3 Reasons to Attend a Wine Tasting

3 Reasons to Attend a Wine Tasting Kalamazoo, MI

Imagine swirling some of the best wine in your glass as you look over a tranquil vineyard. Depending on the package you choose, our wine tasting events include a tour of our castle inn and gardens. Whether you wish to flex your wine knowledge or meet new people, wine tasting tours are a great thing to put on your summer bucket list. Continue reading to learn why more and more of our guests ask about our wine tours.

1. Discover Good Wine

Our wine tasting events feature six varieties made from grapes grown in our vineyard and handcrafted locally through Fenn Valley Winery. If you have ever been unsure what wine to get at the restaurant or supermarket, a wine tasting can help you determine what flavors you prefer. Most wine tasting tours offer bottles for sale if you fall in love with a certain wine. Our best advice is to keep an open mind.

It’s not uncommon for our guests to walk into a wine tasting thinking that they only like certain wines. We encourage our guests to try all our varieties of wine so they can compare flavors. As the wine rolls over your tongue, try to think of flavor in terms of acidity, bitterness, fruitiness, and sweetness. For example, our pinot grigio has a fruity flavor with characteristics of black cherry and ripe raspberry. Being open minded can help you find a new favorite wine you didn’t expect.

2. Meet New People

Many of our guests appreciate the opportunity to meet people with similar interests. We’ve even seen professionals use wine tastings as networking opportunities. One of the benefits of attending wine tasting tours is that you are able to enjoy fine wines without getting intoxicated (as long as you spit).

We pride ourselves on welcoming beginners and experts. The inclusivity at our wine tastings events are perfect for meeting new people you might not have otherwise had the chance to meet. Wine tours can be a lot of fun because they allow you to explore different flavors without the commitment of buying a bottle.

3. Learn Food and Wine Pairings

While food and wine pairings aren’t an exact science, the experts at your local wine tasting events will be able to give you some tips. For example, a big soft red wine goes well with red meat, chicken, and pasta.

If you fall in love with a wine, be sure to ask what foods you can pair with it. That way, the next time you order a bottle of wine at a restaurant, you can feel confident knowing that you chose a delicious complement to your meal.


Interested in our Kalamazoo wine tasting tours? We offer a variety of packages to help you get the full wine tasting experience. For example, some of our tours give you a glimpse of behind-the-scene areas normally restricted to guests, such as our professional basement kitchen. To book your wine tasting tour at Henderson Castle, call (269) 344-1827.