Alentejo, Portugal – Different regional soil types explain the surprising ranges of wines available in Alentejo.
Route des Vins, Alsace – Fields of vineyards lie beneath Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, one of the most important chateaus in France's Alsace region.
Santorini, Greece – On Santorini, young vines are twisted to form a wreath with the grapes growing in the center to protect them from harsh winds that blow down the Aegean in winter.
Maipo, Chile – Maipo is the birthplace of the Chilean wine industry, known for its reds such as Cabernet and Pinot Noir. It's also where the first stock of Carmenere, once thought to be extinct, was rediscovered.
Okanagan, Canada – Lakes like Vaseux (in the picture) shield Okanagan's soils from extreme climates, making it an ideal spot for hardy vines to grow.
Tuscany, Italy – One of the wine routes in Tuscany runs past San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage village famous for its Vernaccia wine.
Mendoza, Argentina – Cycling is a good way to explore the Lujan de Cuyo (pictured here) and Maipu regions in Argentina's Mendoza. The're famous for producing Malbec.
La Rioja, Spain – Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo are some of the popular grapes from Spain's La Rioja region. A wine tour in La Rioja is usually paired with delicious tapas including spicy chorizo and lomo embuchado.
Moselle Valley, Germany – A trip along the scenic Moselle River reveals some of the terraces of the steepest vineyard slopes to be found anywhere.
Bordeaux, France – Despite challengers, Bordeaux remains the top destination for most wine fans. Chateau Margaux is one of the premier grand cru classe chateau in Medoc.