Let’s go drink some great wines, and meet some wonderful people

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)

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!