5. Douro Valley, Portugal
The Douro Valley is one of the oldest wine making regions. Douro Valley is characterized by steep terraced vineyards that line the Douro River. The vineyard terraces climb up either side of the river like giant steps in the extraordinary landscape. The region is best known for its Port wines, but is also famous for its excellent unfortified reds. Having experienced a surge in tourism, hotels and restaurants are being built to accommodate the influx of wine lovers from around the world. Whether you prefer traditional or modern you are bound to find a winery in Douro that pleases you.