Saturday February 29, 2020

Holidays in vineland

From the billionaire playgrounds of California’s Napa Valley to the beautifully situated wine villages of Burgundy in eastern France, there are as many wine-oriented holidays on offer as varieties of wine

2nd August, 2015
The Napa Valley in California. Picture: iStock

As we move seamlessly into the second half of the summer season, it is time to consider the brilliance of wine regions as short, sun-filled, active and culturally engaged holidays, and antidotes to the inevitable onslaught of autumn.

Wine-related tourism is huge business across the globe. Napa, Bordeaux, Marlborough, Chianti or Burgundy are hugely valued as wine tourist destinations. Almost every winery of size has built a tasting room, turned cellars and into architecturally engaging...

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