Discover where to sip, swirl, and savor the best wines this winter holiday


As winter sets in, wine enthusiasts worldwide are seeking the perfect holiday destination to indulge their passion. Whether it's tasting crisp whites amid snow-covered vineyards or savoring a full-bodied red by a roaring fire, winter presents unique opportunities for wine lovers. So, which are the top three wine destinations for the 2023 winter holidays that promise a memorable experience?

By visiting wineries during the winter, you will often get a better, more personal experience (Photo: Chelsea Pridham,

Bordeaux, France

No wine-themed winter holiday would be complete without a visit to Bordeaux. Known for its world-class vineyards and rich wine history, Bordeaux in winter is a sight to behold. Imagine savoring a glass of premium Bordeaux red as you gaze upon snow-kissed vineyards. This region is home to some of the world's most prestigious wineries, many of which are open to visitors. If you’d rather stay relaxed, there are many tour companies that can organize wine trips at prestigious wineries for every budget!

Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley offers a different kind of winter wine experience. While the weather remains relatively mild, the vineyards are less crowded, giving you a more intimate experience. Napa is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which you can enjoy in a cozy tasting room or local restaurant. In our opinion, winter is the best time to visit Napa Valley, since the colder weather allows you to enjoy the rich Cabernet Sauvignons to their fullest!

Vineyards can be as beautiful in the winter, as they are in the summer! (Photo: Paul Illsley,

Barossa Valley, Australia

If you're looking to escape the cold, Barossa Valley in Australia is your perfect 2023 winter wine destination. Popular for its bold Shiraz, Barossa offers a warm and welcoming wine experience. The region's rich soil, warm climate, and passionate winemakers create wines that are world-renowned. What are you waiting for? Hop on the place and enjoy the summertime of the southern hemisphere!

Winter brings with it a unique charm to wine regions across the globe. Whether you're looking for a traditional wine experience in Bordeaux, a less crowded Napa Valley, or a warm escape in Barossa Valley, these 2023 winter holiday wine destinations have something for every wine lover.

Cheers from the VinoVoss team!

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