Are you a wine lover who also loves to explore new places?
Traveling and wine fit together in a unique way, and the wine producing regions below are some of the most spectacular wine tour destinations in the world.
Here are 10 of the best wine tour destinations in the world you shouldn’t miss:
#1. Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza produces more than 75% of Argentina’s grapes, and includes more than 350,000 acres of vineyards. The province is famous for its red wines, especially Malbecs.
#2. Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux, France is one of the most well-known wine producing regions in the world. The region is particularly known for its red wines, most of which are blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot..
#3. Napa & Sonoma, California, USA
When it comes to wine producing regions of the United States, it’s hard to ignore Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. The wines produced in Napa Valley are internationally acclaimed, and the region gets more than 4 million visitors every year. Like Napa, Sonoma is also famous for their winery tours, and a great variety of wines.
#4. Rioja, Spain
When it comes to Spanish red wines, the first name that comes to mind is the Rioja wine. This wine country is most famous for its outstanding red wines which still attract visitors from all over the world to Spain.
#5. Burgundy, France
Do not go by the size. Burgundy could be a small region but it is where a few of the world’s costliest wines are produced. The region is so complex that it can baffle even the most sophisticated wine drinker. It is mostly known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
#6. Barossa Valley, Australia
Although Barossa produces its local varieties of wines as gracefully as some of the most well known wines in the world, the place has earned its name because of its very own Eden Valley Riesling and Barossa Shiraz. It has been into wine production since 1842 and has 550 families into grape cultivation today.
#7. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is known for a wide range of different wines, perhaps the most notable of which is Chianti. Visitors can experience the Old World traditions of winemaking in this region, where winemakers still use their feet to crush the grapes.
#8. Casablanca, Chile
Casablanca Valley sitting between Valparaiso and Santiago is one of the most important wine growing regions of Chile. Its wineries use the most modern techniques of winemaking and has come to be known mainly for its white wines that include Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
#9. Alentejo, Portugal
Alentejo is the largest wine producing region in Portugal, and covers nearly a third of the country. The wine region has something for every visitor – with its sprawling vineyards, serene beaches, and historic cities. Alentejo is known by wine lovers for its table wines produced from native grapes.
#10. Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Willamette Valley is celebrated for its outstanding Pinot Noir. The winemaking region also produces other notable wine varieties like Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris.