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Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France.
True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys, e.g. the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola.
The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles. Expanses of water and rice paddies, long rows of poplars and old farmhouses make up the typical scenery of the plains around Novara and Vercelli.
Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.
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Rhone Valley, France
Between vineyards and mountains, Beaujolais unfolds various landscapes. Lovers of old stones should visit the gold stones and hilltop villages without forgetting Beaujeu and Villefranche, by turns historical capitals.
For gourmets, introduce yourself to the tasting of ten vintages, between hillsides and Saône valley to the north. Further west, Beaujolais green nature and sports, land of pines and mountains is the perfect destination for hiking, swimming & much more.
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It seems that already the Fenicians and Greeks brought grapevines to Istria. The native settlers of that time, the Histri, successfully cultivated this noble plant and mastered wine production. A proof of this is the legend, according to which the Argonauts, famous Greek seafarers in search of the Golden Fleece exclaimed kalavojna, which in a loose translation from Greek means good wine. Where? On the eastern coast of Istria, at the place along the Bay of Raša which even today bears that name
What has made Istria a synonym for good wine? Man’s hard work, naturally, but first of all natural features that guarantee high-quality grapes. Those are position, soil, climate and relief, since each contributes to a certain extent to the charm of good wine.
There are two dominant types of soil suitable for wine-growing on the Istrian peninsula: red soil (terra rossa) and marly soil or flysh, popularly known as white soil. Experts say that the red soil is ideal for plantations of high-quality red varieties (yielding strongly structured, full-bodied wines) whereas the flysh is ideal for white varieties, mellow wines that retain their freshness along with the fine aroma. Hilly land with gentle slopes, which Istria abounds in, is ideal for wine-growing, especially slopes exposed to the sun, whereas the greater oscillation between day and night temperature contributes to the pronounced intensity of the future wine.
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Santorini, Europe’s most stunning island is Greece’s most distinctive wine region and home of the oldest vineyard in Europe, resulting in extraordinary crisp Assyrtiko white wines and outstanding sweet dessert wines, the Vinsanto’s.
Sublime, authentic wines and indigenous flavors, having a sip of the sea that surrounds Santorini, the azure Aegean Sea.
Join Santorini Wine Adventure Tours on a truly unforgettable experience, discovering the wine & culinary side of Santorini, through a journey full of aromas, tastes and…wine!
All the daily tours are run by Dimitris and highly experienced Greek Enologists, providing to all of our guests personalized wine tours and intimate culinary experiences, featuring many doses of Greek hospitality!
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