Wine tasting trips generally aren't cheap; just as most wine-lovers will pay extra for a good bottle of wine, most wine-loving travelers don't want to take a Three-Buck-Chuck trip to their favorite wine region so they often end up paying a premium. Thankfully, while the best known valleys can be expensive to visit, there are plenty of emerging and unexpected wine destinations where a vineyard vacation can be surprisingly cheap.
If you've been dreaming of a wine-themed holiday, but dreading the expenses associated with regions like Napa Valley or Bordeaux, try searching further afield for your wine adventures. A wine getaway in one of these lesser-known wine regions of the world may be the ideal solution for the budget-minded traveler and wine enthusiast.
To learn more about wine-tasting regions in the world and plan your trip, check out:
- Six Places in Europe You Never Thought to Go Wine Tasting
- Wine Tasting in South America: Where to Go and What to Try
- California Wine Country: Planning a Cheap Trip Yourself