Planning a trip where wine is the focus? Don’t underestimate the areas that don’t get the spotlight. Explore the most underrated wine countries to visit here!
Want to get out of your town and enjoy wine outside of the realm of your couch? You’re not alone! Start planning a wine trip so that you can enjoy two of your favorite things—wine and travel. Explore some of the most underrated wine countries to visit that are both beautiful and price-conscious. Take a look!
You may only think of the United States when it comes to wine in North America, but you’re missing out if you ignore Canada. Head to Ontario or British Columbia—those are the two provinces that have really stepped up their wine game. And if you’re a dessert wine lover, Canada is actually the world’s leading producer of icewine. Don’t miss out!
Check out this winery: Château des Charme
Many people glance over South Africa for the European countries nearby. But it’s not one to forget about—there, you enjoy an exciting culture, stunning views, and delicious wine. Not sure where to go or what to drink? There are plenty of South African wine resources to explore to learn more about specific regions!
Check out this region: Paarl District
Another underrated wine country to visit that’s overlooked by its neighbors is beautiful Croatia. Come for the nature; stay for the wine! Head to Istria, Dalmatia, and Slavonia for budget-friendly wines and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Medieval cities in the backdrop? Move over, Italy!
- Nondumiso Pikashe Arrives in the South African Wine World
- Nyaria Cellars: Great Wine in the Niagara Penisula
Visit this winery: Bura Mrgudic Winery
Austria—an underrated wine region in many people’s minds—is actually full of history and class. Each region within the country has its own character. From expensive to relaxed to castle and barn wineries, there’s so much to explore when you plan a trip here. Whether you choose Vienna or Burgenland, you’re sure to taste some scrumptious gruner veltliner and other lovely whites and reds.
Don’t miss this wine: Zweigelt
These are just a few of the many overshadowed wine countries you should plan to visit. There are even winners in Australia, New Zealand, South America, and more! You don’t have to stick to classic European countries to get your fill of delicious wine. Hopefully, our brief guide showcased that.