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The Globe-Trotting Wino’s Guide to Trekking, Tasting and Touring Adventures in the World’s Great Wine Capitals

Napa Valley

Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Front of Chateau. French wine producer

Front of Chateau. French wine producer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Glass of California, Napa Valley red wine. Opu...

Glass of California, Napa Valley red wine. Opus One is a Bordeaux style blend made predominately with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At the estate of the Bordeaux producer.

At the estate of the Bordeaux producer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mustards in the spring in Napa Valley. Photo b...

Mustards in the spring in Napa Valley. Photo by Emily Bryden, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Mainz_04 (Photo credit: Alf Igel)

Location in the state of California

Location in the state of California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vineyards in the California wine region of Son...

Vineyards in the California wine region of Sonoma county. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ferrari-Carano Reserve tasting room in Sonoma ...

Ferrari-Carano Reserve tasting room in Sonoma Valley, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide

English: Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Relief und Topographie von Rheinhessen

Relief und Topographie von Rheinhessen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Napa Valley, California

English: American Canyon, CA is called "T...

English: American Canyon, CA is called “The Gateway to the Napa Valley”. This sign is located at the intersection of Flosden Rd. and American Canyon Rd. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Napa

Napa (Photo credit: katieharbath)

There are nine internationally renowned wine regions in the world. The Great Wine Capitals Global Network is a network of  these nine major global cities that are located in the northern and southern hemispheres.

Enjoying malbec rosé in Mendoza, Argentina.

Enjoying malbec rosé in Mendoza, Argentina. (Photo credit:

English: Vineyard in Napa Valley
English: Vineyard in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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These nine regions include:

Bordeaux, where exceptional wines are the principal attraction, especially in the northern region of Medoc. This area includes growing areas like: Pauillac, Margaux, St Julien and St Estephe. Wines here are typically produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

The region’s ancient châteaux are the home of esteemed wineries. You can visit the “Route des Chateaux” (Castle Road)  and explore the medieval town of St-Emilion, a treasured UNESCO World Heritage site. The town has catacombs and an underground Monolithic church carved into the limestone. The region’s wines are made at the Chateau Haut-Sarpe (Grand Cru Classe), Chateau Figeac and Chateau Beau Séjour Becot.

The other great wine capitals include:

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P1010081 (Photo credit: jcmorand)

Bégédan vineyards in the Haut-Medoc of Bordeaux.

Bégédan vineyards in the Haut-Medoc of Bordeaux. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cape Town

Christchurch |

South Island

Florence/Tuscany

Mainz/ |Rheinhessen

Mendoza

Porto

Bilbao |

Rioja

San Francisco/ |Napa Valley

English: Fall in Napa Valley

English: Fall in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Great Wine Capitals Global Network ci...

English: Great Wine Capitals Global Network city members Français : Localisation des villes-régions membres du Réseau des Capitales de Grands Vignobles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This network holds a prestigious annual competition; called the “Best Of Wine Tourism” awards “to reward the wineries in each member city that have distinguished themselves in terms of the excellence of their facilities in various categories from art and culture to sustainable wine tourism.”

Visit the Great Wine Capitals Global Network: A World of Excellence!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

Château de Malle - Bordeaux - Sauternes

Château de Malle – Bordeaux – Sauternes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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