Unique Wine Growing Regions Perfect For Discerning Travelers

Unique Wine Growing Regions

Wine and travel are nearly synonymous — a good destination deserves a nice glass of wine, and a nice glass of wine is a destination. Certain wine-growing regions have become epicenters of travel, attracting wine lovers and tourists from all over the globe. We of-course are familiar with Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and the multitude of wine regions in France and Italy, but wine can be grown all over the world, and is being grown all over. Some of these growing regions are surprising, and each regions adds a slight twist on centuries-old traditions in wine-making. Whether you imbibe in the occasional glass of wine or not, these destinations are beautiful places for traveling and exploring.

 

Belgium Travel Wine

BELGIUM

In Belgium, the Charleroi, Hageland, Huy, Saing and Torgny regions grow Pinor Noir and Müller-Thurgau grapes that Belgium is most famous for — at least when it comes to grapes. Belgians are more famous worldwide for the beers that they brew, than the grapes they raise, but believe us when we say that these are very tasty wines. We especially love the full-bodied reds.

Recommended From This Region:

Credo Wines

Ange Vin

Domaine du Chenoy

Japan Travel Wine

 JAPAN

Yes, it may sound a bit strange, but Japan is a force to be reckoned-with in the wine industry. The Japanese winemakers might not have the centuries of traditional wine-making skills that other regions have, but they have quickly learned how to make a very good wine. Though much of the grapes grown are lighter white wine grapes, they also grow reds. While the white wines tend to be much sweeter and floral than other regions, the reds tend to have a robust smoky flavor.

Recommended From This Region:

Liatico Aleatico di Puglia DOC Passito’

South Australia Wine

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Just north of the metropolitan city of Adelaide in South Australia, you come across the sloping hills of Barossa Valley. The region was made perfectly by nature for growing grapes. What sets Barossa apart from any other wine growing region is its exotic beauty. While wine country is always beautiful countryside, the Barossa Region is vibrant in its colors, and unlike any other wine country you’ve seen. We have all had Yellow Tail from the region, but to really taste the uniqueness of the region, you must try some of the lesser-known wines.

Recommended From This Region:

Barossa Valley Estate

Langmeil Winery

Arizona Travel Wine

ARIZONA

There are several specific regions in Arizona that have really adopted wine-growing and wine-making, but by-far the most successful has been the Verde Valley in Central Arizona. Though it is an area of high desert, the Verde River cuts through the ancient landscape and makes the valley green and lush. The soil — as it turns out — is perfect for growing grapes and has produced unique wines with a taste that stuns even the most well-versed critics.

Recommended From This Region:

Page Springs Cellars

Caduceus Wines

Arizona Strongholds

Jerome Winery

Canary Islands Travel Wine

CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

The Canary Islands are a lot like Hawaii, except half the world away. The islands were formed by a series of volcanoes erupting over thousands of years. Once the volcanoes became dormant, what was left was ash and rich soil — perfect for making tasty grapes. The Canary Islands are a set of island paradises that attract tourists from all over the globe. When you are relaxing at this beautiful destination, you can also have a glass of wine that was made only steps away.

Recommended From This Region:

Vinatigo Tinto

Vinatigo Malvasia Clasico

Bodegas Insulares Tenerife ‘Humboldt’

Lebanon Travel Wine

LEBANON

Many wine lovers don’t even realize that some very good wines are made in Lebanon, but the fact of the matter is that this was once a main epicenter of the wine world. Those old-world wine-making techniques have been handed down for centuries, and today you can still find the same types of wines and descendent grapes from the wine that was being sipped in the times of the New Testament.

Recommended From This Region:

Massaya Classic Rouge

Chateau Ksara

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25 responses to “Unique Wine Growing Regions Perfect For Discerning Travelers

  1. I agree. Good wine is one of those thing which I can get out of one’s way for. And what a wonderful expression “a good destination deserves a nice glass of wine, and a nice glass of wine is a destination”…. Sounds like poem. Entirely approved of this! Have a good day 🙂

  2. I LOVED the Barossa Valley when I was there!! Another great Australian wine region is the Yarra Valley just outside Melbourne in Victoria. It’s one of the more popular and well-known areas, but there are little hidden gems tucked in between the big names. My favorite is a place called Train Trak. I did a post on it a while back, link here: http://creatricemondial.com/2013/05/21/train-trak-winery-yarra-valley-australia/ I would have never thought of Japan though in a wine-producing context, nor Lebanon. Great post! 🙂

  3. I’ve primarily visited West coast wineries…Oregon, Sonoma County, Livermore…but really hope to be able to visit some of these more exotic locations someday. Thanks for giving me some new trips to dream about!

  4. Thanks for following my blog 🙂 Love this post. I will definitely remember these spots for wine-drinking. My last travel spot, Turkey, did not have much in the way of good wine, but I have to say, Greece (surprisingly) had amazing reds on the islands. Fresh, young, fruity and super-cheap!

  5. Hi, I love the article and its pictures, it makes one want to visit every one of them! 🙂
    I am glad you included Spain in your list but I have to say that I would definitely choose La Rioja for a wine taste. I mean, of course Las Canarias are a lovely destination where to find good wine, actually Spain is very good working with grapes but if what you want is to taste the best wine ever, La Rioja is your place!

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