These wine regions are both obvious and not so obvious. While everyone loves the idea of classic old world wines and the regions that grow these magnificent wines, why not discover a few regions that would never be on your radar?
The Obvious - Wine Country Destinations
The Not So Obvious Wine Destinations
The Okanagan Valley is British Columbia’s most prominent fine wine region. Okanagan is Canada’s only desert. Okanagan’s continental climate is moderated by Lake Okanagan and the series of watercourses that connect to it.
Canadian Wine Country
Portugal has lost its fair shares of wars, but one war it has most definitely won: the war against the French grapes. French grapes pushed their international way into Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece—all of Europe, except isolated backward-looking Portugal. As a result, Portugal’s indigenous vine varieties pressed their own way into the 21st century, validating the country’s grapevine and wine structure and even doing some international colonizing of their own.
Wines of Portugal