Interesting and Intriguing Wineries of the World
There are many impressive wineries all over the globe. Some are as old as time and others more modern. We have gathered some interesting facts about some of the best wineries in the world.
One of the most impressive wineries is the Chateau Margaux. Built in the 12th century on the banks of the Garonne estuary. This winery made history when a bottle of their Chateau Margaux sold for $225,000 in 1787.
Mission Hill Winery was named Canadian Winery of the Year in 2015. Located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. In 1994, they won the Best Chardonnay award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. The first winery from their area recognized overseas.
Darioush Winery in California is a Napa Winery. Founded in 1997 they specialize in premium wines. The vineyards are located in Napa Valley, where they grow eight varieties of grapes. The wine is produced in the traditional Bordeaux style. With flavors of blackberry, fig and anise their Signature Cabernet Sauvignon offers a savory rewarding experience.
The most intriguing winery is Castello Di Amorosa, another Napa winery. Built with inspiration from 13th-century Tuscan style castles. You can enjoy tasting wine made in the true Italian style.
Castello hosts an annual Pagan Ball in October, which is a traditional Halloween costume party. Entertainments like self-guided Haunted Chamber Tours, Sinfully decadent food and wine stations, Bone shaking music, Fortune telling, and Haybale Hell with desserts by Coco Tutti. There is a long list of events this winery hosts, including their Grand Barrel Party. They reveal the newest releases and future vintages with a tasting party.
Castello di Amorosa has also joined up with the Napa Valley Wine Train. They offer an exclusive excursion in a luxurious Pullman dining car through the Napa Valley. Then a private tour of the Castello facility.
A few other wineries you might want to visit include Chateau Pichon-Lalande, Opus One, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Ledson Winery, Dornier Winery, Bodegas Irius, and the Marques De Riscal. An excursion to a winery is a wonderful getaway destination. Stop by to visit one, enjoy tasting wine, and the finer luxuries in life.