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Posted in Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Wine, on 29 October 2021, by , 0 Comments

As more travelers are looking for off-the-beaten-track destinations to visit, these ten wine destinations around the world are ripe for exploring! Here are some inspired vacation ideas for the boutique wine connoisseur.

Malta wine | ingenious travel

Malta

While wine production in Malta dates back over 2,000 years, only in recent years has Maltese wine become known outside of the country. Grape varieties include two indigenous varieties (Gellewza and Ghirgentina) as well as international varieties like Merlot and Chardonnay. Due to Malta’s hot and humid climate, grapes ripen much quicker and wineries are careful to grow varieties suited to the distinct terroir.

Visit: One of the most well-known wineries in Malta is the Marsovin Cellars, originally built in the 17th century by the Knights of St. John. Here you can taste the famous Marsovin Sparkling wine, produced in the “methode traditionelle.”

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Barossa Valley | Ingenious Travel

Posted in Wine, Australia, Tours, Travel, on 10 July 2020, by , 0 Comments

The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most significant wine regions. Its thriving community retains strong links to its rich European heritage, now combined with the down-to-earth Australian spirit to create a rich and diverse lifestyle in a relaxed, rural setting close to Adelaide. European farmers (German in particular) and English migrants settled the Barossa Valley from the 1850s, and their rich cultural legacy is evident today in superb Barossa specialty foods and historic architecture. Historic churches, stone buildings, and cottages abound while walking trails, reserves, and forests offer easy access to breathtaking landscapes and scenery.

The Barossa Valley is home to the world-famous Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling plus other premium wines, a large range of unique regional produce, and acclaimed restaurants. The Barossa’s vineyards are tended by around 500 grape-growing families, many sixth-generation. There are many small boutique wineries where exquisite wines are sold out within weeks of their launch, along with larger enterprises associated with household names such as Peter Lehmann, Henschke, Seppelt, Yaldara, and Yalumba.

(To explore more wine experiences in South Australia, check out wineries and wine opportunities in the McLaren Vale!)

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