Why is Cork & Keg Tours Different from Other Tours...?
Cork and Keg Tours owners are your driver, Don, and tour guide, Renee, who is a WSET2 certified wine educator. Both provide full concierge services throughout the day, and handle all of the details from start to finish! What else?
Tours are for guests 21 and over
Luxurious transportation in our Mercedes Sprinter, seats 12 comfortably
Two 40” HD TV screens for slideshows
Customized music playlist
Iced water and snacks on the Sprinter
USB and regular outlets for phone charging
Sparkling wine bar and a chiller area for beverages
What Concierge Services are Included?
Make reservations at each venue
Create personalized playlists
Create a customized slideshow (Private and MiNi Private tours only)
Pour & refill drinks
Serve lunch (from the venue menu, food you choose to bring* or optional catering for Private Tours only)
Handle the tasting/flight fees on site**
Assist you with making and storing purchases (wine, growlers, etc.)
Take plenty of pictures throughout the day, then edit and email to each guest
Upon request, we're happy to arrange dinner reservations & assist with hotel or bed & breakfast accommodations (we have several partners offering special deals)
* no hot or liquidy foods please, all in secure containers. some wineries do not allow outside food so keep please check with
us if you'd like to bring food
** Tasting fees, lunch and any additional alcohol or food purchases are not included in the tour rate unless other stated.
What is the Difference Between a Private Tour & a Blended Tour?
Everything listed above (unless otherwise noted) is applicable to all tours. Differences are listed below:
$1175 for up to 12 guests
$200 deposit (plus $10 non-refundable booking fee*)
*booking fee not included in final tour rate
Cheese, fruit & cracker tray
Private pick up/drop off location in Loudoun County**
Choice of venues within a cluster
Customized slideshow upon request
Special occasion/milestone decoration packages for $15
Tasting fees, flight/pints and lunch not included, contact us to request all-inclusive Private Tour pricing
** ask us about possible pick ups outside of Loudoun County
$115 per guest for up to 12 guests
$50 deposit (plus $2.50 non-refundable booking fee*)
*booking fee not included in final tour rate
Minimum of 4 guests needed by 14 days
prior to Blended Tour date, or guest can choose to cancel with deposit refunded, choose a new date and apply the deposit, or upgrade to a MiNi Private Tour.
How much are tasting fees?
Tasting/flight fees are not included in tour rates unless otherwise stated or listed as an all-inclusive tour.
Beer flights/pints can vary between $3-$10. Wine tastings can range, on average, from $17-$55 per person. On Blended Tours we stick with wineries that are $25 or less in tasting fees.
We provide estimates of what tastings will cost, but it may shift slightly depending on if you choose an upgrade to your tasting, a specialty beer, or if the venue has had a rate change and has not notified us.
Our guests enjoy special rates & upgrades at our partner wineries & breweries.
How Long are Tours &
Where are We Going?
Tours last for up to 6 hours and include visits to up to three venues.
Private Tours include a Loudoun County pick up** at the location of your choice. We'll work with you to create a wonderful itinerary that suites your preferences from wine styles to type of atmosphere.
On Blended Tours, pick ups are at a plaza in Ashburn, & sometimes Leesburg or South Riding depending on the route. We’ve pre-selected three venues that we know are sure to please, normally a combination of winers & breweries.
Here is a typical day:
• 11:30am- departure from the pick up location (flexible on start/end times within a 6 hour period for Private Tours)
• 12pm- first venue, lunch here
• 2:15pm- second venue
• 3:45pm- third venue (Private Tours are served a cheese, fruit & cracker platter here)
• 5:30pm- drop off at pick up location
**pick up/drop off options outside out Loudoun County may be possible depending on requested location. Additonal fee for tolls, gas and time may apply.
What is Your
30 days or more notice will receive deposit back minus a $10 processing fee.
15- 29 days’ notice the deposit is non-refundable.
Full tour rate will be charged for any cancellations within 14 or less days' notice.
Additional Important Information:
- Outside alcohol may not be consumed on the premises of or brought into any venues on the tour.
- ID is required at all venues no matter if you look 21 or 81!
- Overserving is not allowed. Inebriated guests will be asked to leave the premises, and also not allowed back into our Sprinter. Should someone in your party become too intoxicated, unruly or uncooperative to be allowed into or to remain at a venue, they will need to arrange for alternate transportation off the premises.
Anything Else I Should Know?
NO hard alcohol or tobacco products (smokeless included) or vaping, e-cigarettes, etc. allowed on our Sprinter. Many of the venues we visit are 100% tobacco and smoke free as well.
Bringing Food: many wineries no longer allow outside food- they either offer winery fare options (cheese, meats, baguettes, etc.), or have a kitchen with wonderful full meal options. Food is not allowed to be eaten in our Sprinter, so plan on not needing to bring too much (if any) food for Blended Tours, or- on Private Tours- notify us if you would like to bring outside food so we can choose the best route for your tour that allows outside food.
We are all about having a fabulous time but drunkenness will ruin your fun! Drink water, enjoy our complimentary snacks, pace yourself- & you will enjoy the first & last taste of the trip.
There is a minimum $600 clean up fee charged on site for any sickness, beyond average mess, or damage to the Sprinter.
Should the damages exceed $600, or Cork & Keg Tours is unable to fulfill another tour commitment due to damage caused, the depositor and/or responsible party will cover the repair/cleaning and lost income costs incurred.
We look forward to planning a wonderful, idyllic day for you and your guests on the LoCo Ale Trail & in Loudoun Wine Country!