If you are a wine enthusiast, a visit to some of these famous wine regions from around the globe is a must. Relax in a beautiful foreign setting and enjoy some of the best wine from around the world. Each specialising in different types of top-quality wines, visits to these regions are sure to be unforgettable. We’ve listed our top picks below so you can get planning your next holiday today.
The largest wine region in Argentina is best known for its mountains and malbec, a purple grape variety used in making red wine. Enjoy drinking delicious wine in a majestical setting, with the famous Andes peaks towering in the backdrop. Visit a range of family owned wineries as well as some big-name wineries such as Lopez and Zuccardi.
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
On the east coast of the North Island, you will find Hawke’s Bay, the oldest wine region in New Zealand. With a dry, warm climate, it is New Zealand’s leading producer of full-bodied red wines. The second largest wine region in the country, its grapes include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as rich chardonnays. Jump on a bike a ride through the beautiful vineyard in this picturesque setting.
Burgundy, or ‘Bourgogne’ in France focuses on the soil where some of the world’s best chardonnay and pinot noir grapes are grown. Located above the Saone River in France, you can visit this region full of small vineyard plots via bicycle for the full French experience. You must also visit Clos de Vougeot, best known for its beautiful castle which represents almost a thousand years of Burgundy’s rich history. With breathtaking sites and rich, delectable wine, what more could you want out of a holiday?
We could not write about the best wine regions in the world without mentioning Tuscany. Renowned for its production of Chianti, bask in the wonder of the Italian countryside and indulge on fabulous drink and food like the Italians do. Explore multiple vineyards by basing yourself in the medieval city of Sienna on the edge of the Chianti foothills, and do day trips to surrounding vineyards in this beautiful area to get the most out of your trip.
La Rioja, Spain
La Rioja is a beautiful wine region in Spain specialising in the production of grapes produced for Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and more. With over 600 wineries in the area, you are sure to be busy. Wine has been made here since pre-Roman times. When you visit you will enjoy its scenic patchwork of vineyard covered plains and medieval villages.
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