Nothing is better than a glass of wine paired with great food and better company. As today is National Wine Day, we wanted to highlight some fun destinations to enjoy new wines and discover stunning vineyards. As the weather warms up, you have the perfect opportunity to plan wine vacations and take in beautiful scenery and relish in the deliciousness of fermented grapes!
You don’t have to travel to Italy to indulge in some vino. There’s great opportunities to try wine in many of the top US travel destinations—some may even surprise you!
Wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Vegas, but even though the city lacks vineyards, they make up for it with unique wine tasting experiences. This is where you go if you are looking to drop some serious money on a high-end bottle and enjoy it in glitzy dining rooms surrounded by the flashiness of the city. Outside of wine tasting, Vegas is home to rambunctious nightlife, gambling, and incredible live shows.
Drink wine here – Aureole
One of the finest restaurants in the country, they feature high-end food, a four-story wine tower, and over 3,000 wine bottles to choose from
Stay here – Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club
Probably the most famous wine region in the United States, Napa Valley is host to over 400 wineries. They are most famous for their Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. Beyond the gorgeous scenery and the fabulous wines, Napa Valley has ample fine dining (to pair with the fine wines!), serene golf courses, high-end spas, and great museums. Many wineries have impeccable art collections that are comparable to the most sophisticated art museums.
Drink wine here – Beaulieu Vineyard
Built in 1885, the vineyard features over 90 wines, rich history, tours, and barrel tastings.
Stay here – RiverPointe Napa Valley
Known as the “Cherry Capital of the World,” Traverse City is well known for their fruity wine and unique flavor profiles. Classic wines commonly enjoyed here include Gewürztraminer and Merlot. This Midwestern town is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, biking, or fishing. They also play host to the Leland Wine and Food Festival on June 11th where you can enjoy delectable food from local restaurants, live music, Lake Michigan, and plenty of wine.
Drink wine here – Black Star Farms Old Mission
Features two winery production facilities with tasting rooms, a distillery, an Inn, and an equestrian facility.
Stay here – Pinestead Reef
Texas Hill Country is the second most traveled to wine region in the country. With so much to do in San Antonio, it makes for the perfect home base to allow you to explore what the whole region has to offer. Nearby, Fredericksburg features a string of 290 wineries—commonly referred to as Wine Road 290. San Antonio is also home to delectable barbeque, fun water parks, and a variety of museums and historical landmarks.
Drink wine here – San Antonio Winery
Established in 1917, this winery offers tours, tastings, and an on-site restaurant.
Stay here – Wyndham La Cascada
An unexpected destination to enjoy world-class wine experience, Orlando is a diamond in the rough. Beyondall the kid-themed activities, adults will enjoy sampling the local wines at Orlando’s Quantum Leap Winery (the only sustainable winery in the city), or tasting food and wine from around the world at the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. While in town be sure to check out the many dinner theaters, Madame Tussauds, and Orlando’s Indoor Skydiving facility.
Drink wine here – Eola Wine Co.
A downtown Orlando wine bar that features over 50 wines by the glass, wine flights, dinner and brunch menus, and a sunny patio.
Stay here – Hilton Grand Vacations club at Tuscany Villa
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