24 May Vineyard Vacations for National Wine Day
In recognition and celebration of National Wine Day (tomorrow, Thursday May 25th for anyone who might be uninformed), we wanted to spotlight three of the best regions to enjoy wine, vineyards, and a plethora of other fun vacation activities. And while it’s too last minute to book a trip to any of these places tomorrow, if you’re like us, you’ll happily celebrate wine and National Wine Day all year round!
Paso Robles, California
Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the Central Coast, this prime destination offers plenty for wine-enthusiasts and vacationers alike. Here, you’ll find top-notch wines for affordable pricing without sacrificing on quality of flavor.
The area is known for their hot springs, almond orchards, and production of olive oils in addition to their fabulous wineries. They are also home to some of golf’s best secret courses, local artisan shops, hiking and biking trails, and rich agricultural heritage.
Must-visit winery: JUSTIN Vineyards – A pioneer of the Paso Robles wine scene and award-winning Bordeaux-style wines.
Texas Hill Country, Texas
With 46 wineries between Austin and New Braunfels, the area is heaven for a wine lover. The Texas Hill Country provides a warm but dry climate, which is perfect for enjoying self-guided wine tours year-round. Guided tours are available as well with Majesty Wine Tours, as the perfect fun way to learn about the winemaking history and culture of the area.
Surround yourself in southern comfort, barbecue, and the laid back atmosphere of Texas Hill Country when you need a break from wine tasting. Here, you’ll also enjoy visiting Farmers Markets, music and food festivals, and theme parks.
Must-visit winery: Becker – Wine that has been served in the White House to many presidents as well as at James Beard dinners.
Finger Lakes, New York
Home to many up-and-coming wineries, the Finger Lakes now features over 100 vineyards. Currently still one of the best kept secrets, you won’t have to deal with terrible crowds and long waits when you want to tour the local vineyards. Between the fabulous restaurants, rich wine varieties, and gorgeous lake surroundings, this is a destination you’ll love to visit time and time again.
The Finger Lakes also have plenty of outdoor fun to be had including hiking trails, fishing spots, boating and cruises, and agritourism sites to visit. You’ll also love the scenic golf courses, performing arts centers, state parks, and all the waterfalls and gorges of the Finger Lakes National Forest.
Must-visit winery: Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars – The vineyard that started it all in the Finger Lakes in 1962. Come here to taste their fabulous wines and get a history lesson on the wine culture of the area.
You can always count on ResortRentals.com to provide you with low-priced accommodation deals in these fine wine destinations and beyond. So book a trip today and celebrate National Wine Day whenever you so please!