Kempinski Blog Article
From perfect pairings with delicately balanced flavours, to glasses that are simply best enjoyed alone, wine has to be one of the more versatile drinks to indulge in. Wine is perhaps most famous for being produced in France or California, but did you know there are plenty of other contenders for creating some truly tasty wines?
Sunshine and steep landscapes - Germany
For wine-lovers, Germany has a many different vineyards to explore. In fact, you can explore one of the most popular vineyards just two hours from Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt. The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is famed for its steep slopes, its production of the famous Riesling wine as well as its picturesque location.
Even if you are not that interested in vineyards, the scenery alone in this region of Germany is something to take in, with lush green landscapes and beautiful sunshine featuring heavily.
Historic tours, historic wines - Australia
Australia is one of the biggest producers of wine in the world, being fourth on the list of top wine producers internationally. The most popular wine of Australia is said to be the Penfolds Grange wine.
The winemakers Penfolds also run tours of their wine cellars, where you can see the vineyards, either by yourself or through a guided tour experience.
The Mediterranean and Malvazija - Istria
For a full experience of wine, culture and cuisine, Istria can certainly provide it all. Here, you can indulge in fresh, quality ingredients, while sampling some of the region's finest wines. You can experience the delicious drink just about anywhere in the region, but Istria's most-loved white wine is said to be the Malvazija.
Why not experience the region's favourite wine while staying in luxury too? Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria provides the perfect place to stop while sampling some of the region's finest offerings.
Sunshine and sherry - Spain
Spain is another destination that’s contribution to the wine industry is one to be experienced. The Rioja region in the north of the country is perhaps one of the most well-known for its wine production, and Andalucía in the south of Spain is also a great destination to enjoy wine tours and experiences - as well as sampling the region's sherries.
Southern Spain is also home to another delightful Kempinski hotel. Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona makes an ideal base for exploring the South's wine regions.
If you are intent on becoming something of a wine connoisseur, there is plenty more to experience on international wine tours than simply a nice glass of red. Indulge your senses and open up a whole new world of sherry, dessert wine, rosés and all those in-between - the perfect way to start your holiday! For more travel tips and ideas, check out the rest of our blog and find some inspiration.