Lonely Planet releases Wine Trails: 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country

20 countries (including Australia), 52 itineraries and 327 wineries

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Lonely Planet Wine Trails: plan 52 perfect weekends in wine country

Lonely Planet Wine Trails: plan 52 perfect weekends in wine country


A first for Lonely Planet, the Wine Trails guide covers 20 countries (including Australia), 52 itineraries and 327 wineries. Discover the world's most exciting wine-touring regions, the winemakers and some beautiful places and plan your next wine touring weekend, you have 52 to choose from!

Published in October 2015, Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails is for anyone who loves travel and enjoys wine.

This comprehensive companion to 52 weekends of wine-tasting is the first book of its kind from Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company.

With Wine Trails, Lonely Planet discovers the world’s most exciting wine-touring regions, meets their best winemakers, and showcases some of the world’s most beautiful places through their amazing wines.

Wine Trails also contains expert reviews of wineries, maps and practical details, where to stay and eat, and - of course - what to drink.

Lonely Planet spokesperson Chris Zeiher says: “We’ve all experienced it on our travels – whether at a barbeque in Australia with a beefy Shiraz or watching a sunset in Italy with a glass of chilled Prosecco– when a local wine could not be more perfectly suited to the moment.”

“Tasting wine in the place it was made can be a revelation,” Chris says. “This book plots a course through 52 of the world’s greatest wine regions, with weekend-long itineraries in each.”

Wine Trails encounters California’s cutting-edge wine scene, and the idiosyncratic wines of France’s Jura mountains, and ventures into Spain’s extraordinary wineries and along Portugal’s beautiful Douro River. It even reaches the cultural frontiers of winemaking in Lebanon and Georgia.

Australia is represented by Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Margaret River, Mornington Peninsula, Rutherglen, Tamar Valley and Yarra Valley.

For each region in the book, Lonely Planet’s expert writers, including wine buyers and sommeliers, review the most rewarding wineries to visit and the most memorable wines to taste.

Wine Trails is a book for casual quaffers; there’s no impenetrable language about malolactic fermentation or scoring systems,” Chris Zeiher says. “Instead, we meet some of the world’s most enthusiastic and knowledgeable winemakers and learn about each region’s wines in their own words. It is this personal introduction to wine, in its home, that is at the heart of wine-touring’s appeal.”

Wine Trails is published by Lonely Planet (October 2015; hb, 320pp, full colour, RRP: A$34.99). It is available at all good bookstores, some department stores or find online with Booko.com.au »

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