What more festive way to greet the arrival of spring than with a little wine tasting excursion? It's the perfect way to refine your palette, spend time with friends, and unwind in a beautiful locale. Whether it's for a bachelorette party, vacation with your significant other, or a just-because getaway with friends, it's safe to assume many of you will do a bit of wine tasting this year — but what to wear? Surely, you'll be needing a cute outfit.
Amy Landolt, who is the director of marketing & PR for the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, has a few key recommendations to consider when assembling your next wine tasting look. "'Wine Country Casual' is a term commonly used in Sonoma County. We're not the place to [wear] your high heels," she tells TZR. "In many tasting rooms, you’ll have the privilege of meeting farmers and winemakers who you’ll find in their denim overalls and work boots." So what should you wear? A casual blouse and jeans or jumpsuit with block heels are the most common picks Landolt shares. "Layers are always recommended as the temperature can change quite drastically from the daytime to dusk as well as where you are in the region," she adds.
Other smart picks include denim jackets, a sun hat, and sunglasses as "many wineries let you picnic in the grass or on outside decks." To help you build out your wine-ready ensemble take a cue from the 10 influencer looks below. Shop your favorite pieces and don't miss the recommended winery-to-visit pairing for each outfit. Cheers!
Style Notes: Wear two major spring trends at once — a Hawaiaan shirt and cycling shorts — and finish off the laidback look with a straw bag and mules. You'll feel stylish whilst supremely comfortable.
Wear It To: Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack, New York.
Style Notes: Accessorize a printed sundress with a pair of clean white sneakers for an outfit that feels polished but not too precious. Finish with a petite bag in a fun texture, like wooden beads.
Wear It To: Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastopol, California.
Style Notes: Give your wine tasting look a just-came-from-the-safari vibe with a utility shortall teamed with woven slides. Add a metal watch or ring to contrast the two.
Wear It To: Adelsheim Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon.
Style Notes: Tuck a sheer top in a vibrant color into a pair of relaxed denim and slip into some cute platforms or wedges.
Wear It To: Black Mesa Winery in Velarde, New Mexico
Style Notes: If you're not prone to spills then opt for a fresh white-on-white look with a linen blouse and wide-leg denim.
Wear It To: MacRostie Vineyards in Sonoma, California.
Style Notes: You can't go wrong with a breezy off-the-shoulder dress. All that's left to add is a cute purse and your favorite jewelry.
Wear It To: Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith, New Hampshire.
Style Note: For a look that you can put together in under a minute and still look amazing, go for a spring top styled with black denim and slide sandals. Voila!
Wear It To: Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California.
Style Notes: If you'll be spending your tasting outside, grab a straw topper and wear with a maxi dress and flat leather sandals.
Wear It To: William Chris Vineyards in Hye, Texas.
Style Notes: Keep it sweet and simple with a cardigan layered over a floral blouse. Polish it off with your favorite jeans and a pair of espadrilles.
Wear It To: Rosenthal Wine Bar in Malibu, California.
Style Notes: Why do one pop of color when your entire outfit can be a pop of color? Style a lavender cardigan with tangerine-hued pants and add a pair of yellow heeled sandals for good measure.
Wear It To: Seven Hills Winery in Walla Walla, Washington.