The Top 12 Underrated Wine Regions To Visit In 2017: A Month-By-Month Guide
Switzerland has some of the most beautiful--and underrated--vineyards in the world. (Image by Lauren Mowery)
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If it’s true that travel planning and anticipation bring as much if not more joy as the trip itself, then the post-holiday wintry start of the year is a great time to boost your “happy hormones” with a wine travel porn. After spending most of my year in vineyards around the world, I compiled this month-to-month guide identifying the new frontiers of enotourism. Out of these twelve regions to see in 2017, some are up-and-coming, while others have been underrated for far too long, but all deliver high-quality wine, distinct food and hospitality, and beguiling scenery.
June: Graubünden, Switzerland
As the cost of Burgundy rises—the result of global demand coupled with poor harvests--lovers of Old World Pinot Noir have a surprising place they can turn: Switzerland. While pockets of great Pinot exist throughout, there’s a reason the premier wine region of Bündner Herrschaft earned the moniker “Little Burgundy:” a series of charming villages replete with cellar doors, predominantly sell elegant, lively expressions that compete on a world-class level. Oh, and the mountain scenery is gorgeous.
About the autor Lauren Mowery. When she's not in a vineyard or the ocean, Lauren Mowery covers drinks, food & adventure/luxury travel for several anglo saxon publications. Her blog is named Chasing the Vine.