Les Routes des Vins incontournables dans le monde - Les Grappes

The World's Indispensable Wine Routes

Certainly, France has very beautiful vineyards: the Bordeaux, Champagne or Burgundy, which attract several million tourists every year (according to Atout France). Moreover, there are others even more attractive ... If visiting the cellars and tasting French wines is in fashion, it seems that the activity is becoming more popular. Here is an exclusive list of the top 5 vineyards that make the World Wine Route no longer pass through France!

The vineyards of the Stellenbosch region, South Africa

South Africa, its breathtaking landscapes and its wallabies ... you would dream of it! No more safaris, the country at the extreme south of the African continent will dazzle you with vineyards that you will remember for a long time. 30 minutes drive from Cape Town, you will discover the Stellenbosch wine region. Situated in the Jonkershoek Valley, these South African vineyards are nestled between mountains and rivers in a sumptuous setting. It is among others the Vergelegen estate or the Delaire Graaf Estate ... that make the World Wine Route no longer passes through France!

The Napa Valley and Uncle Sam's Wines

When the explanation is not South African, it is American. Indeed, the Napa Valley attracts several million tourists from all over the world to marvel at the beauty of the region. From small family farms to large modern businesses, wine tourists will discover the diversity in the great names of American wines. The Grands Crus of the United States such as Corison Winery or Château Montelena will open their doors to you and their vineyards made of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon ... for your greatest pleasure!

Tuscany and its famous Chianti

The SR 222, called Chiantigiana by the Italians, will guide you from Siena to Florence, offering you magnificent landscapes. You will undoubtedly stop in Greve, Panzano or Castellina, typical villages of the region. The gastronomy also attracts every year millions of curious people who want to taste the traditional Focaccia with grapes accompanied by a glass of Chianti Classico DOCG. From village to village, wine tourists will be able to meet passionate winemakers who sometimes still use the methods of yesteryear to cultivate their land. One thing is sure, Italian wine tourism is the guarantee of a successful stay!

Marlborough, the New Zealand sauvignon producer

It is not for nothing that the World Wine Route no longer passes through France, when you see the beauty of the New Zealand landscape... Barely smaller than our Burgundy, Marlborough covers 22,500 hectares and produces two thirds of the country's wine. What will undoubtedly strike you at first is the almost surgical cutting of the plots. This geometrical aspect magnifies the vineyards in a naturally idyllic setting: the mountains. It is in this postcard setting that backpackers from all over the world visit the vineyards of Marlborough, the land of sauvignon growing, every year.

The great Canadian expanses

Canada, its caribou and poutine ... what a beautiful country! Far from the 22,500 hectares of the Stellenbosch region of New Zealand, Canadians have nothing to be ashamed of, with nearly 12,000 hectares of vineyards. Every year, millions of visitors cross the country to admire the unique beauty of Canadian cultures. Many of them discover them on the Niagara Peninsula, which covers nearly 85% of the country's vineyards. For the pleasure of wine tasters, we find Marsanne, Roussanne, or Syrah.

International vineyards are in vogue on the world wine scene, and that is why the World Wine Route no longer passes through France.

Lucas Chartier

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