8 Winning Wine Regions ...

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Winning wine regions decades ago were simply in France, Italy, Spain and Germany but today you’ll find them in the least likely places.2

Don’t be surprised if you find your table graced with an award winning label from Chile, Bulgaria or even England – English wine is developing a bit of a reputation.

Despite the rise of viticulture globally, it seems to be the age old wine and champagne regions, with recipes and wine making techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation that continue to dominate the list of winning wine regions with New World wines making a telling inroad.

As wine connoisseurs from all over the world travel to the lesser known wine regions and bring their produce to the fore, we will start to see some changes but in the meantime, the traditional wine regions will be more familiar to you.

Here are 8 Winning Wine Regions from around the world.

1. Western Cape, South Africa

Some of the world’s most coveted award winning wines come from the Western Cape Region, in South Africa.

Vineyards flourish in the rich soils and Mediterranean climate of wine regions not far from the coast of Cape Town.

6 main wine regions in the Western Cape alone have more than 100 000 hectares of spectacular wine producing vines.

In the Tulbagh area alone, there are more than 18 wineries.

One, Twee Jonge Gezellen, aka The House of Krone, is the only family run winery in the entire South African Region to produce world class, authentic champagne, and have been doing so since the beginning of the 1700’s.

2. Napa Valley, California

Going as far back as the 19th Century, the Napa Valley is the top wine region of the United States.

Boasting perfection, in a combination of a warm Mediterranean climate, geographical position and geological terrain, this wine region has be producing world class wines for decades.

A hugely popular tourist destination, more than 5 million people a year, travel to the world renown valley, to taste and experience wine country at its best.

Barossa Valley, Australia
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