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Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013

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As if my travel bucket list needed to get longer, Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced it’s list of 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013. The editors endure the rough task of traveling the world to fine places wine enthusiasts (pardon the pun) must visit.

A glass of wine has the transcendent ability to transport your palate to a new location. For wine lovers, there is no better way to cement that connection than to explore the world around those vineyards. We are thrilled to use our expertise to name these incredible destinations as our selection of the ten best locations to visit to further discover one’s passion for wine through travel.”

– Publisher and Editor Adam Strum

The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013

Rioja, Spain
Danube, Austria
North & South Fork of Long Island, New York, United States
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Monterey County, California, United States
Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil
Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Douro Valley, Portugal
Puglia, Italy

The list includes a range of regions with profiles featuring where to dine, where to stay, budget tips and prominent wines, plus local-in-the-know suggestions and the best time to visit. Pick up a February issue of the magazine or have a look online.

Long Island? Very interesting. Have you been wine tasting in any of these regions?

Willamette Valley photo credit:  Flickr, Pouregon

  • Tonya Staab - January 9, 2013

    Well I’ve knocked 2 off the list – Monterey County, and Hunter Valley in Australia. Only 8 more to go.

    • La Jolla Mom - January 9, 2013

      I can’t believe I’ve been to zero. I was already having bucket list anxiety. The list just keeps getting longer. :/

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