10 Best Destinations for Wine Tasting

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**This post may contain affiliate links, but I would never recommend anything that I wouldn't highly recommend for myself ;)

Since we are going towards the end of the northern hemisphere’s grape harvesting season (it normally starts in August and goes all the way until October), I thought it would be a great idea to write a post about the best places to try some amazing wine. Thinking back, I have always had an interest for wine and have always enjoyed it from the moment I could start drinking alcoholic beverages. I always found fascinating how such a drink could withstand the test of time and be appreciated by people all over the world up until today. And for those of you who are wine lovers like me, below is a list of 10 destinations for the best wine tasting you can get. For some advise on booking a perfect trip without the help of a travel agency click here.

PS: I will be giving you some wine varietal suggestions, but obviously these are just ideas as each winery have its special wine(s) and each country has many other varieties that you can try, so please don’t be limited to the ones I mentioned ;)


France 🇫🇷

Special areas to visit: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy. Champagne, Côtes du Rhone and Loire Valley

Wine varietal suggestions: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Champagne and Bordeaux Rosé

Italy 🇮🇹 

Special areas to visit: Tuscany, Veneto, Trento and Emilia Romana

Wine varietal suggestions: Pinot Grigio and Prosecco

Chile 🇨🇱 

Special areas to visit: Aconcagua, San Antonio, and Colchagua valleys 

Wine varietal suggestions: Cabernet Sauvignon and malbec

South Africa 🇿🇦 

Special areas to visit: Stellenbosch Wine Route

Wine varietal suggestions: Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc

Argentina 🇦🇷 

Special area to visit: Mendoza

Wine varietal suggestion: Malbec

Australia 🇦🇺 

Special areas to visit: Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale in South Australia, Hunter Valley and Yarra Valley on the South East

Wine varietal suggestions: Shiraz and Chardonnay

Germany 🇩🇪 

Special areas to visit: Mosel and Rheingau

Wine varietal suggestion: Rieslings

USA 🇺🇸 

Special areas to visit: Napa Valley and Sonoma County in CA, Finger Lakes in NY

Wine varietal suggestions: Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay

Spain 🇪🇸 

Special areas to visit: Rioja and Ribera del Duero

Wine varietal suggestion: Tempranillo

Portugal 🇵🇹 

Special area to visit: Douro Valley

Wine varietal suggestions: Vinho Verde and Port Wine


I hope this list has inspired you to plan your next wine tour, and feel free to leave your comment below with any other suggestions, your favorite wine or winery, or just anything else that you would like to share with us :)

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