What could be better than a wine-filled trip to your favorite regions? For real wine lovers, one of the great joys of traveling is getting to visit vineyards and wineries from every corner of the globe. It’s about more than just tasting the wines offered by the locals, but seeing vineyards overseas is an opportunity to learn more about a location, its culture and rich history.
All of us know, even the nonexperts that there is no better way to get to know a wine region’s traditions, terroir, and techniques than by exploring its vineyards and spending time with the people who spend their days growing the grapes and producing these great wines.
They say that wine tastes better when you’ve stood on the soil where the vines are grown. That’s why there are so many destinations in the country that are so popular with those looking to explore new tastes, smells, and experiences.
Below are some:
Fun fact first, do you know that there are more than 450 wineries in Napa Valley? This just makes it a prime destination for wine lovers. You may try visiting the most famous Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. This winery offers a premium experience to anyone that steps in the door. Another one is Sterling Vineyards which is really a perfect place for those visiting the region for the first time as it offers a wonderful view of the valley as well.
Walla Walla, Washington
Walla Walla has become a world-renowned wine region that all wine lovers should explore, whether they be from surrounding regions or outside the country. Visiting the wineries here is a must for any true wine lover, especially in these beautiful fall months.
There is an incredible number of Walla Walla wineries (over 100 sprinkled throughout the valley) to visit. The local wine alliance has divided the wineries into regions and during your visit you’ll want to be sure and check out each area as they offer unique tasting experiences.
These district are as follows: The Airport District, The Downtown District, The Westside, The East Side, the Southside and The Rocks District near Milton-Freewater, Oregon.
Willamette Valley, Oregon
For many years, Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been a destination for wine lovers across the country and around the world. With its ideal climate that anyone will surely enjoy, the Valley is an ideal wine oasis for those who are looking for a unique wine tasting experience they’ll never forget.
Some may ask, what’s fun with wine tasting? Pack your bags now and experience this firsthand!