Common Questions and Answers
CTWineryTours.com is brought to you by Connecticut Beer Tours who motto is “If They’re Pouring, We’re Touring”™
This tours are privately booked on a first come first serve basis and are ideal for 8-13 passengers.
Private trips are all customized with a pickup location and time of your choosing.
*A travel fee may apply.
Most trips range from 6-8 hours. We stay approx. 1 hour at each stop.
We recommend no more than 3 stops in a vineyard trip. We do this to ensure everyone’s intoxication level is under control and per the request of the facilities we do business with.
Private winery trips are customized and broken down on our proposals to include transportation, food, drink, tour guide, and any activities on the trip that may cost extra so that you can modify to fit your needs/budget. The transportation fee varies depending on the day (Mid-week $80/hour Sunday $90/hour Sat $100/hour). A travel fee may also apply if you are more than 30-minutes outside of the trip radius.
We have a few vehicles to choose from that range from 10 people to 13 people max.
We have built connections with breweries, distilleries vineyards and hard cider companies within Connecticut as well as breweries in Southern Rhode Island and Worcester County Massachusetts.
We are also MORE THAN JUST BEER. We can provide transportation to airports, cruise ports, holiday or event shuttles, wedding shuttles, family or corporate outings and more.
All our trips are customized and can include shore excursions such as ax throwing, escape room, casino, beach, smash rooms, etc.
Private bookings are first come, first serve. Saturday’s are our most popular day and often get booked out a month in advance.
Your best bet is to fill out our online inquiry form to get the conversation started. Please fill out any information you can provide and our sales team will reach out with additional questions or a suggested proposal. We break down our proposals to include transportation, food, drink, tour guide, and any activities on the trip that may cost extra so that you can modify to fit your needs/budget.
We recommend you coordinate an extended trip prior to departure. If looking to extend your time the day of the trip, you can coordinate with the driver/guide for an additional $50/per hour which must be paid immediately via cash, venmo or paypal.
Gift certificates are available year round in $25 intervals. They get delivered right to your inbox or you have the option for us to mail to you. Note that they will read “CT Beer Tours” but are good for wine tours as well. http://bit.ly/ctbeertours-giftcard
All attendees must be 21+ years of age.
We rarely cancel our vineyard tours. All sales are final, however you can exchange for a future date if you ask to reschedule within 48 hours. If we cancel, we will reschedule the trip for a later date that works for both parties.
Our private vineyard tours has a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due 2-weeks prior to the trip date. You have up until this date (2 weeks prior to trip date) to cancel or reschedule.
Keep an eye out for an email from email@example.com the week of the trip letting you know of any last minute information. You will need to bring a photo ID as well as sign a waiver prior to departure. All of this is explained in the email leading up to the trip or you can fill out one digitally here – http://bit.ly/ctbtwaiver
If your vineyard trip includes a “wine tour” – this includes a behind the scenes look at the drinking establishment which serve as manufacturing areas, therefore we ask that no open toe shoes be worn when on tour with us.
We supply chips and water free of charge on every trip, but you are welcome to bring additional food and drink on board (we just ask for NO HARD LIQUOR to be brought on board).
There is very limited space on our vehicles. If your cooler is small enough to fit under a standard seat approx. the size to fit a six-pack; it should be able to fit. If seeking to bring on a large cooler, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure there is enough space. Depending on the number of passengers and which vehicle you are given, it may not fit.
Most facilities have food trucks or snacks on site. We also provide chips free of charge on our vehicles.
Unfortunately, our vans do not have wheelchair lifts or grab bars to be handicap accessible.
Our vans do not have bathrooms, but we can help direct you to the closest one once we arrive at the facilities we will be traveling to. We do not stop for bathroom breaks in between stops.
The facilities as well as our guide and driver reserve the right to ask you to leave. We have a zero tolerance policy for excessive drinking and rude behavior. If you appear intoxicated the facilities have a right to not serve you as well ask you to remain in the van while the rest of your party goes inside. We can call you an Uber/Lyft or worst case scenario the police to escort you out of the facility or off the van.
We have a zero tolerance policy for intoxication. Our trips are about having fun, not a free for all. We understand it can happen and have barf bags available. We can also call you an Uber/Lyft to take you home. If someone throws up on the van (aka releases bodily fluids, we will immediately shut down the trip with no refunds. A $300 sanitation fee will be charged.
If a tour guide is on your trip he/she will serve as your DJ. Our vans have bluetooth capability to hook-up your own phone/tablet. We have two USB ports available at the front of the van if seeking to charge your phone; bringing your own cord is highly recommended.
Tips are not included in the cost. 20% gratuity is customary for our drivers and guides who go above and beyond to make your trip safe and enjoyable. We recommend you bring cash or you can digitally send through paypal or venmo .
If you have been on a trip with us, we’d love to hear from you. If you provided us with your email, we send out a feedback survey which showcases links to tip (in case you forgot) as well as links to leave a customer review.
- Feedback Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7SLDNV
- Facebook Review – https://www.facebook.com/pg/ctbeertours/reviews
- Trip Advisor Review – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33946-d11875161-Reviews-Connecticut_Beer_Tours-Terryville_Connecticut.html
- Google Review – http://bit.ly/ctbeertours-google-review
- Yelp Review – https://www.yelp.com/biz/connecticut-beer-tours-bristol