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The holiday season is the perfect time for visitors from the northern climes to visit South Australia—remember, it’s summer here! Welcome the New Year with bountiful barbecues, seafood feasts, and days for venturing from sunny beaches to surprisingly cool-climate high-altitude wineries, like Deviation Road, where some of our favorite sparklers are made.

Cava is one of Spain’s most unusual denominations in that it is shaped by method rather than by geography. Though most fans know it as a product of the Catalan region, a number of Rioja wineries also make Cavas. And they’re what locals pour at celebrations here, where cuisine, art, and architecture bring on the season’s cheer.

In winter, with the grapes harvested and winemaking well in hand, a different, more intimate Napa emerges. Now the region invites cozy getaways, hearty fare, and some of the world’s most spectacular Cabernets. One delicious way to delve in is on a Beau Wine Tours single-vineyard tasting at Sequoia Grove Winery. We just won the “Best Great Wine Capitals Experience” for 2019 for this one—come savor it.

Winter is especially beautiful in Porto. Throughout the season, travelers revel in the sparkling views of the riverfront, the city’s wonderful cuisine, and our beautiful Port wines. If you’re lucky enough to be in Porto on New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy it all from aboard a river cruise, with fireworks lighting the sky, too.

Discover the magic of Christmas during a weekend in Lausanne Region

Our favorite time of the year is coming, the Christmas holidays!

This is a wonderful time, which brings together family and friends and includes an endless array of parties. The whole holiday season offers us dozens of reasons to open a good bottle of wine and make a toast!

During the Christmas period, Verona is permeated by a magical atmosphere, as well as many other cities. But in this city the tourist can visit the largest Italian Christmas markets, which embrace the historical center. Additionally, there is the famous Christmas Crib Exhibition at Piazza Bra and other exhibitions, itineraries and activities Christmas – themed, like Verona Minor Hierusalem, a path between art and history, to visit little known churches of the city.
Here two accommodation’s proposals to spend a memorable Christmas holidays in Verona.

The most eagerly anticipated meal of the year in both the Rioja region and the Basque Country is supper on December 24.  As an American who has lived in Spain for almost 50 years, this meal is only comparable in scope and sentiment to Thanksgiving.  We look forward to dressing up, greeting our family members at the door with a glass of bubbly and sitting down to enjoy a multi-course meal, together with regional wines paired specifically for each dish, with holiday music playing in the background. It’s the time of year when we bring out the best of the wines we’ve been collecting throughout the year.

At first view visiting the Bordeaux vineyards in winter may not seem very appealing; the weather isn't always great, the leaves have fallen from the vines making landscape look a bit bleak. But I would encourage you to think again. Why? Two main reasons; firstly you will have the place to yourself.  As there are fewer visitors in the winter, the chateau have more time on their hands to offer up a warm welcome, and get into the nitty-gritty of wine making.

 

Nothing is more Christmassy ‘down under’ in South Australia than a barbeque on the beach in the sunshine, and glass of South Australia’s finest wine, of course! Here are some top tips for how to soak up the Christmas cheer in South Australia this festive season.

Drink As the weather warms up it's the perfect time to introduce you to Frozen Pink Moscato. Simply blend Banrock Station Pink Moscato, Raspberries, Lemonade & ice. Our pleasure!

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