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Top Ten Stag Destinations for a Wine Connoisseur.

Top Ten Stag Destinations for a Wine Connoisseur

If you are planning a stag do and have a passion for wine, you might want to seriously consider making your stag trip one that focuses on wine and the top wine-tasting destinations. It makes for a very sophisticated bachelor party, and keeps that personal interest aspect highly relevant. Here are the top ten travel destinations around the world, based upon their fame renown.

In the United States:

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Napa Valley, California – Possibly the most well-known state for wines in America. If you haven’t been to wine country in Napa Valley yet, this is a fantastic excuse to go. Also hit Sonoma if you have the chance, and be sure to check out the Cabernets and Chardonnays, which are highly acclaimed and are said to be the staple wines of California.
North Fork of Long Island, New York – This area of New England has just hit a growth spurt in wineries within the last 25 years. Starting with one simple vineyard, they now offer over 30 wineries. The choice wine here? Merlot.

Willamette Valley, Oregon – This area offers some world class wines – namely the Pinot Noir – and is home to over 200 wineries.

Top International Destinations:

South Africa – For a highly original stag do with wine in mind, head here. This cape country has a long history of wine production, with the regions of Somerset West and Stellenbosch being at the top of the South African list. Most recommended wine here? Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc.

Budapest, Hungary – This city offers several wine tasting exhibitions throughout the year and has 22 wine regions within the country.

Niagara on the Lake, Canada – This region has 22 wineries and most of them offer free tours. Recommended wines for this area are any of the ice wines, those that are crafted from frozen grapes which are picked in the winter. These are traditionally served as a dessert wine.



Penedes, Spain – Penedes in Catalonia is a must see for any wine enthusiast. It hosts the world’s largest production sit for sparkling wines, and is located just 30 minutes outside of Barcelona. Wines to try here include Cava, which is this area’s main sparkling wine.

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Marlborough, New Zealand – this destination will make for an incredibly memorable trip with gorgeous views and natural landscaping. This is a very new location for wineries, with the oldest being founded here in the early 1970s, but the quality is surprising. Rather like the hidden gem of the wine world, they recently have earned a reputation for producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc in the world.


Champagne, France – Always on the top list of destination wine travelers, Champagne is an obvious choice. World renowned for their incredible productions of champagne, this area also offers some of the most famous champagne houses to be found. Well worth the trip if you are looking for a more traditional trip.


Maipo Valley, Chile – This wine area of Chile produces more than 35% of the country’s wine. Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, it is a beautifully scenic area. This particular area also happens to be arguably the most famous region in the entire country.

Whether you are looking for a wine destination that is new and unique or one that has more of a traditional approach, any of these destinations can certainly fill that requirement. From the exotic shores of South Africa, to the world famous destinations in France, a stag party featuring an overseas wine tasting is sure to be well remembered.

For sites in the US, none of these will disappoint either. Explore the delicious wines that this beautiful country has to offer, and make countless memories in the process. From the eastern seaboard to the west coast, you’ll find a wide array of wines, each with their own delicious flavor just waiting to be tasted by you.


Blake Sanders is a writer at leisure site Red Seven Leisure. He specializes writing articles about stag do getaways and bachelor party weekends.

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