What to Wear Wine Tasting: Top 10 Items to bring or pack with you!
When it comes to a day of wine tasting, deciding what to wear can be intimidating. You want to pick pieces that offer both comfort and style while taking your itinerary, the weather, and the winery culture into account. Luckily for you, deciding what to wear wine tasting is one of my specialties. Keep on reading to see some examples of my go-to outfits for a day of swirling and sipping!
A Denim Jean Jacket: Either Blue or White
A Denim jean jacket is literally one of my FAVORITE items to travel with. It’s great with denim, colorful dresses and pants even workout pants and a tee shirt. One of my favorites is a basic one from JCrew. This one is also pretty great as instead of silver buttons, they’re gold (one of my favorite colors).!
Shop the below JCrew denim jacket here!
For a great White Jean Jacket that I adore (as it’s great to have a white one to wear with denim) shop my favorite white jean jacket here.
Comfortable casual cotton dress
When I am wine tasting I want to be comfortable but also chic and look great. I mean come on, every picture I’m in is going on the blog and Instagram so I want to look fabulous! This is a dress that JUST launched (Spring of 2023) at JCrew and perfect for wine tasting.
Shop the Ruffle-hem slip dress in oversized gingham on Jcrew here!
This striped maxi dress with a twisted halter neckline was comfortable and effortless. It provided the perfect look for my tasting at Freeman Winery in Sonoma, CA. If you’d like to read about this particular tasting, be sure to check out my Fabulous Tasting at Freeman Winery blog post here.
A similar outfit to the one pictured above is this airy white maxi dress with blue patterned straps. I styled this piece with some bright earrings, a thick bangle, and a bold lip to add some pops of color. I wore this while visiting Bucher Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. To learn more about their wines and new tasting room, take a look at my Grand Cru Custom Crush blog post here.
California’s wine country offers some of the best weather in early autumn, and what better complement to a warm September afternoon in Napa than this pink floral sundress? Some turquoise tassel earrings and a pair of strappy white sandals completed this look for my incredible harvest visit to Opus One Winery.
Read more about this unique and special experience in my Behind the Scenes at Opus One Winery’s Harvest blog post here.
I wore this Banana Republic blue and white striped dress to Bricoleur Vineyards. I love how flowy and fun this piece is specially paired with these cream-colored sandals and matching earrings.
Looking for something a little more functional while still maintaining that formal quality? Opt for a trendy jumpsuit like this striped one I wore to an event at Gary Farrell Vineyards I hosted with Emily Martin Events (see more on our blog here).
You can read all about my Beyond Incredible Gary Farrell Inspiration Tasting here. I paired this jumpsuit with some statement earrings and an enamel bangle to complete this chic look!
Romper or Pant Suits
Another fantastic non-dress option are rompers. I love the below green romper perfect for casual wine tasting or dressing it up with heels and some fun jewelry for evening. One that’s great and available now at Banana Republic is shown below. Shop this romper and more here.
This green romper with a tie front was another effortless outfit. Ideal for a day spent exploring the grounds at Peay Vineyards in Sonoma County. For more Sonoma winery suggestions, check out my list of the Best California Sonoma Wineries here.
A Skirt & A Top
One final winery look I want to share with you all is this red, white, and blue top and skirt combo. The classic colors and relaxed silhouette were perfect for a warm day spent at Williams Selyem in Healdsburg.
What do you think?