What to Wear to A Vineyard

Sharing what I wore to explore Chateau Elan Winery & Resort’s vineyards. Plus tips to help you decide  what to wear for your next trip to a vineyard. 

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

photos by jnelly photography // location: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

c/o dress // jacket // handbag // bandana // sunglasses // cuff // c/o earrings

Back with another look from my time at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort {see previous ones here and here}. This one just might be my favorite. I feel as though this dress was made for exploring the vineyards and living that vacation life. 

When deciding what I wanted to wear for a little exploring of the vineyards I knew it had to be comfortable, lightweight, and allow for lots of movement. Therefore this scarf dress was the perfect item. It’s very light, breezy, and basically feels as though you’re wearing a maxi night gown. A complete win in my book. Due to being unsure about the evening temperatures I packed my trusty denim jacket. Always a good call in my opinion as it goes with just about everything! During the day, the jacket wasn’t needed but come 7/7:30pm the humidity dropped and the air was slightly crisp. 

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

Louella Reese What to Wear to A Vineyard // Floral Scarf Dress

c/o dress // jacket // handbag // bandana // sunglasses // cuff // c/o earrings

A couple of tips for picking out what to wear for exploring vineyards and/or winery tasting : 

Pack a light layer: As mentioned above, temperatures can really change once the sun starts to go down. Also, when you’re inside wine tasting and taking a tour of the winery. Therefore a light layer is a must. Think denim jacket, utility jacket, or oversized cardigan. All of those would be perfect for throwing over whatever you’re wearing. 

Wear comfortable shoes: You’re going to be walking in the grass, standing during your wine tasting, and probably heading down a couple flight of stairs during your winery tour. Comfortable shoes are a MUST! While exploring the vineyards I went shoeless but during the tour I wore a simple pair of slides that were easy to walk in and comfortable to stand in all afternoon {see here}. 

Bring your sunglasses: Another must have! May seem like a duh but I am sure several people thing they should leave them in the car while wine tasting and winery touring BUT often times that tour takes you outside for a bit. Plus after wine tasting you might want to bring your favorite bottle outside for a little drinking + socializing. 

Go a little more dressy: When you visit a winery + vineyards you’ll often see people dressed a little more snazzy. After all, a winery is a step up from your local brewery. Opt for a dress or white jeans and a feminine blouse. 

Wear a pretty print: As you can see with my look, I opted for quite the print. It’s busy but it looked amazing against the backdrop. I believe the vineyards and my dress complimented each other perfectly. Each one making the other POP! Gingham would be a great option too. 

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  1. Anna English wrote:

    WHat a pretty dress, and that backdrop is stunning!

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  2. I was just talking about going to a winery soon because I’ve never been. Love that flowy dress!

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  3. Kate wrote:

    Looks gorgeous there! And such a pretty dress!

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  4. Nataly wrote:

    I love this dress on you! Gorgeous photos too!

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  5. Morgan wrote:

    Totally agree with making sure you’re on the “dressier” side! I went to a winery this weekend and was glad I decided to forego my distressed denim shorts!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
    • People definitely use it as a chance to get dressed up! Your look was adorable, I saw it via Instagram!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  6. such great tips for visiting… we are going back to napa in the fall and i cannot WAIT

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  7. Vaishali wrote:

    That is such a gorgeous look for vineyard. You look fab.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/06/05/making-memories-with-printiki/

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  8. Seriously love the high low combo hem on this pretty dress! Hitting up a local vineyard is on my summer bucket list so this post was right up my alley!

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
    • Isn’t it so fun? I haven’t worn a dress with a scarf hem like this in forever. Forgot how much I love them. Yay! You’re going to have the best time.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.7.17 Reply
  9. Lee Anne wrote:

    Beautiful! I love how the dress flows in these photos.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
    • Thanks Lee Anne! It was fun spinning around and running through the vineyards. The dress was begging for it! Haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.7.17 Reply
  10. Kayleigh wrote:

    Such a gorgeous print!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  11. Dylan wrote:

    Love visiting vineyards, these tips are perfect when going.

    Dylan
    http://www.lifebydylan.com

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  12. Rachel wrote:

    Total babe!!! Swooning over these pictures and this fun dress, so perfect for summer!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    Posted 6.6.17 Reply
  13. Ashley Houston wrote:

    What a pretty dress! Absolutely perfect for a vineyard. Looks like so much fun

    Posted 6.7.17 Reply
  14. Liz wrote:

    This outfit is way cute! I would definitely wear this 🙂

    Liz
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 6.7.17 Reply
  15. Lauren wrote:

    Love these tips! I want to go to Napa Valley some time soon and love this look for. day at the vineyard!
    xx
    Lauren

    Posted 6.7.17 Reply