Charlie and I have traveled to many wine regions around the world. So far we have been to the following wine regions and appellations:
United States – Napa Valley (numerous times), Sonoma County (numerous times), Carneros, Monterey County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, Temecula Valley and Willamette Valley
Argentina – Lújan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco
Australia – Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills and Yarra Valley
Austria – Wachau, Kremstal and Burgenland
Chile – San Antonio Valley, Maipo Valley, Cachapoal Valley, Colchagua Valley, Curico Valley and Aconcagua Valley
England – Devon
France – Champagne, Rhône (Condrieu, Côte Rôtie, Gigondas, Châteauneuf du Pape, Vinsobres, Côtes du Rhône), Provence (Bandol), Loire (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Pouilly-sur-Loire, Vouvray, Menetou-Salon, Savennières)
Greece – Santorini (Aegean Islands)
Hungary – Tokaj, Sopron, Etyek and Pannonhalma
Italy – Piemonte and Toscana
New Zealand – Marlborough, Waipara and Auckland
Portugal – Douro and Vinho Verde
South Africa – Constantia, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
Spain – Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Getariako Txakolina, Penedès and Priorat
For most of my posts, I have included a section at the end on “Practicalities” (information about airports, driving, the TGV, restaurant reservations and winery appointments). I have also included my recommendations for restaurants and lodging in the wine regions we have visited.
I hope you enjoy!
Wow! You certainly have covered a ton of territory! I assume based on the number of regions visited you live somewhere in the U.S.?
Thanks for your comment! Charlie and I live in Texas.