Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine: Curated Itineraries to Top Wine Regions

These DIY itineraries by longtime travel writers — who’ve been there and tasted that — will save you from sips that are less than stellar. Follow their advice to stay and play in the vineyards of the world’s top grape growing regions. Taste top drops at primo cellar doors. Enjoy local produce and fine food that go hand-in-hand with fine wines. Between tastings? Find art and craft galleries, scenic leisurely drives, vineyard B&B’s and boutique hotels.

Curated by Editor Alison Plummer


Oregon Wine Country

By travel writers Jeff Welsch and Sherry L. Moore

Oregon Wine Country: Columbia Gorge


Alsace, France

By travel writer Lynne Sullivan

Alsace Wine Route and Food Tour


St. Helena, Napa Valley, Mendocino, California

By travel writer Daniel Mangin

St. Helena Wine Tasting


Piedmont, Italy

By travel writer Martha Bakerjian

Piedmont Wine Regions Road Trip


Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

By travel writer Daniel Mangin

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2-Day Tasting


Provence, France

By travel writer Paul Shawcross

Provence: Côtes du Rhône Wine Route


Charlottesville, Virginia

By travel writer Brian Yost

Wining and Dining in Virginia’s Best Wine Region


Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

By travel writer Stefica Nicol-Bikes

Dalmatia Winery Touring


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