During holidays and vacations, Romanians look for the best offers for relaxation. But there are other destinations where you can spend unforgettable days, especially if you are passionate about wines. And for a quality tasting, you must know the Top 5 destinations in Europe where you can fully enjoy such a thing.
Top 5 places to visit for wine lovers
Vacations don’t just mean sitting at the beach or swimming in the sea. Sometimes the destinations you choose to relax can offer you a real cultural experience, which is wonderfully intertwined with the pleasure of tasting some quality wines, especially if you are passionate about such liquors.
Anyway, the offer is valid not only for them, because anyone who wants can offer himself such an unforgettable experience.
Here is what the Top 5 holiday destinations for wine lovers look like, according to profit.ro:
South Tyrol, Italy
In the Italian Alps, close to the border with Austria and Switzerland, we find a fascinating land of wine. Alto Adige is well-known for its contrasts, for its winemaking history, but also for the spectacular experience it offers to all who cross its threshold.
Bolzano is the main city of the region, where you should start your adventure. Michelin-starred restaurants, white wines including Pinot Grigio and Gewurztraminer, which are famous in the area, local red wines from the indigenous Schiava and Lagrein grapes, Austro-Hungarian architecture and Italian atmosphere – all make Alto Adige a destination not to be missed in 2023.
It is the most famous wine region in the world. You probably didn’t know that every second, 20 bottles of Bordeaux wine are sold around the world.
The wine region located next to the Atlantic Ocean, 500 km southwest of Paris today includes almost 6000 wineries and over 110,000 hectares of vineyards. The most planted variety is Merlot, and 86% of all wine produced in Bordeaux is red.
As spectacular as these statistics may seem, the charm of Bordeaux does not stop there. The impressive gastronomy, the rare wines, the history of the place, the UNESCO buildings and the spectacular views only complete and explain the fame of Bordeaux all over the world.
Where you can go on vacation for a quality tasting
And the list of these wonderful destinations for wine lovers and more continues through three more famous wine regions in Europe.
Adventure is guaranteed in Germany’s oldest wine region, and that’s because the vineyards here are some of the steepest in the world. Incidentally, the record for the steepest vineyard in the world is held by Calmont, in the Bremm, Mosel region.
If you choose this region for your vacation, you should know that the part between Trier and Koblenz is the most interesting. In addition to adventure, picturesque villages and interesting views, here you will be able to taste the best Riesling wines, to which are added wines made from the Elbling and Muller Thurgau varieties. In recent years, the production of red wines, especially Pinot Noir, has also increased considerably in the area.
Alto Douro, Portugal
Portugal is known for its wines, especially port wines, sweet and red wines. Crossed by the Douro, Corgo, Tua and Savor rivers, the Douro region includes not only vineyards (especially in the Douro Valley), but also cathedrals and UNESCO sites that you can include in your trip.
Of course, in the area you also have tours and tastings, the region being well-known especially for light wines, in the “Bordeaux” style, but also for somewhat richer wines, kept in oak barrels. The entire Douro wine region was included in 2001 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
La Rioja, Spain
Spain’s most famous wine region, when we say La Rioja we automatically think of Tempranillo wines. It’s true, the wine region located in the north of Spain has become famous for this variety, but things don’t stop there.
Wines, monasteries, part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, wine museums, iconic wineries, traditional villages, the city of Logrono – all make La Rioja an unforgettable land, perfect for a holiday destination.
Today, La Rioja is divided into three subdivisions, namely Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. And, even though 90% of the wines produced here are red wines, white, rosé, sweet or sparkling wines are also produced in the region.