There is saying in Italy “a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” Wine is indeed an integral part of meal in many cultures. And since it is widely loved by people of all culture, winery destination has become even more popular than ever since before!! Imagine exploring a vineyard in a beautiful place where your one hand is filled with a glass of exotic wine and your eyes is cherishing that exotic sightseeing. What more is needed to complete your vacation mood. Interestingly mostly wineries around the globe now provide exquisite tasting rooms with scenic vineyard views, wine tasting dinners, and tours of the vineyards and cellars. So let’s explore some world’s best winery destination.
- Napa and Sonoma, California
With more than 400 wineries in Napa and 200 in Sonoma, Napa valley vineyard is must visit place in California. The wines are fruity and good-bodied with some exceptional Chardonnay and Zinfandel as well as possibly the best Champagne-style wines outside France. The region produces a variety of wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Testing a wine at a place where scenic sightseeing will not let your eyes off. You’ll also find charming towns, superb restaurants, hotels, spas, wine tours, and plenty of outdoor activities and off course Hollywood and Disneyland tours can be well organised as well.
- Cape Winelands, South Africa
Apart from beholding attractions of Cape Town, one can visit popular wine trails of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek where they grow to produce fine Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir wines. Winery system has been built in Cape Town in last few decades and its one of the popular wine tasting holiday destination now a days.
- Alentejo, Portugal
With its gorgeous coastlines, Scenic sight of villages, ancient culture, Portugal is already admired by tourist for its beauty. Adding to on, it produces more than 250 wines in its regions. There’s a surprising variety in the wines that’s easily explained by the different soils present in the area: granitic, calciferous and Mediterranean red. As a result, what was once three different Rotas dos Vinhos or wine routes in the Alentejo, have merged into one. Alentejo is also one of the world’s cork-farming hubs, with forests for visitors to explore and cork products beyond wine.
- Casablanca Valley, Chile
Casablanca Valley is one more of the “transverse valleys” crossing the centre of Chile between the mountains and the sea, produces the most important white wine of Chile and has become famous for wine tourism. A valley that from mountain to sea gives life to thousands of vineyards that can be visited by the day from Santiago. This ancient and cultural place is a must visit for wine lovers.
- Tuscany, Italy
Spend a day in the beautiful Tuscan countryside sipping wine and making new friends! Visit two authentic wineries for tours and generous tastings of world-famous varietals like Chianti Classico and Super Tuscan. Its beautiful landscape and wine taste will mould you into its own world.
- Rioja, Spain
Among the many attributes of Rioja are the unspoiled natural beauty, the historical sites, cultural attractions, recreational activities, the food, and especially the wine, famous for the distinctive, earthy flavours of the Tempranillo grape. The Rioja region offers a range of climates and landscapes which includes rolling wheat fields, Medieval villages, the lush green terrain of the Ebro River Valley, the Cantabrian Mountains to the north and the Sierras de Cameros and Demanda ranges to the south, all of which enjoy sunny Mediterranean-like weather.
- Santorini and Crete, Greece
Greece is already a tourist attraction for world traveller. Greece’s largest island has the gorgeous beaches and iconic stone architecture of other islands, but it’s Wine yard in Santorini and Crete that hold your taste. The island is also home to nine indigenous grape varieties that include the famous Assyrtiko found in Santorini and Thrapsathiri, Kotsifali, and Mantilari may seem intimidating, but the wines are wild, varied, and worth exploring in Crete.