Wine lovers don’t need to have their own winery like those famous, rich and influential people to enjoy the finer things wine country has to offer. In this review, we’re going to take you to the world’s famous wineries that are just waiting for you to visit. Are you ready? Let’s take a tour to the Top 5 Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers.
Viña Vik, Chile
The Holistic Vik wine is world-class, for long-term aging, and has the promise to become one of the best wines in the world. The exceptional flavour of their wine is a result of an elegant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, blends which are chose yearly in different combinations. Designed by Uruguayan architect: Marcelo Daglio and Husband-and-Wife co-owners, Alexander and Carrie Vik. The Hotel has just 22 individual suites, each decorated according to a specific theme and with one-of-a-kind pieces from the Vik’s private art collection.
The Louise, Australia
Australia’s most famous wine regions, the Barossa Valley just an hour from Adelaide, is also home to one of its most luxurious wine-country resorts: The Louise. This upscale all-suite hotel bordered by vineyards is 3.8 km from Seppeltsfield winery and 6 km from central Nuriootpa. Elegant 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature vineyard-view terraces and marble bathrooms with whirlpool baths, as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and Nespresso machines. Upgraded quarters add fireplaces and outdoor showers with rainfall showerheads. Room service (including complimentary continental breakfast) is also offered. Starters might include Coffin Bay oysters with sea grapes and borage gelée, with a main of local Hutton Vale lamb with Jerusalem artichoke and sherry jus, and a dessert of bittersweet chocolate sorbet with roasted hazelnuts and candied kumquat… all paired with Barossa wines, of course.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy
The Hidden Gem, Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco in Italy, which is now managed by the illustrious Rosewood Hotel Group, is in the heart of Tuscany, near Montalcino, Siena and Florence. This beautiful place dates back for more than 800 years, and is comprised of a medieval castle. Surrounded by the Val d’Orcia hills, this seasonal polished hotel lies on an 800 year-old estate, 13 km from the hill town of Montalcino. Plush suites offer free Wifi, flat-screens, iPod docks, 4-poster beds and minibars. Upgraded suites add living areas and/or terraces, while 17th-century villas add extra bedrooms, kitchens, washer/dryers and individual features such as fireplaces, private pools or tennis courts. Room service is available. In addition to free breakfast, there’s a chic restaurant with a terrace, pus a casual eatery and a poolside bar. Other amenities include an infinity pool, a golf course, sports facilities, a gym and a spa.
Château Les Crayères, France
Chateau Les Crayères, France’s cathedral was where the French Kings were once crowned. Champagne, of which it is the capital, is the king of French wines. Practically, everything about the city of Reims is royal, as this famous hotel: Château Les Crayères; one of France’s top wine-focused properties, makes guests feel like royalty. An 8-minute walk from the Vranken Pommery champagne house, this luxe hotel in a grand chateau is 1 km from Basilique Saint-Remi, a medieval church. Refined, plush rooms feature antique-style furnishings, TVs, DVD players and minibars. Upgraded quarters add fireplaces, terraces, separate living areas and/or canopy beds. A sophisticated restaurant serves seasonal cuisine in an elegant dining room. There’s also a casual brasserie and a genteel bar in the property’s sunroom. Other amenities include landscaped grounds and multiple terraces.
Castello Gredic, Slovenia
Tucked between Italy and Croatia. This tiny nation is actually home to Europe’s most exciting up-and-coming wine scenes. Taste your fill of it, and many of the country’s other award-winning vintages, at a hilltop castle-cum-hotel originally built 400 years ago: Castello Gredic. A 1-minute walk from a bus stop, this refined, contemporary hotel in a converted castle is 9 km from Golf & Country Club Castello Di Spessa and 13 km from the 11th-century Gorizia Castle. Airy, modern rooms with Bang & Olufsen TVs feature fully stocked wine cabinets, and suites add sitting areas. A chic restaurant with sleek decor serves regional cuisine, and there’s also a stylish, stone-walled wine cellar and an outdoor patio with country views. A lounge area with sofas features a fireplace, and event facilities are available.
Not everyone has the trait to taste the sweetness of wines, while some might actually got used to the liquor’s bitterness, some–yes, some really find wines exceptionally sweet, especially if it’s made from the finest winery found around the world. Try visiting these places mentioned in this review, and be surprised on how sweet and smooth their wines are. An exceptional flavour, made from delicate ingredients, carefully blended and elegantly packaged, just for wine lovers just like you.
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