5 Best Wine Destinations of the World to Hang Around

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People in search of some good wine destinations should have a look at the destinations discussed below. These places also have excellent food and scenery and provide better value for money. Here are the 5 best wine destinations of the world.

You don’t have to travel outside of the United States to find a great winery. Take Virginia for example; beautiful scenic views, special events and wine tastings can satisfy any wine enthusiast. Also offering a fine selection of Virginia Wineries situated in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail.

1. South Africa

The Mediterranean climate around South Africa makes it one of the best areas to produce wine. The wine production in South Africa dates back to the year 1688 when the French Huguenots had started this practice in the region. There is the Franschhoek valley that has distinct French flavour in it and some of the famous wine estates are La Couronne, La Motte, and Clos Cabriere. The region around the Cape has more than 2,000 varieties of grape. Some of the popular white wines over here are Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Cape Riesling. The wine regions have been located around 50km away from Cape Town and there are many tours organized around Winery.

South Africa

2. Portugal

There are more than 60,000 wine growers in Portugal. The Minho region in the northern side is mainly known for the white wines. There is the Vinho Verde and the famous green wine that is the favourite of Portuguese people. This wine is not kept for long and is consumed within a year. This area is known to be the mix of medieval and modern. Porto is second largest city of Portugal and is in the centre of Northern region.

Portugal

3. Hungary

In Hungary, Budapest is historically famous for Eger. This region is well known for its wine making prowess and there are many ancient vineyards that use traditional vine making techniques. Many tourists come here for Eger wine and take some sample of Eger wine to their home. Eger wine is known for its taste and its red and white blends. Along with wine yards people can also find many cathedral and castles in this area.

Hungary

4. Canary Islands

The Canaries are known for their great blend of African, Latin American, and Spanish cultures. Huge numbers of tourist visit Canary Island for the wine culture over here. It is known to be a perfect place for any wine bluff. The production of wine in this area dates back to the 16th Century and some of them are not sold in the foreign markets. There are five wine producing areas here and all produce wines of different characteristics. The Listan grape available over here is famous all over the world.

Canary Islands

5. Argentina

This is another region that would rank among the list of 5 best wine destinations of the world. It is known to be one of the hidden gems in the world of wine making. It has many pure and organic wines that are rarely available in other parts of the world. The region is known to be perfect for wine making as it has areas that are young and also have undisturbed soil. Grapes with rich flavour and great aroma are produced here.

Argentina

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