The vineyard is a classic object of pastoral beauty and it’s hard to beat a vacation spent frolicking through the vines, but if you like to take-in nature during your getaways there are great wine regions with wondrous vistas and adventures at their doorsteps! Consider these vinous destinations to merge wine and the wild for an epic international holiday!
1. Mount Gambier, South Australia
Mount Gambier is an acclaimed region in Australia’s Limestone Coast known especially for its balanced and crisp white wines. Vineyards surround two volcanic lakes and the region is pocketed with picturesque sinkholes and otherworldly limestone caves.
2. Colchagua Valley, Chile
The Colchagua Valley may be Chile’s finest wine region and it’s surrounded by National Parks and Preserves! Just outside of the wine region you’ll find astounding natural beauty in the Andean foothills, with excellent mountain hiking and diverse flora and fauna.
3. Rias Baixas, Spain
Rias Baixas is a seaside wine region specializing in the Albariño grape, but it’s also known as the northwest corner of “Green Spain”, beloved for its verdant natural beauty. Low cliffs zig-zag the coastline creating beaches, coves, and lagoons to endlessly explore!
4. Russian River Valley, California
You don’t have to travel around the world to enjoy fabulous natural beauty, the Russian River Valley offers great wines and outdoor adventures right here in the USA! Up and down the river, kayaking, rock climbing, and lake sports make this waterway a dream for those who like to get wet!