The best wine regions are known for their magical location and beautiful landscapes. A journey through these regions would not only enrich the life of wine connoisseurs. We mention only some of these world famous places: Napa in the US, Marlborough in New Zealand, Barossa Valley in Australia and Mendoza in Argentina. Today we would like to acquaint you with 10 exquisite but less known wine regions. Scroll down and get inspired:
Kakheti, Georgia, Greater Caucasus
Most of the wine-growing areas are in beautiful locations
In this area, wine is made from 500 grape varieties. The winegrowing area looks back on an old tradition of vine growing, which is over 8000 years old. This area in Asia is considered the origin of viticulture. The Kakheti region is located not far from the capital Tbilisi and secures about 60% of Georgia's wine production. The wine-growing area is also very much in demand and much visited by wine connoisseurs and tourists from all over the world.
The Weingärunf takes place mostly in clay pots, called kvevri. The wines of Kakheti are probably not among the best known, but worth a visit. In this faraway land you can enjoy high quality wines and stunning landscapes.
By 2020, the vineyards in northwestern China should increase considerably
Wine production in China? Properly read. China is now considered the 5th largest wine country in the world. The Ningxia area covers over 300 km2 and is already called "Chinese Napa Valley". By the year 2020 one expects a multiple enlargement of the viticulture.
Millions of bottles of wine are produced by the finest grapes in Ningxia. The region is located near the Gobi Desert, about 800 km west of Beijing. To date there are over 50 wineries. The best-known varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
The northwestern region of China is definitely worth a visit.
Niagara Peninsula, Canada
In addition to tourism, winemaking also benefits on Niagara
Enjoy the great views of the Niagara Falls with a glass of wine in your hand? That is possible. The southern regions of Ontario could be compared with the Bordeaux in France.
The temperate and mineral-rich soil helps produce not only Canadian wine, but also Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Winemaking has doubled in the last decade, reasonably due to the strong tourist flow.
Northern part of Virginia, USA
Wine tours are a wonderful way to discover the world
Located on the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this historic region incorporates modern technologies in winemaking. Due to new openings of wineries, more and more visitors are attracted here in recent years. White wine enthusiasts should definitely taste the variety Viognier.
Tasmania produces excellent white wines
The island processed 25% of the table grapes into wine last year. Excellent varieties of sparkling wine are also produced here. White wines produced in Tasmania such as Riesling and Chardonnay enjoy a good reputation worldwide. Most wineries are located near the capital Hobart. In this way they have already proved themselves as tourist attractions.
Wine growing in the most beautiful parts of Bolivia
In Bolivia, wine is mainly produced in the border regions of Argentina. At an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level, Tarija transforms into an unusual wine-growing region.
The winemaking tradition can be traced back to the 16th century. Nevertheless, the Bolivians had to wait a long time for fully deserved recognition. It was actually the famous cook Claus Meyer who first noticed and then popularized the characteristics of Bolivia in wine production.
Baja California, Mexico
The Guadalupe Valley is a popular tourist destination in Mexico
The Guadalupe Valley currently has more than 50 wineries. Some of the best known reds are Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Nebbiolo.
The area is becoming increasingly popular and is a popular destination for both Mexicans and Americans with trendy restaurants and stylish hotels. Many surprises and a great atmosphere await you here!
Dalmatian islands, Croatia
Beautiful Croatia is one of the oldest wine producers
In recent years Croatia has become one of the most popular European travel destinations for millions of tourists. The growing number of visitors led to a strong interest in Croatian wine.
Croatia has a thousand-year history in winemaking. Many of the specific grape varieties are never exported beyond the borders. If you want to taste exquisite varieties such as Posip, debit or Plavač Mali, you are in the right place.
Serra Gaúcha, Brazil
Serra Gaúcha produces the best Brazilian wine
One connects this country rather with drinks like Cachaça or the sweet Caipirinha. In Brazil, the center of winemaking is in Serra Gaúcha, where 90% of high quality Brazilian wine is produced.
The protected region of Vale dos Vinhedos has become synonymous with quality wines - especially popular sparkling wines.
Muscat wine is the most reliable choice, although the Merlot is always in the limelight. It goes very well with the local cuisine.
Texas Hill Country, United States
Dry climate and red wine making in hot Texas
The dry climate in Texas, USA favors the development of the second largest American wine region. High summer temperatures make the climate actually very suitable for the cultivation of French or Spanish wines. The red wine Tempranillo is grown here the most.
We hope you have informed yourself in detail and inspired you to visit at least one of these beautiful places! For the benefit!