En passant par les vignes

The wine has influenced the culture of Europe for centuries. Since before 1600 BC, the Romans distributed the vine throughout Europe and quickly became experienced in the classification of grape varieties and colors, observing the characteristics and developing fertilization techniques. From the first century AD, wine was exported from Italy to Spain, Germany, England and France. The oldest winery in activity, the Château de Goulaine in France, is still open to visitors today and is one of the reasons the country and its neighbors have quickly dominated the global wine market.

Goulaine Castle Gardens

Today, countless vineyards cover the countryside in Europe, extending the horizon of endless rows of vines. The seniority of European wines is more present than ever. The sweet white wines are red instead of rasping in the Old Continent. Discover prestigious traditions preserved for a unique family winemaking experience.  

Sparkling champagne delicious Porto, Europe is home to famous wine producers and many varieties of wines. Most vineyards gladly show their vineyards and their cellars to visitors. An on-site restaurant often demonstrates how each wine goes with food. Try the local cuisine with the perfect accompaniment.  

Each wine region has its own key, Valley Danube  to the famous Rioja in Spain, the rolling hills of Tuscany to the Aegean Islands. Enjoy the special wines of these regions to taste the real local terroir. Discover the grape varieties used for each bottle and techniques that differ from vineyard vineyard. Stroll through the vineyards with the most reputable teachers to better assess the quality of the wine.

Wine barrels in Hungary

For an even richer experience, plan your vacation around the many festivals of wine. The Stuttgart Wine Festival in Baden Württemberg in Germany is a still wine party with 120 stands offering regional wines, (ravioli), and Ofaschlupfer (sweet bread pudding). Other festivals not to miss his Luxembourg’s Grape and Wine Festival on Bulgaria’s Sea of Wine Festival, and Cyprus’ Limassol Wine Festival.

Wine is something serious in Europe, which is why wine roads have become popular with tourists and locals. With over 60 wine routes to choose from, everyone will find its pleasure. Visit Kellergassen in Lower Austria a unique opportunity in a lifetime to spend collar necklace, tasting wines admiring castles and centuries old monasteries. Taste native grape Vipava Valley in the Mediterranean region. Discover Xató and barrel opening ceremony. Explore, taste and feel your way between the 35 wine villages of the Nahe Valley.

San Gimignano, Tuscany, is Known for icts local white wine.

Many wines Grands Crus who have aged to perfection. These sought after wines can be more expensive, but the quality is not to be missed. Each wine region has a different distinction for its best wines, so read the label or ask the sommelier. If you buy a bottle as a souvenir, familiarize yourself with the customs rules before you buy. If you want to bring your bottles purchase in Europe with you, remember that many operations deliver worldwide and can give you a special packaging that you can take home.

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