Top Winery Destinations for Couples by Rebecca Siggers

Top Winery Destinations for Couples:

a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

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Wine is the most romantic drink in the world. It is a classic drink to celebrate your love as it adds the intensity to your love and passion. Apart from being the ideal celebration drink, wine is also one of the healthiest alcoholic beverages. Wine has its mark in almost all the countries of the world, and that is why every country has a distinct flavor of the wine to serve you. Making premium wine is an art, and you would not want to miss out on this out-of-the-world experience. 

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Below is a list of the top winery destinations around the world that you need to visit with your better half.

1. NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THE USA: The world-famous wine destination, Napa Valley is home to some of the most exquisite wineries. The hills give the vineyards a pleasant view that makes it very romantic for couples.

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Napa Valley produces the best Ciroc and Merlot. You can walk from one winery to the other because of the spectacular weather and walkable distances between the wineries. However, for visiting the wineries and tasting wines, you need to take appointments. The owners of the vineyards also brief you about the history of the vineyards and how they make some of the most exquisite wines in the whole world.

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2. MENDOZA, ARGENTINA: Argentina is famous amongst the whole world for serving exquisite wines. The Mendoza region in Argentina is the fastest-growing area for producing wine in the world. The location of the vineyards in Mendoza is at high altitudes and the reason why most couples love to visit Mendoza. The vineyards do not get enough rain, and the water that they get is from the glaciers that keep melting. The Mendoza region is home to three wine-producing valleys, namely, Uco Valley, Lujan De Cuyo, and Maipu Valley. If you want to visit all these valleys, you need to have time for two days so that you can enjoy exotic wines like Frangelico and Malbec. 

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3. TUSCANY, ITALY: Tuscany is the epitome of beautiful hills and classic Italian wines. Couples love visiting Tuscany because it is the ultimate place for wine, romance, and romantic fine-dines. Many historic castles of Tuscany are not beautiful wineries which you would not want to miss. You will find food and wine lovers from all over the world and get to try some of the tastiest wines in the world. When in Tuscany, you need to visit the small towns like Lucca and Siena to get a sense of the local life in Tuscany. 

Chianti is the most famous wine of Tuscany, and you should have it with tasty Italian food when you visit the Chianti region of Tuscany. When tasting the wines in Tuscany, the owners of the wineries will introduce you to the history and culture of Tuscany.

4. BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA: The beautiful Barossa Valley is an hour's drive from Adelaide in Australia. You will find plenty of wineries in this region that produce delicious Riesling wines and Shiraz. One reason why you will love the wineries in this valley is that they offer free tours to the visitors, complimentary wine tasting on the site, and you can also avail tempting food in the restaurants of these wineries. You should check out the oldest winery, which is the Yalumba winery run by an Australian family. Another winery that you should not miss out is the Seppeltsfield Winery because it serves authentic Australian wines. If you plan to visit Western Australia, you should visit the Margaret River wine region for some marvelous chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.

5. BORDEAUX, FRANCE: The second most visited place in France, Bordeaux is also the most famous wine region of the country. The winemaking of this place has a history in itself. Bordeaux also houses some of the chicest hotels and cafes that will make your trip even more romantic. It would be great if you plan to visit Bordeaux in the month of June so that you can attend Bordeaux Fête le Vin, the wine festival of Bordeaux. Apart from that, when you are in Bordeaux, you should also check the Musée d’Aquitaine for the local art of the region, Musée du Vin et du Négoce for learning about wine, and you should visit the Sunday market for shopping. 

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6. BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN: The most rugged, trendsetting, and beautiful region of Spain has some of the best wines in the whole of Europe. The regional chefs of Basque make delicious seafood that tastes even more delicious with the local wine. When visiting Basque, you should visit all the small coastal towns. 

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You will be very close to the beaches where you can sit and enjoy local food and wines. The Zumaia town offers some spectacular views of the vineyards, while the San Juan de Gaztelugatxe makes you climb the steps of the church to see the vineyards. The best time for visiting the Basque country is during Spring, and you should definitely try the Txakoli wines while you are in Basque Country.

7. WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON: Oregon is a country in itself when it comes to making some of the best wines. It has some astounding regions that solely produce wines, and one such region is the Willamette Valley. Willamette Valley is not just about wine; it is good for outdoor adventure, food, and travel. The widely loved wines of this magnificent wine region are Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. 

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The wineries that you should check out when you are in the Willamette Valley are Bergström and Adelsheim because these wineries use organic techniques that you would want to learn and try out. The vineries in Oregon also feature live music concerts and food trucks for the visitors.

8. FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA: A dream destination for couples and a paradise for wine lovers, Franschhoek lies amidst the gorgeous mountains in the district of Cape Winelands. The village is full of vineyards where you can relish all kinds of exotic wines like the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Semillon. There are a lot of notable vineyards in this village, like La Motte, Chamonix, Solms- Delta, Allee Bleue, etc. that you should visit when you come to Franschhoek. 

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When you are visiting the vineyards in Franschhoek, you can also enjoy activities like grape picking, chocolate making, wine tasting, and olive picking. The best time to visit Franschhoek lies between September to February.

9. MOSELLE VALLEY, GERMANY: The Moselle Valley in Germany is full of majestic castles, a soothing river, and some magical hills. 

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The scenic beauty of the Moselle Valley is enough to get you and your partner drunk in love. The Moselle Valley contributes to the best Rieslings in the world. The best part about visiting the wineries in Moselle Valley is to enjoy the wine amidst the beautiful surroundings. For some of the most excellent wines, you should visit Weingut Van Volxen, Weingut Vollenweider, Weingut Willi Schaefer, and Weingut Clemens Busch regions in the Moselle Valley. You will also see a lot of hikers in these regions because of the steepness of the vineyards. The best time to visit the Moselle Valley is from September to October, where you can enjoy a sample of around 160 types of wine and have the time of your life. 

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10. DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL: The Douro Valley in Portugal has vineyards from the 18th and 19th-century that rise above the magnificent Douro River. The port wine and Vinho Verde white wine are very famous in the Douro Valley. Couples will enjoy the historic wine tasting in these regions as the wineries of this region come under the UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also enjoy some unique table wines made from special varieties of grapes. The historic wineries that you need to visit when you are in the Douro Valley are Quinta da Pacheca, Quinta das Carvalhas, and Quinta de La Rosa. You also can get on a wine cruise for exploring the whole region on water. The best time for visiting the Douro Valley is early October or late September. 

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With so many vineyards and wines to taste, there is a lot that each and every country offers to its visitors. In the modern world, wine is an essential part of everyone's life and people enjoy indulging themselves in several activities that revolve around wine. Be it wine tasting, grape picking, or even grape crushing; couples are more enthusiastic to visit the different wineries of the world just for their love of wine. If you love wine and want to experience the world of fine wines, you should visit these ten wineries to increase your love for wine.

What great places where couples can visit! :) Thanks, Rebecca.

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Rebecca Siggers is a working Designer and passionate writer. She enjoys writing about the latest fashion tips and lifestyle trends all around the globe. Through her writing, she hopes to influence as many people as possible to help out.    


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