On the web I found and decided to share with all this nice and interesting list of 10 wine-producing town, compiled by CNN. wine places, where you can taste a good glass of wine combining the discovery of new places to explore. Have been included different regions all over the world, but Italy has indicated only a place and personally, but I think you agree with me, I would have mentioned many more. But let’s see it together…
Hunter Valley, Australia
Here it is produced Shiraz, in this ancient wine region close to Sidney where high summer temperatures reach up to 35/40° and it is quite unusual for a wine region. Nature walks, tastings, food and wine events accompanied by good music.
Napa and Sonoma, California
The fruity Chardonnay that was born in the state that is home to Disneyland and Hollywood. There are more than 400 wineries in Napa County where, among castles and sophisticated wineries, you can enjoy a good wine. Sonoma instead, more discreet and less formal, is home to about 200 wineries but both wine regions are located in northern California.
Alentejo is one of the largest wine-growing regions in Portugal, where you can find many varieties of wine thanks to the different plots of lands present in each. Here among fairs and festivals you can taste a good wine accompanied by typical local products.
Cape Winelands, South Africa
Here you can visit the areas of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Thanks to the French invasion which led to the culture of wine and plantations, it is now produced an excellent and famous wine in the world.
Route des Vins, Alsazia, France
Known its exceptional itinerary and simplicity of its course, the Wine Road invites you to discover the region and its winemakers. 170 km of vineyards millenary from Thann to Marlenheim, where to find a number of picturesque villages alternating with breathtaking views that Alsace also preserves in its various territories rich in so much nature.
The beautiful Greek island visited recently by our Luka (on the road part 1, part 2, part 3) many do not know that it is also famous for its wine. Its peculiarity lies in the constitution of the grapevines, which causes strong wind blowing especially in winter, are intertwined with each other, forming a unique composition of its kind.
The Maipo Valley is the birthplace of the red wine like Cabernet and Pinot Nero. During the visits and guided tours through the vineyards you can enjoy the Casillero del Diablo (Devil’s Restroom), which gives its name to a well-known brand, where in the past the owners to scare and deter theft, they said that these lands were possessed by the devil.
Despite the climate very hard winter, but thanks to the mountains that protect it from cold winds, here they are born many varieties of wine such as Merlot, Pinot Nero and Cabernet for red wines, than for white wine Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Riesling.
The famous Chianti and its estates known throughout the world. Appreciated also for the commitment that for years the growers activated in the production and growth of vines in a natural and biodynamic way, to protect the taste of the wine and the vines from disease. I would add to this list places like the Veneto, Piedmont, Abruzzo, Puglia, Sicily, etc. because the production of wine extends throughout most of Italy.
Bento Goncalves, Brazil
The plantations in southern Brazil, where Italian immigrants in the past brought the first vines, now produce a good wine like Merlot. Tourists are welcome to visit and tasting at the wine cellar, even the most famous, with a tour to discover the quality of their wine.
The region of Mendoza, where the dry climate with the influence of the Andes that helps irrigation through the dissolution of the snow, produces a wine like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc excellent and known throughout the world.
The grape growing and wine production for many it is also recognized as an art, created by a natural product an excellent drink accompanied with a good, hearty meal delights the palate of all. Without exaggeration, enjoy a good glass of wine, even recommended by many doctors as long as you do not exceed. If you are lucky enough to explore one of these places so remember to pay a visit to one or more wine cellars, preserving history, different tastes and cultures that vary depending on the area.