Posted: Jan 06, 2017
From the classic climes of Provence, London and the Rheingau to wild and dramatic vino-adventures in Salta, Sicily and Bulgaria, our roundup of top spots offers something for everyone with a passport and a will to explore beyond the glass. You’ve got the list, so get out and do some trailblazing before the crowds set in.
Cafayate | Argentina Bodega Piatelli
A high-altitude enclave in Argentina, Cafayate is home to some of the world’s most exciting Malbec, magical scenery, local crafts and unique gastronomy.
Thracian Lowlands | Bulgaria Grand Hotel Plovdiv Novotel
Bounded by the Black Sea to the east and Greece to the south, Bulgaria’s Thracian Valley combines archaeological wonders with modern wines.
Canary Islands | Spain The island of Lanzarote of the Canary Islands, Spain
A windswept volcanic archipelago off the coast of Africa, wine from the Canary Islands has been held in high esteem since at least the time of Shakespeare.
Marlborough | New Zealand Jason Flowerday plunging at Te Whare Ra
The heartbeat of the region? Marlborough’s many cellar doors. Travel into the countryside and explore small corners of wineries to expansive restaurants.
Provence | France Mont Sainte-Victoire / Photo by Sophie Spitéri
A sun-kissed region in Southeastern France, Provence conjures up visions of dry rosés, olive tree groves, lavender fields and the glistening sea.
London | United Kingdom Dishoom, King's Cross
A vibrant center for art and culture, London is a city where you can find wine from every country. Don’t miss trying England’s sparkling wines, either.
Calistoga | U.S.A.Calistoga Ranch
Healing hot springs, mud baths, world-class resorts, restaurants and wineries are all available in Napa Valley’s northern anchor, Calistoga.
Sicily | Italy Cottanera
Sitting just off the tip of the boot-shaped peninsula of Italy, Sicily offers beaches, volcanoes, ancient ruins and great wine and food.
Rheingau | GermanyZum Krug
Less than half an hour from Frankfurt, the villages of Rheingau dot the banks of the Rhine with historic vineyards, charming towns and wine discoveries.
Hood River | U.S.A.Dog River Coffee
Overlooking the Columbia River, Hood River is an adventure sport travel destination with access to wineries, brewpubs, cider houses and distilleries.
BY THE EDITORS OF WINE ENTHUSIAST
Published on January 5, 2017
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