Our Top 5 Hidden Wine Destinations

Wine is your ultimate go-to drink. You have tasted your way around wine regions and destinations across the world. You planned numerous wine getaways, but now you feel like avoiding the crowds taking a step off the beaten path destinations. TripLegend is here to help you choose the best wine destinations for your next trip.  

Portugal

The wine in Portugal is outstanding. You can find in this wine destination many grape varieties that you can’t find in other parts of the world. The country is home to more than 15 wine regions. Among them, Duoro Valley is one of the most important ones.

Duoro Valley is located in northern Portugal and is best known for its fortified wines. Five key varieties dominate the vineyards in this destination. These are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo).

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In Porto, Sandeman Wine Cellars is one of the most renowned cellars in the city. Founded by the Scottish merchandisers George and David Sandeman in 1790, the company today remains as the best place to taste Porto wines. You can also see on all the company’s products the famous Sandeman Don icon, which features a mysterious figure with a long black Portuguese cape and a Spanish hat covering his face.

Armenia

Although Armenia is mostly known for its legendary cognacs today, there is a long tradition of winemaking in the country.

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After the country’s independence in 1991, winemaking and the whole wine industry has revived tremendously. Especially in the capital city Yerevan, Saryan Street has become an influential place shaping the future of the country’s wine industry. With the opening of In Vino, a small wine bar in Saryan Street, the long avenue became synonymous with tasty Armenian wine. The street is also home to the famous festival Yerevan Wine Days. The festival takes place in May each year. We recommend all wine lovers who want to taste and enjoy the best of Armenian wine to visit this wine destination during the festival time.

Israel

Israel’s long history of winemaking dates back to biblical times. But it was only the 20th century when local wine producers focused on producing quality wines such as Merlot and Chardonnay.

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There are several vineyards and wineries that have gained popularity in recent years in the country. However, among them, Somek Estate Winery is the perfect wine destination. It is a family-owned and operated boutique winery where you can have a tasty wine experience and learn more about winemaking processes. Especially if you want to have some local insight into Israeli wines, we definitely recommend visiting this wine destination.

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Georgia

Despite being one of the oldest wine regions in the world, Georgia remains an underrated wine destination. Kvevri is the oldest method of wine production in the country. It is key to creating the best quality Georgian wine and defines the lifestyle of local communities. It also forms an inseparable part of their cultural identity and inheritance, with wine and vines frequently evoked in Georgian oral traditions and songs.

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TripLegend’s Hidden Georgia trip takes travelers to this special country. With us, you can cook your own Acharuli Khachapuri and have a traditional wine and dine tour in the Pearl of the Caucasus. We recommend you to check out this trip to get more information about this destination.

Myanmar

Wine in Myanmar. Yes, it is a thing.

It is probable that you did not see a single traveler who goes to Southeast Asia for wine tourism. Well, it is time to change that because the only way to taste the Burmese wine is to visit this country since the country does not export its wines.

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In the land of golden temples, you can visit the country’s first vineyard in the Shan state. You can also enjoy an exclusive wine tasting while watching the sunset. TripLegend’s Myanmar Unlocked trip can take you to this wine destination and help you experience an adventure of a lifetime.

Do not forget to check out this trip to learn more about this land of golden temples.

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