35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Winemaking is an art that is practiced around the world. The vineyards from which the wine constitute some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. From the Old world vineyards in Italy or France to New world vineyards in Argentina, Canada, Australia and the USA are exactly what you need to see. We invite you to enjoy this selection of photos of the most beautiful vineyards in the world.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara. (CHUCK ABBE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Saint-Emilion, France. (WOODMO)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Trini, Champagne, France. (VERONIQUE COUTIE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Porrera, Catalonia, Spain. (SBA73)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Lavaux, Switzerland. (HOCKENSMITH PHOTOGRAPHY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Kunde estate, California, USA. (TOM MOYER PHOTOGRAPHY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Hermonville, France. (VINCENT BRASSINNE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. (RICSEN)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The Towns, Hungary. (THOMAS LIESER)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Margaret River, Australia. (CALZEAN)

What are the vineyards?

A vineyard is a plantation of wine grapes, grown mainly for winemaking, but also for the production of raisins, table grapes and nonalcoholic grape juice. Science practicing and studying winemaking, called viticulture. The wine is usually characterized by its terroir, originally a French concept, literally translated as "sense of place" that refers to the specific geographical and geological characteristics of grapevine plantations.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Hunawihr, Alsace, France. (MARTIEN UITERWEERD)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Maurice Carrie, California, USA. (M. LASZLO)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The Healthy Climate Spa Of Baden, Germany. (CLAUDE05)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards on the river Tedo, Portugal. (AL GATOR)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards on lake Chelan, Washington, USA. (ANDY SIMONDS)

The history of winemaking

The first evidence of wine production dates from 6000-5000 BC, the Technology of winemaking has improved considerably in Ancient Greece, but only to the decline of the Roman Empire viticulture became what we know it today.

In Medieval Europe the Church was a reliable supporter of wine which was necessary for Church services. During the instability of the Middle Ages, the monasteries maintained and developed technology of viticulture. Owning resources, tools and knowledge, they were interested in improving the quality of their wines.

European vineyards were mainly planted with different species of Vitis vinifera. However, at the end of the 19th century, the entire species was nearly destroyed by aphids phylloxera accidentally introduced to Europe from North America. Vine native Americans includes such species as Vitis labrusca, which is resistant against aphids. A variety of Vitis vinifera was saved through inoculation on root shoots of American grape varieties, despite the fact that still there is no remedy for phylloxera, which still poses a threat to each ungrafted vines.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Mission, California, USA. (-DSH-)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Hahndorf, Australia. (ANDY RASHEED OF EYE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards and Golden hills, Switzerland. (PIZZODISEVO)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards of NAPA valley, California, USA. (JOSH MAZGELIS)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Verzenay, France. (VINCENT BRASSINNE)

Modern winemaking

The search for productivity of vineyards have created a wide variety of systems and technologies. Due to the more fertile lands of the New world, attention has focused largely on creating the conditions for more vigorous growth of the vine. Innovations in garter (in the direction of the vine, usually along a grid) and pruning plants, as well as methods of thinning of the shoots (which are used to optimise the size of the Foliage/Fruit (RL/P) with respect to microclimate) have largely replaced the conventional, traditional concepts like "yield per unit area" instead of "maximizing yield of desired quantity".

Other modern practices include spraying the vines with water to protect it against low temperatures, new techniques of grafting, cutting grooves in the ground, and mechanical harvesting. These technologies have made possible the development of wine production in New world countries, such as Canada. There are today a growing interest in the development of organic and sustainable grapes. Biodynamics is becoming increasingly popular in viticulture. The use of drip irrigation in recent years has given the opportunity to plant grapes in areas where previously this was considered impossible. Due to improvement of irrigation, the crops became more stable.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards on lake Chelan, Washington, USA. (ANDY SIMONDS)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Collio, Italy. (TERRY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards of NAPA valley, California, USA. (TURBULENTFLOW)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Penngrove, California. (AL THE WOP)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The Healthy Climate Spa Of Baden, Germany. (EDDYBOX43)

Terroir

The word "terroir" comes from the word "Terre", meaning land. Originally, it was originally a French term relating to wine, coffee and tea used to denote the special characteristics such as geography, Geology and climate of a certain area, awarded for rare species. Farmland in the same region share similar soil, weather conditions and agricultural technologies, moreover each of them makes a significant contribution to future harvest.

It also has a very abstract translated as "sense of place" embodied in certain qualitative characteristics, the number of positive effects that environment has on production. Terroir is often isolated in italics on the letter to show that the word was borrowed from French.

At its core is the assumption that the land on which the grapes were grown, imparts a unique quality that is characteristic of the region. The magnitude of the impact and scope of the concept of terroir remains a controversial topic in the wine industry.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Drake, CA. (GLEN HAYLEY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Palava, Czech Republic. (VASEK KADLEC)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Artesa, California. (JIM G)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Kir-Matt, Greece. (ROBERT WALLACE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Devoss, Virginia. (TOMMY LYNCH)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Train Trak, Australia. (ZAPPED!)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Meursault, France. (AYUSH BHANDARI)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Kelowna, Canada. (SPYHOPGL)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards of NAPA valley, California, USA. (TURBULENTFLOW)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

The vineyards of Stuttgart, Germany. (FLORIAN FLERLAGE)

Keywords: Argentina | Wine | Grapes | Vineyard | Canada | Landscape | Landscapes | Agriculture | USA

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