How about The Vineyards of South America to start? If South America’s crisp whites and complex reds are your flavor, an 11-day trip through Argentina and Chile’s picturesque wine regions is the trip for you. Spend time in Mendoza, one of the world’s top wine-growing regions, nestled against the Andes Mountains. This region accounts for nearly two-thirds of Argentina’s wine production, primarily bottling Malbec and Cabernet with complex flavors that are enhanced by the cool temperatures the mountainous region experiences at night. You’ll also visit Santa Cruz in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, famous for its Mediterranean climate and fondly referred to as ‘Chile’s Napa Valley’. Your visit here includes renowned wineries Viña Santa Cruz, Casa Lapostolle, and Viña Viu Manet. You’ll also get to experience the authentic flavors of the regions by visiting local markets, learning to make empanadas and partaking in a home-hosted lunch with a local Chilean family.
Or, you could always try The Wine of Australia and New Zealand. Though Australia’s diverse climate allows the country to produce a diverse range of wine, the major grape varieties are Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Merlot. Sample these variations when you visit Australia’s famed wine regions including Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley (which is home to more than 120 wineries!). Join wine tastings at some of Australia’s most famous wineries, including Jacobs Creek, Seppeltsfield, and McGuigan Wines. In New Zealand, enjoy lunch at a winery on beautiful Waiheke Island and visit the Hawke’s Bay region, New Zealand’s second-largest wine region.In addition to wineries, this Australia and New Zealand tour features a visit to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll see kangaroos, koalas and Australian sea lions