World of Wine Countries

Today, wine is produced in most parts of the world. The longest history of production is in Europe and is many times referred to as the “Old World” wine countries. Later wine production started in what we call “New World” wine countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, and the USA.

However, in the last century, a lot of other countries also produce wine and more and more countries emerge, both because technology develops but more importantly because of world climate change. On Winetourism.com, you can read about more than 30+ wine countries and also find out about wineries with amazing tourism offerings, so-called Wine tourism.


Wine Country France

France, as a winemaking country, is continually looked to as the “creme de la creme” of the wine world. The French are recognized globally for their excellence, grace, and devotion to the craft of winemaking.

Whether you journey along the Atlantic coastal regions of Bordeaux, Cognac, and the Loire Valley, or into the cool northern vineyards of Champagne and Burgundy, or through the sun-drenched Mediterranean fields of Provence, enchanting adventures await throughout this exceptional winemaking country. There is a fantastic array of bolder style blended red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot famous to Bordeaux as well as more delicate red wines and classic white wines from Burgundy made from silky Pinot Noir and refined Chardonnay.

The elegant bubbly delights of Champagne and the alluring rose of Provence are an incredible way to enjoy your journey through France.

We invite you to come to explore the elegance and beauty of the landscapes and the wines of France.

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Wine Country Italy

Italy, as a winemaking country, is regarded as one of the best in the world, exquisite wines paired with unforgettable cuisine make Italy a top wine destination. There are vineyards throughout every corner of Italy, picturesque landscapes dotted with cypress trees, rocky mountain terraces with delicate rows of vines, or undulating hills of green cover the land.

We invite you to explore the remarkable world of Italian wine through the sunlit hillsides of Tuscany, the terraced vineyards of Friuli, fertile riverbanks of the Veneto, and the lovely island landscapes of Sicily and Sardinia. Come to taste incredible Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Super Tuscan red wines paired with rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you decide on a fresh, bubbly Prosecco or a dry, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Italy holds treasures for every wine lover’s palate.

Regardless of which region you decide to travel to, there will be new wines to discover that will entice and delight around every bend in the road.

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Wine Country Spain

The culture and traditions of Spain make it a captivating land to explore. Spain holds an incredible assemblage of history and heritage amongst their bodegas and their vines. From the dusty, dry vineyards of Rioja to the luscious mountainous terrain of coastal Galicia, touring through the wine regions of Spain will not disappoint.

Castilla y León, Navarra, Aragón, and Catalonia, each region has a specialty waiting for you to uncover. An abundance of native grapes varieties creates powerful wines with backbone and strength. Old world wine techniques such as long aging times in oak barrels and the use of a solera to create the famous fortified treasure, Sherry, capture the tradition and the long-standing heritage of Spanish winemaking. Yet a new wave of modern wineries and modern winemakers also creates a completely new, fresh, and unique flavor for Spain.

Explore medieval castles to Catalan Modernism alongside incredible Spanish wine and food. You will discover an expansive variety of wines. From bold Rioja to tantalizing sparkling Cava to the crisp white wine from the Basque region, Txakoli, Spain is an open door to excitement and adventure.

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Wine Country Portugal

Portugal is a symbol of tradition as many winemaking techniques used today invoke a time and place out of the past. Grapes are still stomped by foot in large stone troughs and cliffside vineyards are still tended by hand. We invite you to indulge in a vibrant range of Portuguese flavors as you explore a world from another time.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Douro River Valley region will capture your imagination with incredible steep terraced vineyards hanging over the river’s edge. Vinho Verde wines will inspire you with its refreshing wines. When an inland region of Alentejo, with their full-bodied wines made from local grapes Aragonês, Trincadeira, Castelão, Alfrocheiro, and Alicante Bouschet, will warm your soul up. Experience a taste and a tour of the famous fortified wine, Port, as it remains a strong component of Portugal’s identity.

Portuguese coastlines and rugged landscapes will entice and enchant any great adventurer. We hope you will join us and discover the passionate world of tradition in the wines of Portugal

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Wine Country Germany

The wine regions of Germany offer a cascade of luscious green hillsides and winding rivers, which make this cool winegrowing country a delight to explore. Many areas boast steeply sloped vineyards along the riverbanks with dramatic views and ample wine region pursuits. 

Come and join the wine trail of Germany to discover the dramatically sloped vineyards of the Mosel, the castles along the River Rhein, the appeal of the almond blossoms in Pfalz in springtime, and the warmth of Baden and its matrix of bike trails. Whether you travel through the Rheingau by boat, train, car, or bike, you will not be disappointed with the beauty of the wines of the region.

Incredibly refined, lean white wines made from aromatic varietals, make Germany a dominant force in the world of white wine. Riesling, Germany’s most planted grape, covers a diverse range of sweetness levels from dry and tart to softer and semi-sweet to heavenly and dripping of honey. A glass of Silvaner from Franken or Spätburgunder, Germany’s name for Pinot Noir, are also not to be missed on your German wine adventures.

We hope to see you along the trails for a glass of wine as you explore the dynamic winemaking country of Germany.

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Vineyards in Saale-Unstrut region, Germany wine country


Wine Country Austria

Austria wine country has long traditions of winemaking. Viticulture is an absolute gem of Austria’s millennia-old culture. At the same time, the country is a pioneer and a role model for modern and quality-oriented agriculture. With the help of a young, creative generation of winemakers, wines from Austria have made it to the international top.

Austria wine country advertises itself with the seven elements of successful winemaking: climate, landscape, grape varieties, culture, environment, value, and taste. Austria wine country captivates with a culture that is thousands of years old and which has been passed down further and further. Medieval villages and baroque monasteries and castles characterize the landscape of Austrian wine regions.

Due to the suitable climate, viticulture is concentrated in the east of the country and where four major Austrian wine regions are located. Lower AustriaBurgenland, Styria, and Vienna are further divided into their generic wine-growing areas and combine 17 specific wine-growing areas.

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Wine Country Georgia

Georgia is the cradle of wine culture and is valued by winegrowers, especially those from the natural wine scene. No wonder, because viticulture started around 6,000 years before Christ on the southern edge of the Caucasus. At that time the grapes were fermented in clay amphoras, the so-called Quevri, which were buried in the ground. Mankind invented winemaking here, and after thousands of years, wines are still fermented in terracotta vessels set into the ground.

The wine came from Georgia via Asia Minor and Cyprus to Greece and from there to southern Italy (Apulia, Sicily). The Romans brought the wine from Italy to Spain and southern France, from where the wine culture affects the whole of France extended to Germany.

With the growing interest in “Natural Wines”, more and more vintners around the world began to become particularly interested in the production of their “Orange Wines” in Quevris. These natural wines are made by fermentation in these clay jugs and 3-4 months of maceration. With this method, the cachectic wine gets its exceptional, tannic character. This type of production has been practiced for thousands of years.

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