Today we want to focus on our favourite spots for white wine aficionados. Generally these grapes do well in cooler climates as they need less heat to ripen. Which brings us to our first white wine destination…
More than half of the grapes in this mountainous country are white, meaning there are some spectacular varieties to choose from, many of which are rare in the international market.
Visit: Domaine Bovy in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Lavaux to sample some of its award-winning dry Chasselas.
The country which drinks the highest percentage of white wine in the world (as a proportion of their overall wine consumption, that is) is justifiably known for having perfected many of its own white vintages.
Visit: Glaetzer-Dixon winery, Tasmania. Vintner Nick Glaetzer was named Young Winemaker of the Year in 2011. His Riesling oozes complexity, and was created after careful instruction from expert vintners in Germany.
While Spain is more generally known for its reds, or tintos, the home of Cava also has a tremendous selection on offer from its green grape varieties – including some triumphant sherries.
Visit: Bodegas Hidalgo, in the seaside town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where you’ll find the world’s best-selling Manzanilla.
You don’t get much cooler than ice wine, a nectar made from frozen Vidal and Riesling varieties. Chardonnays also thrive in the fertile region of Ontario.