The vineyards of the Aeolian Islands began making a comeback in the 1950s. Now some 350 acres of grapes are being cultivated at 15 wineries.
Amid glitzy chandeliers and blingy surroundings, our writer finds herself being a Winemaker for a Day at Raymond Vineyards.
Guided by friendly staff, we visited four boutique wineries in Napa, discovering the subtleties of each vintage and unlocking the mysteries of their terroirs.
Alsace is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. We visited seven wineries there, each of which has something unique to offer the oenophile.
Our writer spent the day sampling wine at tasting rooms across Santa Barbara wine country. Here are four of her favorite stops along the way.
Matetic Vineyards, one of Chile's top wineries, is located in the Rosario Valley 60 miles west of Santiago and features a tasting room, restaurant and hotel.
Andrew Harper points to vineyards and wines grown along the Elbe outside of Dresden, which are difficult to find outside of Germany and even Saxony.
The youngest of Australia's wine regions -- the first vines were planted in 1967-- produces some of the country's most respected wines.
This winemaker offers a full range of programs for visitors, including a "Winemaker-for-a-Day" experience, during which guests create their own custom blends; an intensive cooking class; and a hiking tour of the estate followed by lunch.
Many travelers enjoy only a brief experience of Geneva en route to the French Alps or the Swiss heartland. This is a shame, because it is an elegant and cosmopolitan city that offers the visitor a lot more than just exquisite watches. One of the world's capitals of diplomacy, it has the largest concentration of United Nations offices outside of New York. It is also a major financial center. And its setting at the western end of Lake Geneva, surrounded by vineyards and with the high Alps as a snow-covered backdrop, is lovely in every season.
La Coquillade The Luberon -- a beautiful region of vineyards and lavender fields that begins just east of Avignon and rolls on to the foothills near Apt -- is one
Once considered curiosities, Long Island wines now regularly take home prestigious medals from competitions around the world.