Why vineyards make great holiday destinations

Vineyard grapes

Embarking on a journey through the world’s finest vineyards is not merely a venture into wine tasting; it’s an exploration into the heart of culture, history, and the art of winemaking. As you traverse lush vine rows, the intoxicating aroma of ripening grapes fills the air, an invitation to the exquisite experience that awaits.

In the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy, you’ll encounter centuries-old vineyards, their robust Sangiovese grapes poised to become the region’s famed Chianti wine. Here, amidst the stunning scenery and rustic architecture, the passion for winemaking is palpable, a legacy passed down generations.

Cross the ocean to Napa Valley, California, where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. This American wine mecca is known for its distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon, a testament to the region’s unique climate and soil. Wine tours here often include barrel tastings, a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process, and, of course, breathtaking vistas.

As you sip on the fruits of these lands, remember that every vintage tells a story, from the terroir that nourishes the vine to the winemaker’s personal touch. A vineyard journey is an adventure of the senses, a celebration of tradition, and an unforgettable experience to savour.

Coming up in just two days’ time, the much-anticipated World’s Best Vineyards list will be unveiled! This prestigious compilation, which celebrates the absolute pinnacle of global wine tourism, is the product of discerning selections by the Voting Academy. This esteemed body, composed of over 500 leading wine connoisseurs, sommeliers, and travel experts, has meticulously curated the Top 50 list. The revelation of the list will occur at an exclusive live event in the heart of Rioja, Spain’s finest wine region. For those who can’t make it in person, the event will be broadcast online at 21:00 BST or 22:00 CEST on 12 July. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the best vineyard experiences globally, as recognised by the industry’s leading voices.

For those tuning in from further afield, the event’s timing translates to 06:00 AEDT on 13 July. Regardless of time zones, we promise you an unrivalled insight into the world of premium wine tourism. Mark your calendar and join us online to celebrate the best vineyard experiences globally, as recognised by the industry’s leading voices.