World’s 10 Best Trips for Wine Lovers

Instantly recognizable for its steep-terraced vineyards that soar above the placid Douro River, Portugal’s northern wine region doesn’t suffer for lack of beautiful scenery. One of the world’s oldest winemaking regions—Romans introduced vines back in the third century A.D.—the Douro Valley is serious port country. You’ll want to stop at the Sandeman winery with its comprehensive tasting center or drink in the views after a steep climb to Quinta do Crasto. There are plenty of smaller quintas(estates) to visit as well, many pouring lesser-known table wines made from indigenous grapes that seem impossible to pronounce.

World’s 10 Best Trips for Wine Lovers by Fodor’s Travel

 

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