Clare Valley Wine Tasting

Our Experience Wine Tasting in Clare Valley, South Australia

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Clare Valley is one of several wine regions in South Australia that can easily be visited on a day trip from Adelaide. Barossa Valley is the most well-known region, followed by McLaren Vale. Adelaide Hills sits just to the east of Adelaide. On our most recent visit to Australia, we spent four days in Adelaide. The reason for our visit …

Marlborough Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting in Marlborough, New Zealand: Best Vineyards & Tours

Julie New Zealand 2 Comments

The Marlborough wine region is the largest wine region in New Zealand. This region produces some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world, along with Riesling, Gewürtztraminer, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. For wine aficionados, spending a day or two wine tasting in Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s best experiences. We have visited the Marlborough wine region twice, touring …

Barossa Valley

Wine Tasting in Barossa Valley: 13 Outstanding Wineries to Visit

Julie Australia 2 Comments

Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. This globally renowned region is well known for its Shiraz, a big, bold red wine. It is also home to some of the most famous names in Australian wine, including Langmeil, Peter Lehmann, and Penfolds, as well as some smaller family run wineries. There is a long list of great …

McLaren Vale in May

McLaren Vale Uncorked: A Guide to 18 Exceptional Wineries in the Region

Julie Australia 3 Comments

McLaren Vale…welcome to one of our favorite places in Australia. The wine that is produced in this region is outstanding…big, bold Shirazes, fruity Cabernet Sauvignons, and full-bodied Chardonnays. We have traveled to wine regions throughout the world, including France, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, and the USA. South Australia is by far one of our favorites, and in …

Tuscany Sunset Italy

Tuscany Bucket List: 22 Best Things to Do in Tuscany

Julie Italy 4 Comments

Tuscany, with its hilltop towns, breathtaking landscapes, long list of vineyards, and famous cities such as Florence, Pisa, and Siena, is one of Italy’s most visited regions. But did you also know that you can go canyoneering, relax in a hot spring, or visit an island in Tuscany? In this guide, we list 22 of the best things to do …

Montepulciano Italy

Top 10 Things to Do in Montepulciano, Italy

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Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany, sits Montepulciano. This medieval town, with its underground wine cellars, medieval churches, and scenic streets, is a delight to explore. In this guide, we list the best things to do in Montepulciano, where to go wine tasting with a view of Val d’Orcia, and how to plan your visit. Interesting …

Things to do in Mendoza

Mendoza Wine Region: How to Plan the Perfect Visit

Julie Argentina 23 Comments

The Mendoza wine region is hot right now! This is the fastest growing wine producing region in the world and it is Argentina’s most popular spot to travel to for wine tours and tastings. Located in the shadow of Mt Aconcagua, the vineyards in the Mendoza wine region are at one of the highest elevations in the world. Receiving little rainfall …

Wine Tasting Australia

Wine Tasting in Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale: Our Experience in 2015

Julie Australia 8 Comments

The area around Adelaide is Australia’s premiere wine region. Sitting around Adelaide are Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, and Clare Valley. Some people say that Barossa is the best and most well known, with McLaren Vale a few spots lower down on the list. The area around Adelaide produces some of the world’s best Shiraz, as well as very …