5 Best Wine Destinations Around the World

5 Best Wine Destinations Around the World

There is nothing better than wine tasting on the weekend. Wine tasting has now become a holiday tradition since it is so delightful. There are currently several wineries that provide stunning tasting rooms with vineyard views and wine-tasting dinners, as well as cellar and vineyard excursions.

Then there is the beauty of wine. The perfect end to a long day of sightseeing is the best way to relax. Enjoying a bottle of wine while watching the sunset over vineyards is a dream. Then picture doing that every day for a week or more. But first, let’s discuss wine.

The Evolution of Wine

For thousands of years, wine has been a component of our nutrition and culture. Winemaking began in Europe and then spread around the Mediterranean. The winemaking areas developed by the Roman Empire can still be found today.

As we know, wines can be found globally, but are there any wine clubs that ship to Utah? Not exactly. Utah is a unique place where it is a felony to get wine directly shipped. So you cannot order wines online. Instead, you can go to wine clubs and raise your wine glass to toast or enjoy the taste.

Takeaway: The term ’toasting’ had its origins in ancient Rome when it was adopted from Greek culture. Initially, it was used to reduce the bitterness of the wine by adding a slice of toasted bread.

That being said, let us get back to wine tasting locations. A total of 61 nations currently produce wine across the globe since its expansion to the Americas, Australia, and beyond. This is why we have reduced it down to our top six picks for the best wine-tasting venues.

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Deep, full-bodied red wines are what Saint Emilion, one of Bordeaux’s most renowned wine towns, is known for. A rustic vineyard located amid the remnants of a 14th-century Franciscan monastery is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the region.

It has been more than a century since Les Cordeliers began making sparkling Crémant de Bordeaux in its historic cellars in Bordeaux. Château Troplong Mondot and Château Coutet are two more must-see wineries. April and May are the best months to visit.

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La Rioja, Spain

 

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La Rioja, dotted with castles, churches, and picturesque wine villages, is a wine lover’s dream come true. The wine was brought to Spain by the ancient Romans. Since then, La Rioja’s winemaking heritage has been deeply ingrained in the region’s psyche.

Bodegas López de Heredia and Muga, as well as Bodegas Marques de Riscal and Bodegas Ysios, provide a broad selection of superb wines from a wide range of vineyards.

Also, the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture in Briones, south of Haro, should not be missed. Everything from winemaking and serving to taste profiling is covered at this world-famous museum. The best time to go is during the late September/early October harvest season.

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Mendoza, Argentina

 

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Argentina produces some of the world’s most lauded wines. The Andes Mountains border the Mendoza area, situated on a high plateau. Because the climate is ideal for winemaking, several well-known and classic wineries are situated here.

Luján de Cuyo, Maipu, and the Uco Valley are three of the most important winemaking locations in the area, featuring the Zuccardi, Trapiche, and López wineries. This region’s extensive plantings also produce superb Torrontes, Syrah, and sauvignon blanc wines. The ideal time to visit Mendoza is from October to April.

Tuscany, Italy

 

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Tuscany is often regarded as the pinnacle of European wine tourism and as the place to go for romance, great food, and, of course, wine. Many medieval castles in the Italian countryside have been converted into vineyards and hotels, making it a calm getaway from the adjacent towns. Time seems to stand still in this lovely setting, perfect for foodies.

Castello del Trebbio and Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona in Montalcino in Florence are just two of the numerous wineries worth seeing while in the area. However, suppose you want to get a more fantastic idea of life in Tuscany. In that case, you should visit smaller cities like Siena and Lucca. Late September and early October and between April and May are the best time to visit Tuscany.

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Valle de Guadalupe, México

Mexico’s growing wine area should be on every wine connoisseur’s bucket list. It is not unusual to see red wines like cabernet merlot, Barbera, Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. Also, whites like Colombard or Chardonnay are made here.

Decantos Vinicola, Monte Xanic, Viña de Frannes, Casta de Vinos, and Vena Cava, a winery created from salvaged boats, are just a few must-see wineries in the area. Then, head to Finca La Carrodilla when you have had enough of the mixes. Tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, Shiraz, and Chenin blanc are all single-varietal wines produced at this organic winery.

Check out La Cava de Marcelo for some excellent cheese and wine combinations. Tourists can sample some of the unique cheeses from Baja California at the only cheese cellar in Mexico. Late August or early September is the best time to visit.

Conclusion

Of course, this is not a comprehensive list of all the wine-producing areas around the globe. You will have a wide range of options to pick from for destinations.

You can travel all over the globe to see all the significant wine regions since there are quite a few options. So plan for the perfect wine tour, as these wine destinations are sure to impress you. Happy tasting!

About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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