During my travels, I have only had one day visiting vineyards and wineries. I blogged about it my time in these Australian wineries previously, while I only had a day visiting them, I visited around 7 including a chocolate tasting place and a beer brewery too, one great thing about them is they are often closely located.
Of course, it’s not just Western Australia that has a selection of wineries to visit. Australia’s neighbour New Zealand is an often forgotten location for wine tasting, you can try out places like Bellbird Spring Wines just north of Christchurch. Of course There is the more classic location of France too, where vineyards are aplenty, many with free wine tasting sessions, you can also order the same wine online such as Chateau La Lagune wine.
The main reason to visit is of course the wine itself. Free wine. Seriously, do you need another reason?
Well that’s what this article is about, so I guess I’ll give you a few anyway.
- You get to drink it
- Many samples
- It’s usually free
- Sometimes you get chocolate and beer too
- Usually vineyards are in a sunny area, so it makes a nice day out
- Most wineries are close to one another, so you can try several in a day
- If you like what you taste, you can buy more!
- Vineyards are actually a great place to visit for photographers too, easy to get the rule of thirds in action (see below)
- You’re not usually alone, so you can make some friends too
- Those friends might own vineyards!
So there you have it, 11 reasons why you should visit vineyards on your travels. It’s certainly not restricted to continent, there is plenty of vineyards in other European countries as well as American and African such as Crysallum wine from South Africa. It would be easy to organise your travels around these places if you wanted too.
They certainly make an alternate day out from the usual sight seeing or driving long distances, if you’ve been to a winery or vineyard in your travels, what do you remember from it the most?