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Of Wine, Travel And Trails

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Look at the world through a glass of wine, and know there is tranquillity ahead. They say eat fruits to stay healthy, we say drink wine and travel to stay well. Our HolidayIQ travellers recommend these top 7 wine destinations.

1. Nashik

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Known as the wine capital of India. With several types of distinct high acidity with specific acid-sugar balance present in both, red and white wine are produced in 29 wineries. Many famous wine tasters have given the wines here a very good grade.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kishor Dhanwat says, “Nashik is totally beautiful. Loved the peace and cleanliness in the city. Also, all the citizens are honest, loyal and helping nature. As it's a wine capital of India and you get amazing wines. Awesome experience in the city.” Read Full Review 


HolidayIQ Reviewer Anand Awade adds, “Nasik is religious, business, leisure purpose destination. It is a must visit for wine tasting tour & experience.” Read Full Review

2. Nandi Hills Bangalore

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The wine tour in Nandi Hills, Bangalore offers a golden opportunity for those looking for a soothing break. Winemaking in India goes back to 500 years, and now with every sip of crisp acidic wine at these wineries is will take you back in time and relive the goodness.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saket Saurabh says, “Awesome place, early morning would be the best time to witness sunrise and floating clouds in a most scenic fashion, followed by wine at the winery.”  Read Full Review 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sagar Vidya adds, “We need to go early morning around 6 O'clock there you will get everything on the hill like breakfast, lunch and vineyards. If you want to stay also there are some private hotels near to the Nandhi hills.” Read Full Review

3. Baramati

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Baramati located near Pune, Maharashtra is famous for its winemaking facility, French chateau-style resort and spa to boost wine tourism in the area. A perfect weekend getaway spot for the wine lovers.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kalyana Sundaram says, “It is a pure village with a bit of city atmosphere. Lots of chat shops selling Vada pav, and mouth-watering hot jalebis can be seen. Amazing vineyard and resorts around. Sago vada is the famous, one should try that. Mahabaleshwar and panchgani hills are near, just about 2 hours of drive from there. Very Famous for its farm fresh juicy and fresh STRAWBERRIES. One can find local fruit venders selling strawberries on the road.”  Read Full Review 

4. Vancouver

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Vancouver is located in British Columbia, and the whole state of BC produces more than 20 million litres of wine (about 2 million cases) a year. They have a number of wine specialty shops, many of which offer afternoon tastings of local wines on a regular basis.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Modi says, “It has lot to offer for every traveller both tranquillity and fun at the same place. A lot of mountains, greenery and amazing wine Vancouver is pretty much all sightseeing you will be seeing and remembering for long time to come. But places to watch out for is the Grouse Mountain, Capilano suspension bridge, Lynn canyon, Stanley park, Granville island, Vancouver pier (see all cruises bound to Alaska),Gastown (steam clock goes every 15 min),Vancouver public library, science world and Vancouver art gallery”. Read Full Review 

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5. Bordeaux

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The Bordeaux region lies in the southwest of France and has a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, making it the largest wine growing area in France. They are famous for their red wine, with sweet white wines, dry whites, and rosé and sparkling wines. 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumer Singh Meena adds, “Amazingly Beautiful and Quite Place. Loved the walk along Garone River. Night View of The Place Royal and the Mirror No need to ask for wine, its everywhere. It's the French capital for Wine.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nishant raj adds, “This place you have to visit in France. People here are very friendly, and you can find many Asians also. If you are Indian, then there are various Indian restaurants available. There is lots of shopping to be done. Bordeaux is one of the place of you are a wine lover. It is considered as paradise for vine.” Read Full Review

6. Cape Town

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Wine tasting is one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. Wine tasting is an utterly charming and relaxing way to spend your vacation. Proud home of  nearly 200 wine and grape producers. Cape Town is a wine lovers paradise.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rushil Parikh adds, “Cape town is a great place to visit. When you reach cape town you feel completely relaxed. A place which has sea with mountain ranges and amazing vineyards, great wine.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kartik Rishi adds, “Cape Town has something to offer for all kinds of travellers - Adventure Sports, Nature Walks, Beaches, Shopping Complexes, Gardens, Mountains, Museums, etc. Wine Tasting in the winelands near Stellenbosch is a must-visit.” Read Full Review

7. Barcelona

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If you love wine, Barcelona located in Spain is the place for you! By visiting The Catalonia offers sweet wines, and a wide selection of still wines. You can spend your day touring the vineyards and the views are breathtakingly spectacular.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Plabita Borthakur adds, “It's alive all night. Barceloneta beach is lovely. Must have Tapas and wine. Food is amazing here! Music lovers do not miss out on the jazz bars and street musicians!” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Manoj Jain adds, “One of the most popular places to visit it is good and also culturally exciting has good cuisines and lots and lots of architecture better climate than the rest of Europe. Food, sight-seeing and shopping.” Read Full Review

8. Portugal

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Lisbon in Portugal has many wine bars and you have to visit this city is you're a true wine lover. You can visit the wine producing estates in the region. Many vineyards will give you the full experience of showing you how the wine is exactly made. 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sasikumar Nair adds, “Just go inside and join hundreds of tourist hang around the place starry eyed and indulging in the varied food offered by numerous restaurants. You can go for tasty cherry wine from numerous vineyards or visit one or many of the local shops selling.” Read Full Review

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