A trip to one (or a few) of the nine islands in the Azores—some 800 miles off the coast of Portugal—is worth it no matter your reasoning: dramatic cliffs and landscapes, fishing villages set in yesteryear, mountain-biking adventures galore. But Pico, in the middle of the islands, is the spot for wine (it’s dubbed ‘The Island of Wine,’ says Erin Swain, an independent wine consultant and sommelier. “Volcanic soils and spectacular rock walls that protect the vines are sure to impress those seeking wine adventures,” she says. Sip your way around it Azores Getaways; plans a slew of adventures, then hike around—the island is home to Portugal’s highest peak.
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