Top Destinations for Wine Lovers
Planning your next destinations and looking for something different? Why not go for wine tasting in one of these top 5 destinations around the world.
1- Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is one of the most famous regions in Europe for Wine tasting. It is best known for its classic red wines, which included Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino. When visiting Tuscany, you can simply stay in Florence and drive to Antinori Chianti Classico, Castello di Nipozzano, or Capezzena, one of the three best vineyards in Tuscany. There are always tour guides we suggest you to book for an ultimate experience, and dine at one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the area.
Antinori Chianti Classico: The Chanti region is one of the most beautiful in Tuscany, and the Antinori family has been in the wine business since 1385. Some of the top wines are produced in this winery, which sets mostly hidden by olive groves and lies underground. The estate is designed by the famous Italian architect Marco Sasamonti and also has an inspiring book shop, an art collection, and a restaurant on the top floor.
Castello di Nipozzano: A great experience of tasting wine in a medieval 1000 years old castle, also in the Chanti region. Nipozzano is known both for its Chianti DOCG wines and its Toscana IGT wines.
Capezzena: "Capezzana is the story of a family that for generations has passed on from father to son the love and passion for producing high-quality wine and oil." The estate has been producing wine and extra-virgin olive oil since 804. The wines are produced by a blend of Sangiovese, and sometimes other Tuscan varieties, with Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. The tour takes you tasking three wines and introduces you to their famous art collection dating back from the 20th century.
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2- Bordeaux, France
The Bordeaux wine region is the largest on earth and covers over 120 000 hectares. Among the best in the area, Saint Émilion is one of the most historic wine towns, and Les Cordeliers and Château Coutet are the best wineries in Bordeaux. There's also the Bordeaux Wine Festival that take place which is a great experience for all wine lovers. The wine produced in Bordeaux is mostly red and the d red grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and more.
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3- Cape Town, South Africa
We suggest going to South Africa for wine tasting and all the other incredible experiences you can have in this country. It's not your usual vacation, which will make the experience more memorable. Franschhoek is one of the most popular for its fine wines, gorgeous landscape, and delicious food. Among the wines produced, the Franschhoek is home to white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay but also red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir.
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4- Porto, Portugal
Just like its name, Porto is known for the famous Porto wine produced in the Douro Valley for over 2000 years. Going to Porto could be less expensive than all the other destinations but as adventurous. Other than the Port or Porto, the Vinho Verde white wine is also produced in this region. You will also get to taste less-known wines made from indigenous grapes and tastes incredible. There are different guided tours you can choose from which will take you tasting at different historic wineries in the area like Quinta da Pacheca, Quinta de La Rosa, and Quinta das Carvalhas.
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5- Napa Valley, USA
Considered one of the best wine-tasting destinations in the US, Napa Valley is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon. It is home to over 500 wineries and various unique experiences. The easiest way is to take the Napa Valley Wine Train which takes you on a 36-mile round-trip discovering and stopping at some of the best wineries in the valley. Ideally, you should be able to visit around three to five wineries in a day to be able to have enough time to discover the history of the place and enjoy your experience. Sattui Winery, Faust Haust, and Cakebread Cellars are our favorites in the region.
Check out some of the most unique tours in Napa Valley, here.
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