Wine connoisseurs and beginners alike flock to the UNESCO World Heritage wine regions to taste the finest vintages on offer from these famous vineyards. Chosen for their unique contribution to wine making, here is our pick of three of the best regions from around the world that have made the grade…
The Langhe region of Piedmont boasts softly rolling hills, encased in layers of vines, sunflowers and oak forests. Chosen for its rich vineyards in pretty towns including Barolo and Barbaresco, vine pollen has been found in the area dating from C5 BC. Why not explore the gastronomic region on foot or by bike?
Burgundy was chosen because of the 1,247 individual terroirs of the Côte d’Or. Popular grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With a Breakaway tour, you can walk or cycle through the beautiful vineyards and stop at the medieval wine villages including Pommard, Meursault and Nuits-Saint-Georges.
•Departs every two days from May 13 to Sep 22 2018
With 164 towns and villages nestled between the two hillsides that border the river from Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret) and Chalonnes-sur-Loire (Maine-et-Loire), the UNESCO area of the Loire is awash with rolling vineyards and wheat fields surrounding Renaissance palaces. Main grapes include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir.
• Departs every two days from May 11 to Oct 8 2018