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World’s Best Wine Destinations Every Wine Lovers & Couples Must Visit

Last updated : Aug 24, 2015

Wine has been a part of the Human civilization as far as we know. It was even a drink used by the gods and the royals. No wonder wine is considered to be the most popular drink of the world and such is the popularity that wine making is considered a form of art in itself. Here is a list of some of the best destinations of the world where you can enjoy the best wine mankind has ever produced.

World'd Greatest Wine Tasting Location

Burgundy, France

It is one of the France’s most powerful wine houses that have perfected the art of wine preparation since centuries. Unlike the other wine regions across the world getting into a cellar door is no easy feat here as the wineries here rarely allow visitors without reservation which includes French speaking guides. Although there are a number of ways to gain entry which includes overnight tours that barge along scenic rivers and canals, passing the area’s Romanesque churches and rolling green hills, or day trips departing from the pretty medieval city of Dijon.

Burgundy Wine Fields in Fra

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Stellenbosch, South Africa

Founded in 1679 the town of Stellenbosch is set against the majestic mountains and is the perfect starting point for the Stellenbosch wine route. A dozen of high quality wine producer’s line up the route with some of the finest samples of the region’s signature Chenin blanc and Pinotage wines. Many of the wineries here offer additional attractions such as wildlife adventures and carriage rides.

Stellenbosch

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Napa Valley, California

The Napa valley is one of the most visited wineries in the world. There are more than 450 wineries here which are visited annually by over 4 million visitors. The region produces a variety of wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. The area is dotted with charming little towns, superb restaurants, hotels, spas, wine tours, and plenty of outdoor activities.

Napa Valley,California

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Barossa Valley, Australia

Located near the town of Adelaide, the Barossa valley is a popular wine tasting destination which has bowled over the wine lovers from all over the world with bold, Jammy Shiraz wines and some of Australia’s finest Rieslings. Almost all wineries offer tasting and many boast of free tours and delicious on site eateries. The Barossa valley has an amazing foodie scene.

Barossa-Valley

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Piedmont, Italy

Famous for its finest quality of Barolos and Barbarescos, Piedmont is also equally popular for its high concentration of Michelin star restaurants, luxurious hotels and high end spas. The scenic vistas with the hills of the base of Alps along with fine wine makes Piedmont one of the most beautiful places to indulge in wine.

Barbaresco

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La Rioja, Spain

With more than 500 wineries and centuries of grape growing history the La Rioja s an intriguing destination of wine lovers in northern Spain. The main quality of this place is that here the old traditional wine making techniques are mixed with each other to create some of the best wines in the world. Do check out Bodegas Baigorriin Samaniego, which appears as a glass box hovering above ground with the award-winning winery below.

La-Rioja

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Tuscany, Italy

The gentle slopes of Tuscany are filled with medieval houses and beautiful castles along with sprawling fields of grape vines with a number of wineries open for tours and tasting. If you wish to experience the old wine making then Tuscany is the place for you. The wine makers here still crush the grapes with their feet and wine is stored in long, vaulted basement cellars carved right out of the rock. Chianti – the red wine is considered to be the specialty of Tuscany.

Tuscany

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Bordeaux, France

Considered to be one of the most respected wine regions of the world, it produces some of the best table wines to some of the most expensive and prestigious bottles. The town is dotted with churches and 18th century mansions which are of gothic architecture but you’ll be rewarded with wines from the verdant vineyards of such fine chateaus as St-Emilion, Graves, and Médoc.

Wines-of-Bordeaux

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Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

The best part of this location is that more than 60 types of grape varieties are grown here in over 100 wineries. The wines prepared here include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, as well as a variety of fruit wines. It is an excellent place to taste some best wines of the United States and offer perfect facilities to make your trip enjoyable.

Okanagan-Valley

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Mosel Valley, Germany

The place in itself looks like a destination out of a fairy tale, the sprawling meadows and grape fields makes it an enchanting site. A trek of 2 hours will take your through the rolling hills, and meandering river to the Europe’s steepest vineyards at Calmont-Klettersteig. If you arrive during late summer many towns and villages hold special wine festivals which are an exciting opportunity to taste some of the best wines.

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