Emerging Wine Regions

Burgundy, Piedmont, and Marlborough are your favorite wine regions for a reason. Their wines are classic and dependable. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try somewhere new every once in a while. Other countries in Europe, South America, and even Asia make delicious wines, too. The bottles with which you return home will only expand, not change, your ever-growing wine cellar.

Photo: Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa

Valverdón: Explore well-irrigated riverbanks, terraced vineyards, Vettone archaeological sites, and a Dominican convent that’s been converted into a wine hotel on the other side of the Douro Valley.

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Balatonfüred: Head to a large freshwater lake, an old spa town, a waterfront promenade, a cute wine bar, and a handsome villa in Central Europe.

Photo: Bodega Tierra Roja

Tarija: Find new hotels, acclaimed restaurants, a breathtaking landscape, an emerging wine region, and organic vineyards in South America’s new “it” destination.

Photo: PB Valley khaoyai Winery

Phaya Yen: Enjoy a trolley tour, a close-up of the vines, a walk through the cellar, a wine tasting, and a restaurant in the middle of the vineyard at one of Thailand’s first wineries.

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