Spaniards are passionate about living the good life. Long, lingering meals, exquisite wines, and even afternoon siestas are ingrained in Spanish culture. Who wouldn’t love traveling through Spain? To give you a little background and to help you have the most enjoyable trip possible, check out a few factors that are useful to know before you go:
We absolutely love Sonoma County and relish sharing this gem of a wine destination with others. We are pretty confident that once you visit, you’ll fall in love too.
Why We Love Sonoma County
Beautiful Sonoma County is well known for its laid back vibe, authentic-feeling wine experiences, and adorable wine country towns. In fact, Healdsburg (where our hotel is located) is so cute that it is listed as No. 2 “Best Small Town to Visit in U.S.” by Smithsonian Magazine.
This November you can choose from two unique ways to visit the wine regions of Chile & Argentina.
Taste Vacations’ Chile & Argentina Wine Tour
November 4 – 12, 2019. This tour’s focus is on the wine and food of the Chilean and Argentine regions we’ll be visiting and includes wine tastings, pairings, and a wine blending course. A truly relaxing Taste Vacation!
Zephyr Adventures’ Chile & Argentina Multisport & Wine Adventure
November 3- 10, 2019. This trip includes hiking, biking, horseback riding and options to zipline, kayak or raft. Each day you’ll also sample and learn about the different wines of the two countries. A perfect variety of activities for the adventurous wine lover!
We can all be creatures of habit in one aspect of our lives or another – including which wines we drink! When is the last time you chose a wine that wasn’t one of the old standards – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay?
It’s time to change things up a bit and try something new. After all, you never know if you’re about to meet your new favorite wine! Let’s take a little journey through some iconic wine regions and find a few wines that you may not have tasted yet. First up, Tuscany!
Argentina is becoming increasingly well known for it’s incredible Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontés, and more. Over the past decade or so, Argentina has become the New World’s fastest growing exporter of wines.
For the past several years, wine regions throughout Argentina have dealt with challenging vintages though, due to both the weather and political climate. This year (2018) has proven to be a welcome change from the norm by bringing in both a higher quantity and quality of grapes.