Using the wine tasting opportunities to decide where to travel to can be an excellent benchmark to use. Wine tasting while traveling is a thoroughly enjoyable experience that allows you to take in the local culture, food, people, and, of course, delicious wine.
Here are three unique wine tasting travel destinations that you should consider next time you are planning a vacation.
- Barossa Valley, Australia is becoming an increasingly visible wine tasting destination for wine tourism. You can find Barossa wine in all corners of the world. Barossa is unique because it is one of the few regions whose settlers were not convicts like New South Wales and Victoria. The first settlers in Barossa Valley were Silesian Lutherans, who were looking for religious freedom.
- Walla Walla, Washington, USA is the epicenter of wine tourism in the state of Washington. It’s a four-hour drive from Seattle, but a four-hour drive that takes you through the beautiful scenic forests and landscape of the state. There are over 120 wineries in Walla Walla as well as dozens of vineyards.
- Umbria, Italy is known as the “Green Heart of Italy”. Umbria is landlocked and borders Tuscany, Lazio, and Marche. The town is home to several medieval towns that have been well taken care of and seem to dodge time itself. The area is filled with rolling hills that are home to vineyards and olive groves. Umbria is an all-encompassing experience where you will not have taste delicious wine and food but also experience a piece of the world that is stuck in a picturesque moment of history.
Randi Grazer is a senior insurance professional with a proven track record of success. She loves to travel and taste and combines the two when she can.