Aussies, I apologize for lumping your entire country into one category, but there are just too many incredible regions that are home to both great surf and wine, and I didn’t want to leave one out.
I spent a week wine tasting and touring the Portuguese island of Madeira (located off the coast of Africa), caught a few waves and saw some incredible lineups.
The coastal town of Bilbao, surrounded by surf, is also home to Txakoli, a funkily-spelled yet delicious white wine that is high in acidity, low in alcohol and perfect with seafood.
Spanning more than 2,500 miles along the Pacific, the key to a Chilean surf and wine trip is coming up with a manageable itinerary.
I think it’s fair to say the absolute greatest wines in the world come from places that are not actually close to surf (France’s Burgundy, Champagne and Northern Rhone regions, Italy’s Piedmont, for example).
I’ve been on about a dozen wine and surf trips all over California and I am always planning my next one.
Lisbon is the epicenter of the food and wine scene in Portugal, and the Lisboa region north of the city boasts a lot of wineries (and waves).
Even San Diego surf spots are close to some interesting wine country (Temecula).
If you’re hitting up a surf trip to wales/” title=”View all articles about New South Wales here”>New South Wales, you have to check out aged Sémillon from Hunter Valley and the killer Shiraz and Riesling coming out of Canberra. South Australia?
A lot of people involved in coastal wine industries also surf.
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