10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2017

Pack your bags and explore our editors' list of adventures for the wine obsessed.
Tentuta San Michele, Sicily / Photo by Andrea Savini

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 | ArgentinaBodega 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 | BulgariaGrand 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 | SpainThe 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 ZealandJason 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 | FranceMont 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 KingdomDishoom, 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 | ItalyCottanera

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.

See the Best 10 Wine Travel Destinations of 2016

 

Published on January 5, 2017
Topics: Travel



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