France, Spain, Italy, Argentina and California get all the love when it comes to vino. But with the help of imported vines and advancements in technology, new wine regions are popping up the world over. And creating great, high-value vintages for savvy consumers.
Sherman’s Travel has put together a list of the top 10 off-the-beaten-path wine regions you probably haven’t heard of. These locations are perfect for connoisseurs that want to beat the lines in saturated grape hubs like Napa, Tuscany and Bordeaux.
But for more than just wine, some of these regions, like Szekszárd, Hungary and Colonia, Uruguay, offer travelers a charming and affordable way to take in some Old-World scenery.
1. British Columbia: Okanagan Valley
2. Hungary: Villány and Szekszárd
3. India: Nashik
4. Israel: Upper Galiliee and Golan Heights
5. Mexico: Guadalupe Valley
6. New York: Finger Lakes
7. Portugal: Douro Valley
8. Tasmania: The Tamar, Derwent, Huon and Coal River Valleys
9. Texas: Hill Country
10. Uruguay: Colonia
Editor’s Note: Every year, International Living ranks and rates countries of the world to find out which countries are the best for retirement, quality of life, travel, health…and many more besides. See here for our indexes.