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Just an hour from Adelaide, Barossa makes for a gorgeous getaway.  Here's how to delve into a region dotted with welcoming “cellar doors,” charming historic hamlets, and culture to savor, too.

The medieval village of Saint-Emilion, under an hour from Bordeaux, sits on a limestone landscape so gorgeously well-preserved it holds UNESCO World Heritage status. And the reds are sure pretty, too.

Tim Atkin, the british Master of Wine, highlighted Casa Vigil de Chachingo as one of the recommended restaurants to visit in Mendoza. This section was included in its brand new Report 2018. The wine journalist toured different wine regions of Argentina at the beginning of the year and then developed its outstanding report.

On this occasion Atkin made its sixth annual guide for our country, which is composed of 193 pages. Casa Vigil was mentioned by Atkin as one of the recommended places when visiting the province.

The objective of the Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises (Vaud Open Wine Cellars) is to put the terroir and its producers at the centre of the gathering with a following that’s growing year on year. In addition to tastings of the region’s wine-growing products, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy many other local home-grown produce such as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheeses and slicing sausages.

The 5th edition of Vinho Verde Wine Fest arrives at Alfândega do Porto, between July 12th and 15th, with more than 300 wines for tasting, guest chefs, narrated tastings, showcooking sessions, creative workshops for the little ones, in a four-day programme designed for the whole family.

For centuries, wines from Rioja were shipped in horse or ox drawn wagons on dirt roads over mountain passes to the port of Bilbao and from there, by ship to the rest of Europe and America. The opening in the mid-nineteenth century of a railway line from Tudela to Bilbao, that included a station in Haro, prompted Spanish and French entrepreneurs to build wineries around the station to facilitate shipment of their wines.

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association's annual Eat Drink SF celebration returns in 2018 on Aug. 23-26. The premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival for the city was founded in 2009 to celebrate the Bay Area's world-class restaurant community. 

Mendoza is almost synonymous with its harvest festival, one of the biggest in the world. Some 700,000 revellers make it into Mendoza for the Fiesta de Vendimia which builds up over the summer months with the grand finale the first weekend of March.

Home to great events and even better wines, Adelaide, South Australia boasts some of Australia's most iconic food and wine festivals. With different events touring through the regions, there's something to tantalize everyone's palate.

 

Saint Emilion is a hot spot for wine tourism; this beautifully preserved medieval village receives over one million visitors every year.

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