A Grape Escapade – 5 Best Wine Destinations Around the World

Posted on Mar 8 2017 - 5:38am by Eugenia Gilbreath

Bottles of Wine Nothing can quite compare to the enchanting experience of spending your time off in one of the world’s greatest wine regions. With the stunning view of a vineyard as your backdrop, sipping and tasting your favorite drink has never been this good.

For the past few years, more and more wine destinations are becoming tourist spots. There are places, however, which remain as prime destinations for wine lovers.

France

Hailed as the world’s largest wine producer, France has some of the world’s most renowned wine destinations. Each of these regions serves a great variety of wine, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir. Champagne is a historic province, which produces the most expensive and best-tasting sparkling wine. It is located at the northernmost part of Paris. However, if you prefer the classic taste of red wine over the Chardonnay variety, then the ideal places to visit are the Rhône Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Loire Valley.

Italy

Italians’ passion for wine-making has a long history which can be traced back to 300 B.C. Ever since they started the craft, the country has strongly maintained its reputation for perfecting the art. It is not surprising to see that a lot of wine lovers travel to Italy just to experience one great wine tour. Some of the places you should never miss are Tuscany (where the original ‘dry Chianti’ is produced), Piedmont (expert in the creation of some of the country’s finest wines), and Lombardy (known to have at least 13 wine-producing districts).

Australia

When it comes to great-tasting wines, the land down under has so much to offer to local and foreign wine enthusiasts. The country offers world-class quality wines which are produced through modern and innovative wine-making technologies that brings out an authentic taste. Most of these vineyards are located in  South and Western Australia.

You should also visit  some of the finest wineries in Margaret River and Barossa Valley. As you make your way to these regions, be sure to taste one of Australia’s specialty red wines, the  ‘Grange.’

Germany

The Germans have injected their own identity into their wines ever since they learned the art of wine-making from the Romans. In total, there are currently 13 wine-producing regions in the country which primarily uses nine grape varieties.

During your tour, don’t miss the chance to visit Germany’s largest and oldest winery,  the Kloster Pforta in Bad Kosen. Not only will you discover a great deal of perfectly fermented wines, but also learn something about the country’s history. One grape trip indeed!

Argentina

Argentina is the newest in the wine-making business, but it is the largest wine growing nation in all of South America. It is responsible in supplying the majority of wine varieties in the continent.  Among the most notable wine regions are the cities of Mendoza and San Juan. Some of the must-try and well-known varieties of wine are Malbec and Bonarda, so be sure to give it a taste during your visit.

Whether it is the wine or the great escapade you’re after, these wine regions are sure to give you the best time of your life. Before you even head off somewhere else, be sure to start your journey by sipping a glass of your favorite wine.