35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Categories: Nature

Winemaking is a real art that is practiced all over the world. The vineyards from which the wine is obtained form one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. From the vineyards of the Old World in Italy or France to the vineyards of the New World in Argentina, Canada, Australia and the USA, this is 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

Trigny, Champagne, France. (VERONIQUE COUTIE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Porrera, Catalonia, Spain. (SBA73)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Laveau, Switzerland. (HOCKENSMITH PHOTOGRAPHY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

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

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Ermonville, France. (VINCENT BRASSINNE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Bruneolla di Montalsino, Tuscany, Italy. (RICSEN)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Balf, Hungary. (THOMAS LIESER)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Margaret River, Australia. (CALZEAN)

What are vineyards?

The vineyard is a plantation of wine grape varieties grown mainly for winemaking, but also for the production of raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science that practices and studies winemaking is called viticulture. Winemaking is usually characterized by its terroir, a native French concept, literally translated as "sense of place", which denotes the specific geographical and geological characteristics of the plantations of the vine.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Hunavir, Alsace, France. (MARTIEN UITERWEERD)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

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

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Baden-Wuttemberg, Germany. (CLAUDE05)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Vineyards on the Tedo River, Portugal. (AL GATOR)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Vineyards on Lake Chelan, Washington, USA. (ANDY SIMONDS)

History of winemaking

The first evidence of wine production dates back to 6000-5000 BC. The technology of winemaking significantly improved in ancient Greece, but it was only by the end of the Roman Empire that 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, monasteries preserved and developed viticulture technologies. Having the resources, means and knowledge, they were interested in improving the quality of their wine.

European vineyards were mainly planted with different types of Vitis vinifera. However, at the end of the 19th century, entire species were almost destroyed by the phylloxera aphid, accidentally introduced to Europe from North America. The Native American vine includes a species such as Vitis labrusca, resistant to aphids. The Vitis vinifera variety was saved thanks to inoculation on the root shoots of American grape varieties, despite the fact that there is still no remedy against phylloxera, which still poses a threat to every unvaccinated vine.

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

Vineyards of the Golden Hills, Switzerland. (PIZZODISEVO)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Napa Valley Vineyards, California, USA. (JOSH MAZGELIS)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Verzenay, France. (VINCENT BRASSINNE)

Modern winemaking

The quest to increase the productivity of vineyards has created a wide variety of systems and technologies. Due to the more fertile lands of the New World, attention has focused largely on creating conditions for more vigorous growth of the vine. Innovations in garter (the direction of the vine, usually along the grid) and pruning of plants, as well as methods of thinning shoots (which serve to optimize the ratio of the size of the Foliage/Fruit (RL / N) relative to the microclimate) has largely replaced the generally accepted, traditional concepts, such as" yield per unit area "instead of"maximizing the yield to the desired amount".

Other modern practices include spraying the vine with water to protect it from low temperatures, new grafting techniques, cutting grooves in the ground, and mechanical harvesting. These technologies have made it possible to develop wine production in the countries of the New World, such as Canada. Today, there is an increasing interest in the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable grapes. Biodynamics is becoming increasingly popular in viticulture. The use of drip irrigation in recent years has made it possible to plant grapes in places where it was previously considered impossible. Due to the improvement of irrigation, the crop has become more stable.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

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

Napa Valley Vineyards, California, USA. (TURBULENTFLOW)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Penngrove, California. (AL THE WOP)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Baden-Wuttemberg, Germany. (EDDYBOX43)

Terroir

The word "terroir" comes from the word "terre", meaning land. Originally, it was a native French term referring to wine, coffee and tea, used to denote special characteristics, such as geography, geology and climate of a certain territory, awarded for rare species. Agricultural lands in the same region share similar soil, weather conditions and agricultural technologies, and each of them makes a significant contribution to the future harvest.

It also has a very abstract translation, as a "sense of place", personified in certain qualitative characteristics, in the number of positive effects that the environment has on the production of products. Terroir is often italicized on the letter to show that the word is borrowed from French.

It is based on the assumption that the land on which the grapes were grown gives a unique quality that is characteristic of the region. The magnitude of the influence and the scope of the concept of terroir remain a controversial topic in the wine industry.

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Drake, California. (GLEN HAYLEY)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Palava, Czech Republic. (VASEK KADLEC)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Artes, California. (JIM G)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Kir-Ianni, Greece. (ROBERT WALLACE)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

DeFoss, Virginia. (TOMMY LYNCH)

35 most beautiful vineyards in the world

Train Truck, 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

Napa Valley Vineyards, California, USA. (TURBULENTFLOW)

Stuttgart vineyards, Germany. (FLORIAN FLERLAGE)

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

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