3. Go to wine countryIf you’ve only enjoyed your wine at a party, an upscale restaurant or at home, you need to try wine as it was meant to be tried – in wine country, amid lush green vines, heavy with grapes. At many wineries, you actually get to jump into the vat of grapes, crushing grapes yourself.
A number of vineyards and wineries around the country welcome guests. You don’t need to restrict yourself to Napa, California or the Leelanau Peninsula.