Sipping wine after a hectic and tiring day is all that a wine lover could ask for. But, imagine sipping wine at its origin, the place where it is made. In the lap of nature itself. It is an experience of a lifetime.
Below are the top wine destinations that you need to visit at least once to experience them.
Italy: Italy is the ultimate destination for all the passionate wine lovers. All the regions have their special wines and both red and white are produced there. Venato, Tuscany and Piedmont are the top wine producing regions each with their distinctive wines.
Greece: Greece may not be a very famous wine destination, but many people are unaware of the fact that is the oldest in Europe. Assyrtiko is a must try wine and is a specialty from Greece. It has a citrus aroma with earthy aftertaste. Before you visit, learn how to pair wine with Greek food.
Switzerland: Switzerland is an ideal holiday destination. Going on a wine tour and teaming it up with swiss chocolates is the best combination you can try. The best time to visit is during spring. Best wine producing areas are Geneva, Valais and Vaud. The leading grape varieties in Switzerland are Pinot Noir which produces red wine and Chasselas which produces white wines.
France: French people are famous for their love for food. Not to mention all their meals are accompanied with wine! France is the largest wine producer in the world and the famous ones are Alsace, Bordeaux and Burgundy along with many others. You need to visit this place to actually believe it.
Portugal: Another European wine producing country is Portugal. Douro valley produces the most famous port wine of export quality. A very unique green wine named Vinhos Verde is produce in Minho and a must try. Various regions like Lisboa, Madeira and Alentejo organise amazing wine tours.
Spain: Spain is a neighbour of Portugal and is also famous for wines. Its mediterranean climate is perfect for grape farming. Some famous wines from this country are Cava, Alicante, Tempranillo etc.
Croatia: People of Croatia love wine with their meals. A very famous drink is made here by mixing wine with still water called Bevanda and carbonated water called Gemišt. Istria, Salvonia and Dalmatia are the top wine producing regions in Croatia.
Australia: Australia produces some great and famous wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. The best experience is to visit a the wine festivals as they take place all round the year. Every region in Australia is famous for some wine. Barossa Valley for Shiraz, Yarra Valley for Pinot Noir and Perth for Chardonnay.
USA: Napa Valley and Sonoma County are the two very famous wine producing regions in USA and the world. Apart from them other place to visit for wine lovers are Texas Hill Country, Finger Lakes and Columbia Valley. The most famous wines from USA are Cabernet, Sauvignon, Riesling and Merlot.
New Zealand: New Zealand is full of beautiful valleys and beaches. Thanks to its cool climate and fertile soil, many wineries are present here. Auckland, Gisborne. Waiheke Island and Hawke’s Bay are some of the famous wine producing regions.
To know more about best wine regions, have a look at the gifographic shared by Tango.Tours.