More Wine Less Whine: Best Wine Lover Destinations
The highlight of most vacations is the chance to relax, eat great food and enjoy some excellent wine. Many folks love to stop by a vineyard or two when they’re in a wine-growing region. Why not consider a wine vacation as the theme of your next getaway? Whether you’re just discovering the world of wine, or are already an accomplished oenophile, wine travel is the tastiest, most robust way to enjoy a destination. You can select from a whole world of new vintages and locations, with wine being the common – and delicious -- theme. Our selection of wine trips is the perfect place to start your plans.
There’s no better way to appreciate the beauty of Tuscany than by traveling its “strade del vino,” or wine trails, which provide glimpses into the making of beloved vintages such as Chianti, Vino Nobile and Brunello. From artisanal tastings, to sun-soaked lunches to lingering gourmet dinners, say “salute” to Italian wine!See vacation rentals near Tuscany, Italy
In a natural setting that includes rugged coastlines and majestic redwoods, cozy and eclectic Sonoma is the most welcoming wine region in the United States, offering opportunities to taste incredible vintages at boutique wineries, then burn it all off with rugged outdoor hiking, kayaking or biking adventures.See vacation rentals near Sonoma County, CA
A relative newcomer, but already well-regarded in the international wine scene, Cape Town offers more than just acclaimed vintages like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl. Its award-winning vineyards are also known for incredible vistas, rolling hills, insightful cellar tours and vintages that are well worth their many accolades.See vacation rentals near Cape Town, South Africa
The climate and growing conditions make this coastal city a Pinot Noir paradise, and the scenic, marine-influenced Willamette Valley provides a verdant landscape for many of Oregon’s more than 450 wineries. As the locals say, “If you were a wine grape, you’d want to be planted in Oregon.”See vacation rentals near Portland, OR
From semillion and shiraz in the Hunter Valley region, to the rich reds of Mudgee, this a wine paradise.See vacation rentals near New South Wales, Australia