Wine has been one of the most desired drinks people can get to enjoy over a chatty conversation. During the recent pandemic, wine was one of the few pleasures people could enjoy from the comfort of their homes. However, to get the best out of the wine culture, wine lovers travel to some of the popular vineyards across the globe to taste some of the best these vineyards have to offer.
This article is centered on some of the most popular vineyards on the globe.
Zuccardi Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
This is one of the most popular vineyards in the world. This vineyard is located at an altitude of 3,609 feet above sea level on an environmentally integrated winery up the Andes Mountains. The vineyard boasts an impressive finish made from natural stone and cement. Fitted with ultra-modern features, the Piedra Infinita Vineyard towers above the rest, resembling an observatory with its back touching the sky. Wine lovers can find options such as the mountain line, or the earth-bound option, Emma Zuccardi Bonarda, which is made from the region’s indigenous grapes.
Vignaioli di S. Stefano, Piedmont Italy
This is one of the most popular vineyards located in Asti, Piedmont, in Italy. This vineyard is the birthplace of some of the most popular wine brands, such as the Moscato d’Asti. This region is known for producing Italian Semi-Sweet, Semi- Sparkling Wines. These are the characteristics that define one of America’s popular wine brands, Stella Rosa, that was also birthed in this location. The wine from this region is known to have a fruity, intense, sweet, and persistent aromatic taste that features a balance between low alcohol content and average acidity to give you a pleasant feeling.
Montes, Apalta Valley, Chile
The La Finca de Apalta has been dubbed a modern and mystical destination owing to its design featuring Feng Shui principles. The wine producers have incorporated this design into their vineyard to bring harmony and create a positive atmosphere that influences the winemaking process. However, what stands out is the marvelous design at the foot of the Andes encompassing the botanic trails. This region is known for producing one of the leading wines, Apalata Carmenere, dubbed the Purple Angel. It is a major contender against some of the popular noble reds.
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, Napa Valley
Mondavi has built a reputation for itself in the wine industry as one of the top producers as well as marketers. Founded in 1966, the mission-style estate has been producing wine, hosting tourism tours, harvest parties, concerts, arts, and culinary programs. You can say this vineyard offers more than just a tasty bottle of wine. On your next visit to this location, be sure to taste wines from To Kalon vineyard. These are bound to blow your taste buds.
Bodega Garzon Maldonado, Uruguay
The Bodega Garzon was founded in 2007 near Jose Ignacio, the country’s exotic resort coast. This vineyard has grown to become one of the most sought-after wineries not only for its great wine and breathtaking landscape but also for its environmental conservation efforts. The Bodega boasts of being the first LEED-certified winery in South America. Bodega has made its name by taming the Tannat grape that is widely famed for its robust tannins. This move has given the refinery a chance against the smooth Malbecs produced by neighboring country Argentina.
Marques de Riscal, Spain
Most vineyards build small but functional buildings as the center of their operations. However, this is not the case for Marques de Riscal. These producers decided to go for an exquisite design for their vineyard called the City of Wine by Frank O. Gehry. The vineyard is situated at the heart of the Rioja Alavesa region in Spain. The vineyard has gained popularity over its modern center building that houses a hotel and restaurant. Don’t be awed by the building design alone. The wine from this region has received numerous awards and medals for its delicious wine. The Marques was even named the Best European Winery Award in 2013 by Wine Enthusiasts magazine.
Enjoying wine is more than just gulping down bottle after bottle. It is more of a lifestyle. Something meant to be enjoyed in the company of fellow wine lovers. To get the best out of your favorite brands, be sure to plan a trip to one or more of these vineyards to get a firsthand experience of the winemaking process and even taste some of the exotic brands.