The best places for wine gourmet
I must admit that many countries keep afloat, not least due to the gastronomic tourism. Travelers who have stepped on this path, the rest prefer ethnic cuisine and alcohol, after which their ideas about food and drink culture as such changes, and have sometimes irreversibly. And wine lovers among tasteful drink takes consistently strong position. Anticipation of the imminent release is accompanied by a search for wineries and restaurants, the choice of hotel, but if you go as a family, then we have to somehow combine and children's entertainment, and your own.
We decided if we do not take care of all organizational efforts, that offer ten places on the planet that is required - it is required - visit the wine every esthete.
Finger Lakes, United States
Do not the hottest New York became, however, it is home to the grape varieties that grow in cold climates. This place is still unknown for all among wine connoisseurs, but it is not yet. Become a pioneer among all her friends and start from Hungarian Heurige Dano`s - will then tell how they drank wine here and admired Seneca Lake in the setting sun. You can settle right there in the hotel The Harbor Hotel. However, the region at the lake you should be enough for the eyes - there are a lot of wineries, Hermann J. Wiemer - only one of them, but which is among the pioneers. It just so happened that the local lakeside soil better than other accepted variety "Riesling" and is working with him on a perfectly mastered. Among the successful red varieties - "Cabernet Franc", "Pinot noir" and "Syrah". Come see this summer and fall.
The mountain region of the country with a view of the snow caps of the Alps and three areas were in the past year as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first point of your wine route can be venerable Michelin restaurant La Ciau del Tornavento a modern version of traditional cuisine and a large wine list. Managing complex of hotel and restaurant Castello di Sinio - a great connoisseur of wines and side dishes, so use his hospitality and advice. When you set out to explore the local vineyards, you can apply in Fontanafredda company, Complete tour groups. Alone is not recommended to skip over the vineyards and Paolo Scavino Cavallotto in the village of Castiglione Faletti, Massolino in the commune of Serralunga d`Alba and wine shops Cascina delle Rose or Produttori del Barbaresco. And among the many offers do not miss the two iconic brands Piedmont red wines - Barolo and Barbaresco on the basis of the variety "Nebbiolo". The harvest is collected in September and October, which will be the best time to visit.
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
The city lures tourists slogan "One hundred percent New Zealand" and his vinodelnicheskim paradise. Dry summer, long autumn and marine climate to create a really fertile ground for the development of this culture. Traces of this culture you will find in the pastoral landscape of the hotel and winery Craggy Range with excellent chardonnay, or in the Bistro Black Barn, where guests dine under a canopy of vines. If you are looking for top-end wine shop, then this is definitely Elephant Hill, medalist in 2014 in its category. Be sure to visit the old factory in the region Te Mata Estate and Mission Estate. Better yields, "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Merlot" and "Syrah" are collected in the vineyards Gimblet Graves, and in general, red wines - horse of the region, but for lovers of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Hawkes Bay will also be an outlet. In New Zealand, always sunny, but the warmest in January and February.
Rhine Valley, France
The second abundance of vineyards in France area stretched for 150 miles a charming country setting. For example, if you choose to stay at the hotel Les Patios des Vignes, then you will know all the charm of one of the best villages of Provence, Segyure. Start your wine trip as possible, settling in the hotel Crillon le Brave with a wine cellar and a garden of vines and olive trees. Looking deep red varieties of taste "hermitage", or softer "cat roti" - the road to the north, in the region near Lyon. In the southern municipality of Châteauneuf-du-Pape produce slozhnosochinennye wines from 13 grape varieties. Prefer sweet wine can not forget the taste of nutmeg winery Domaine des Bernardins. Plan a trip for May, July and October - at this time there is just festivals. And remember that in many villages, wine houses offer free taste the drink.
The city stands on the marshes that not very much has to winemaking, but does not prevent the import of wine from other areas of the country and the globe. The local cuisine and wine culture to the nines spread the image of the city as the capital of the world among the amusement parks, but still entertaining art - revenues of the city. For example, a restaurant Victoria & Albert`s, which is located in Walt Disney World, invites you to a series of ten theatrical dinners with wine serving a four-plus-strong collection of bottles in a Highball & Harvest bar offers California or Oregon grade straight from the barrel, and every year in the Epcot park hosts an international festival of food and wine. To avoid the crowds of raging kids, come here in September - will get the peace and good weather, among other things.
Excessive amount of rainfall in winter and spring in the end justifies itself - later this corner of Spain is filled with aromas of blossoms and, turning into an oasis. Galicia defame themselves worldwide for its sea food, and go away without tasting the sashimi tuna and shellfish in the Casa de Xantar Loaira or dishes of octopus 16 O Dezaseis and not washed down with wine, it would be a crime. Rías Baixas, coastal area of Galicia, more than anything in the whole region has to wine tourism, and the leader here is the grape Albariño, a white wine from which the whole world knows. The wine region Ribeira Sacra you will find delicious red wines from "Mencia" and "Trousseau" and Valdeorras area - a mecca for lovers of Burgundy. Late spring and early summer will be the best time to visit here - the nature is flourishing, and can be enjoyed last year's white wines.
240 miles from Vancouver, too, it turns out to be able to grow grapes. This fact is complemented by crystal clear lakes, mountain ranges and wine festivals throughout the year, making the site one of the most attractive in our list. Among the many hotels and hotel sets itself apart from the rest of Bottega Farm Inn - in addition to the romantic atmosphere next to him were also wineries and cheese factories, and apiary. For the Canadian province here, we can say, dazzled by vineyards and wineries. "Pinot noir" and "Chardonnay" are waiting for their fans in Quails` Gate, cultivar "Riesling" is found in the Tantalus, for "pinot form" go to the winery St. Hubertus Estate. Kettle Valley, La Frenz, Nk`Mip and manufacture the above - you name it all, a total of 131, enough for the whole year.
The Loire Valley, France
In the valley that stretches from the mountains of central France to the Atlantic Ocean, the majestic castles, medieval towns, small family wineries and 18 restaurants marked with Michelin star, such as, for example, as the Domaine les Hautes Roches. Valley - a haven of all wine variety. Vouvray area and Mont-Louis famous for its white wine, Saumur Champigny and Chinon - red region of Anjou - pink. This is France, can continue indefinitely. It is better to try Cabernet Franc from the cellar Couly-Dutheil X century and compare it with that found in Pascal an Alan Lorieux. Fans of the white varieties "Chenin form" a straight road to the Château Moncontour, and if you like long trips, then a great walk waiting for you at the cellar Bouvet -Ladubay length of 10 miles. The best harvest is collected in the period from Easter to autumn, but in August the winery make a break, so that the count time.
Mendocino, United States
Welcome to the north of San Francisco, California, the valley of giant redwoods, rocky shores and marijuana plantations. But today we have arrived at the wine. The climate is equally satisfies both the needs of the cool-loving varieties "Pinot Noir" and thermophilic "Zinfandel" and "petit syrah." Anderson Valley, rather thickly strewn wineries and taste pinot noir, you should in Handley and Husch. Champagne lovers will find themselves in the Roederer Estate, located in the same valley, and if you're interested in organic wine, in Redwood Valley, you will be glad to see the family farm Frey vineyards. Hungry are ready to meet the family restaurant Table 128 Boonville at the hotel, cafe, Aquarelle, combining sea food and wine bar, and Oco Time fit sushi lovers. From January to March the weather is rainy, but the wineries are open all year.
On the peninsula here and there still quiet sound echoes his former allegiance to Rome, but today Istria and Italy - only neighbors. With the architectural style of the Venetian Republic Istria inherited from nature and time views of the hilly landscape and sea view, and to really feel all the authenticity of the places you absolutely must visit the winery Kozlović Vina, where he learned to make wine perfectly complements your taste the atmosphere of the area. Village known for its varieties of white wine "Malvasia" and "Chardonnay", red "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Syrah" and "Merlot", and if you want unusual colors, then go for a small winery Roxanich taste orange wine. The best season - from April to October.