Wine tours have become so popular nowadays that you do not have to be a seasoned wine enthusiast to enjoy one. Moreover, wine tastings are not the only things you would be experiencing on your trip. The Best wine tour destinations in the world offer a lot more than just wine tasting tours.
If you are having a hard time finding the best wine destination, take a look at the following list to decide where you would like to go first.
#1. Mendoza, Argentina
There are a number of wine producing regions in Argentina, but Mendoza steals the show because of its amazing variety of wines. It is home to the world famous Malbecs, and offers a wide variety of wines all the way down to simple Vino-patero.
#2. Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux in France enjoys a maritime climate and is famous for red Bordeaux wines. Most of its wines are blends of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
#3. Napa & Sonoma Valley, California, USA
Napa and Sonoma Valley represent the best in American wine culture, and produce internationally acclaimed wines. These destinations are highly popular with tourists for a number of reasons besides the amazing wine tasting tours.
#4. Basque Country, Spain
Spain’s Basque Country is one of the major wine producing regions, and has vast stretches of vineyards producing quality wines. You can pair the famous Txakoli wine of the region with the local seafood dishes.
#5. Alto Adige, Italy
When talking about wine producing regions, Italy and Tuscany are said in the same breath. However, Alto Adige has been gaining popularity as the next wine producing region in the country. Alto Adige is home to some of the world’s best Pinot Grigio.
#6. Yarra Valley, Australia
The Yarra Valley produces the best Pinot Noirs, sparkling wines, and cool-climate wines in Australia. It is only about an hour drive from Melbourne. It offers fine dining along with amazing wines and quaint, yet comfortable accommodation.
#7. Tuscany, Italy
It is hard to ignore Tuscany when you are considering a wine tasting tour to Italy. Chianti is the most popular wine in Tuscany, although you will get to try a number of other varieties as well.
#8. Cape Town, South Africa
In Cape Town, wine tasting is paired with a beautiful landscape, delectable food and centuries-old architecture. The textbook climatic conditions for wine cultivation, is why Cape Town has acres of land covered with vineyards producing a wide variety of wines.
#9. Alentejo, Portugal
Alentejo in Portugal is one of the best wine regions in the world, with a long history of winemaking. In terms of white wines it is most famous for Arinto, Roupeiro, and Antão Vaz. The most popular red wines in Alentejo are Aragonez, Castelão, Trincadeira, and Alicante Bouschet.
#10. Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
The Willamette Valley accounts for two thirds of Oregon’s vineyards and wineries. It has nearly 500 wineries and is regarded as one of the most important Pinot Noir producing regions in the world. Other varieties include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, etc.
All these above mentioned countries offer the most amazing wine tasting experiences. For more details, check out the infographic shared by Tango Tours entitled, “10 Best Wine Tour Destinations In The World You Must Visit This Year.”