When it comes to enjoying the finer things in life, visiting wineries and vineyards across the world certainly ranks up there. For any wine lover, a visit to wineries and vineyards is an essential part of being an aficionado. For some added inspiration on travel destinations to visit you have to follow me on Twitter, where vineyards are a definite focal point of my activity. Sure, you can always enjoy your bottle at the comforts of your own home but regardless of how great your wine is, it will pale in comparison to a trip to any wine destination. The food, the wine in combination with the breathtaking views, will surely give you an experience you can’t forget.

With that said, here are some of the best destinations that every wine lover should visit:

  • The Louise, Australia – this is Australia’s most famous wine region and is also home to the most luxurious wine-country resort – the Louise. If you really want the best in terms of what Australian wine has to offer, then you can’t go wrong visiting this luxurious destination. However, make sure that you have a sizable budget because this is a fairly elite wine destination.
  • Napa Valley, California – the California wine country is pretty much a no-brainer for wine lovers who are looking for that great grape escape. One of the best places that you should absolutely visit is Napa Valley. Over the years, Napa Valley’s wine industry has grown and has turned into a vacation hotspot. Tiered hillsides, wine caverns, and top class hotels, what more can you ask for?

Napa Valley Cali

  • Loire Valley, France – of course, you can’t talk about the best wine destinations without mentioning France. The picturesque region of France is home to some of the best wineries and vineyards in the world. One good example of that would be the Loire Valley. Prepared to be blown away by regal chateaus, lush vineyards, peaceful rivers and of course, the French vintages.
  • Piedmont, Italy – here’s another no-brainer when it comes to the best wine destination in the world. Aside from the sweeping vistas, there are plenty of wine-tasting stops here like the Produttori del Barbaresco and the Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy. You can combine your passion for wine with food as there’s a high concentration of Michelin restaurants in the area.
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon – if you are in the Pacific Northwest, there is no need to go any further because in Willamette Valley, the great outdoors and fantastic wines converge. The mild climate in the valley has produced world-class pinot noir and chardonnays. Make sure that you call ahead for reservations.

People are constantly asking me, “Hey, Mike Asimos, can tell us about about what you’re up to these days?” Instead of having to explain all the time, I though this was a good place to share an interview I recently took part in. Really does give a glimpse into my daily whereabouts. Hope you enjoy!