A famous wine collector called Mario Lemieux once stated “Red wine is a great accompaniment to meat”. This statement shows its popularity status in the wine market. Most people find red wines very fascinating, from their textures to their taste and aroma. Red wines have varying aromas depending on the wineries they come from. The most common aromas include spices, black pepper, plums, berries, oak, cedar, or pine. Some people tend to describe the red wine tastes as associating with coffee, tobacco, blackberries, or strawberry jam. Below are a few world destinations that are known to produce some of the best red wine.


The Top Five Best Red Wine Winery Destinations


New Zealand and Australia

These two areas house some of the best red wine and wineries in the world. The red wine wineries include Yalumba, Jacob’s Creek, Banrock Station, Rosemount Estate, and Penfolds. Some of the best red wines come from these wineries. They include Barossa Shiraz Viognier, Shiraz, Diamond label Shiraz, and Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.




This red wine region has two of the best rouge red wines, which are the Cotes-du-Rhone Belleruche Rouge and the Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge. The two have intense aromas and structures that bring out different flavors. For example, the former has races of the following aromas gray pepper, liquorices, spices, and even red fruits. The latter offers the following aromas black pepper, spices, raspberry jam, and even red fruit.


Chile and Argentina


Wine from these areas has a deep rich color with a strong flavor and aroma. The red wine wineries in this area include Oak Cask Malbec, Antiguas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Casellero Del Diablo Carmenere, Mendoza Malbec, and Reserva Malbec. These red wine wineries offer wine with velvety, long finish, and good depth.




The Chianti and Centini red wines emanate from the Ruffin and Banfi red wine wineries in Italy. The Banfi red wine winery has married three different red wines to create the Centini. The three red wines include Merlot, Cabernet, and Sangiovese. On the other hand, the Chianti mainly comes from the Sangiovese grapes. The Chianti stands out from most of the other red wines in that one of its ingredients includes a hint of rose petal, which might be the secret ingredient behind its ruby red color.




The Rioja Crianza is an unforgettable red wine produced at the Marques de Caceres. Its long finish, dark ruby color, and red fruit aromas make it one of Spain’s leading red wines. In addition to this, it has a vanilla-like aroma. The Rioja Reserva produced at the Marques de Riscal is slightly similar to the Crianza. However, the Reserva has a more rounded palate with a savory taste. Unlike the Crianza, the Reserva has an oak and berry aroma. Lastly, is the Solazo Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Just as the name suggests, this red wine is a combination of some other wines, which are the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Tempranillo. The combination forms a light red wine with an earthy, sweet, and spicy taste.


By: Chris Hartland