Best Destinations for Wine Lovers

It is always a pretty thing to have a themed holiday, right? It becomes even much better when your theme is something you quite love and you have to combine it with traveling.

 

Great combo I know, right? This will of course be more fun especially when what you love is just good food and a better wine.

 

Well, at least if you love good wine, then you have more reason to be happy as there are a lot of holiday destinations available for you out there. Below are some of them.

 

  • Douro Valley, Portugal

Just a few miles from Portugal’s capital, you will come across this great site boasting of 18th and 19th century wine estates or Quintas as they are popularly known and great vineyards just above the amazing Douro river.

This place is known for producing some of the greatest wines one of them being the Vinho Verde white wine which is quite popular. Besides, you can also enjoy great table wines from the smaller quintas made from some of the indigenous grapes.

You can also decide to go for a guided tour and tasting at some of the historic sites such as Quinta de La Rosa, Quinta das Carvalhas and Quinta da Pacheca. If you are tired of being on land, you can also decide to go on a wine cruise and get to view this great place on water.

  • Franschhoek

This is another great wine destination located between the amazing mountains in the heart of Cape Winelands in South Africa. It was founded in 1688 by the French Huguenots and has been filled with great vineyards ever since.

The place produce a variety of great wines such as Semilon and Chardonnay which are great white wines and some amazing reds like the Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Some great vineyards in this place include Allee Bleue, Solms-Delta, chamonix and La Motte.

You can also take a food and wines tour that will include picking grapes tasting some great wine. Sounds like much fun, right?

  • Saint – Emilion

If what you love most includes full-bodied red wines, then this is where you need to be. Located in Bordeaux, France, the region holds one of the most historic wine town with the major tourist attraction being Les Cordeliers.

This is a winery, although quite rusty, that was left in the ruins of the Franciscan monastery dating back to the 14th century. For more than a century now, this place has been producing the best Crémant de Bordeaux wine from its old ancient cellars.

If you want to extend your visit, you can also consider visiting Chateau Troplong Mondot and Chateau Cautet as they are also some great wineries around.

If you want to be a great wine taster, you can also attend wine tasting sessions at Maison du Vin of Saint – Emilion wine school to learn a few things about wine tasting.

  • Valle de Guadalupe

If you are visiting Mexico, make sure you extend your visit to this great wine region. Popularly known for producing amazing reds and white wines, you should consider visiting some of the best wine makers including Monte Xanic, Casta de Vinos and Vena Cava among others.

Anyway, if you are tired of the blends, you can head down to Finca La Carrodilla for some awesome four mono-varietal wines or go to La Cava de Marcelo for a great wine and cheese combos.

This is where you will get to try of the exotic cheese most probably with a glass of good tasting wine that is locally produced.