A Wine Lover Guide to Summer Holiday Destinations

By on April 14, 2017

Do you love wine? If you do, it is now time to get your passport out and explore other destinations to uncover the wonders of wine. Leave some room in your suitcase in case you feel inclined to bring a few crates home with you to impress at your dinner parties. In this post, we will recommend three of the best countries that you might want to check out.

Italy

Umbria

If there is one country that is perfect for every wine lover, it would be Italy. It is home to more than 2,400 styles of wine and more than 400 varieties of grape. It is teeming in terms of choices for world-class vineyards that have more to offer than just fine wines.

Among other places in Italy, Venice is one of the most popular summer destination if you want the best wines. It has beautiful waterways and charming architecture that you will surely appreciate. One of the best places to check is Venissa Wine Resort, which is the only one in the world serving wine made from Venetian Dorona grapes.

Italy’s smallest region, Umbria, is another destination you should include in your itinerary. Here are the best wineries to visit during your time here. If you like chocolate with your wine then you are really in for a treat at the school of chocolate in Perugia, you can make your own chocolate then take it with you to enjoy with a glass of red! There are plenty of stunning villas in Umbria, which you can turn into your own haven of peace and relaxation.

Argentina

Patagonia

This is another summer destination you might want to include in your bucket list. Most of the estates here are at an elevation of 4,900 feet. Its high altitude makes the climate great for creating high-quality grapes that will make fine wines.

Aside from geography, another thing that makes Argentina a great place for wine is their price.

One of the best ways to save money in Argentina is to drink wine because it is so inexpensive!

It is one of the most affordable in the world. This means that you do not have to empty your pockets to enjoy exceptional wines, in fact you are probably saving money by doing so!

Patagonia, Mendoza, and Salta are some of the best places that you should check out if you are looking for the best wineries in the country. Among others, one of the best estates to check out is Noemia. It is situated in the middle of the desert, which is why it has a unique climate. Salt Calome Winery is also nice, and is considered as the oldest winery in the country.

South Africa

Stellenbosch

The distinct climate of the country makes it an ideal place for growing grapes, and hence, it follows that a holiday to South Africa is perfect for wine enthusiasts. It has picturesque vineyards and magnificent sunsets, making it an excellent place for your next summer getaway.

The Western Cape is the region where most of the vineyards can be found. Here, some of the best places that will be worth your time include Sadie Family Wines, Kanonkop, Tokara, Vergelegen, Hamilton Russel, and Meerlust.

If you have limited time to explore South Africa, you should head to Stellenbosch, which is home to some of the country’s top wine estates. It is only half an hour away from Cape Town, which makes it excellent in terms of accessibility. More than wine, it can be a visual feast as well as you can enjoy great architecture.

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