Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019 – Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast, the leading wine lifestyle magazine, released its 10 Best Wine Getaways for 2019. The much anticipated feature is available online and on newsstands in the February Issue now.

Chosen by Wine Enthusiast’s global editors each year, the list includes not only tips on what to taste and where to go in terms of wine, but also an insider’s guide on top restaurants, hotels and cultural activities to experience in each region.

Wine Enthusiast’s 2019 Top 10 Wine Getaways include:

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Maipo Valley, Chile
  • Lake Garda, Italy
  • Tasmania, Australia
  • Beaujolais, France
  • Temecula Valley, CA
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Lisboa, Portugal
  • Lavaux, Switzerland, and
  • Bangkok, Thailand

While locations like France’s Beaujolais and Chile’s Maipo Valley may be familiar destinations to wine lovers, the list offers plenty of surprises, like Tasmania, Australia and Bangkok, Thailand.

The discovery-driven aspect of the list is the result of thousands of miles in the air and on the ground with the magazine’s intrepid editorial team. Their goal? To search out the most exciting and comprehensive wine travel experience for savvy travelers.

“Our annual 10 Best Wine Getaways list is culled from the extensive travel our team undertakes each year…along with input from trusted wine and travel journalists around the globe,” explains Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa. “We seek locales that offer world-class wines and wine-related experiences as well as unforgettable restaurants, hotels and cultural activities suited for the intrepid wine lover. The list balances classic, famed regions with emerging, insider gems that have yet to be discovered.”