There is no way to partake in wine tasting that’s more exciting than through a tour of vineyards and wine country retreats.
For wine lovers and connoisseurs who take their craft seriously, a wine-tasting tour or vacation can be an exceptional luxury experience. Combining travel and a love for wine, travellers can visit luxury retreats, experiencing top wineries and their offerings while enjoying relaxation and sightseeing.
While having your own collection is considered essential for the sophisticated wine lover, a trip to wine country carries many advantages. Exploring regional wines is a great way to expose yourself to new wines, broaden your palette, and have fun while doing it.
Wine tasting is a global industry, and people travel all over the world to visit foreign wine destinations. If you’re planning on a trip of your own, here are some of the top wine-country retreats to consider.
Beautiful Vineyards of California’s Wine Country
If you want to stay at a luxury retreat close to hundreds of wineries, then you cannot do much better than California’s wine country. There are hundreds of vineyards throughout Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Healdsburg that attract visitors from all around the globe. For wine lovers who want to visit a wide range of local wineries, then these counties present some of the most diverse options. As well, luxury hotels are abundant: resorts, hotels, and inns with on-site spas, Michelin-star restaurants, and other luxury amenities are offered throughout the region’s retreats.
Private Tastings of Regional Wines in France
For historic wine retreats that carry hundreds of years of history with them, some of the luxury chateaus and estates in France offer the classiest and most regal experiences for wine lovers. These retreats are perfect for the wine connoisseur who wants to enjoy private tastings of regional wines in beautifully restored, historic settings without having to venture between different vineyards or wineries. In Provence, La Verriere is a private estate above a medieval village that offers private tastings and runs its own vineyard. For another luxurious option, the Chateau de Bagnols is France’s finest five-star hotel and dates back to the 13th century. This luxury hotel has a curated selection of premier wines.
Wineries and Towns in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia
While it is often overlooked as a wine destination, Canada is home to some of the finest wineries—particularly in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, along the southern interior of the province. Okanagan Valley is a home to a diverse range of wineries, from premier vineyards to smaller family-operated boutiques. This diversity in wineries owes itself to the distinct subregions of the area, with a blend of climate and soil conditions that lend themselves to a variety of wines, tastes, and vineyards. With over 173 licensed wineries in the region, Okanagan Valley is a premier destination for oenophiles who wants to expand their palettes and enjoy a wide range of wines.
Cape Town’s Winelands
Some of the world’s finest wines originate from the winelands in Cape Town, South Africa. Renowned for its historic estates and world-class wineries, the Cape Winelands boast hundreds of vineyards, wine offerings, and luxury retreats. Along with wine tasting and high-end retreats, the winelands also offer magnificent scenery with breathtaking sight-seeing along the wine routes. The area is home to some of the world’s most historic and classy estates. The Spier Wine Estate features one of South Africa’s oldest wine cellars while the Cellars Hohenort’s centuries-old cellars are situated in a splendid estate right along the Constantia Wine Route. For lovers of wine, history, and splendor, the Cape Winelands are a perfect choice for a luxurious vacation.
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