Wine’s transporting experience is one of the reasons we continually come back for more. Like sound and smell, taste is a sense that can vividly recall a moment, whether it’s sippingCabernet in a lush Rutherford vineyard, swirling a glass of Malbec next to a roaring Argentinean asado, or just a great armchair voyage with a glass of Portuguese Vinho Verde. Tasting wine is a trip unto itself, but visiting the places in which wine is made truly adds to the magic.
Each year, our editors traipse the globe in search of the world’s most exciting wine destinations. From the iconic Old World to surprising newcomers, the following list will shape your travel year to come.