Every time we open a brand new bottle of wine, there’s that sense of thrill that comes along with it. Good wine doesn’t need to be old or expensive; in fact, some of the world’s best wines are very affordable.
Knowing what regions produce the world’s greatest wines is something every wine enthusiast should be familiar with. Even if you’re not an expert and just enjoy a simple visit to a winery, it’s always good to know where to travel to for the best experiences.
The major wine regions of the world include France, Italy and Spain, which actually produce almost half of all wines in the world. Here at Shadow, we want you to be informed about not only the world’s top wine regions, but more about the best wineries you can find all around the globe. From Napa to the stunning vineyards of Australia, we’ve got you covered with the best wineries from all 7 regions of the world, check them out here.
California’s Napa Valley wine country is one of the world’s greatest destinations, specifically for wine and food lovers. With breathtaking countryside views and legendary wines, there’s no wonder why Napa is home to some of the most lavish wineries in the world. Palmaz Vineyards, originally founded in 1881, is known for having the largest wine cave in the valley at 100,000 square feet. The winery offers personal tours and private tastings that guarantee an unforgettable experience and memory of Napa Valley. William Hill Estate, another winery with deep roots in Napa, is known for their carefully crafted Chardonnay and 140 acre vineyard and is located in the valley’s most prestigious region.
Besides California’s notorious vineyards, New Mexico is home to one of America’s top wineries. Surprised? Gruet Winery, founded in 1984, specializes in sparkling wines and produces a small collection of still wines as well. New Mexico’s desert landscape provides the perfect scenery for a perfect experience.
Crossing over the Atlantic to Europe, Portugal’s southeast region of Algrave hold’s a family estate nestled in the hills of Silves, known to be one of the best. Quinta do Francês Winery attracts many tourists due to Algrave’s exceptional climate all year round as well as for their growing vines.
Tuscany’s strong wine culture is the origin of many classic and luxurious wines. Castello Banfi in Italy will pamper visitors with its lavish rooms and tranquil countryside but reminds you that it is more than just a wine estate; it’s a wine country within its own.
Heading to the land down under? With original French heritage, a visit to Domaine Chandon located in Victoria, Australia should be on your list. Domaine Chandon Australia is dedicated to the production of traditional sparkling wines and premium quality Victorian wines. Set in the beautiful Yarra Valley, the winery attracts half a million tourists each year!
Due to climatic and religious reasons, the Middle East is generally not regarded as a great center for wine production. However, Israel is the land of milk, honey and WINE. Château Golan, established in 1999, is Israel’s most extravagant winery. Located in the southern part of the Golan Heights, the winery features a French-inspired Château and grows more than 10 different grape types such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and more.
The wineries included in the post are just a few of the very best and for all of you wine lovers out there, the world has so much to offer. For a complete guideline of the most amazing and traditional wineries, check out our full list here.