Top Ten Places to Visit for Wine Lovers

Flavours. Tastings. Tours. Scenery.

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  1. San Francisco – with the Napa & Sonoma Valleys close by and endless wine tasting options around the city. Famous for Chardonnay
  2. Marlborough – produces 80% of New Zealand’s wine. Many cellar doors within easy distance of each other. Famous for Sauvignon Blanc
  3. Bordeaux – from inexpensive table wines to the some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. Famous for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
  4. Porto – UNESCO listed Douro Valley. Some of the most aesthetically planned vineyards and wineries anywhere. Famous for Port and dessert wine
  5. Melbourne – with 21 wine regions in Victoria Melbourne is a great place to base yourself to explore some of the 600 cellar doors. Famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
  6. Verona – due to its fortunate location and climate there is a huge diversity in the grapes grown here. Also located close by are the Prosecco and Franciacorta regions. Famous for Bardolino and Valpolicella
  7. Tuscany – beautiful and iconic central Italian wine region. You can base yourself in the artsy city of Florence or the medieval Siena. Famous for Chianti
  8. Cape Town – Unique in that a wine region is contained within the city. The famous Stellenbosch is also only 30 minutes away. Famous for Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc
  9. La Rioja – Arguably Spain’s best wine region. Also famous for the ‘Battle of wine’ that takes place in this autonomous community in the Summer. Famous for Tempranillo
  10. Mendoza – produces two thirds of Argentina’s wine. Surrounded by the stunning Andes mountains. Famous for Cabernet Sauvignon

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