Are you passionate about wine tourism but you do not know yet where to go to discover the world’s greatest vineyards? If you plan to travel in Europe this year, you can visit one of the routes mentioned below. The old continent is full of wine paradises to be explored and here a list of the four most beautiful wine routes in Europe!
Naoussa – Greece
Naoussa is a small town in northern Greece, on the Macedonian border. It is considered as the destination par excellence for a Greek wine tourism. The wine route surrounds the city near the Aios Nikolaos Natural Park and a stone’s throw from Aristotle’s school in the ancient Mieza. It is one of the least known and at the same time the most fascinating route from all over Europe. There, very delicious red wines such as Naoussa and Imathia are made with the local Xinomavro grape variety, one of the first AOP certified grapes in the country. They are processed in many dozens of cellars that can be visited throughout the year.
Bordeaux – France
It is impossible not to mention this French town which is home to the most impressive vineyards in the world. It has not one but many wine routes that all are worth seeing. Travelling along those typical roads is an excellent way to discover the largest and best-known domain of fine wines in the world. You can marvel at 117 000 ha of vineyards, 57 classified Grands Crus, but also an ancestral heritage and remarkable architecture. For an original and unforgettable Bordeaux wine tour, you can book an authentic taxi cab on wine-cab.com.
Valle del Chianti – Italy
Chianti is an area of about 70 kilometers stretching between the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena and includes the villages of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Poggibonsi, Radda in Chianti, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Tavernelle Val di Pesa. The homonymous Chianti wine is produced there, with its ruby red color and intense flavor. A surprising gastronomy, bucolic landscapes with gentle slopes, villages and monasteries, there are lot to visit on site.
Sächsische Weinstraße – Germany
Biking is surely the best way to enjoy this small wine-growing region of Saxony where high-quality white wines such as Müller Thurgau, Riesling and Weißburgunder are produced. Situated on the banks of the Elbe, between the cities of Pirna, Dresden and Diesbar, this wine route is almost completely accessible by bike. It crosses 55 km of fluvial landscapes, natural beauties, art and culture. Between gourmet breaks, take a ride on a bike for a vineyard tour. Do not miss the Vincenz Richter, Mariaberg and Ricco Hänsch wineries, as well as the wonderful Oberau Water Castle, the Castle of Proschwitz and the natural reserve of Nassau.