Top Wine Destinations In The World

Many have been exploring their hometown vineyards to taste what locally grown grapes can produce. Visiting a vineyard is a wonderful experience where patrons can enjoy bottles of red or white while looking out over the gorgeous scenery usually associated with such places. After getting the feel for what an amazing wine tour experience can be, take a look at the most amazing win travel destinations where you can drink the best wine in the most beautiful places.

The Finger Lakes

Often overlooked, upstate New York has much to offer in wine categories. In particular the region has countyroad12_overlook_fallhistorically produced incredible Riesling. Over 100 wineries comprise the land mass surrounding the lakes. If some of your travel companions are not terrible inclined to drinking wine, the region also has impeccable micro-brewed beer.

Piedmont

On the border of Switzerland and France, this region of Italy sits on the mountainous top of the Italian boot. Drink wine while gazing above at the mysterious Alps, and spend the night in charming cottages across the countryside.

Hawkes Bay

Fans of Syrah, this may your destination. The variety is quickly becoming the area’s flagship wine. New Zealand offers incredible agricultural landscape as well as offering visitors to feel like they’re drinking wine in the general area of Westeros (filming location of Game Of Thrones).

Orlando

Not just for kids! The city has some hitting power when it comes to food and drinks. Being able to find your favorite wine and vintage is not a problem after a long day at the amusement park.

Galicia

Located in Spain’s northwest corridor, this area was originally settled by Celts and Visigoths providing with a rich culture.Spanish countrysides welcome visitors looking to tour and taste the local vintage as well as the impressive, fresh seafood.

Okanagan

British Columbia is known for having rich soil and beautiful mountains. It is no wonder it finds itself on Okanagan_Lake_from_the_Naramata_Bench_(7631780744)the list of the top vineyard destinations in the world. Looking for something more than just wine tasting? This region is home to many water sports, as well as outdoor activities.

Loire Valley

Carved by the river that bears its name, the valley hosts many gorgeous vinyards set to the landscape of the French countryside. Only an hour and a half from Paris by train this is the birthplace of the classic French cuisine we all know of today. A product of the bursts of enlightenment from the 1500s.


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Top Travel Destinations of 2015

The Faroe Islands
Come see a solar eclipse on March 20th in The Faroe Islands.

Traveling the world has become an increasingly popular fad.  From discovering all the resources that make traveling easier (think cheap flight fares, or groupon), to just having a strong urge for “wanderlust,” people all over the world want to be cultured and pushed out of their comfort zones to see all the world’s beauty.  For 2015, CNN has come up with a list of the top ten destinations to travel to, here are a few that are on their list:

The Faroe Islands are on the list of places to see in 2015, as it will be one of the only places in the world to witness a solar eclipse on March 20th.  A solar eclipse is “when the moon passes between the earth and sun, plunging daylight into darkness,” (Johanson, Top Ten Destinations of 2015).  Travel companies of the Danish Realm are working overtime with booking various tours and cruises for people to witness this once in a lifetime historical event.  Even though it won’t even last three seconds, you’ll have seen an exciting glimpse of history if you travel to the Faroe Islands in late March.

Next stop? Salta, Argentina, which borders Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay.  CNN describes Salta as, “home to colorful towns, gnarled mountainscapes and the highest altitude wineries in the world,” (Johanson, Top Ten Destinations of 2015), essentially deeming it a combination of Napa Valley and the Grand Canyon.  Recently, Salta has been given $160 million to turn into one of the biggest tourist spots in Latin America.  So get your tickets this coming year before someone else beats you to it.

Abu Dhabi has been ranked number one on many travel sites, and there’s no question why.  Located right next to Dubai, Abu Dhabi “has steered a different course in a multibillion-dollar bid to become the cultural capital of the Middle East,” (Johanson, Top Ten Destinations of 2015).  With an upcoming performing arts center on its way and a Saadiyat Island Cultural District under renovation, which will include the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum, and the second Louvre Museum in the world, Abu Dhabi will have it all when it comes to art and intellect.  So broaden your artistic horizons and bask in Middle Eastern culture by exploring Abu Dhabi at some point in 2015.

To read more about the top destinations of 2015, check out CNN’s article, written by Mark Johanson, here.  Safe travels!