As a highly experienced and very popular mentor, Bill Michelon has an impressive history of business and marketing consulting. He is a businessman, rainmaker, master facilitator, and successful entrepreneur. Bill Michelon invests a lot of his time enjoying sports, reading, and looking forward to being more actively involved in philanthropy. In addition, this avid traveler has a fresh approach and marketing shrewdness that resonates with current and prospective clients. This has made him a recognized thought leader in many areas. Below are Bill Michelon’s top 5 wine travel destinations:

Bill Michelon Wine Destinations

1. Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux falls in a category among the most treasured wine-producing regions in the world. They produce everything from some of the most prestigious and expensive bottles in the world to a variety of delightful table wines. To indulge in wine tastings, you will have to head out of this chic town with its 18th Century mansions and Gothic churches. However, your remarkable rewards will include impressive wines from the verdant vineyards of such renowned chateaus as Médoc, Graves, and St-Emilion.

2. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

After passing the Canada/United States border, Highway 97 twists its way in a northern direction, through the viticulture center in Penticton, bypassing the shores of the spectacular Okanagan Lake to Vernon to get you to this location. There are more than 60 grape varietals in the Okanagan Valley. These include Merlot, Chardonnay, Franc, Cabernet Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and a range of tasty fruit wines. Wines from the Okanagan Valley are truly remarkable. Penticton is a superb place to begin a tasting tour of this region’s more than 100 wineries.

3. Mendoza, Argentina

Argentina has fairly recently established itself among the top wine producing regions. It is renowned for its extraordinary Malbec and decent Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Many Mendoza wineries offer tours, dinners, and wine tastings; however, you are required to make advance bookings. As an introduction, you can consider trying the half-day wine-tasting tour of Mendoza.

4. Tuscany, Italy

The thought of Tuscany immediately brings Chianti to the minds of many; this red wine is highly regarded and pairs perfectly well with pasta and meats. Acres of grape vines can be found amid the sloping hills of Tuscany, intricately adorned with castles and medieval houses. Best of all, there are wineries that are open for tastings and tours. This embodies the Old World wine culture at its best. Grapes are still crushed by the feet of winemakers and vaulted cellars in the basement, carved from a rock, provide the ideal storage for the wine.

5. Finger Lakes, New York

This is the largest wine-producing region in New York and there are over 100 wineries on the panoramic hills surrounding the Finger Lakes. Tours and tasting rooms abound in this region and you will be able to sample Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, and other varietals. You can start your tour by stopping at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. They provide information about the region and offer wine tastings. The Seneca Wine Trail and the Cayuga Wine Trail are two popular routes you can check out as they showcase the finest wineries of the region.

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