Wine tourism is rapidly developing as a distinct branch of the tourism industry. More and more wine lovers are flocking to wineries around the world for an up-close and personal tasting of a variety of wines. Indeed, wine tours are a one of a kind experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Wine has been a favorite drink for ages, and wine producers are now turning their passion into an option for tourism. This not only allows wine enthusiasts to taste different types of wine while exploring vineyards and wineries, but also to learn a great deal about winemaking.

Although a number of countries are currently into viticulture, the following list highlights which ones must not be overlooked.

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#1. Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza in Argentina is one of the best places a wine lover can spend some time. Mendoza has the perfect climate for wine production. The healthy soil and high altitude ensures that fruits are grown without the need for chemicals. It also has the largest viticulture area in Argentina.

#2. Bordeaux, France

The enchanting scenery and vast stretches of vineyards will impress any traveler. The French saying “the sweetness of life” has found a strong expression in this region. The best time to visit Bordeaux is mid-July to the end of August.

#3. Napa & Sonoma Valley, California, USA

No other place is a better representation of the American wine scene than the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, along with high quality wine and delectable local dishes during your stay.

#4. Basque Country, Spain

The Basque Country is one of the more famous wine producing regions in Spain. Most of the viticulture zone is located to its south. It produces a variety of red and white grapes, and pioneered the production of Txakoli.

#5. Alto Adige, Italy

Alto Adige has remained in the shadows of other more popular wine producing regions in France. However, this northernmost wine country is well known for its Pinot Grigio, which is indisputably the best in the world.

#6. Yarra Valley, Australia

The Yarra Valley gets its name from the Yarra River that has been flowing through the valley’s mountains for thousands of years. The region boasts of climatic conditions best suited for outstanding cool-climate wines.

#7. Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is an important viticulture region in Italy, and is famous for Italy’s most popular red wine. The region produces a large volume of Chianti and then exports it worldwide.

#8. Cape Town, South Africa

The vineyards around Cape Town grow a variety of grapes, and you can get a bottle of wine for next to nothing right outside Cape Town. It also offers breathtaking views, making the wine tasting experience even more enjoyable.

#9. Alentejo, Portugal

Although one of Portugal’s least developed and sparsely populated regions, it is has been dubbed as the ‘Tuscany of Portugal’. You will find some outstanding varieties of wine here, along with a rolling landscape of scenic beauty.

#10. Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

It is Oregon’s leading wine producing region. Over two-thirds of the state’s vineyards and wineries are found here. It is recognized for the production of  premium quality Pinot Noir.

All these above mentioned countries offer the most amazing wine tasting experiences. For more details, have a look at the Gifographic shared by Tango.Tours.

 

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