Wine lovers are inundated with a wide range of compelling reasons to visit Chile's wine country firsthand. From top notch onsite wine blending sessions at the likes of De Martino, to horseback and carriage rides through vineyards, to biking the vines and beyond, or touring the coastal climes in the morning and roughing it in the Andes by afternoon, Chile has plenty to offer the adventure traveler and wine enthusiast alike. If foodie-themed travel ambitions are more your style, set your sights on the sophisticated culinary hotspots of the country's capital city, Santiago.
From zip line excursions followed by first-class wine tasting near Harper's Ferry or wine-themed biking itineraries and one-of-a-kind restaurants along with Civil War sites for the wine-loving history buff, Loudoun County's 33 wineries (and counting) really roll out the red carpet to their D.C. neighbors welcoming with both style and simplicity.
Sustainability in the local viticultural scene is a top priority in Lodi, with many wineries seeking "Lodi Rules" sustainable certification. The Wine and Chocolate Weekend in February and Lodi's Road Trip Passport in September beckon visitors both near and far to experience Lodi at its best - pairing good food with good wine and welcoming folks to the wineries themselves with harvest in full swing.
Or interested in digging deeper? Then take a class or two a the Bordeaux Wine School just across the square, where the mystery and history of Bordeaux's wine landscape is unveiled. Looking for a hands-on wine adventure, then book some time with the lively proprietors of Medocaines.