plucked from the vine! These tools will help you show your customers that there is no better way to experience the local wine landscape then through the windows of your motorcoaches!
"Wow. Amazing, amazing service. THANK YOU!"− Us Bank
"Hi, The trip was wonderful. We all had so much fun and everything went really smoothly. Our driver did a fabulous job for the day. The bus was amazing a worked out very well for us. Thank you so much.”"− Portland Trail Blazers
"Everything was fantastic. The bus was clean and comfortable, and between the good bus and our drivers competent driving, the ride was smooth and peaceful. Our Driver provided excellent suggestions for pit-stops and meals. Overall, the trip was perfect. Cheers!"− Northern Arizona University