How about vacationing at a vineyard? More recent wine-growing regions in India, Canada and Thailand have joined classic destinations in Bourgogne, Rioja and Piedmont and offer fascinating holidays for connoisseurs
India is one of the oldest wine-growing countries in the world; people were fermenting grapes here 2500 years ago. But commercial wine production only came into its own in the 1990s. India now even has its own wine capital, Nashik, located northeast of Mumbai.
Vinland – in other words, wineland – is what the Vikings once called the east coast of North America. The Okanagan Valley on Canada’s west coast is regarded as the equivalent of California’s Napa Valley. Guess what Vinland’s roughly 120 vineyards produce – yep, ice wine!
So you thought good wines could only be grown between the 30th and 50th parallels? The vintages grown in Thai wine-growing areas, such as the mountains surrounding Hua Hin, provide tasty proof that you would be wrong.