This article selects some of the best winery tours in Europe, which offer much more than simple wine tastings. With these amazing experiences, those who visit the wineries go home happy, whether they are wine lovers or not.
Cantina Zeni e Meuseo del Vino - Italy
More than a winery, this is also a museum, a tribute to the wines grown in Italy. Founded in 1870, the museum presents wine production in the Bardolino region, while the winery presents a theme inspired by the historical Bacchanalia festivals in Rome.
The museum is very nicely decorated, there are tastings and sales of wines, as well as tours of the winery.
Bodegas Muga, Spain
This Spanish winery located in the Rioja area has been operating for two centuries. Wine tastings and cellar tours are offered throughout the week, while the vineyards are available for Saturday tours. Visitors can even take a Segway or hot air balloon tour!
It is an amazing place that you have to discover. In addition, the wine tastes incredible!
Antinori nel Chianti Classico - Italy
In this Chianti vineyard, which dates back to 1385, contemporary architecture meets centuries of art and artefacts for winemaking. On the roof, visitors can enjoy Italian cuisine in combination with Tuscan wines.
The cellar is hidden from view, the property looks fantastic, the wine is delicious and the food fantastic, everything is beyond ordinary! You have to stop and see with your own eyes.
Kloster Eberbach, Germany
This is a visit that will interest German Riesling fans. Here, in addition to hosting various wine-related visits and activities, there is also a 900-year-old monastery, which was also the setting for the film based on Umberto Eco's book, "The Name of the Rose". Thus, you have the chance to walk around the monastery with a glass of wine to the tune of live Gregorian chants or to taste wines and visit the cellar by candlelight, in a unique experience.
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, France
This Pessac-Léognan property has won plenty of tourism awards over the years, so it's no surprise to see it included here. Here you have the opportunity to be a winemaker for a few hours and play (supervised, of course) in the wine cellar and cellar. At the same time, you can choose a tour that focuses on the biodynamic ethos of the property, where you can even see a horse plowing through the vineyards.
The five-star hotel Les Sources de Caudalie has a restaurant with two Michelin stars and a spa offering a variety of treatments, often involving grape products. You can try the crushed Cabernet scrub, for example, while enjoying the terroir inside and out.
Quinta de Vallado Duro, Portugal
Douro is one of the most beautiful parts of the wine world, so even those who are not passionate about wine should be happy to spend some time here. The Hotel Bijou de la Quinta do Vallado has a very good restaurant, a swimming pool and offers a lot of activities that make the most of the natural beauty of the region. There are walking trails, picnic areas and jeep tours in the vineyards. The best way to discover Douro is by starting from the river, with the famous whitewashed terraces stretching down the steep slopes on either side of you.
An organized boat tour on the river is fun and offers you the chance to sail in a canoe on the smaller river - Corgo.
Guardastelle Vineyard, Italy
At the gorgeous Tuscan vineyard Guardastelle you can spend the night at the farm or take a tour to see the vineyards and olive groves, and then have a meal at the farm. Cooking classes are also available, and the wines are sensational!
You love wines or just want to spend some quality time in a vineyard? Have a nice picnic and a good wine here!