From Pinot To Cab:
8 Cities Around The Globe For Wine Lovers

If we are speaking honestly, there are far more than a handful of cities, regions, and countries famous for wine, but that full list would go on forever.

Some people dedicate their lives to studying wine production, and structure their travels so that they can sample as many varieties as possible. 

Whether you’re an aspiring sommelier, or just somebody who enjoys a glass of something full-bodied and flavorful after a long day, here are seven great places for wine lovers.

Napa Valley, California

What makes Napa perfect for wine making? According to their website, the “warm and sunny Mediterranean climate makes it an ideal place to grow a wide range of grape varieties.”

Douro Valley

To be a proper port wine, the grapes must be Portuguese indigenous varietals & they must be grown here. Port wines are broken down into four classifications: ruby, tawny, white, and rosé

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is home to vineyards with history spanning centuries. According to Visit French Wine, you can sample “reds, dry or sweet whites, rosé, light reds and sparkling whites.”

Cape Town

Cape Town in South Africa is home to stunning landscapes, and there are many wine estates here; Constantia, where you’ll find the famous Constantia dessert wine. Durbanville & Franschhoek.

Argentina

Argentina’s contributions to the wine world are well documented, particularly its rich, inky malbecs. It is the fifth-largest producer of wine in the world.

La Rioja

Spain produces some robust wines, and La Rioja, a province in the north of the country, consists of “three sub-appellations, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja.”

Tuscany

Tuscany ranks as the sixth-largest wine region in Italy. Some producing areas include the Chianti Classico area, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and, though not as well known, the Maremma.

Willamette Valley

Many often overlook Oregon as a contender for great wine. As one of the Pinot Noir capitals of the world, Oregon Wine Country is home to over 800 wineries and vineyards.

if you choose to visit  the Oregon wine country you might even find some black sommeliers!