Sensory, picturesque and romantic
Increasingly popular with travellers, the world's best wine regions add a great flavour to your international holiday. You get to enjoy excellent food and wine of course, with the added advantage of beautiful scenery, journeys through rustic countryside and an overall relaxed experience. The combination of being rural and yet highly prosperous also gives the whole landscape a very appealing touch. Most of the top wine regions also offer a top-notch culinary experience to add to the world-class wine tasting itself.
France and Italy
France and Italy lie at the top of the list for the most famous wine regions. In France, there is a very long list of options, with the regions of Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy being the most famous.
The Chianti region in Tuscany lies at the heart of Italy’s most famous wine regions. The rolling hills and vineyards make a drive through Tuscany quite charming. You can choose to stay in Florence or Siena to access these regions. From Siena, you can also go on a road-trip to the scenic Val’ d’Orcia region.
Check out our various itineraries of Italy and France, each of which can be extended to include a truly languorous stay in the famous wine regions. For instance, stay an additional day or two in Florence from where you can include wine tours into Tuscany or from Paris itself into the Champagne region for a wine-tasting trip. Places and length of stay can be customised to suit your preferences, so just give us a call and let us know.
USA, Australia and South Africa
Outside of Europe, prolific wine regions include Napa & Sonoma valleys near San Francisco. Australia's wine regions are also famous for their world class wine; the best wine regions are Barossa near Adelaide, Hunter Valley near Sydney and Yarra Valley near Melbourne. Another great wine region is situated around Stellenbosch and Franschoek region near Cape Town in South Africa, which can add a touch of scenic variety and romance to South Africa itineraries.
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