Most of us love the occasional glass of wine. Unfortunately, with our busy lives, this is usually indulged in at a local restaurant or home when the kids have gone to bed. The wine industry is pretty darn big and so is wine tourism. So how about next time you’re planning an adults only vacation you treat yourself to a few nights away at one of the best wine regions in America? Here’s a look at three which really stand out for us.
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
There are three unique wine trails in Finger Lakes, all offering beautiful tastings and pairings throughout the year. There are also lots of events going on, from cheese and harvest themes to herbs and barbecue events. The Cayuga Wine Trail was founded in 1983 and offers spectacular scenery and 16 member wineries. There is also a cidery, a meadery, and distilleries too. There are many award-winning wineries here, and it’s a great place to kick back and explore. The Keuka Trail has a long history. In 1860 the first bonded winery was founded here. It’s a great place to take a vacation, enjoying warm hospitality and wines ranging from sweet to dry and fruity to vintage. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is the third and produces world-class wines. There are 35 wineries, plus two cider producers and a distillery.
Sonoma County Wine Regions
Sonoma County Wine Regions are a great place to take an RV vacation. Travelling this way gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy all that this region has to offer. There are over 400 wineries here and breathtaking scenery of the Pacific coastline. It’s a place to come when you want to switch off, relax and unwind. Because it’s close to San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, it’s the perfect place to take a vacation. From the redwoods to the coast to the beautiful award winning wineries, there is so much on offer here. The Heart of Sonoma Valley Wine Trails Pass gets you complimentary wine tastings and discounts in 11 wineries in Glen Ellen and Kenwood, so be sure to get a pass! In Sonoma, you can play winemaker for the day, taste out of this world Chardonnay and enjoy fine dining and cozy night beside a wood burning fire. The perfect place to bliss out for a week.
Napa Valley, California
One of the most beautiful wine destinations, Napa Valley, is ideal if you want a spectacular wine experience in breathtaking surrounds. The scenery is spectacular; the wine is award-winning, and fine dining comes as standard. There are more than 400 wineries here, plus luxury resorts, lots of outdoor activities and indulgent tastings. Not only are there beautiful vine trails but also hot air ballooning, kayaking, and live music. Foodies, adventures and romantic will all love the delights Napa Valley has to offer, and it makes for an awesome vacation. And of course, you must take a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train to enjoy fine dining and wine tasting on wonderfully restored vintage rail cars.
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