While travel is paused for the sake of public health, we’ve been indulging in all the wanderlust inspiration we can—Instagram feeds, old magazine articles, even documentaries. For extra inspiration, we’re obsessed with these wine region travel posters.
After flying into Paris (you know, just Paris), imagine the bubbly-fueled journeyings, from Reims to Épernay. Le wine, le cheese, le sigh.
The canals! The grand châteaux! The architecture in Dijon! The otherworldly Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté, and Pinot Gris!
Let’s not even talk about how much pasta, Renaissance art, and olive oil you’re missing out on right now. And let’s definitely not talk about all the Chianti you could be drinking.
We’re dreaming of lavender and sunflower fields, sunny days, bouillabaisse, ratatouille, Le Grand Aioli, and gallons upon gallons of rosé.
Majestic, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay! Oxbow Public Market! The French Laundry! Sunny days! San Francisco is an hour away, but who cares when you could be in Napa instead?
It’s hard to imagine not wanting to spend days in nearby art museums, gothic cathedrals, and French parks, but when you’re in Bordeaux, you really should be drinking stately reds and fresh whites in charming, historic vineyards.
The hashtag #chenincheninchenin has thousands of Instagram posts devoted to it, and after luxuriating in the Loire’s Anjou region, you’ll likely be obsessed with Chenin yourself, to say nothing of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. A dream trip for lovers of white wine!