Vacations are great opportunities to explore new wines and vineyards. And Napa and Sonoma Valleys, while incredible, are certainly not your only options. Check out some of the best destinations around the world to enjoy a glass of vino.
Trying new fine wines can be a great addition to your vacation schedule. When most travelers think of wine destinations, the usual spots are top of mind – Napa Valley or Bordeaux, France to name two. But you can find great wine all over the U.S. and abroad.
If you like to sample regional wines, Redbook Magazine has a list of the Top 10 spots in the U.S. Destinations like Finger Lakes, N.Y.; Louisville, Ky.; and Willamette Valley, Ore. make the list for their great wines and scenic locations.
For wine lovers who want off-the-beaten-path suggestions, Mother Nature Network lists seven lesser-known U.S. wine regions. From Colorado’s western slope and Columbia Valley, Wash. to Texas Hill Country and Lake Erie wine country, travelers are sure to find a unique regional wine they love.
International jetsetters should check out Wine Enthusiast’s list of best wine destinations for 2013. This list includes well-known spots like Rioja, Spain and Monterey County, Calif. as well as out of the way destinations, such as Danube, Australia and Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil.
Chances are there could be a good wine at your destination if you do a little research!
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