Wine Country (499 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)
- Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, 500+ Pieces, Autumn, Contemporary, Level 3, Maps, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Summer, Travel, Victorian
- Type: 401-500 Piece Puzzle
This colorful map image from Finchley Paper Arts features some of the best wine-producing regions of Europe.
France is home to some of the best-known wine regions in the world, such as Bordeaux, Champagne, the Rhône Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Provence. You could spend a lifetime exploring France's many vineyards and chateaus.
Spain is the world's third-largest wine producer, so there's plenty of wine to choose from. La Rioja is one of Spain's most famous wine regions, and its namesake wine is truly delicious. Other popular regions include Castilla, Catalonia, Jerez, and Galicia.
Though it might not be the first European wine destination to come to mind, Moldova is one of the world's top 20 producers. The longest Wine cellars are also found here, in Milestii Mici, a vast network of underground streets that store over 2 million bottles of wine.
Italy grows more than 350 grape varieties, and there are seemingly endless wines to try. Veneto, Tuscany, and Piedmont are some of the most popular areas, but Sicily has the most vineyards and produces some of the best wine in the country.
Just across the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has been producing wine for more than 2,400 years. Its coastal wine regions and islands have harbored vineyards since the Illyrians first planted vines there during the Bronze Age. The Dingac and Plavac Mali grapes produce robust red wines, but it is mainly consumed in the country with little available for export.
The Lake Leman region of Switzerland produces crisp whites that are wonderfully complementary to all the sharp Swiss Cheeses.
Although more famous for their beer, Czech wines are also delicious. Beer is primarily made in Bohemia, the western part of the country, while their outstanding wines are made in Moravia in the east.
The Douro Valley in Portugal is well known for its steep vineyards, filled with serene landscapes along the Douro River. This is the oldest wine region in Europe. In the 3rd century AD, wine production was started by the Romans.
In Germany, wine production dates back over 2000 years. The Romans and Celts started the first cultivation. The Moselle is Germany's largest and oldest wine region and is well known for its vines crawling up rugged slopes.
The perfect gift for wine lovers and wooden jigsaw puzzle fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many wine shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the subject of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the autumn wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
- Number of Puzzle Pieces: 499
- Completed Puzzle Size: 15.5" X 11.5"
- Artist: Finchley Paper Arts
- Serial #: NP22-499-513
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Victorian
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle