Many wineries open their doors for tastings and tours, find your local winery or take an improptu wine holiday to one of the wineries across the world.

The Wineries

Argentina

Familia Zuccardi, Mendoza

Zuccardi Mendoza

Familia Zuccardi

A family run business for over 50 years, Decanter acknowledged Jose Alberto and Sebastian Zuccardi, as among the five most influential personalities of Argentinian wine.

Chile

Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca

Kingston Family Vineyards

Kingston Family Vineyards

Often described as one of the area’s most ‘promising producers’, Kingston Family Vineyards was founded by an American engineer in the early 1900s. The vineyard is in an area known for its white wines, but Kingston focuses solely on red.

Uruguay

Posada Campotinto, Carmelo

Posada Campotinto, Uruguay

Posada Campotinto, Uruguay

Located in the heart of the Carmelo wine region, Posada Campotinto is a boutique hotel,  restaurant and small vineyard.

USA

Dry Creek Family Vineyards, Sonoma, California

This cooperative tasting room plays host to six local and family owned wineries: Collier Falls Vineyards, Dashe Cellars, Forth Vineyards, Lago di Merlo Winery and Vineyards, Mietz Cellars and Philip Staley. There are more than 24 varietal and blend wines from Sonoma available.

England

Bolney Wine Estate, Sussex

Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney wine estate began in 1972 with just three acres of vines. Their vineyard has now grown to 37 acres, comprising red and white grape varieties. Just 14 miles from Brighton and 40 miles from London, there’s no excuse not to to take a day trip.

Spain

Clos Figueras, Priorat

Clos Figueras, Priorat

Clos Figueras, Priorat

Owned by former wine exporter, Christopher Cannan, who realised the potential of the Priorat region. Cannan purchased the Clos Figueras estate in 1997 and the international wine press quickly recognised the unique characteristics and world class stature of the estate and its wines.

Croatia

Bolfan, Near Zagreb

Bolfan, Croatia

Bolfan, Croatia

Close to the capital Zagreb, Bofan dates back to the Roman era, and now produces wines which have won a number of Decanter World Wine Awards.

France

Mas du Soleilla, Languedoc

This 22ha organic winery has stunning, sweeping views across the Mediterranean Sea.

Champagne Beerens, Champagne

Located in the Cote de Bar, this part of Champagne was only officially recognised into the region in 1911. Albert Beerens is one of the best small producers from this area, whose Champagnes truly reflect the terroir.

Italy

La Raia, Piedmont

La Raia, Piedmont

La Raia, Piedmont

This Piedmont winery combines modern technology and architecture with biodynamic farming.

Cascina Cucco, Piedmont

Owned by the same family as La Raia, Cascina Cucco follows the same biodynamic philosophy and produces reds from Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera.

Isolabella della Croce, Piedmont

Located in Loazzolo, one of Italy’s smallest DOC appellations, Isolabella della Croce is nestled in a natural ampitheatre situated at over 500 metres above sea level in the hills of Asti’s Alta Langhe district.

Fratelli Vogadori, Veneto

If you love Valpolicella, Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto, Fratelli Vogadori family vineyard is a must see. The tour gives visitors the opportunity to see how the grapes are dried and fermented.

Poggio al Casone, Tuscany

Poggio al Casone, Tuscany

Poggio al Casone, Tuscany

An organic winery and hotel, Poggio al Casone also offers cooking classes and is only a stone’s throw from Pisa.

Barone Ricasoli, Tuscany

One of the largest and oldest estates in Chianti Classico, it’s been run by the same family since it’s founding in 1141. The Brolio Castle and museum make visiting the estate a unique experience.

Casa Sola, Tuscany

A boutique winery in the heart of Chianti, with unspoilt views and award winning wines.

Cantina Todini, Umbria

Cantina Todini, Umbria

Cantina Todini, Umbria

Located in Umbria, this 70 hectare vineyard is an excellent example of land management using low impact cultivation techniques.

Moldova

Chateau Vartely

Chateau Vartely, Moldova

Chateau Vartely, Moldova

Considering Chateau Vartely was only founded in 2008, it has already established itself both locally and internationally for its excellent wines. Expect modern winemaking techniques combined with indigenous grape varieties and traditional Moldovan hospitality.

Romania

Lacerta

Lacerta, Romania

Lacerta, Romania

Situated in one of Romania’s top wine regions, Dealu Mare, and located at the same latitude as Bordeaux, Lacerta produces award winning Romanian wines.

Greece

Ktima Voyatatzi, Velvento

Ktima Voyatatzi, Velvento

Ktima Voyatatzi, Velvento

This family owned estate is located in Velvento, a small town in Northern Greece in the foothills of the Pierian Mountains. Occupying around eight hectares of organic vines between the mountains and Lake Polyfytos, Voyatatzi makes interesting wines with a distinct character.