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The Del Dotto Family own three unique wineries in the Napa Valley, where guests can focus on cave aging and it impact on the flavors and textures of wines. Let Beau Wine Tours organize a custom tour that features barrel tastings at one or all three of these impressive properties.

At the historic Bodega Baquero in Maipú, the founders’ granddaughters are finding new uses for the harvest of both grapes and olives. They’ve created a line of beauty products available in their 1886 cellar. And a one-day wine and perfume workshop that gets to the essence of discerning and describing all the rich aromas of wines.

A visit to Seppeltsfield’s beautiful Centennial Cellar in the Barrossa is a once in a lifetime experience that features barrel-tastings of their super-premium fortified wines as well as their legendary 100-year-old Tawny. It is one of Diverse Travel’s most extraordinary food and wine experiences—with visits planned upon request.

It is in the Wine Cellar at The Yeatman, with 1,300 bottles of wine bearing witness, that we are welcomed by Beatriz Machado and the smile on her face. She tells us that when she was invited to join the Yeatman team, the CEO asked her if she knew all the Portuguese wines. She did not allow herself to become unnerved by the question, and promptly answered: “to know them all, I shall have to try them all”. And so she did. She tried them all and not only did she become the Yeatman’s Wine Director, as she also became the “Ambassador of Portuguese wines”.

Rheinhessen wine is known for its quality, and the region’s vintners for progress and innovation. Many of the region’s vintners within the vicinity of the wine capital of Mainz are female: these successful vintners have developed convincing ways to produce wine. Rhine Hessian wine is known for its quality, and the region’s vintners for progress and innovation. Many of the region’s vintners within the vicinity of the wine capital of Mainz are female: these successful vintners have developed convincing ways to produce wine.

As winemaker at Peju Napa Valley in Rutherford, Sara Fowler works at ground zero in both culture and terroir of the wine country. In 2007, she led the winery’s efforts to achieve organic certification in the Rutherford Vineyard and she’s currently overseeing sustainable farming in its Persephone and Wappo Vineyards, with the ultimate goal of going organic there. Learn more about her and her favorite tasting experiences in the Napa Valley.

The women of the wine world are often profiled as being something new and unusual but historically there has always been influential women on the Bordeaux wine scene, as well as many others working behind the scenes. Jean de Bellon was the first owner of Chateau Haut Brion in the 16th century. Françoise Josephine de Sauvage d’Yquem was thrown into prison twice during the French revolution but she continued to make Yquem prosper. More recently, Baroness Philippine Rothschild continued and expanded her father's work at Mouton Rothschild and today Corinne Mentzelopoulos owns and runs Chateau Margaux with her daughter. There is nothing new about feminine power in Bordeaux wine.

Adelaide, South Australia is surrounded by fruitful wine regions. From the big bold Shiraz to the delicate Riesling, the various types of soil used to grow, harvest and vintage the most specular wines are scattered throughout the state's many cellar doors and wineries.

 

The medieval walled village of Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa region in northern Spain is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend.  This village was founded as a fortress located on the top of a long, narrow hill with a commanding view of the surrounding landscape.  For centuries, battles between the armies of Castille and Navarre took place in the region for the control of the plain between the Cantabrian mountains and the Ebro river.

Douro is Portugal's most famous and one of the oldest wine region in the world, and when it comes to wine tourism, it doesn't need much of an introduction. Summer is usually better for long stays but autumn and winter are the perfect seasons for a relaxing short break.

Travelling is one of the best things in life but sometimes planning a trip can get tiresome. If you don't want to spend hours, or even days, in front of the computer searching for the right escape, relax, grab a glass of wine and sit back while we present you with some great suggestions.

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