Fine wine is always a reason to plan your next vacation. But instead of looking for the best winery, how about an entire region. The world is full of famous wine regions where visitors can tour multiple wineries and taste wine in the tasting rooms.
Plan a casual wine getaway with a private jet charter to the wine region hubs. You’ll have easy access within minutes to the local wineries to start your vacation right.
We’ve put together a detailed guide about where you can taste the best wine in the world. These top wine regions have spirits for everybody’s palette.
Best Wine Regions in the USA
Did you know that the US is one of the top wine producers in the world? Some of the best wine comes from the different wine regions scattered around the country. You never have to travel far because there are wine destinations on either coast.
The top wine regions in the USA are:
- New York
Napa Valley by Daniel Salgado on Unsplash
There’s a good chance that wine you drink from the USA was produced in California. In fact, the west coast state produces over 80% of all the wine in the US. And it’s the perfect condition for wine production.
Most of the wine production happens in North California. California is home to famous wine regions, including Napa Valley, Temecula Valley, and Sonoma. California’s diverse landscape gives it climate conditions for producing several types of grapes. A few of the common wine types you’ll find in California are Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Merlot.
To conveniently travel to the California wine region, charter a jet to Napa County Airport. It’s approximately 25 miles from Napa Valley, the most famous wine region, and a short drive to the neighboring Sonoma.
New York Finger Lake Region by jarpow44 on Pixabay
There’s a lot to discover about New York City once you think outside of the big city, like experiencing one of the richest wine regions in the US. New York is surprisingly one of the major wine producers in the country, with wine coming from several counties.
New York has over 400 wineries, with 100 wineries alone in the Finger Lakes region, the biggest wine region in the state. In addition, Hudson River and Long Island are two other regions worth checking out for delicious wineries.
Multiple wineries that produced Cabernet France have won awards for the flavor. Other must-try wine flavors in New York include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
While New York has wine countries in different parts of the state, the Finger Lakes region is the best choice, especially if it’s your first time. Travelers can charter a jet to the Finger Lakes Regional Airport located just minutes from the nearest winery.
Texas Hill Country by Mitchell Kmetz on Unsplash
Ever since the mid-1600s, Texas has been a major wine producer in the US. But lately, it’s become a trendy destination for wine tourists, with many travelers headed into the Texas Hill Country to experience some of its 100 wineries.
Texas Hill Country doesn’t only just produce award-winning wine, but it does so in style. It’s full of picturesque vineyards and hilltops overlooking it all. Some vineyards can reach sizes of thousands of acres, all dedicated to making wine. Other regions also creating a buzz in Texas wine are Escondido Valley and Bell Mountain.
Texas is a major producer of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Malbec.
Traveling to Texas Hill Country is simple on a private jet. Its lack of major airports lets you touchdown closer to your destination at regional airports such as Kerrville Municipal Airport and Gillespie County Airport. Land right in wine country and start tasting the savory flavors of Texas wine.
Best Wine Regions in Europe
Europe is undoubtedly the world leader in wine. Whether discussing production or flavor, Europe takes the ranks with several countries famous for wine. Wine tourist to Europe is big business with several tours organized to take travelers to the famous wineries.
Plan a private wine tour to Europe by chartering a jet to one of these locations and experience the full bouquet of flavors that they have to offer:
Bourdeax countryside by blancalml on Pixabay
You can’t talk about wine culture in Europe without mentioning France. France is the world’s top wine producer and home to 11 unique wine regions characterized by the types of grapes grown, wine produced, etc.
A wine vacation to France will take you to the top wine regions globally. Bordeaux, Champagne, and Burgundy are just a few regions that have become synonymous with excellent wine quality in France.
The good thing about traveling to France to experience the wine is that you’ll get a wide variety everywhere you go. France produces numerous types of red wine, white wine, and sparkling wine.
Charter a jet to the Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport to quickly reach your destination. The airport is less than half an hour away from the Bordeaux city center. Private jet charter gives you the fastest access to the world’s best wine destination.
Rioja region in Spain by Christopher Winkler on Pixabay
If France is the top wine country in the world, Spain is a close second. And although the countries border each other, Spain delivers an entirely different wine experience. From the unique style of the vineyards to the new flavors you’ll discover, Spain is a must-visit wine region in Europe.
Spain upholds its reputation for any traveler arriving to experience its famous wines. Spain has wine regions dotted across the country in every region. The diverse landscape varies from coastal Mediterranean climate to northern mountainous regions, leading to many types of grapes produced across the country.
The top wine regions in Spain are Rioja, Cava, Catalunya, and Valdeorras. In fact, Spain’s wines are so distinct to the regions that the actual region has become a household name across the world like Cava and Rioja.
Travel to Spain via charter jet to visit the major wine regions around the world. La Rioja Logrono Agoncillo Airport is the local airport for Rioja wine country.
Italy Tuscany region by Engjell Gjepali on Unsplash
Italy is a destination that deserves every bit of respect that it gets when it comes to producing wine. It’s an excellent place to travel to experience the most historic wineries.
Wine has long been produced in Italy. It has some of the oldest wineries in the world, dating as far back as 1100, that are still operating today. You’ve probably already heard about the famous wine regions in Italy, like Tuscany, Sicily, Prosecco, and Champagne.
Italy is known for its iconic rolling hills of vineyards expanding across the countryside. The common wine types produced in Italy are chianti and sauvignon blanc. It also has special wine produced by the native Sangiovese grape.
Private jet charters can fly directly into the Florence Firenze Peretola Airport, less than 20 minutes away from the Tuscany city center. It will only be a short drive before arriving at your first winery when you touchdown.
Best Wine Regions in the Middle East
You might be amazed by the number of wineries found in the Middle East. The Mediterranean coast is a hotbed for spectacular wine, as with other regions kept moving ahead by popular import grapes.
Maximize your trip with a private jet charter to one of the top Middle East Wine Regions to taste the unforgettable flavors. Set your compass to these countries to begin your Middle East wine tour:
Lebanon countryside by Kassem Mahfouz on Unsplash
When spotlighting the Middle East, Lebanon consistently ranks as one of the destinations to know. The local wine industry’s rapid growth is credited to the growing popularity of wine from this part of the world. And there’s nothing like tasting one of the trendiest wines fresh.
Visit Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to explore the wineries nestled in the country’s southern and western regions. It’s the most concentrated region for wineries because of the growing conditions.
Lebanon has been in the eye of many wine enthusiasts who rave about the rich flavors and scents all unexpectedly harvested and produced locally. A few of the popular local wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, and Blancs.
Private jet charters to Lebanon have several airport options. The capital of Lebanon, Beirut, is the heart of the Bekaa Valley with many nearby wineries within minutes of arriving.
Israel Galilee region by Betzalel Boyarsky on Pixabay
There’s no secret to Israel having an incredible selection of locally-grown wine other than the country’s diverse landscape. And with 200 wineries, you can tour multiple wineries to find your favorite from Israel.
No wine tour of Israel is complete without visiting Galilee. It’s the largest wine region and spread across two subregions: Upper and Lower. So, there’s always good wine to be found in Galilee. Or check out one of the other three famous regions: Judean Hills, Shomron, Negev Desert, and Samson.
Israel is a hub for familiar and not-so-familiar wine types. But the range of options means that there’s something for everybody. Try out the signature wine, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Semillon.
You’ll fly into Ben Gurion Airport outside of Amman. It’s the main international airport in the country that also has private jet terminal space.
Turkish countryside by Daniela Cuevas on Unsplash
If you haven’t heard the latest about wine from Turkey, you need to put it on your list. It’s in high demand, and many regions spread across the country are to thank for the buzz around local wine.
Travel to Turkey to experience first-hand why people say it’s one of the top-rated wines in the world. The country is known for its balanced wine that pairs well with various meals. And it’s a rare chance to try an exclusive wine produced from a native grape.
The best places to try wine are the Eastern Anatolia region or the Aegean region. Secondary options are the Marmara region and Mediterranean region if you’ve already traveled to Turkey.
The most common types of wine you’ll find available in Turkey are Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot.
You’ll be traveling through the Turkish Capital, Ankara, at the Ankara Esenboga Airport. The airport supports small jets to long-range jets.
Planning an upcoming wine getaway trip? Charter a jet for a hassle-free travel experience and getting to your destination on time for your upcoming reservations. Contact Insijets today to start planning your trip to one of these wine region getaways.