|Sometimes it’s worth traveling to the ends of the earth to find the best wine!
It’s no wonder why the Napa Valley — from it’s scenic vineyards, wide variety of, and close proximity to San Francisco — has long been a favorite for wine lovers and foodies from around the world. More than 450 wineries in the Napa area produce some of your favorite grapes: cabernet, sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot noir, and merlot.
Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dixon, CA – UC Davis Area
A favorite area with Europeans, this destination is known for producing full-bodied and rich red wines in Burgenland, one of the most easternmost states in Austria. Your next favorite merlot or pinot noir could come from Burgenland.
Where to stay: Park Inn by Radisson Sárvár Resort & Spa
Finger Lakes, New York
The Finger Lakes may be a secret to some, but this wine destination is well known to those searching out cool-climate wines in America, such as Rieslings.
Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ithaca, NY
Loire Valley, France
Located south of Paris, the picturesque Loire Valley is full of bubbling rivers and sumptuous vineyards. Keep an eye out for smoky cabernets and crisp sauvignon blancs.
Where to stay: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes
Cape Town, South Africa
Located half an hour south of Cape Town is the Constantia Valley, a popular wine destination since the days of Napoleon Bonaparte. The “Western Cape”, as this area is known, produces a variety of wines, ranging from Rhone-style red wines to aromatic sauvignon blancs.
Where to stay: Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, Cape Town
Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City may be known as the “Cherry Capital of the World”, but its reputation as “Michigan’s Wine Country” is just as accurate. Expect to find refreshing pinto grigios and gewurtztraminers.
Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Traverse City, MI
Don’t have time to book a trip to your favorite wine destination? Experience wines from around the world with the Vinesse Wine Club. Plus, Club Carlson members can earn bonus points with this wine club membership: a win-win for wine lovers!