5 Best Wine Travel Destinations

5 Best Wine Travel Destinations
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Wine’s transporting experience is one of the reasons we continually come back for more. Like sound and smell, taste is a sense that can vividly recall a moment, whether it’s sipping the scent or swirling the glass. We know how much you love wine. So here, we kept it simple and short for the 5 Best Wine Travel Destinations!

1. Penedés, Spain
5 Best Wine Travel Destinations -Penedés, Spain

In ancient times, thousands of vessels of wine were shipped from this region of Catalonia to fuel the orgies of the Roman Empire. The region still produces wines, as well as 98% of Spain’s sparkling wines (cava), which stand an excellent chance of supplanting French champagne in the minds of celebrants throughout the world. In fact, Freixenet is the largest selling sparkling wine in the world.

2. Stellenbosch, South Africa
5 Best Wine Travel Destinations -Stellenbosch, South Africa

Everyone comes back from South Africa’s premier wine area raving about its beauty. The cool climate of the area, influenced by both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Syrah, and other grapes — and they’ve been making wine there since the mid 17th-century.

3. Alentejo, Portugal
5 Best Wine Travel Destinations -Alentejo, Portugal

The wines are emblematic of the region. There are more than 250 producers, with an area under cultivation in the order of 22,000 hectares. There are various “tasquinhas,” some with enormous clay wine-pots, where the wine used to be made, that offer local products. During the festival, they are placed on a special route visited by the Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo.

4. Istria, Croatia
5 Best Wine Travel Destinations -Istria, Croatia

It seems that, already, the Phoenicians and Greeks brought grapevines to Istria. The native settlers of that time, the Histri, successfully cultivated this noble plant and mastered wine production. A proof of this is the legend, according to which the Argonauts, famous Greek seafarers in search of the Golden Fleece exclaimed kalavojna, which in a loose translation from Greek means good wine. Where? On the eastern coast of Istria, at the place along the Bay of Raša which even today bears that name.

5. Bordeaux, France
5 Best Wine Travel Destinations -Bordeaux, France

You can go on a guided tour of the city on foot, by boat, or by bike, visit the wine country, or see the region on a river cruise… Your children will love the boat option, and you and your friends will undoubtedly appreciate a wine-tasting or discovering Bordeaux by night. Visiting Bordeaux is a real treat, and one that always includes a few surprises.

As a winerist, we have a real thirst for travel which is centred around meeting real people, experiencing the best wineries, meeting the winemakers, learning to cook with the locals, and stay in authentic boutique hotels. The history, terroir, and climate of the regions listed above make them very special. For you, which one of the 5 Best Wine Travel Destinations was your favorite?
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Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit the 5 Best Wine Travel Destinations, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.

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  1. Greetings! Very beneficial advice in this article!
    It’s the little changes which will make the main changes.
    Many thanks for sharing!

     

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