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8 Most Beautiful Wine Regions In The World

For every wine enthusiast

By Swati DubéPublished 2 years ago 5 min read
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Wine regions became one of the most favoured destinations for vacation and staycation in these past years.

Now, the land of vineyards is not limited to wine lovers but become a tantalizing glimpse for every traveller. From wine experts to wine enthusiasts, everyone has a significant place in their hearts.

Blessed with stupendous landscapes, scrumptious foods, the heavenly ambience serves as a cherry on the top with a glass of wine.

The most popular wine regions around the world such as France, Spain, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Chile, America, Argentina and Portugal export 80% of their wines, making them popular destinations among wine enthusiasts.

Here is the list of the top 8 exceptionally beautiful wine regions around the world worth visiting.

Tuscany, Italy

The first name that stuck with us when hearing the word wine, is Tuscany. Located in the Bel Paese, Tuscany, topped itself as a god of wine-country because of its excellent soil and climate. Surrounded by hilly land, beautiful landscapes, cypress trees, and lavish wine estates, it becomes one of the most proliferative wine-producing regions of Europe.

Popular for its Old World Wines, the wine region of Chianti, Montalcino, Vino Bobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano, offers an exceptional view of natural landscapes. With a panoramic view of hilly land and sloping vineyards, you can enjoy the world's best wines such as Val di Cornia DOC, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Chianti DOCG. Be sure to try Tuscan’s signature sweet wine, Vin Santo.

Wineries To Not Miss In Tuscany:

  • San Gimignano
  • Montepulciano
  • Badia a Coltibuono
  • Bolgheri, Carmignano
  • Montalcino
  • Antinori
  • Castellare di Castellina

Yarra Valley, Australia

Stationed on the outskirts of Melbourne, Yarra Valley seems straight out of a fairytale. The hillside views along with shops, old villages, restaurants, and wineries make the Yarra Valley a dazzling area for wine tours. Vigneron set up grapes in the region in the 1830s such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon, which gave the ultimate luxury of the country's best wines with a sweeping view of exquisite wine estates.

Yarra Valley provides a terrific array of attractions in its different regions of wineries. There are 160 wineries in the area. You can soak in 100% made blueberry wine on Badger Creek or enjoy an extensive trial of wine at the luxurious Balgownie Estate. Each place promises to give you an unprecedented experience with beautiful areas.

Wineries To Not Miss In Yaara Valley:

  • Healesville
  • Yarra Yering
  • Oakridge Wines
  • Yarra Glen
  • Domaine Chandon
  • Warburton
  • Rochford Wines
  • Tokar Estate,
  • Coldstream Hills

Douro Valley, Portugal

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Portugal's picturesque Douro Valley includes world exclusive wineries in its region, which often confuse wine connoisseurs, which one to go first. Here you can linger in the taste of white and red wine, and get lost in the vertiginous nature of the wine country. Douro Valley, the most treacherous place also acknowledged by UNESCO, making it a world heritage.

Wineries To Not Miss In Douro Valley, Portugal:

  • Quinta da Pacheca
  • Quinta das Carvalhas
  • Quinta do Crasto
  • Quinta do Panascal

Istria and Kvarner Bay, Croatia

In the northwestern winemaking region of Croatia, we can find over 200 grape varieties.

Istria vineyards located on the scenic slopes overlooking the clear blue sea and hill spread like a carpet across the valley. The world’s most aromatic wines can only be found in the valley of Istria and Kvarner Bay.

Croatia's warm climate and unique wines make it the best wine tasting region in the world.

The most popular and oldest white grapes variety in the region is malvazija istarska. And among the varieties of red grape wine are Merlot, Teran, refosk, cabernet sauvignon.

Wineries To Not Miss In Istria and Kvarner Bay:

  • Damjanic Winery
  • Vina Fakin
  • Benvenuti Winery
  • Kabola Winery

Provence, France

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Provence, France's beautiful region on the Mediterranean coast, is home to lavender, olives, sunflowers, and wines, ranging from red, white to rose wines.

France's oldest wine-producing region, Provence winemaking history dates back 2600 years. From white wine to dry red wine, the Provence shop has something for everyone.

Surrounded by clear skies, spectral and desolate mountains and lavender, Provence proves as a heaven for wine tasters.

You can also find here unique traditional red grapes including Syrah, Cinsault, Tannat, Carignan, Braquet, Barbaroux, Folle Noir, Tibouren.

Wine Regions To Not Miss In Provence:

  • Bordeaux Winery
  • Burgundy
  • Cotes de Provence
  • La Londe
  • Sainte-Victoire
  • Frejus, Pierrefeu
  • Coteaux Varois de Provence
  • Les Baux de Provence

Rioja, Spain

Spain’s exclusive wine region, Rioja wines are considered the essence of the country.

Over 15,000 grapes in the vineyard, only the topmost grapes go in the making of Rioja Wine, making it the king of Winelands.

Popular for its dry red wine, here you will find wines from Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon to Grenache. Rioja further spread into three provinces — Rioja Alta, Rioja Alvesa, and Baja from where one can enjoy a wonderful view of the wineries.

Wineries To Not Miss In Rioja:

  • Bodegas Muga
  • Marques de Murrieta
  • Vivanco, Altanza
  • Bodegas Vina Ijalba
  • Bodegas Finca La Emperatriz
  • Miguel Merino Winery
  • Luis Canas

Maipo Valley, Chile

Situated in Chile’s northern end, Maipo Valley boasts to be a heaven for wine connoisseurs.

Running from the 1540s, the valley is the oldest home to viticulture in Chile.

This spectacular valley has the largest wine producer in Latin America and the biggest vineyard in the world.

Famously known for its red wine, Maipo ambience is filled with warm days and cool nights.

The best wine to taste here is dry red wine, Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wineries To Not Miss In Maipo Valley:

  • Concha y Toro Winery
  • Vina Aquitania Winery
  • Cousino Macul Winery

Willamette Valley, Oregon, US

Willamette Valley is a northwestern region of the United States, spanning 150 miles in Oregon. In 2016, Wine Enthusiast magazine named it the Wine Region of the Year.

Home to Oregon’s vineyards and wineries, Willamette is known as the Pinot noir producer, making it the best winemaking region worldwide. An ideal place for wine tasting, the beautiful valley has luxury resorts, inns, and delightful vineyards.

Willamette's is also recognized for its other varieties like Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay.

To bound tourists, Willamette Valley boasts an art gallery, unique shops, more than 500 wineries, floating in a hot-air balloon, biking, and hiking activities.

You can take cycling on the bikeway of the scenic view of Willamette Valley. The scenic trails and surging waterfalls make it an ideal countryside to take a vine vacation.

Wineries To Not Miss In Willamette Valley:

  • Utopia Vineyard & Winery
  • Alloro Vineyard
  • Bells Up Winery
  • Lenné estate
  • Youngberg Hill

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