(Last Updated On: 02/11/2019)

Visiting wine regions in Europe is a dream for every wine connoisseur. Stunningly exquisite vineyards, warm and sunny weather, enchanting hillsides, and good food define these top wine regions. If you’re a wine lover and want to see Best Wineries In Europe And How To Get There, Save A Train will help you get there! 

Read on to know what Europe has to offer wine lovers. We bet you would have already packed in your mind before finishing this article! 

 

Best wineries in Europe: France

Champagne Region, France

Champagne Region France Integral part of Best Wineries In Europe

 

Some of the most famous and Best wineries in Europe are found in Champagne. It is an ideal destination for a day trip from Paris, but there are many Champagne houses to explore in both Reims and Epernay, where you’ll find prestigious names like Veuve Clicquot and Tattinger. The Champagne region was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is a major draw for tourism to the area, along with the beautiful rolling hillsides full of vineyards.

Paris to Reims Trains

Paris to Nancy Trains

Metz to Paris Trains

Nancy to Paris Trains

 

Rhone Valley, France

Rhone Valley is in the Best wineries in Europe

 

The Rhone Valley wine region has so much to offer from a cultural point of view with Lyon being one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With its simple, authentic gastronomy, The Rhone is a wine lover’s heaven with the famous wines of Crozes-Hermitage, Cote-Rotie and Chateauneuf-du-Pape drawing wine tourists from around the world.

Don’t feel intimidated if you’re just looking for a good time with some buddies though! From beginners to experts, the Rhone is most certainly one to add to the list. Here’s a rundown of places to go and things to see.

Dijon to Provence Trains

Paris to Provence Trains

Lyon to Provence Trains

Marseilles to Provence Trains

 

Best wineries in Europe: Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Italy is gorgeous

 

The Tuscany wineries offer the perfect wine country experience. Not only does Tuscany contain some of Italy’s most famous appellations, like the new Val d’Orcia DOC, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the region is bursting with pride, love of the land, and immense joy of sharing it with others.

If you’d rather not plan your own Tuscany wine tour, you can rely on the expertise of a guide or driver.  We usually rent a car and do it ourselves, but we did have a private driver in Montalcino who took us around to our pre-planned stop. It’s a great way to go if you`re worried about driving in the area or want to drink the wine instead of spitting it.

You can book a tour in advance. We think it’s best to go with a private tour, like this Montepulciano tour, Montalcino tour, or Chianti tour from Viator.

Tip: We also highly suggest adding a winery lunch to your plans each day. Tuscan wines are meant to be enjoyed with food.

Milan to Rome Trains

Florence to Rome Trains

Pisa to Rome Trains

Naples to Rome Trains

 

Best wineries in Europe: Mosel, Germany

Amazing Mosel Germany

 

We all know Germany for its beer and cars, but until now, we didn’t know that they have a kick-ass wine region too. 

Between Koblenz and the border to Luxembourg lies Germany’s oldest wine region. Already, the Romans saw potential in the warm micro-climate and nutrient-rich soil. Today, the vineyards of the Moselle region produce some of the world’s best Rieslings. 

There are quite a few to choose from, but at the top of our list is Weingut Willi Schaer. A small vineyard that dates back to 1121. The Schafer family mostly relies on their trained sense of taste and their gut instinct when it comes to determining the best time to harvest each section of their vines. Which we think is badass! 

The family exclusively produces Riesling on their 4.2 hectares of land which are characterized by a perfect balance between acidity and structure. The critically-acclaimed wines are being distributed all over the world. If you would like to taste the wine on-site, be sure to book an appointment beforehand.

Cologne to Bonn Trains

Bonn to Koblenz Trains

Koblenz to Bingen Trains

Bingen to Frankfurt Trains

 

Best wineries in Europe: Lavaux, Switzerland

Lavaux Switzerland featuring in Best Wineries In Europe

 

Heroic viticulture: It’s a phrase often employed to describe the farming of difficult landscapes. Lavaux, Switzerland is a region that exemplifies the concept perfectly. 

Lavaux is a wine sub-region of Vaud, situated on the northern shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. This area, which occupies an enviable position on the eastern half of the lake, is known for producing steely white wines, mainly from the Chasselas grape.

The first time your eyes set upon its steep terraces, you’re struck by the impracticality of it all. (Especially post a few bottles of wine). Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this sun-blessed side of Lake Geneva evokes a fairytale setting of flower filled balconies, shimmering blue waters that can only be perfected further with a glass of local Chasselas. Similarly, its lake-hugging plots soar at extreme slants that only a mountain goat and team should harvest. 

During the 11th century, these vast hillsides belonged to Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries. It was monks who had turned the formerly wooded area into productive vineyards that happen to have sweeping vistas.

This is the sight out of the train window on approach to Lausanne:

Lausanne Switzerland Fields

 

The town of Lausanne is perfectly situated at one end of Lavaux. It makes for a good vantage point to exploring the region. Within Switzerland, Lausanne is actually the majority owner when it comes to vineyards. (The commune owns a wine growing region no smaller than 62 football fields, producing up to 400’000 bottles annually.)

Interlaken to Zurich Trains

Lucerne to Zurich Trains

Bern to Zurich Trains

Geneva to Zurich Trains

 

 

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