What’s Hot this Weekend: Wine Tasting
In my opinion, May should be International Wine Month. First, the weather begins to warm up, making trekking from winery to winery an amazing way to spend a day. Second, the vines are in bloom, which are breathtaking to observe. And finally, you get to drink wine all day! Stiletto Escape goes beyond Napa to bring you some wine tasting destinations that satisfy more than your vino fix.
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a history lesson: The Loire Valley in France allows you to take historical tours of wineries, with some dating back to the 13th century. The Valley is also home to stunning Chateaus and the breathtaking Loire River. And as an added bonus, Paris is in close proximity, making this a great day trip when vacationing in the City of Lights.
a little outdoor adventure: If sipping Merlot on a castle balcony is not your thing, maybe a little outdoor activity to burn those liquid calories sounds more appealing. Just outside of Portland, Oregon, the Willamette Valley has over 250 wineries. Scenic bike routes through the Valley allow you to tour wine country in a unique way. You can also take advantage of the hiking trail that goes through the southern portion of the Willamette Valley. With all the biking, hiking, and walking tours available, you can drink guilt free in Oregon.
a glamorous outing: What’s better than driving through rolling vineyards in a limo? Temecula, California offers both large and small scale vineyards without the crowds that flock to Napa. Just an hour’s ride from San Diego, start with lunch at Falkner winery for an excellent meal with breathtaking views, then find your way through a few (or many) more of the wineries for a leisurely day of sipping and savoring!
an intimate experience: There are only 14 wineries in Fredericksburg, Texas, but do not confuse quantity with quality. Many of the wineries are family owned and operated, making each tour feel intimate. It is not uncommon to try wines made in very limited quantities, creating a very unique wine tasting experience. Fredericksburg is great for a long weekend of wine tasting because you are able to visit every winery in 3-4 days, giving you a full experience in the variety of wines available.
Where do you like to go wine tasting?
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