Being a wine lover, there can be nothing more relaxing to be able to visit the greatest wine regions in the world. Having your favorite wine along with your loved ones amidst the natural beauty the world has to offer is nothing short of a dream coming to life.
In order to live the dream, the ten destinations that are termed as paradise for wine lovers that you need to visit are
South Africa is home to some of the best wineries in the world. Stellenbosch, Reyneke Wines and DeMorgenzon are some of the top places to visit. They produce their signature Chenin Blanc wine and Piontage wine. Many wineries also offer some additional activities like carriage rides and wildlife tours.
Sonoma County in California is another well known wine producer in the world. It is the ultimate wine destination for wine lovers with more than 400 wineries within the region. Its produces are cool climate wines like Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
Burgundy in France offers various types of wine tours including night and day tours. White wines are produced majorly in this region named Chablis and Côte d’Or. Some red wines are also produced.
Barossa Valley in South Australia is loved by wine lovers from all over the world for the production of Shiraz wine. Wineries are open to tours and tasting sessions along with some great delicacies available at the local restaurants. You can also visit Yalumba, which is the oldest family run winery is Australia.
Piedmont in Italy produces the famous Barolos and Barbarescos. You can also experience some great cuisines at various high end restaurants. The view here is breathtaking due the location of Piedmont at the base of the Alps. Food and wine can be best combined here during the visit in fall.
Willamette Valley in Oregon has great landscapes and produce famous Point Noirs, Chardonnays along with various Burgandian wine varieties. Some of the must visit wineries are Penner-Ash Wine Cellar, Adelsheim and Bergstorm.
Central Otago in New Zealand has a beautiful landscape with natural scenic beauty and of course booming wine industry. It majorly produces white wines like Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Must visit vineyards are Rippon Vineyard and Peregrine.
La Rioja in Spain has 500 wineries and is responsible for producing red wine.López de Heredia is a must visit winery.
Douro Valley in Portugal is the world’s oldest wine producing regions. Sandeman Winery is a must stop for experiencing traditional winemaking that offers wine tasting. Many other smaller estates are also a must visit. A boat ride can be enjoyed to take the full experience of the landscape.
Mosel Valley is one of the 13 wine regions in Germany. It is teeming with castles, hills and rivers and resembles a fairytale. Most of the wines here are made of Riesling Grape. The wine produced here is light, crisp and lower in alcoholic content and high in acidity. Many wine tours and tastings activities are held here.
To learn more about these regions, have a look at the gifographic shared by Tango.Tours.