28 Oct Top Wineries in the World
Lavaux vineyards, Switzerland
This breathtaking vineyard is awarded the prestige of UNESCO World Heritage site. The Lavaux vineyards are situated along 30 kilometers of the shores of Lake Geneva which can be traced back to the 11th century. The winery soaks up the Mediterranean climate giving the Chasselas grapes a distinctive character. Lavaux’s 830 hectares of terraced vines can be accessed by car, ferry and hiking trail.
Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia
The world-class winery is just a trip from the city and is blessed with fruit orchards, dairies, breweries and bed and breakfast. This food paradise is renowned for its wines, Yarra Yering being one of the most respected and awarded. It was established in 1973 by Bailey Carrodus, one of the pioneers in Australian winemaking.
Chateau Montelena, California
Chateau Montelena has been setting the standards and pace for excellent wines for the world to follow. Considered as one of the oldest and most picturesque of Napa’s wineries, Chateau Montelena provides tours, tastings along with cellar door sales.
Chard Farm Winery, New Zealand
Spread across five vineyards in the Central Otago region, this is the only part of New Zealand that experiences a continental climate. The Chard Farm is a family run business that channels the best of the region into a bottle. An innovative approach followed by eccentric architecture, in-depth knowledge about the environment and engagement with the Otago community.
Marques de rascal, Spain
The Marques de rascal is located in the heart of Spain’s Rioja Alavesa region and is known for its excellent architectural structure which houses a Michelin star restaurant as well. Their wines had won numerous medals and were awarded the Best European Winery award in 2013.
Mission Hill winery, Canada
Known as the centerpiece of Canadian wine tourism industry, Mission Hill is renowned for its mesmerizing location on British Columbia’s Okanagan valley famous for its wines. Consisting of five vineyards spread out along the valley, many bordering glacial lakes, the various microclimates and the vast array of soil varieties produce a large variety of grapes.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, France
It was established in the early 18th century and considered one of the finest and oldest vineyards in Bordeaux and displays French winemaking at its best. Ducru Beaucaillou is one of the most stunning vineyards as it oversees the Grand estuary in a castle hill. It is an old-school example of grand cru-grade winemaking and culmination of centuries of harvest.
Holden Manz winery, South Africa
South Africa has been producing wine since the 1650’s but has only recently been enough to make in international markets where it has been consistently awarded for its wines. Holden Manz is a perfect composition of typical African outdoor adventures accompanied by travel in established wine routes with premium restaurants and stunning landscape.