Top Travel Destinations For Wine Lovers
For true wine aficionados and lovers, no destination that promises to fulfill their dreams is too far. They go to great lengths to feel that liquid heaven in their mouth.
The good news is that wine destination tourism has been growing steadily in recent years. So, the opportunities abound when it comes to trying out new, delicious wines and visiting exciting regions.
Those who are prepared to wander off the beaten track can find some hidden gems and top travel destinations for wine lovers. Let’s get inspired and ignite the passion within.
Cafayate Valley, Argentina
The province of Salta is home to Torrontes wines, which are unique because they are actually a dry-style treat. There’s very little rain and the climate is mild and low in humidity. All these conditions help winemakers work their magic and also foster an alluring landscape for tourists to visit.
Quality wine cellars are scattered across the valley and many of them offer free tours for visitors. The rest of the Calchaqui region is stunning, to say the least, and full of natural marvels to enjoy.
Yarra Valley, Australia
The breathtaking Yarra Valley is located east of the bustling Melbourne, one of the largest cities in Australia. It is famous for a multitude of wines, including Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and other sparkling wines. The winemaking there deviates from the industry-heavy processes and uses minimal intervention and modification.
The end result is a pristine, natural wine. Some of you may know that the organic wine in Australia is a force to be reckoned with. It is reshaping the wine ecosystem in the Land Down Under and threatens to take the global stage by storm..
The Snake River Valley, USA
The state of Idaho has 1,600 acres of grapes planted and three official American Viticultural Areas. Among them, the Snake River Valley stands out, attracting tourists with its numerous spots for superfine sipping.
You don’t want to miss a chance to visit the Sunny Slope Wine Trail that runs through many vineyards and orchards, offering jaw-dropping views. Then again, there are some lesser known paths worth following and around 30 prime wineries dotted around the city of Boise.
France could not possibly be left out from the list and Bordeaux is one of the best places for wine in the world. The city produces a wide range of wines, including some of the most expensive and exquisite products around. If you want to get the taste of the crème de la crème, head to chateaus like St. Emilion.
Those who do not want to break the bank can also find affordable, yet delicious wines. And when you satisfy your taste, you can go for a walk and admire the Gothic architecture, proud-spirited castles, and lavish mansions.
Vietnam has a brimming wine culture and nowhere is that as obvious as in Dalat, the city of a thousand pine trees. Another nickname, the City of Eternal Spring has been earned thanks to its temperate climate – a contrast with the tropical conditions that prevail in the rest of the country.
There, one can taste a variety of fruit and grape wines and have a one-of-a-kind travel experience. One wine that is an absolute must is Vang Dalat (Dalat red wine). Finally, there are various wine tours if you want to make the most of your time spent there.
The mesmerizing region of Tuscany is one of the best places for wine in the world. It is the birthplace of the famous red wine Chianti, a delicate sort that demands perfect weather and soil conditions.
Moreover, the key ingredient of its sublime taste is the Sangiovese grape, which is also the base of many other wines. The whole region oozes that charm of the bygone, old-world culture of winemaking. Apart from the vineyards, you can visit old castles, mansions, and magnificent wonders of nature.
So, ready to enjoy the wine experience at its finest?.
Hit some of the top travel destinations for wine lovers. Follow the smell of wine wherever it takes you and indulge yourself. Wine and dine and enjoy a wonderful scenic view. Take on activities that are bound to make your trip even grander.
by Peter Minkoff (@MinkoffPeter)