Top 5 Wine Regions in the World
A lot of us love drinking wine. Be it a romantic dinner, a fancy event, or just binge-watching our favorite shows, wine can perfectly fit no matter what activity we do. Wine truly is an exquisite drink that you can enjoy, no matter the occasion.
If you’re a wine lover, you must have had an urge to travel to different places where exquisite wines are produced. Italy, perhaps? In Veneto, Tuscany, or Piedmont, maybe? Why not broaden your horizons and expand your wine preferences by traveling to wine destinations that are not in Italy?
So grab your travel journal and list down these wine regions you must visit in order to sate your wine-loving heart. And while you’re at it, experience the vast culture these places have and find out what makes their wine unique.
Here are some of the most popular wine regions to include in your bucket list:
1. Bordeaux, France
If you’re someone who prides yourself when it comes to your wine knowledge, then you’ve heard of the world-renowned Bordeaux wines. Extending along three rivers Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne, the region’s temperate climate makes the wine created in Bordeaux considered one of the best.
Activities in the region include an unforgettable Bordeaux wine tour that lets you see the vineyard yielding grapes used to create these exquisite wines. It’s also rich in history and culture, with a city filled with fun and liveliness. If you live and breathe wine, this is the dream destination for you.
2. Napa Valley, California
If you live in the U.S., then there’s no real need to go that far for a wine experience of a lifetime. Napa Valley is a wine region filled with more than 400 wineries with diverse settings, styles and history. The stunning views surrounding the valley and behind the scenes tours of wine cellars and caves will surely make it a trip to remember.
The Napa Valley is also home to wineries such as Castello di Amorosa, Opus One, and Caymus Vineyards. Caymus wines have a good reputation for an excellent and soft, yet rich and ripe high quality of wine. Enjoy a bottle of 2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon California Red - 1L as you marvel at the scenic view of the vineyards.
3. Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
If a colder area isn’t your thing, then you might want to take a look around the wineries all over Valle de Guadalupe. Wine enthusiasts who visit the region can join in an organized tour group out of Tijuana. However, don’t stick too much on your planned timetable and enjoy the moment while you’re there.
Casa Frida, Casta de Vinos, and Finca La Carrodilla are just some of the renowned wineries in the region, each with its own mood. If you visit the Sol y Barro winery, you can enjoy your wine while admiring the scene outside of the winery. The area is full of flowers with wild birds for visitors, which will surely relax you at every sip you take.
4. Istria, Croatia
Croatia is a country full of vast, beautiful ocean and coastal heavens, and has become one of the top destinations for gallivants. But did you know that it’s also a place where a wine region teeming with vineyards produces one of the most decadent wines in the world? Istria might not be something you would think of when talking about wine, but it sure does have a lot to offer.
The beautiful city of Istria is full of scenic views, and the wineries grow their very own indigenous grapes for their wines. Malvajiza is one of Croatia’s oldest grapes, even dating back to the ancient Greeks. Teran, another popular variety, is the main ingredient for Croatia’s best wine.
5. Niagara Peninsula, Canada
Another wine region that is relatively close to the U.S., the Niagara Peninsula is the home to the most productive wine regions of Canada. It’s a place known for making more ice wine compared to other wineries all over the world.
You can’t think of the Niagara Peninsula without associating it with their lusciously sweet wines. However, many wineries also produce different varieties of dry wine such as Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Niagara Peninsula is one of the most well-acclaimed winemaking regions in Ontario, Canada. The vast area is filled with vineyards that offer a unique experience you wouldn’t want to miss in this lifetime. Both wine enthusiasts and gallivants will surely enjoy the wineries all over Niagara.
Traveling to beautiful wine regions is the ultimate wine lover’s dream. Be it all the way to France or just somewhere in California, being able to visit a winery and experience an unforgettable wine tour can be enough. Besides, you don’t only get to experience the wine of each place, but also a bit of culture that can be found in their wineries and the wine itself.
Have you ever been to any of the places featured on our list? Or have any recommendations for somewhere we have missed? Let us know in the comments section below.