10 Emerging Wine Regions To Visit

If there is a beverage which is worth to travel, this is the wine. That’s why the search for the next great wine region has become a kind of endless quest for more fearlessworld-class oenophile destination. Napa, Marlborough and Barossa before few decades are giving way to Mendoza and Majpo regions, Cape at the beginning of the new millennium. Now hunt for the next great emerging places that make wine exclusively.

For anyone dreaming of associated primarily with wine holiday in 2016, which wouldtake it far diverted from the beaten paths, 10 regions below are definitely appropriate.

For anyone dreaming of associated primarily with wine holiday in 2016, which wouldtake it far diverted from the beaten paths, 10 regions below are definitely appropriate.

Kakheti, Georgia

Kakheti, Georgia

There are grown 500 grape varieties, as the region has a history of cultivation ofvineyards dating back to more than 8000 years, and among other things is the birthplace of wine production worldwide. Then why not gather crowds to visitGeorgia? A meaningful question.

Almost guaranteed this will change in the coming years, when the quality of the output increase, the travel agency of the country recognize the potential of regions like Kaheti. Only an hour’s drive west of the capital Tbilisi, Kaheti produces more than60% of the wine in Georgia.

The varieties are not the most familiar (ever heard of saperavi, mcvane or činuri? in a pinch you may recognize rkatsiteli), a style of winemaking is not traditional by modern standards (most of the fermentation occurs in clay vessels called kvevri), but I’m not going to meet anyone who complains about the taste of the wine. The views to the surrounding Caucasus are amazing.

Ningxia, China

Ningxia, China wine yards

“Made in China” is so prevalent etiquette, we’re used to seeing it oneverything you buyeverything except the high-end wines. Get ready for a breakthrough, however, and in this area, as China is now the fifth largest producer ofwine in the world, and some of the best bottles of Chinese wine come from Ninksiâ.

This region of 800 km west of Beijing, near the Gobi desert, has become the new“Chinese Napa and there already has over 50 wineries.

Currently featuring over 80,000 acres of vines, they planned to double that amount by 2020 – which would make it three times larger than Napa. So far, the Favorites arevarieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Merlot, but others (e.g.marcelan) vying for space among the densely cultivated vineyards.

Visitors to this remote region can sense the atmosphere of rising wine industry, at the same time, getting to know the nomadic and agricultural culture of NorthwesternChina.

Niagara Peninsula, Canada

Niagara Peninsula, Canada wineyard

You love waterfalls, sipping a glass of wine? Then Niagara Peninsula in Canada is the ideal place for you. It sounds like a crazy place for wine production, but the southernmost regions of Ontario are actually South of Bordeaux in France.

Minerals-rich soils in the region and moderate temperatures turn out to be ideal not only for the famous Canadian ice wine, but also for Chardonnay, Cabernet franc and Pinot Noir. The number of wineries in Ontario has doubled in the last decade, as they are so popular among tourists passing through Niagara Falls, they have approximately1.8 million. visitors a year.

Northern Virginia, United States

Northern Virginia, United State

After 400 years of preparation, Virginia finally realized its potential as an attractive region for wine production. The pilgrims are tried in the field of vine culture in Jamestown and failed disastrously. Thomas Jefferson has achieved a similar result in Monticello.

What has changed now? Modern technology and a better understanding of terroirand vineyard, the most suitable for it. Although the modern wine industry started inour Center, near Charlottesville, and branch in Northern Virginia (about an hour west of Washington) also marks the explosive growth in popularity as new wineriesopening up places for tasting with dizzying speed.

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and dotted with some of the oldest cities in the United States, the area is almost as fetching as much as those joyable critics approval of  wine. White wine lovers should try a cup of aromatic Viognier from the State, while worshipers of red with attitude or adventurewill love, or will forever hate the variety, originating in Northern Virginia and has a remarkable history.

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania‘s more famous beyond the Pacific Ocean with Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil” than with quality wines. Even in Australia, the region is best known for Kraft and his beer and cider for the distillation of whiskey. But this and many other things of the heart-shaped island, begins to change.

Tasmania last year turned 25% of the grapes in the sparkling wine, to supportits growing reputation as a home of the finest Australian sparkling wines. Tasmanianwhite wine such as Riesling, Chardonnay and also received serious acclaim around the world. As far as most wineries are near the capital Hobart or the second largest city of Launcheston they are easily accessible and close to the main attractions of the island.

Tarija, Bolivia

Tarija, Bolivia vineyard

The lovers of rare badge wines should visit Bolivia if they would like to boast thatthey drank wine from vines grown on the highest altitude in the world.

More than 1800 metres above sea level, no doubt Tariha is unlike any other wineregion in the world. Skeptics take notice: the Bolivian make wine just beyond the border with Argentina, and production dates back to the XVI century, as its foundations were laid with the arrival of the Spanish missionaries.

Although the quality in the past has not been particularly impressive, this begins to change when global restaurateurs like Klaus Meier (co-founder of Noma, elected as the best restaurant in the world in the last six years) noticed the potential of Bolivia.

Mayer not only serves Bolivian wine in their new facility in La Paz Gustu, but his teamhas brought his best examples of European fairs where Tariha proved on the globalwine map. This is a region that is definitely worth a visit – and sooner rather than later, because there are big changes in the thin air of the Andes.

Baja California, Mexico

Baja California, Mexico vineyard

Another California going into business with vineyards and wine: Baja California Always green Guadalupe Valley in the Mexican State, just two hours south of San Diego, already home to more than 50 wineries, and experimental and creativewinemakers are everywhere to the South across the border with the United States.

Even more good news is that this increasingly trendy destination boasts a series ofambitious restaurants and stylish hotels, attracting tourists from both sides of the border. The main focus in the dry and sunny Valley is on red winesnamely, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and nebiolo.

Try it in the wineries that you’ll find both in the ramshackle garages and shiny commercial buildings. Expect the unexpected!

The islands of the Dalmatian coast, Croatia

The islands of the Dalmatian coast, Croatia

In recent years Croatia has become one of the most popular European destinationsfor American travelers, and the growing number of visitors led to increased interest inthe Croatian wine.

Like Georgia, Croatia has a long history of winemaking dating back to hundreds of years before the Roman Empire while many of its specific grape varieties and never go beyond their borders. If you are looking for a place to try out some of them, like posipdebit or Plavač Mali I don’t think you can choose a better location than the islandsof Dalmatia.

Traveling from island to island, from Winery to Winery, you can find the real root of the beloved of many Californian Zinfandel.

 

Serra Gaucha, Brasil

Serra Gaucha, Brasil vineyard

If you mention Brasil, probably wouldn’t be the first wine beverage that will come to mind. In the end it is the land of cachaça and strong and sweet caipirinha.

Heavy duties on imports from neighboring Chile and Argentina, however, they had the additional effect of launching the Brazilian wine industry – and its heart in Serra Gaucha. This mountainous southern region produces about 90% of the quality wine in Brazil and due recognition of this massive wave of Italian immigrants at the end of theXIX century, which have turned this moderate zone in the most important wine regionin the country.

Recently the remaining registration of protected Vale dos Vinhedos region, has become synonymous with quality wine especially the sparkling, in which Brasil is especially good. Muscat is the most reliable choice, but the rising star of the region is undoubtedly its Merlot, red wine there, which can be defined as a single-varietal. It blends well with the ever popular Italian cuisine there.

Texas Hill Country, United States

Texas Hill Country, United States vineyard

No, you are not misunderstood – we talk exactly about this Texas hot and dry state, which is more famous for cowboys. Naturally, there are also people who say that these elements only intensified its charm. Texas Hill country, between San Antonio and Austin, is the second largest American wine culture region.

And although it is a place with strong German roots, high temperatures in the summer make the climate more suited for French and Spanish Red varieties. TEMPRANILLO, the fastest popularity increased variety in the world, has especially good fits in with local conditions.

Of the 46 wineries in 2001 to over 350 in 2015, Texas natural approach is ‘play or go home . Particularly worth to go there for a typical Texas events such as the annual Festival “Wine & Swine.

 

 

source: GoodLife

 

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