Take a Wine Break: Unique Wine-tasting Holiday Ideas

wine-tasting-holidayNow that the holidays are over, it’s time to start planning your summer getaway. As an adventure-seeking wine enthusiast, you may want to bypass the typical Caribbean retreat or cruise and incorporate your hobby into your holiday. Wine-tasting trips have become quite popular within the last few years as more wine lovers are travelling the globe in search of the ultimate tasting experience

Whether you opt to go with a tour group or create your own wine-inspired expedition, there are numerous ways to make wine tasting and vineyard tours the focus of your holiday. Here we’ve rounded up a few fun, interesting, and different ideas for a wine-fueled vacation.

Explore North America’s Coastal Wine Countries

The United States is home to some of the world’s most notable wineries and vineyards, making it the ideal region for wine-tasting travel. If you’ve ever seen the American film Sideways you’re already familiar with wine tourism on the western coast of the U.S. Starting in northern California and stretching across several counties, California’s wine country is a popular destination among wine lovers and those who enjoy vineyard exploration. Approximately 400 wineries are scattered along California’s wine country, mostly situated in Napa and Sonoma counties. In addition to wine tours, the region has many spas, resorts, and hot springs. It is also a great place for hiking, shopping and savoring culinary delights.

If you’ve already travelled through California’s wine country and are searching for new vineyards to tour, we suggest you check out the wineries along the east coast. From Maine to Virginia, the east coast offers just as many vineyards as California, but aren’t as crowded or touristy. There are also an abundance of small wineries that hold wine-tasting festivals with family-friendly activities, including grape stomping and wine-making education. No matter which U.S. region you make your wine pilgrimage to, remember to pack clothing that is versatile, and climate appropriate. Retailers like Marks & Spencer are full of the latest fashions for the spring and summer seasons, and offer clothing for a variety of holiday activities.

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