Best Destinations For Wine Lovers

There’s nothing quite as enchanting as a vacation in one of the world’s great wine regions, where stunningly beautiful vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop for tasting some of the best vintages available.
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LA RIOJA - Where: Spain Sleepy Spanish villages, centuries of grape-growing history, and more than 500 wineries producing a wide variety of full-bodied reds make La Rioja an intriguing destination for wine lovers in northern Spain.

Vine times in Rioja, where bucolic Basque Country meets astounding architecture

CENTRAL OTAGO - Where: New Zealand If the landscape looks familiar—tranquil rivers, green valleys, and soaring, snow-capped peaks—you’ve probably glimpsed majestic Central Otago in Lord of the Rings. Beyond the cinematic scenery is a booming wine industry. The southernmost winegrowing region in the world (and New Zealand’s highest) beckons visitors with delicate pinot noirs and aromatic white wines such as pinot gris, riesling, and gewürztraminer.

The vineyards in the Marlborough district of New Zealand’s South Island. Best place to drive, sit & sip local wine while daydreaming!

PIEDMONT - Where: Italy As if the sumptuous Barolos and Barbarescos produced in Piedmont weren’t reason enough, the area’s high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants, luxurious hotels, and high-end spas—not to mention scenic vistas with pretty hills at the base of the Alps—are increasingly luring visitors to Le Langhe in northwest Italy.

Piemonte wine guide - Monferrato with the Alps in the Distance in the Piedmont wine region

BAROSSA VALLEY - Where: Australia Just an hour away from Adelaide by car in South Australia lies the scenic Barossa Valley, wowing wine lovers the world over by producing bold, jammy Shiraz wines and some of Australia’s finest rieslings, mainly from the high-altitude Eden Valley. Australian charm and openness to visitors pervades here. Almost all wineries offer tastings, and many boast free tours and delicious on-site eateries.

Greatest Holidays of Australia - Have a gourmet Barossa Valley weekend in South Australia

BURGUNDY - Where: France If you’ve ever been asked whether you’re more Burgundy or Bordeaux, you know Burgundy is one of France’s two powerhouse winemaking regions and a must-visit for any true oenophile. Unlike other wine regions around the world, getting in the cellar door is no easy feat (don’t expect to turn up at Domaine de la Romanée Conti and expect a tour and tasting).

BURGUNDY - Where: France If you’ve ever been asked whether you’re more Burgundy or Bordeaux, you know Burgundy is one of France’s two powerhouse winemaking regions and a must-visit for any true oenophile. Unlike other wine regions around the world, getting in the cellar door is no easy feat (don’t expect to turn up at Domaine de la Romanée Conti and expect a tour and tasting).

SONOMA COUNTY - Where: California With Napa Valley as its closest neighbor, it’s not shocking Sonoma County is pouring prestigious wines, but the region is sometimes overlooked (and thus, lacking in crowds). Just an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Sonoma County is quintessential California wine country.

Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Napa and Sonoma Vacation

STELLENBOSCH - Where: South Africa Founded in 1679 by the Governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel, the town of Stellenbosch is set against majestic mountains and boasts historic, oak-lined streets—the perfect starting point for wine-tippling tours along the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Established in 1971, it’s the oldest in South Africa.

TOKARA Winery_Stellenbosch - contemporary lines & olive groves yield the finest oils!

There’s nothing quite as enchanting as a vacation in one of the world’s great wine regions, where stunningly beautiful vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop for tasting some of the best vintages available.

There’s nothing quite as enchanting as a vacation in one of the world’s great wine regions, where stunningly beautiful vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop for tasting some of the best vintages available.


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