One of the more intriguing hikes I’ve taken in the past year was along the Weinwanderweg – translation, “Wine wander way” – in the vineyard-covered hillsides outside Stuttgart, Germany. Now the adventures had that day are worthy of a feature story sometime soon, but the concept of hiking from winery to winery through the vineyards: wow. Talk about the ultimate in farmland hiking. True to its name, the trail led us through vineyards and into villages where wine tastings awaited.
// by Sandra Friend