11/06/2011 08:24 am ET | Updated Jan 06, 2012

8 Budget-Friendly Destinations for Wine Lovers

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.

Affordable Wine Regions

To learn more about wine-tasting regions in the world and plan your trip, check out: