is one of the fastest growing niche industries in the world.
But what is Wine tourism
? Let's start by defining tourism
is travel for recreational purposes or provision of goods and
services to attract tourists. Wine tourism
is pretty much the same but
it involves recreational travel to Wine producing regions. As a Wine tourist one would like to taste the
locally produced Wines; meet the Winemakers; go on a guided tour of vineyards;
and understand the culture and process of Wine making in the region of interest.
Popular Wine Tourism Destinations:
Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Hungary, New Zealand, Portugal,
South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA
Present and Future of Wine Tourism:
Wine tourism industry is going through
a major change throughout the world. Wine tourism is no longer limited
to tasting and buying Wines at the Winery. After great success of comprehensive
Wine tours of Napa Valley (California) and popularity of south Australia's structured Wine
indusrty, Wineries all around the world are trying to lure Wine enthusiasts
by offering irrestible Wine tour package, including an indulging experience with locally
produced Wines, taste of regional food, accommodation, sight-seeing tours, and
other recreational facilities.
Wine tourism is rapidly transforming itself into a multi-billion dollar industry and
many Universities are adapting fast by offering bespoke courses in Wine tourism.
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 09:37 PM