Which Old World Wine Region Should You Visit Next?

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Which Old World Wine Region Is Next on Your List?

One of the amazing things about wine is that it can transport you to a place and allow you to experience the culture – even from the comfort of your couch. 

There are many notable wine regions in the world, and most of us have quite an extensive list of dream wine vacations and wine wanderlust destinations. 

We asked our Bright Cellars’ audience, “which Old World wine region are you dying to visit next?” 


  • 47.9% of respondents would travel to Tuscany, Italy.
  • 24.4% of respondents chose Bordeaux, France.
  • 13.9% of respondents said Rioja, Spain. 
  • 13.9% of respondents would choose Douro Valley, Portugal.

We also asked our Bright Cellars Instagram community and received some additional responses: 

  • Tuscany and Bordeaux!
  • All of the above
  • France
  • Spain

We get that it’s hard to pick just one Old World wine region when there are so many wine destinations out there calling our names! 

If you’re wondering about the difference between Old World and New World, we’ve got you covered. Basically, it comes down to where modern winemaking traditions originated.

Old World wines are those produced in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and others such as Hungary, Croatia, England, etc. New World wines are from North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China.

Old and New World wines also showcase different characteristics based on that specific growing climate.

If you’re unable to travel abroad, don’t fret! In the meantime, we offer quite a selection of Old World wines, like our Castelo de Verão Syrah from Portugal, Acquaforte Barbera from Italy, Corso All’Oro Pinot Grigio from Italy, and our Voyage dans le Vent red blend from Bergerac, France. Just email your Wine Concierge concierge@brightcellars.com and request an Old World wine in your next box! 

In Vino Finito

Did we miss your favorite Old World wine region? Drop us a comment and let us know where you want to travel next!

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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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