4 Historic International Wineries with a Love for the Craft

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Everyone loves a good glass of wine with dinner, but not many people know how the beloved beverage is produced. If you’re a wine lover who’s also interested in learning how wine is made, you’ll want to check out one of these international wineries on your next trip abroad.

Lavaux Vineyards, Switzerland

Declared a World Heritage Site in 2007, this winery and vineyard doesn’t just value making good wine. The committee members representing the site come from diverse backgrounds and fields, and they pride themselves on their desire to connect the community with the preservation of the winery. Open tours of the vineyard promote the rich history and beauty of the landscape while helping it thrive for generations to come.

Leeuwin Estate Winery, Australia

One of the five founding wineries of Western Australia’s Margaret River region, this family-owned winery is the product of two generations of passionate wine makers. Featuring an award-winning restaurant, wine tours and tastings, and an art gallery, this site caters to every wine-lover’s need. The estate also hosts large events for all to enjoy. Their wine is also exported to 30 markets around the world, so be sure to pack some into your luggage as a souvenir.

Juliusspital Weingut, Germany

Offering weekly tours and a plethora of wines to sample, this winery is a top-notch social experience. It has cellars dating back to the 16th century and over 200 wooden casks stored away underneath a beautiful baroque palace—take part in the history of the site as you enjoy a nice glass of German wine.

Château Mouton Rothschild, France

The home of one of the world’s greatest red wines, this vineyard is the perfect place to experience high-quality wine. This facility also features a museum that hosts the artwork used for the labels and collections of artifacts from the vineyard’s history. Stop by on your next trip to France to try a few types of red wine you may not have heard of before.

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