7 vineyard hikes and bike tours around the world – Robb Report
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As you will learn on any wine tour, what’s in the bottle is about everything in the earth. So it makes sense to go out and experience this terroir firsthand before diving into a glass. This desire to connect visitors to the land, coupled with the fact that most wineries are located in scenic locations, has led to many facilities featuring outdoor activities designed to work more than your taste buds.
“Our hikes have become extremely popular with people looking for something new and different to set the bar higher in their tasting experiences,” says Alice Warnecke Sutro, Founder, Owner and Winemaker of Sutro Wine Co. in Healdsburg, California. “Hiking the land with a sommelier is a hands-on way to learn about wine and get to know our unique volcanic terroir. With the benefit of exercise and fresh air!
Whether you’re not a heavy drinker but still want to accompany friends on a winery tour or want to associate your drinking with something a little more active, there is something on this list for you. From snowshoeing through the vineyards of northern Michigan to biking through Prosecco country in Italy, here are seven ways to explore the land before you start sipping.