Wine is one of the world’s most popular drinks. It is a drink that is derived from grapes, and as you probably already know, is alcoholic. If you are a wine lover, then you may want to consider traveling to a part of the world or a place where wine is made. Vineyards are the places where grapes are grown and then converted into wine. There are thousands of vineyards all over the world, some in America, and some in Europe.
This post will offer some awesome travel ideas wine lovers can consider for their next vacation:
The Carolinas, U.S.A
There are over 200 wineries in North and South Carolina. If you are based in the United States, then you might want to consider taking tours of them. North and South Carolina have very diverse climates, which makes them ideal places for cultivating a variety of different grapes, and the production of many different types of wine. Because there are so many wineries in these two states, it’s much better to take a professional tour, rather than visiting them individually yourself. By taking a professional tour, you will be able to ensure that you see all of the best vineyards and wineries in these two states. Something that you should bear in mind is that if you take a professional tour, then tasting and accommodation are usually included. Some tour guides even give you the opportunity to stay in the actual vineyards that you are visiting.
Other than the Carolinas, California is the United States’ best state for growing grapes and the cultivation of wine. In addition to fantastic vineyards and wineries to visit, California is one of the U.S.’ most popular states for tourism, mainly due to Los Angeles, and Hollywood in particular. If you want to take a quick vacation and have already visited the Carolinas (because they are without a doubt the best for wine lovers), then California is worth a visit. You could consider visiting acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola’s vineyard for a tour, which is located in Geyserville CA.
Champagne is a region in France where the world’s best sparkling wines are produced. Everybody is familiar with champagne, but few people know that champagne can only be labeled as champagne if it has been produced in France’s Champagne region. If it is produced anywhere else, then it must be labeled as sparkling wine. Unfortunately, it is very common for companies to mislead their customers and market their products as champagne, even if they are not. There are lots of tours that you can take in Champagne. As with the Carolinas, it’s possible to stay in vineyards in some places.
Tuscan wine is also very famous. Tuscany is one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, also. If you are intending on visiting Italy and want to sample some of the nation’s most delicious and iconic wines, then take a trip to Tuscany. In addition to being able to visit vineyards and wineries for tours, you will also be able to explore the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, sample authentic Tuscan food, and stay in a small town or village. There are lots of Airbnb properties available in Tuscany, catering to tourists interested in wine tours.
Santiago has a reputation for being one of the world’s best wine-producing regions. In addition to the myriad vineyards, Chile also has some amazing beaches, a great culinary scene, and a lot of historic sites to visit. If you are intending on visiting the country purely to sample its wine, then make sure that you also branch out and see what other things it has to offer. You won’t be disappointed, visiting Chile. Even if you can’t get a vineyard tour, you will be able to purchase a sample of local wine in restaurants and bars in and around Santiago.
Mendoza is Argentina’s largest wine region. If you are in South America visiting Chile, then why not take a trip over to Argentina? You can get direct flights between these two nations. It is also possible to charter boats, although this can get very expensive. Traveling between nations in South America is very affordable, so if you have the time to skip over to Argentina, then it is definitely worth doing. Argentina is a very beautiful country with a lot of history, a rich culinary scene, and a lot of things to do.
If you are a fan of wine, then any of the places suggested in this post are worth a visit. While some are better than others, on the whole everywhere listed here produces very good wine that’s received global acclaim and praise.