Most of us enjoy taking an adventure now and again. However, if you’re an aspiring wino and you love adventure, you’re the type of people the world needs. Luckily for you, there are at least 7 weird wine destinations for adventurous people. If you want real street cred in the wine world, venture off the beaten path to one of these emerging regions, and return home to be able to cite esoteric grape varietals that are not on the most popular red wines list, and annoy your friends with tales of the most picturesque wineries they’ve never heard of before.
#1. Croatia – Wine Country
The only real thing about Croatia as a weird wine destination is that you probably never thought of visiting this location. Croatia actually has its own wine country, which is pretty amazing all on it’s own.
First stop is Istria. This unique part of Croatia bleeds wine. The weird part of visiting this wine destination is that most are accessible by bike. So, if you’re up for a little exercise and wine, then this is your destination.
Here are some of the regions you’ll want to visit in Croatia to taste the wine.
Basically, you get to try a bunch of wine, on a bike, and visit a bunch of names you can’t say. But that’s more than okay!
#2. Romania – Transylvania Wine Country
Most of you have seen the movie Transylvania, but what’s this wine country that’s named after it? There is no doubt that Romania has a wine country, you just need to know how to get there.
Instead of thinking of the scary Transylvania, think of the age old wine country that exists still today.
You will find that this area grows amazing White Wines. You can find delicious wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. In some areas, red wine is even growing pretty well in Romanian wine country
You’ll find that some of the most amazing Romanian Wines come from Transylvania. Adventure awaits you here in Romania at Transylvania. If you’d like to learn more about this unique place on the map, go to Transylvania here.
#3. Georgia – Not the State – The Country!
I know what you’re thinking right now, Georgia in the USA. NOPE. We’re talking about Georgia the country. In fact, wine has been made here for over 8,000 years. How amazing is that? That’s a super long time!
Moldova is actually the only place that produces more wine than Georgia. So, if you want to take an adventure and aren’t sure where to head, Georgia might just be the location you need to check out.
Essentially, the soil and climate are perfect for growing wines. The summers have a lot of sun, but it’s not too hot. The types of wine produced in Georgia are also very unique, you’ll fall in love with the names. Here are some of the names of the wines produced in Georgia.
- Amber wine
With the amount of wine produced in Georgia, you’re sure to find something you love, even for this weird wine destination. However, one thing is for sure, this destination is perfect for adventurous people.
#4. Myanmar – Red Mountain Estate Winery
Most of us have never been to Myanmar. However, Red Mountain Estate Winery in Myanmar is the perfect place to visit. You might remember that Myanmar was formerly named Burma. Not only do you get to visit an amazing winery, but you also get to see Inle Lake.
Nyaugshwe is the town that Red Mountain Estate Winery is close to. You can rent a bicycle or take a taxi to the winery. You’ll be elevated a little bit in this winery, but that just means all the better wine you will drink.
Rumor has it that the winery is delicious and you can get a great deal on the wine tour. If you’re in town, make sure you visit the winery, you won’t regret it. I love this country because this winery is well rated!
#5. Mexico – Wine Bars Galore
Mexico is known for the sunshine and sand, but did you also know that it’s known for its wine?What’s really cool about Mexico is that they have something known as wine bars. In most places, bars serve wine, but these locations are specifically serving just wine, which is amazing.
Here are some of the Wine Bars you’ll want to check out while you’re in Mexico.
Roma’s Loup Bar – a really cool concept for a wine bar, where they serve natural wines. Of course, a cocktail bar is close and delicious food to try! This particular wine bar is located in Mexico City.
Romelia – Also located in Mexico City, this wine bar has a lot to offer its customers. You can partake in some wine and tapas and enjoy yourself. This place is great because you can try a variety of wines from South America.
Of course, these aren’t the only two wine bars in Mexico, but they will get you started.
#6. Slovenia – Wine Tasting Ljubljana
A country that you may not have visited yet, but that will be on your weird wine destinations list is Slovenia. There are a lot of wine places to check out but Wine Tasting Ljubljana is where it’s at.
The really cool part of this wine tasting tour they taste your taste testing skills. You will also play games and learn of the history of this part of Slovenia. It’s pretty cool to hear stories directly from people who have heard it from their ancestors.
For those who are feeling weird and adventurous, this place is for you!
#7. China – The Perfect Place to Try Wine!
Another weird wine destination for adventurous people is China! Yes, China has a wine country and it’s pretty fascinating. You can literally travel the world and try wine at the same time. China can be your first or last stop, you choose.
Aspiring winos have discovered this wine tour that takes 14 days! What’s really cool to note is that China has been making wine for over 2,000 years.
Check out where this wine tour will take you, while in China.
- Taiyuan Pingyao
If you’re in the market for weird wine destinations for adventurous people, these are your 7 destinations. What will be your first stop? Or, check out our Wine and Bike Tours around the World.