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(Frequently Asked Questions)
Group Ladies at Pork the Cork Wine Tours

All You Need to Know

We’ve gathered people’s most common questions about Pop The Cork Wine Tours. Why bother driving when you can be chauffeured to the stunning North Georgia Wine country? It’s the perfect way to unwind! Whether you’re flying solo, rolling with a buddy, or bringing a whole crew, we’ve got your back! Let’s make any occasion extra special.

Check out our FAQs below, and let’s get you ready for an incredible wine experience you won’t forget!

Yes. We offer daily scheduled wine tasting experiences so advance ticket purchases are required. Our weekends sell out quickly so the sooner you book your experience the better.
Yes. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Approximately 8-9 hours.  Expect a full-day because it is approximately a 90-minute drive from the pick-up locations (currently Tucker or Stone Mountain) to the Beautiful North Georgia Wine Country. Free parking at both locations.
  • Saturday departures are promptly at 9:30 a.m. with a return approximately 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday departures are promptly at 11:00 a.m. with a return approximately 7:00 p.m.. Arrive by 10:45 a.m. for check-in.
  • Monday – Friday departures are promptly at 9:30 a.m. from Stone Mountain and 10:00 a.m. from Tucker, GA. Arrive 15 minutes before departure for check-in.
  • Tucker pick-up – the parking lot of Bambinelli’s Italian Restaurant, 2039 Crescent Centre Blvd., Tucker, GA 30084
  • Stone Mountain pick-up – the parking lot of Life Storage, 2055 West Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30087
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.  We do not provide refunds for no-shows or if you are late and the van left the day of the experience.  See our cancellation policy for more details.
  • Special pick-ups at your home, office, hotel, etc. are available for private tour starting at $150 + tax roundtrip
We operate 7 days a week, except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas.

Yes. A delicious lunch is served normally at the first winery after the first wine tasting experience.

Our menu includes hot and cold selections, and our wonderful chef accommodates Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.  All meals are made to order!

CURRENT LUNCH MENU

  1. Chicken Salad Sandwich on Croissant, served with chips. Lettuce and tomato on the side.
  2. Grilled Chicken Tacos (soft), served with flour tortillas, rice, pico de gallo, shredded cheese blend and sour cream on the side.
  3. Smoked Brisket Tacos (soft), served with flour tortillas, rice, pico de gallo, shredded cheese blend and sour cream on the side.
  4. Turkey with cheese Sandwich, served with chips. Lettuce and tomato on the side.
  5. Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken (Shredded cheese blend, tomatoes, cucumber, shredded carrots, slices of avocado, slices of boiled egg, and bacon)Choose a salad dressing: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Italian, Balsamic, Honey Mustard
  6. Veggie Wrap with rice, sauteed spinach, onion, tomato, mushrooms, bell peppers, cheese blend and a hint of spice (delicious)
  7. Vegan option – Chef’s choice
Yes. Wine tasting fees are included at each winery.
Note: wine tasting fees are not included in the ‘Transportation Only’ option.
We arrange everything for a pleasant no-hassle, fun day for you including:
  • Safe transportation
  • Snacks and bottled water throughout the day
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Delicious lunch and dessert
  • And of course…lots of fun!

No, but tips are appreciated for your driver as a personal ‘thank you’. Our drivers work hard to make your visit pleasant and are also your tour guide. They are with you the entire day to serve your food, carry your wine bottle purchases to the van, take photos, keep you hydrated with water, etc. Don’t forget to bring cash or ask your driver for other methods to tip, such as Venmo, $cashapp, Zelle, etc. You can also pre-pay your tip when you book your experience online. We recommend $25 – $35+ per person tip.

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. There is not a lot of walking, but some wineries have gravel or dirt in the parking areas. Jeans, shorts, T-Shirts, sundresses, tennis, etc. We do not recommend heels for safety reasons.
We are in Georgia so the weather is a bit unpredictable.  Check the weather for Cleveland, GA before your date.  We suggest you bring a light jacket or layer your clothing as the vans may be chilly also. We operate rain or shine and have large umbrellas.  Feel free to bring your own small umbrella.
Yes. We encourage you to support the local wineries and we have storage in the van. The best compliment to the wineries is to purchase wine to take home. We visit ‘boutique’ wineries with smaller production and most wines are only available at the winery. We suggest you purchase wine as we visit each winery and most offer discounts.
Yes, of course! Book conveniently online or phone us if you have questions. Contact us for special requests (404) 433-2956 or e-mail us at info@popthecorkwinetours.com.
Tickets are non-refundable unless you purchase cancellation insurance ($25 + tax). If you do not purchase cancellation insurance your ticket is transferable to another person age 21 years and older or can be rescheduled for a future date, provided we are notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to the tour date. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure for check-in. We do not provide refunds for no-shows or if you are late and the van already left. See our cancellation policy for more details.
If any unforeseen circumstances arise, such as road hazards/construction delays, severe weather, or other reasons beyond our control that would make the trip unsafe, you will contacted as soon as possible to determine the next steps (including the necessity to reschedule). Although your tickets are non-refundable (unless you purchased the cancellation insurance at the time of booking your tour), the tickets may be used up to 6 months on a rescheduled date, if necessary. Additionally, we are not responsible for any damage that may result from the cancellation or delay.
No. Due to insurance restrictions, the minimum age is 21 years. Each person is required to fill out a waiver stating they are at least 21 years of age. We encourage you to sign the waiver electronically when you book your wine tour to save time the day of your tour or your driver will have a hard copy at check-in.

No smoking, no vaping, or drinking alcohol nor drugs of any kind are allowed in our vans. Outside alcohol or drugs are not allowed at the wineries and there are designated smoking areas for cigarettes. Please ask.

Yes.  Check our Events Tab for up-to-date events.  Some of the events include:
  • Valentine’s Day Wine Experience with dinner, DJ or live music, dancing, etc. at a winery
  • Mother’s Day… time to pamper the Moms!
  • Annual Crush Fest
  • Barrel Room Tours (Behind the Scenes)
  • New Years’ Day
  • Whiskey Tasting Experiences
  • Trips to Napa Valley, California for Wine Tasting Experiences
  • International Wine Tasting Experiences is in the planning stages.
  • You can also book our vehicles for Transportation Only and you create the itinerary and make the reservations. Evening Transportation is available for non-wine tour events, just call to check availability!
  • And much more . . .