If you’re tired of the usual kind of travel, then wine tourism could be the perfect alternative for you, guaranteeing less crowded spots, more options for safe distances, and of course, a nonstop supply of wine. Due to its safe nature, while hotels globally have succumbed to lockdown protocols, vineyards continue to function uninterrupted.
Vineyards are located far away from the crowds of large cities, usually situated on large acres of land. Besides providing barrel after barrel of wine, some vineyards have also opened their own restaurants and hotels, offering the unique opportunity to witness the wine production process while tasting the delicious product along the way.
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Let’s jump right into the three wine tourism breaks you can enjoy in Europe.
1. Central and South, Moldova
Often an overlooked wine destination, this three-night break offers five largely untapped vineyards with brilliant tasting wine. This tour grants the opportunity to discover this small southeastern European country over the course of four days.
The visit will also take guests to the largest network of underground caves dug by man 80m below sea level. Called the Milestii Mici, it spans over 200km and holds a fantastic collection of over 2 million bottles. It isn’t the least bit surprising that the winery enjoys a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. The trip costs €343 per person for a 3-night accommodation, several meals including breakfast, and five wine tours and tastings.
2. Chinon, France
Set in the gorgeous medieval town of Chinon, this tour offers and self-drive getaway steeped in history. Over two days and three nights, guests can explore a local wine estate and cellar while tasting some of the finest rose, white, and red Chinon wines. What makes it a million times better is the cooking and food experience offered by the in-house chef with 20 years’ worth of experience in the best Parisian restaurants. The trip costs €300 per person, including the stay, breakfast, wine tour, tasting, cooking class, and meal.
3. Tuscany, Italy
This wine tour offers the very best of Italian hospitality in a fantastic two-night break. With accommodation in a medieval Tuscan castle, guests have access to the 40 hectares of olive groves and vineyards in its surrounding vicinity. This exclusive wine tour features three of Vicarello’s award-winning vineyards: The Castello de Vicarello, Terre Di Vico, and Merah, along with other Tuscan specialties. For €779 per person, guests enjoy a two-night stay in a Tuscan castle, breakfast, vineyard tour, wine tasting, and access to leisure facilities.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your tour now for an exclusive opportunity to explore some of the most fantastic vineyards in Europe!