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The Best Wine Regions in Europe

Published 17th May 2017

1.   Bordeaux, France

Huddled in the southwest of France and needing little introduction, Bordeaux is one of the largest wine regions in Europe. It is the largest wine growing area in France and it has been producing some of the most prestigious wines in the world since the eighth century. It is known for its striking beauty and is home to some of the most expensive wines in the world. Bordeaux also offers so much historical attractions beyond vineyard tours and wine tastings.

The wine produced in Bordeaux includes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

2.   Champagne, France

Champagne is one of the most famous wine regions in Europe. An easy route from Paris, Champagne is located in Northern France. Many wineries allow you to venture into wine cellars that were dug below the city centuries ago. The high altitude and low temperatures make it difficult for grapes to fully ripen, making highly acidic grapes, perfect for sparkling wine.

The wine produced in Champagne includes: Pinot Noir, Meunier, Chardonnay.

3.   Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany certainly oozes class. Scattered with quaint villages and Italian Charm, it is one of Italy’s most famous wine regions. The Vineyards in Tuscany produce an array of internationally recognised wines in various styles, including the popular Chianti.

Ever wanted to try some cult wines? Considered high quality but made outside of DOC/DOCG regulations, ‘Super Tuscans’ are not recognised in the wine classification system of Italy. Wine makers of the region through the rules of producing Chianti were too strict, so they produce their own super variety.

The wine produced in Tuscany includes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia near, Trebbiano.

4.   Mosel, Germany

Whilst many people associate Germany with beer, its wine production has brought about some highly sought-after bottles. Mosel is the third largest wine region in Germany; however it is considered the best thanks to the regions international prestige. It’s vineyards are considered one of the most difficult in the world to maintain, thanks to its steep river bank slopes, making the fruit of their labour even sweeter.

The wine produced in Model includes: Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Elbling, Kerner.

Our list contains some of the small yet breathtakingly beautiful villages and wineries around Europe. These remote locations would usually be hard to travel around, but SMC Coach Hire is here to provide easy and enjoyable transport there and back. Regardless of the amount of destinations you have on your trip, we always fulfil customers travel requirements to our very best.

All the destinations have amazing hotels, sceneries and places to stay. If you’re planning on going with a small group of friends or maybe a few couples, we can provide 8 seater MPV’s and 16 seater minibuses. For larger groups we provide coaches and larger vehicles that seat 75.

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