Wine Regions - Top 7 Wine Regions In The World
Top 7 Wine Regions In The World.
This list also makes for great vacation ideas as well.
Five countries are represented in our Top 7 Wine Regions in the World. Have you been?
7. Mendoza, Argentina: We recommend you visit the Mendoza region of Argentina, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Mendoza accounts for more than 60% of Argentina’s wine production. Go on a tour of the vineyards in the Uco Valley.
6. Barossa Valley, Australia: Settlers began growing grapes in the 1890s in the Barossa Valley of South Australia due to the region’s Mediterranean climate. The plantings include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Semillon, Riesling and Mataro. We suggest you go on a driving tour of the valley and visit a few of the estates, among them Thorn-Clarke, Schild, Rusden and Yalumba.
5. Finger Lakes Region, New York: You’ll enjoy vacationing in this region of Upstate New York. In addition to hiking, swimming, and kayaking, you can explore the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. There are 15 wineries, a cidery, a meadery and four distilleries along the route.
4. Tuscany, Italy: The countryside of Tuscany is beautiful. The area is a great place to visit if you are a wine buff. Many of the vineyards in the Chianti region are open for tours and tastings. Some of them offer sleeping accommodations.
3. Loire Valley, France: We recommend you visit the beautiful Loire Valley and explore its castles, chateaux and wineries. You’ll enjoy visiting the valley’s Anjou, Centre-Loire, Pays Nantais, Saumur and Touraine wine regions.
2. Bordeaux, France: You’ll enjoy a tour of the Bordeaux wine region, visiting a number of the vineyards. Although red wine produced in Bordeaux is more popular, grapes for both red and white wines are grown here. Red grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. White grapes grown in the region are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.
1. Napa Valley, California: We recommend you vacation in California’s Napa Valley, the primary wine production region in the US. Take a driving tour or a train tour of the region. Tour several of the valley’s wineries. Among the vineyards we suggest you visit are Beaulieu Vineyard, Domaine Chandon, Charles Krug Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards, Whetstone Wine Cellars, Inglenook and Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery.