Then this guide is a must: you'll find a selection of the best wineries to visit, position on the map, a bit of background info, opening hours and when to visit, winery tours and fees that you should expect for the tastings and tours.
There are also extra bits about the towns worth visiting, some restaurant recommendations, wine related activities, along with great info about the Italian wine regulations, general info about the specific wine regions, the native grape varietals, etiquette when visiting the Tuscan wineries, how to get your wine home, and much much more...
★ About the Author ★
I'm Rebecca Wine (I also have a few real names: maiden name Christophersen, married name Gouttenoire) and I'm a Danish-Canadian who decided to come to Italy in the mid 90'ies.
Soon after I landed I got involved in my first wine related adventure, the Enoteca Baldovino, one of Florence's first wine bars together with friends who now own the renowned Villa Bordoni Hotel close to Greve in Chianti (www.villabordoni.com).
Wine was revealed to me as the most wonderful beverage full of nuances that have to do with places, culture, history & tradition. My interest was hence nurtured by numerous tasting opportunities every day and since then it has been a long path of discovering new flavors and dimensions of the wine world.
In 2004 I started touring with guests as a wine tour guide taking them to my favorite wineries around Tuscany (www.tuscan-wine-tours.com). Then in 2009 started a restaurant with 3 friends called Officina della Cucina Popolare (you'll find a reference to it under Eateries in this APP) and then in 2010 I started the Tuscan Wine Schools (www.tuscanwineschool.com).
★ About Sutro Media ★
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Now in its eleventh edition, Wine Regions of Victoria is our most popular consumer guide.
Available once again in handy app format, this official Wine Regions of Victoria mobile app brings all 22 wine regions and more than 200 wineries to your fingertips anywhere, anytime you need them.
With enhanced mapping functionality The Wine Regions of Victoria app will make any trip to Victoria’s wine regions even easier and more pleasurable.
- Discover Victoria's 22 wine regions and more than 200 wineries on the move anywhere, anytime
- Get instant click through access to wineries including websites, phone numbers and addresses
- Locate wineries near you
- Prepare an itinerary to plan your next trip
- Create themed lists of your favourite wineries
- Save tasting notes to keep track of your thoughts along the way
More information: visitvictoria.com
Tourism Victoria urges all visitors to be mindful of drink-driving considerations and suggests using the services of a designated driver. It is recommended wine be consumed in moderation.
Find Craft Beer uses the GPS to determine your current location and searches a database of Craft Beer locations within your specified distance. You can also provide Find Craft Beer with a specific city to search.
Find Craft Beer searches a database of Brew Pubs, Breweries, Beer Bars, Beer Stores and Homebrew Shops. Limit your list to only those types of locations you are interested in.
Search with a specific distance, sort by distance or ratings, and link to the beermapping.com website to read reviews of locations.
Find Craft Beer is the ideal app when you want to find a place to get a Craft Beer.
Please visit www.beermapping.com and
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One of California's oldest wine regions, the Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry. Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes in the Livermore Valley in the 1760s. In the 1840s, California pioneers looking for outstanding vineyard sites began planting grapes in the region. Robert Livermore planted the first commercial vines in the 1840s. Pioneer winemakers C. H. Wente, James Concannon, and Charles Wetmore recognized the area's winegrowing potential and founded their wineries in the early 1880s.
Livermore Valley captured America's first international gold medal for wine in 1889 at the Paris Exposition, putting California on the world wine map.
Livermore Valley wineries were the first to bottle varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah. Nearly 80% of California's Chardonnay vines trace their genetic roots to a Livermore Valley clone. Livermore Valley also boasted more than 50 wineries until Prohibition and contributed significantly to the state's enology and viticulture that lives on today. Innovations developed in the Livermore Valley include overhead irrigation, mechanical harvesting and roller crushing in the vineyard.
Attracted to the rich winemaking tradition, climate, soil and geography, new winemakers and vineyardists are working alongside fifth generation winegrowers to create this Livermore Valley wine renaissance. The region now has over 40 wineries, with several more about to open, and more than 5,000 acres of vineyards. Wineries vary in size from limited release, 100-case labors of love to 400,000-case industry heavyweights, and grapes range from familiar Merlot and Chardonnay to Italian, Rhone and Spanish varieties. Welcoming tasting rooms showcase award-winning wines and offer year around activities. In addition to the myriad happenings at individual wineries, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association sponsors several consumer events each year, showcasing the talent, energy and fine wines of the region.
The Livermore Valley iPhone app concentrates on the Livermore area wineries, along with a sampling of local businesses and events for the user. We don't try to be a comprehensive directory of restaurants, shopping or activities, but provide enough of a selection for wine lovers spending a day or weekend in Livermore to stay busy.
The Grampians region of Western Victoria, Australia is a travel destination known for the best of nature. There’s waterfalls, wildlife, walks, indigenous rock art, adventure activities and much more. The Grampians region is also home to historical and contemporary wineries, farm gates, top notch dining experiences and great man made attractions.
This app is designed to help create memories as you plan, enjoy, and share your visit to the Grampians. With gorgeous images, easy navigation and fun features; it's an app that will help you discover this inspiring region.
Key features are:
- Plan your Trip - suggested travel routes with insiders tips of highlights on the way.
- 5 of the Best - we've recommended a selection of must do walks, waterfalls, lookouts and rock art sites. You can then create your own tailor made itinerary and map it out.
- Themed itineraries - designed to help you explore the regions towns, villages and more.
- What is it? -a built in field guide of plants and wildflowers