Tourists around the world flock to vineyards every day to sample the best that the wine industry has to offer. For the wine-loving couple, a honeymoon spent touring some of the most famous and picturesque wineries around the world is a relaxing and delicious way to kick off a marriage.
Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, both located in California, are possibly the most revered winery locations in the continental United States. Couples with a little extra cash and a taste for European wines can hop from vineyard to vineyard across Europe via bus tours, rental car or train. There's no shortage of wineries to choose from, and most feature tours, quaint souvenir shops and restaurants on the property.
One striking option is the Castello Banfi Estate, which is an ideal day trip for couples honeymooning near Florence, Italy. This lavish estate features more than 7,000 acres of vineyards and an 11th-century castle. Plan ahead to confirm tour hours, restrictions and seasonal closures. No one wants to hop across the pond only to find out that the best wineries are closed for an extended vacation.