Best Wine Vacation Destinations Around the World CheapOair Staff December 31, 2009 Food & Drink, Interests You can never truly experience a place until you’ve tasted it. So for those passionate travelers who love to enjoy the finer aspects of their drinks while experiencing the culture, check out our list of the top wine vacation destinations around the world. Barossa Valley, Australia Wine is a way of life in the Barossa. Located close to Adelaide, Barossa is renowned throughout the world for its full bodied reds – Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Characterized by its rich German heritage, along with its rolling, vine-covered hills, Barossa Valley is a uniquely beautiful destination for sightseers and wine connoisseurs alike. Mendoza, Argentina Nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, Mendoza is the center of Argentina’s wine industry. The wines in this region have acquired worldwide recognition for their taste, aroma and color, especially its “Malbec”. A visit to the province will give you an opportunity to learn about the production of this sacred beverage, in its native place. Tuscany, Italy Gourmets and wine buffs flock to Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Famed for its reds like Chianti and Montalcino, the Tuscany region of Italy is a delight for the senses. Celebrated not only for its vineyards and its cuisine, Tuscany’s sheer natural and historic beauty make it one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Bordeaux, France The Bordeaux Region in France is perhaps the “Mecca” for wine lovers. The region has long been renowned for its vineyards that produce everything from delicious table wines to the most expensive bottles in the world. The red wine capital of the world boasts of being home to over fifty appellations and nearly 10,000 chateaux. Napa Valley, California Napa Valley has long been synonymous with picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards and wineries of every stature dotting the landscape. The destination has drawn millions of wine lovers to the region each year. Located just outside the San Francisco Bay Area in the state of California, Napa Valley is a must for those who relish their Cabernet Sauvignons or Zinfandel. Besides supplying some of the finest wines to the world, these destinations offer visitors outstanding hotels, restaurants and wine tours – for a completely intoxicating vacation.