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Did you know that on the list with the 1031 World Heritage sites, nine (9) wine regions are included which are not only known for their wine status but also for their natural beauty and authenticity as well?
First on the list is the Tokaj vineyard in Hungary home to the famous dessert wine Tokaji Aszu with the green hills and the long wine tradition. The king of wines as it was characterised by Louis XVI. Hungarian wine is the oldest wine of noble sepsis (grape infestation from the Botrytis Cinerea fungus).
Following with more than 2000 years of wine making is the Douro vineyard in Portugal. Perhaps the most beautiful wine producing region in the world where Port the most popular fortified wine is produced.
Next comes Middle Rhine in Germany which looks like it came out of a fairy tale. The huge river that flows from the Swiss Alps plays an important role in the production of the Ise wine, who's first wine making attempts were made in 1830.
In 2014 two more Italian regions were added to UNESCO's list being Piedmont and Pantelleria. The “Mountain's Foot” as Piedmont is translated gives the best Italian wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti, and Gava while in Pantelleria they cultivate Zibbino, Muscat of Alexandria or the sweet wine Passito di Pantelleria.
From the world-famous 4 regions wine making country in France excel the Loire Valley known for her rose wines consisting of 164 towns and villages that are between two hills and border with the Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret) and Chalonnessur-Loire (Maine-et-Loire) rivers.
The second region in France, Bordeax, has been producing top wines for many years which are also identified as “Klaret”. This name refers to the composition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties. These wines also participate in blends known as Campania, (the country of bubbles) and Chardonnay which were recently also announced as UNESCO' s world heritage sites for 2015.