The Best Destinations for Wine-Loving Travelers

Napa Valley, California
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Perhaps it’s a coincidence, but there’s something to be said about how some of the most beautiful places in the world are also the source of much of the world’s best wine. Both centuries-old and modern vineyards have a tendency to be located in the middle of breathtaking landscapes in locations with pleasant and comfortable weather. Many of them make ideal destinations for wine-loving travelers, whether you’re an experienced sommelier or just an occasional drinker. Read on to learn more about three wine-centric locations worth adding to your bucket list.

Bordeaux, France

Renowned for its prestigious red blends, Bordeaux is a city in southwestern France that boasts over 7,000 vineyards and an impressive wine heritage dating back centuries. Be sure to check out the districts of Médoc, Saint-Émilion, and Pessac-Léognan to witness the artistry of winemaking firsthand. Also worth visiting is the Cité du Vin, an interactive wine museum that delves into the region’s vinicultural history.

Napa Valley, California

As one of the world’s premier wine regions, Napa Valley in California attracts millions of wine lovers from around the globe every year. The valley is home to over 400 wineries and is especially known for its bold Cabernet Sauvignons and oaky Chardonnays. Sign up for a tasting tour, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant, or take a hot air balloon ride to enjoy views of the valley from above. 

Mendoza, Argentina

Tucked into the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s wine region and accounts for over two-thirds of the country’s wine production. Visitors can explore boutique wineries in Luján de Cuyo or venture to the Uco Valley, where high-altitude vineyards produce exceptional wines such as Malbec and Cabernet Franc.