Wine Enthusiast Names 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wine Enthusiast Magazine is pleased to release their second annual travel issue, naming the top ten wine destinations of 2013. Each year, our editors travel the world to experience the best in wine, food and cultural adventure, and discover the most exciting places you must visit. From classic regions to lesser-known corners, this year's list represents just that—the best in overall cultural experience, timeliness, travel infrastructure and, of course, wine quality.

"A glass of wine has the transcendent ability to transport your palate to a new location. For wine lovers, there is no better way to cement that connection than to explore the world around those vineyards," stated Publisher and Editor Adam Strum. "We are thrilled to use our expertise to name these incredible destinations as our selection of the ten best locations to visit to further discover one's passion for wine through travel."

As the wine market grows more global, so should the wine traveler's itinerary. That's why Wine Enthusiast's 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations includes a range of regions, with profiles featuring where to dine, where to stay, budget tips and prominent wines, plus local-in-the-know suggestions and the best time to visit.

The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013:

  • Rioja, Spain
  • Danube, Austria
  • North & South Fork of Long Island, New York, United States
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Monterey County, California, United States
  • Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
  • Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
  • Douro Valley, Portugal
  • Puglia, Italy

To read the full profiles of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013, pick up the February issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, available digitally at and on newsstands January 22, 2013.

About Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine educates and entertains readers about wine and the wine lifestyle in an accessible and user-friendly way. Published 13 times per year, the magazine's readership is more than 800,000 with updates on Twitter (@WineEnthusiast) and Facebook. The magazine, and its Buying Guide with over 140,000 ratings and reviews, are available online. The magazine hosts signature Wine Enthusiast events for both consumer and trade.


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