5 Ideal Vacation Spots for Wine Lovers
Are you going stir-crazy? Though it’s still not a good idea to take a vacation right now, especially out of the country, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for one in the future. We love the idea of pouring yourself a glass of wine, getting cozy on the couch, and digging into some good wine trip planning for the future. So grab your laptop and a notepad, and check out these ideal vacation spots for wine lovers. These will give you your starting point, and from there, you can dig into the beauty of travel planning. Enjoy!
Napa Valley, California
Of course, we had to put Napa on the list! It’s an oenophile’s paradise, with hundreds of wineries to explore and an easy, beautiful landscape to enjoy. If it’s your first time going, make sure to check out a first-timer’s guide to Napa while you plan. It will pinpoint some must-visit wineries that can act as starting points during your trip.
Where we’d go: Domaine Carneros
The Chilean wine region is pretty under-the-radar, which is why it’s an absolute must-visit. Though it may not seem as exciting as the French countryside at first-glance, Chile has spectacular wines and wineries that aren’t nearly as crowded or expensive. These vineyards have a sound sense of tradition, and they’ve been making wine for centuries, yet you probably didn’t even know about it! Don’t miss out on the unique experience.
Where we’d go: Viña Antiyal
As one of Italy’s classic wine regions, Piedmont is probably already on your travel wish list. The vineyards here produce some of the world’s finest red wines—Barolo and Barbaresco. It’s a fantastic region to visit with a significant other, but it’s also a place that you can spend tons of time exploring on your own. Either way, you won’t want to miss the picture-worthy views and quaint villages.
Where we’d go: Azienda Agricola Demarie
Finger Lakes, New York
We may be biased, but the Finger Lakes wine region is one of our absolute favorites. Close to home with the atmosphere of regions far away, it has everything you want from a little weekend getaway. It’s one of the most popular wine destinations in the nation, with waterfalls, villages, and tons of vineyards. Now, there may not be as many wineries, but there are four wine trails that provide access to a lot of them in a short period of time.
Where we’d go: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
In general, Spain is an ideal vacation spot for wine lovers, but Penedès takes the cake in our opinion! It’s regarded as one of the country’s best wine-producing regions, offering significant, ancient viticulture areas, breathtaking views, and unbelievable wine. If you’ve never had Cava before but love Champagne, then this is the region to visit!
Where we’d go: Codorníu