Red, white, or rosé? We each have our favorite, but as travelers, we can all appreciate the history, culture, languages, and traditions that wine brings to the table. There are so many incredible wine regions throughout the world, from the hills of Tuscany to Northern California—join us as we explore some of our favorites!
Bordeaux is synonymous with quality and history in the wine world as it’s one of the most famous Old World producers on the planet. While capable of producing great white wine, 90% of the region is devoted to producing red.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough has recently emerged as one of the world’s premier New World wine-producing regions. Most known for its Sauvignon Blanc production due to the perfect climate for its grapes giving them a bold, zingy flavor wine lovers can’t get enough of.
This dreamy wine region fanning out from Florence also boasts olives groves, hilltop towns, and medieval churches. Famous for high-quality Chianti, there’s no lack of world-class wineries to visit.
Known as the “Sun and Wine Province” and located at the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is famous for it’s Malbec wines. With its high altitude and long hours of sunshine, the conditions are perfect for producing some of the best vintages you’ll ever taste.
Napa Valley, California, USA
Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, and the most densely concentrated, with 240 wineries in its 30-mile stretch. The area produces a wide variety of wines but is well-known for its signature grape, Cabernet Sauvignon.
La Rioja, Spain
Rioja has become synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship, rich red fruit, and just the right amount of spice. Producers of this region pride themselves on both ancient and modern winemaking techniques.
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Colchagua is one of South America’s most popular wine regions. The weather is warm year round yet cooled by the ocean breezes producing delicious wines including Chile’s flagship varietal, Carménère.
Cape Winelands, South Africa
The largest wine-producing region in South Africa, the Cape Winelands are best known for Sauvignon Blanc but produces other high-quality whites, too. Enjoy the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century-old architecture, and awe-inspiring food.
Douro Valley, Portugal
Famous for its Port, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the oldest and most beautiful wine regions in the world. You’ll find vineyards growing on steep slopes along the river producing wine that is aged in cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia near Porto.