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8 Beautiful Travel Destinations For Wine Lovers

Top places every wine lover should visit

Wine is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, sought after drink in the world. It has a religious significance as well as a must-have for a party setting. Its diversity in ingredients and flavors makes it a must-have for people all around the world. While you can get wine at low prices from any local or supermarket, yet the original flavor can only be absorbed in certain locations. People who love wine must have visited a vineyard, if not, then here are the top eight places where every wine lover must head to.

Alentejo, Portugal

Alentejo, Portugal vineyard
Loving wines and vineyard tours are some of the reasons for many a traveler
to visit best wine regions of the world.
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Alentejo is an upcoming site in Portugal which has fantastic beaches, hilltops, castles, ruins of the Roman Empire, Olive trees, and vineyards. If you love wine and enjoy nature, Alentejo should be on the top of your list. This place has more than 250 producers of wine, and its cultivation exceeds 22,000 hectares of agricultural land. November and December are the best time to visit this place due to the festival of wine, where vast quantities of wine and other local products are in store for you.

Bordeaux, France

A vineyard in Bordeaux, France
French wines are amongst the most known in the world, with Bordeaux region
one of the best places to enjoy your wine tasting.
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France is known for its expensive items. If you can burn a hole in your pocket, then Bordeaux is your place to cherish the richness of the wine. In all probability, Bordeaux offers the tastiest and expensive bottles of wine. Also, Bordeaux has a list of trips where you can spend the day roaming around with some delicious French cuisine. You should visit the Saint Emilion, which is a pretty famous historic village for its superb quality of the wine. Two of the other wineries, which you must head on to include the Chateau Country and the Château Troplong Mondot.

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Pinot noir grapes in vineyard
Basically there are 3 colours of grapes: blue (black), white and rose. Some grapes
are grown as table grapes, while the others are known as wine grapes.
 

Every wine lover must have a taste for a wide variety of flavors. Mexico's upcoming wine region gives you the world's most exceptional red and white wine. You must visit the Casta de Vinos, Vena Cava, and the Monte Xanic. The place also has an organic winery known as Finca La Carrodilla. You can find over 100 wineries here. The Baja Med Cuisine is also a specialty of this place.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Gardens in Hunter region, NSW, Australia
Australia is home to many wine regions, including Barossa Valley in South Australia
and Hunter Valley in New Sourh Wales.
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Located northeast of Adelaide in South Australia, the Barossa Valley is one of the finest places where you will get the Shiraz and the Rieslings wine. Notable wineries include Chateau Tanunda, Grant Burge, Pindarie, Seppeltsfield, among others. The site also has a winemaking lab which gives you the option to blend your wine according to your taste.

Napa Valley, the United States of America

Welcome sign to Napa Valley
Located in California, Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine growing regions,
not only in the USA but in the world.
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If you don't know much about wine or perhaps haven't tasted much of it, then the Napa Valley in the United States of America is the place where you should go. This place has a range of wineries such as the Alpha Omega, Black Stallion, O’Brien Estate winery, among others, which gives you a lot of options to experiment with wine. Also, visit the Cairdean Estate which has around 20 different wines in store for you.

Piedmont, Italy

Wine hills in Piedmont, Italy
Bordering with France and Switzerland, Piedmont region in Italy is best known
for its Barolo wines and a great cuisine.
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Piedmont is a very famous city located in Italy, northwest of the borders of France and Switzerland. True to its name, Piedmont is truly a land of mountains surrounded by the Alps on one of the sides. Piedmont is famous for its red wines such as Barbaresco and Barolo. The local Piemonte wine is made from the Nebbiolo grape and the Moscato grape. Alba and Asti are two of the most famous wine-producing towns in Piedmont.

Provence, France

Country region in Provence, France
Originating its name from Roman's 'provincia nostra' (our province), Provence is
French wine producing region, home to hundreds of wineries.
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Provence is located in the southern part of France, which has more than 400 vineyards to pick and choose from. So you can sip all kinds of flavors throughout the day and still not get bored. You might as well require a month-long vacation. You guessed it right; it is the top producer of wine in the world and has one of the best vineyards around the globe. The wine was started producing here as early as the time when the Ancient Greeks founded the beautiful city of Marseille. The Bandol region in Provence is an Internationally recognized wine region.

Cape Town, South Africa

A vineyard at Cape Town, South Africa
The first wine in South Africa was produced in 1659 at Cape Town,
at the Constantia estate, now the most famous in South Africa.
 (Image: Pixabay.com)

At the extreme south of Africa is South Africa. Cape Town is a stunning city with beautiful vineyards, amidst breathtaking views. It is particularly famous for Constantia, located in Cape Town’s backyard, from where South Africa’s first glorious wine came into the picture. Costania produces some of the award-winning wines. Steenberg, Eagle’s Nest, Beau Constantia are some of the notable wine farms in the city.

Oenophilia - the love of wine, is spread out across the world. The range of flavors wine offers is tremendous. Every location has a specific specialty with regards to wine, so you must pick and choose wisely. So after visiting all those places all you need is a carte du monde à gratter to preserve indelible moments spend with your loved ones. It would make your wine trip even more memorable.

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