This post originally appeared on Vinepair.com
The weather is getting warmer and soon, vineyards in the Northern Hemisphere will be in the midst of “bud break,” when vines begin their annual growing. It’s a beautiful time to visit a vineyard and see a winery in action.
Wine tourism is a big industry, and for good reason: the combination of fresh air, gorgeous vistas, top-notch dining, outdoor activities, and educational wine experiences is an unbeatable escape. Visiting wine country can be romantic, or family-friendly, or a weekend full of bachelorette debauchery; consider wine travel a choose-your-own-adventure scenario.