10 European countries, where you can go for the best wine in the world in the autumn
Ecotourism is a relatively new trend in tourism, which is gaining increasing popularity in the world …Tourists go to the regions where wine is traditionally produced, learn the traditions and history of winemaking in different countries, and, of course, taste the local wine. We publish a list of 10 European countries where the best wines can be offered to enotourists this fall, as well as conditions for rest and entertainment.
France as a wine-producing country with rich traditions is not necessary to represent.
However, this country has its own, historically established rating of the level of development of winemaking, Burgundy in this rating takes the first place for many centuries.
Present Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligote and many other brands of Burgundy wines are made and stored in the same old castles – chateau.
In the fall, thousands of tourists go to France for a tasting of young wine – Beaujolais Nouveau.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a synonym for young red wine
At this time it may even be difficult to accommodate tourists, and chateau owners prefer to accept only organized groups.
The history of winemaking in the Apennine peninsula has more than one millennium, wine is grown in all Italian provinces, including in the north and on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Province of Tuscany
The most famous Italian wine region – the province of Tuscany, in turn, divided into four “wine-making areas” – Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano and the coastal zone.
Chianti is the most famous and most popular Italian wine in the world, which glorified Tuscan winemakers.
Every spring, the Chianti festival is held in the city of Montespertol, in 2016 it was held from May 28 to June 4, but in the fall in the “Chianti zone” there is something to see and, most importantly, something to drink.
This country, due to the long tradition of winemaking and the well-known Georgian hospitality, seems to be intended for enotourism. In the heart of Georgian winemaking, the historical region of Kakheti, even today there are road signs with the inscription “wine route”.
The route, of course, can be built independently, since the geographical names Alazansky Valley, Tsinandali, Gurdjaani, Napareuli, Alaverdi, Salkhino, Telavi are familiar to every true connoisseur of the oldest drink.
Rtveli-fun wine festival, starting with the end of the harvest
In Kakheti it is worth going to Rtveli – a fun wine festival, starting with the end of the harvest in early September and lasting a whole month.
The birthplace of port wine is famous not only for this “wine of real men.” In the long list of true Portuguese wines one can even find “Green wine”, in Portuguese Vinho Verde, however, the name does not indicate the color of the wine, it is of the usual “wine” color.
“Green wine”, in Portuguese Vinho Verde, but the name does not indicate the color of the wine, it is the usual “wine” color
On the origin of such a strange name is still argued winemakers. Enotourists can express their opinion in these disputes, having participated in the collection of grapes from September to October in the Alto Douro area, everyone is invited here.
The famous worldwide port wine was first grown in the Alto Douro area
By the way, it is believed that the world famous port wine was first raised there. In some expensive hotels in Portugal, even special “young winemaker courses” are held in the fall.
The mere mention of the word “tokay” suggests wine lovers to the idea that Hungary is a wine-making country.
And as in any such country, in Hungary every autumn is marked by the harvest of a new grape harvest, which means a new wine.
In September, the International Wine Festival is held in Budapest, in the Buda Castle, almost at the same time with the Budafok Wine Festival, with the vintage, and in October, the Days of Wine are celebrated in More district.
Budafok Wine Festival
All this with concerts, live music and fireworks. It is impossible to miss the already mentioned Tokai region, in the fall there, too, are preparing to receive tourists.
As if to peak those who usually associate the Czech Republic and beer, every year, on September 11, the “Czech wine season” officially starts in the country. At this time, it is best to go here to the east of the country, to Moravia – the main vineyards of the Czech Republic are concentrated there.
The main vineyards of the Czech Republic are concentrated in Moravia
You can go even closer – the famous Melnik is located just 20 kilometers from Prague, and this brand of wine is well known to lovers.
The famous Miller holds his three-day wine festival – Vinobraní
Here, in Melnik, at the end of September, there is also a three-day wine festival – Vinobraní.
On the territory of this Mediterranean island for you laid ready-made “wine routes”.