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10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2016

January 19, 2016

Wine Enthusiast editors released their top 10 wine travel destinations for 2016. These recommendations cover where to stay, what to do, when to go and finally, what to drink.

Drumroll please:

Las Vegas, NV – USA – Where the California Cab and bubbles still reign supreme

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Bordeaux – France – North, South or East, you will find vineyards and Chateau’s ready to pour their finest reds for you

Bordeaux

Margaret River – Australia – Cape to cape, you will find surf, sand and stunning Chardonnay

Margaret River Aus

Alto Adige – Italy – Fresh, mineral forward white wines are this region’s specialty Italy

Paso Robles, CA – USA – This former cowboy town is now a hub of wine tourism. 

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Basque Country – Spain– San Sebastien’s seafood has been called ‘the best in the world’

Basque Spain

Franschhoek – South Africa – Wines here have a citrusy complexity that is best seen in a luscious Chardonnay

Frans South Africa

Alentejo – Portugal – Although known for beautiful blends, the Alicante Bouschet is getting the most attention

Alenjto Portugal

Burgenland – Austria – Enjoy your crisp, dry white wines here accompanied by classical music

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Ashland, OR – USA – Pioneered 20 years ago, Tempernillo is this region’s defining grape

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*Images courtesy of Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online 

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