6 Locations You Must Explore If You Are A Wine Lover
The world will seem a small place to those who love to travel. For the wine lovers among you must have heard the name of Napa. However, besides Napa there are numerous other places you can visit if you are wine lover.
Below are listed six of these places which should be on your wish list if you are a wine lover.
6. Constantia, South Africa
This is the oldest wine growing region in South Africa. The place is much known for its wine as for its restaurants and boutique hotels. You can not only try some dessert wines here but can also think of taste numerous red and white wine options available in Constantia.
5. Ontario, Canada
Ontario’s Prince Edward County is another place for wine lovers that must be explored. The place has over 40 wineries which offer a range of chardonnays, aromatic and pinot noirs wine. Being only few hour drive from Toronto and Montreal, the Prince Edward County has been much popular with wine lovers.
4. Rhone Valley, France
Rhone valley is known for its wine production be it growing or producing some of the oldest wines in the world. It is much known for its syrahs as it is known for verities as Grenache. The hilly region of Rhone Valley has steep slopes which house it numerous wineries. The place is also known for its delicious local cuisine which has been influenced by continental European and Mediterranean cuisine.
3. Moselle Valley, Germany
Moselle Valley is the best wine producing area of Germany and borders France and Luxembourg. The area with its castles and quaint towns is equally matched by its elegant wineries. Local wineries have been producing quality wine here since 17th century and besides trying some of these you can also plan a visit to the home of Karl Marx, the legendary philosopher.
2. Lavaux, Switzerland
For those who are travelling to Switzerland for trying some wine here, the best place to visit is Vaud. This is a French speaking area in southwest of the country and has Lavaux Vineyard Terraces which have rows of green vines.
The wine terraces have been present since 11th century and Chasselas, the wine produced from white grapes is much popular here.
1. Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Hawke’s Bay located on the east coast of North Island is the oldest and second largest wine growing region of New Zealand. The area produces cabernet sauvignon, syrah grapes and merlot which are considered excellent for wine production. You can obviously try the best of the wine here in some of the local wineries.