The past couple weeks have been busy. You may have noticed that this website just receive a huge refresh for the season, partnerships with hotels around the province are in the works to give you the best tour and accommodations rates possible, and we've been training new guides.
Not just anyone can lead a tour with Uncorked Tours. Our guides need to be fun and personable, but on top of that, they need to know a lot about wine, beer, spirits, cider, Saint John and NB history, things to do in the city, and of course, where to find the best [insert your favourite Maritime food here].
Our guides need to be comfortable with all of our partners and all of the tour stops. They need to have extra stories at the ready in case they're ahead of schedule, or more often, they need to know to move the tour along when they're falling behind schedule. Our guides make the whole trip worth it and it's a huge responsibility!
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce you to the guides you can expect to see in Saint John this summer. Please join me in welcoming the Saint John team!
Mike Marino - Mike joined us last year and is a real pleasure to have around. His real passion is helping people achieve their goals, and he loves showing guests around the city.
Anna Stackhouse - Anna joins the team this year for our weekend tours. She loves children and truly enjoys being with people. Anna is the life of the party wherever she goes and you'll love having her show you around. Anna will be offering walking and winery tours.
Monique Losier - Monique recently retired from over 30 years in the healthcare field. She loves wine, almost as much as she loves being outdoors canoeing, kayaking or hiking with friends. Monique will be offering walking tours and winery tours in both official languages this summer.
Adam Kimball - Adam is Uncorked Tours' Chief Party Officer (for real, he even has cards). You'll find him at special events making sure everyone is having a great time and their glass is full. He's the Beer Guy to my Wine Gal. You'll see him leading many of our beer tours this summer.
Natalie Durand - Natalie returns to Uncorked Tours this year ready to teach you all about NB wine! She runs most of the tours in Moncton, but finds herself pulled to Saint John for private tastings and special events.
We also have two new guides in Fredericton. They are beginning training this Thursday and we will be welcoming them officially to the team next month.
The third year for Uncorked Tours is going to be full of change and an increased offering of wine and beer tours across the province. Beginning May 16th, daily winery tours will be offered in Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton, the full schedule can be found here.
We are so excited to be offering tours in Fredericton this summer. There are three tour to choose from: a winery tour, a brewery tour, and a downtown wine and beer walking tour.
Walking tours are offered daily at 1:30pm in Saint John beginning May 30th, and in Fredericton they are available Wednesday to Saturday beginning June 3rd.
In Moncton, the Westmorland winery tour is staying on the schedule, along with a brand new Fundy wine and art tour. In St Andrews, you can now reserve a private blueberry wine tours including a visit to Minister’s Island, tide allowing.
We are also offering a number of specialty tours this year including the Acadian Coast, a Jost wine adventure, overnight trips to the Annapolis Valley, and PEI wine and beer tours.
Don't forget about the Uncorked River Cruises. This year there are three dates to choose from: July 25th Cocktail Cruise featuring NB spirits, August 29th Beer Cruise featuring NB craft beer, and Sept 26th wine cruise featuring NB wine and the beautiful fall foliage of the Saint John River.
At Uncorked Tours we're all about sharing the fabulous wine, beer and spirits being produced in the Province of New Brunswick.
It is my pleasure to share with you the great food and drink being produced here in NB, as well as the awesome experiences you can have while living here or visiting the province.
May you always have good wine in your glass and friends to share it with.