Get lost among the rows of grape-heavy vines around the globe and discover the secrets behind your favourite drop of plonk. We’ve scoured the tannin stained terroirs to bring you the best wine tasting holidays.
What to See
Mendoza is one of Argentina’s main wine growing regions, the city’s streets are punctuated with great cellars for wine tasting. The true wine adventurer should venture into the vines in El Maipu, where tours take you from vineyard to vineyard with the snowy peaks of the Andes looming on the horizon.
Find wine tasting tours in Mendoza at uncorkingargentina.com
New Zealand, Marlborough
Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough is the largest wine growing region in New Zealand and the vast plains and mountain scenery make a pretty photo-worthy backdrop for sipping a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
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South Africa, Western Cape
With a climate close to that of the Mediterranean, mountain backdrops and wines that range from pinotage to sauvignon blanc, the Western Cape is a wonderful destination for a small wine tasting tour. Head to Robertson or Stellenbosch for a tasting tour under the blazing South African sun.
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When you think of wine holidays you may not immediately think of Croatia, but the wine growing history in Dalmatia dates back to ancient times when Greek settlers imported their wine growing traditions with them. Wine tours in Croatia journey the breath-taking Dalmatian coastline around small cellars that produce intriguing reds.
Find a wine tasting tour in Croatia at culinary-croatia.com
California, Napa Valley
There are so many sophisticated ways to experience the Napa Valley, California’s main grape growing region, hot air balloon or chauffeur driven limousine. The countryside is picturesque with wide estates planting a corduroy patchwork landscape of vines under the perennially amiable Californian sun. If you’ve ever seen the film Sideways, this is the sojourn into wine
country you’ve been dreaming about.
To find a tour in Napa Valley visit visitnapavalley.com