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The Top 5 Wine Regions to Visit Around the World

There’s nothing like having a glass of red wine at the end of a stressful day. After all, it tastes good, is rich in antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties. 

If you’re a wine lover, likely, you’re also interested in visiting wine regions and going on wine tours. Continue reading below to find some places to visit. 

Russian River

Expect to be surrounded by ancient redwoods and rolling hills on a Private Russian River Valley wine tasting tour.

Russian River Valley specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. The outstanding quality might be due to the region’s weather.

The cooling fog pouring in from Sonoma Coast results in an extended growing season, which helps the grapes to ripen slowly and mature fully.

As a bonus, if you’re into local gourmet products (e,g. artisan cheese and kefir),  you’ll find it there. 

If you want to travel safely and in style, it’s worth hiring a limo for your wine tours

Burgundy, France

Burgundy is one of France’s main wine-producing areas. Luckily, you won’t lack options since this region is famous for Burgundy wines, Pinot Noirs, Beaujolais, Chablis, and Chardonnays. 

The area has a romantic feel, with its canals and grand châteaux (some now transformed into luxury hotels). 

But that’s not all: Burgundy, located in east-central France, is a historical region. In the capital, Dijon, you can see the stunning architecture of the Palace of the Dukes, and perhaps, walk in to visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts (museum established in 1787).  

Sonoma County

Sonoma Valley, located in Sonoma County, truly stands out. The region is home to about 60,000 acres of vineyards and over 400 wineries.

If you’re into driving through gorgeous roads that lead to fantastic olive oil, cheeses, and apples, this is the place for you. Also, expect to see wineries that produce top-notch Zinfandels and Cabernets. 

The main attraction might be the gorgeous vineyards, but that doesn’t mean that’s all you can explore in this region. Anywhere you look, you’ll see charming country inns and beautiful parks.

In downtown Healdsburg, you’ll find Banshee, a popular tasting room, which is a “must visit” place you have to include in your list. Expect to taste single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinots. As a bonus, it’s worth trying some of the snacks, too, like local smoked and brined trout. 

If you’re into seeing the whole winemaking and farming process, then go to Benziger for a tour through its vineyards and gardens (both organically farmed). 

Tenerife, Spain

Spain is going through a winemaking renaissance period, and it’s in Tenerife that you’ll find some of the tastiest bottles.

Tenerife is divided into north and south territories by the volcanic Mount Teide. The southern half is usually warmer, drier, and sunnier.

In contrast, the north is more humid and cooler, perfect for top-notch viticulture. 

Most wineries are in the northeast of the island, near the city San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

Tourists can taste various wines made using indigenous varieties, like the delicate Listán Blanco and Listán Negro. 

The most exciting bottles currently arrive from Listán Prieto, an ancient red variety, slowly making a comeback worldwide.

Cape Winelands, South Africa

South Africa’s Cape Winelands hosts the country’s most prestigious wineries.

While the drive from Cape Town to wine country takes less than an hour, it’s best to stay in the region to explore the Winelands at your pace. 

Get ready to taste Pinotage (South Africa’s earthy, smoky, red variety) and a range of Chenin Blancs.

For those into sparkling wine, the Méthode Cap Classique wines are the perfect option. 

Wine Regions: Is It Worth It?

Wine travel can be a fantastic way to explore places while learning more about your hobby: drinking wine. 

Visiting wine regions means that whenever you drink wine at home, you’ll remember your trip. It’s magical.  

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