Top 5 Wine Destinations in the World!!

While I'm probably the opposite of a wine connoisseur, I can still appreciate the beauty of rolling hills lined with row upon row of intertwining grape wines. Vineyards are so serene yet full of possibilities for the true wine lover...

If you're planning a wine vacation or wine tour, why not visit the Top 5 Wine Destinations in the World?!! Thanks to our friends over at TripAdvisor for this 2012 list:

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Province of Mendoza, Argentina

Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
    • For more than 180 years, Hunter Valley is the oldest and most well-known of Australia's wine regions that produces sought out Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay. Hunter Valley is a wine lovers paradise with 150 first-class wineries and 60 gourmet restaurants to choose from. Check out:

  • Sonoma County, CA
    • As America's #1 Wine Destination, Sonoma County offers an array of more than 370 wineries while being just 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. Enjoy the spectacular scenery including those famous rolling vineyards along with Pacific Coastal views. Be sure not to miss the FREE Vineyard Walking Tour at Matanzas Creek Winery or visiting popular wineries like Robert Hunter Winery or Dutcher Crossing Winery

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Tuscany, Italy
    • As Europe's #1 Wine Destination, Tuscany offers a combination of medieval architecture, historic abbeys, thermal waters & spas, plus more than 1,000 wineries. Known for it's Sangiovese grapes that produce Chianti, Vino Nobile di Motepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino wines, Tuscany is definitely one of the hottest wine destinations in the world. Be sure to check out:

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