Editor's Letter | August 2016 / by Brian Yost

Whether you are a regular reader or looking at Wine Tourist Magazine for the first time, I want to welcome you to another exciting edition. In August we are concentrating on accommodations in wine country.  It is rather broad topic with far too many options. So we tried to identify a few that are regionally unique and offer more than just lodging. I think you will enjoy our lineup.

In Europe we hear from Nacho Sanchez who provides an extremely detailed description of Señorío de Nevada and a very thorough account of regional attractions in the surrounding Valle de Villamena, south of Granada. Allison Levine submitted a pair of articles accounting of her stay at Il Rusticale Fumanelli, a luxurious agrotourism hotel near Verona, Italy and Porto Carras, one of the largest and most famous vineyard resorts in Northern Greece.

In August we are concentrating on accommodations in wine country. It is rather broad topic with far too many options. So we tried to identify a few that are regionally unique and offer more than just lodging. I think you will enjoy our lineup.

In the United States we will take a look at three amazing accommodation options in Virginia, Washington and California. I submitted an article about the 1804 Inn at Virginia’s storied Barboursville Vineyards, which aside from being one of the state’s most important wineries is also historically significant for a variety of reasons. We are also happy to welcome a new contributor. Julie Overstreet delivers compelling details about the Inn at Desert Wind Winery in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Then we move south to Paso Robles, California, where Allison Levine explores Allegretto Vineyard Resort and the surrounding wine country.

Of course there is more. Chris Boiling checks in from Vienna, where he explores a city that was recently declared “the best wine tourism destination in Europe.” Christine Davis delivers a short rundown on Mersault in her Wine 101 column. I wrote a short review of Valérie Nourissat’s travel eGuide to the wine regions of Chile. And of course Michael Green has sent us a few of his wonderful Winetoons to round out the lineup.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Wine Tourist Magazine and perhaps you will consider submitting photographs from one of your travel adventures for our community page. Alternately, you may be interested in writing or just have some suggestions about things you want to see. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We really want to hear from you.