11 Epic Hotels for the Wine Enthusiast
Wine tourism is booming, and now more than ever, there are destinations across the globe offering great experiences and stays in wine country. Check out these 11 epic hotels located in wine country. Whether you’re looking for comfort, affordability, the right wine region, or the right activities, we’re sure you’ll find a few places that sound dreamy.
Hotel: La Source de Caudalie in Bordeaux, France
Perfect for: Wine, countryside, food and spa lovers
Les Sources de Caudalie is located among the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Graves. It is the perfect place to relax for those who appreciate nature, taste and senses. The concept of the hotel was inspired by the “French paradox,” a theory that the French diet and lifestyle is healthier. This place is full of charm, cozy atmosphere and adorable surroundings. Les Sources of Caudalie is situated between vineyards and forests, yet it’s only 20 minutes to Bordeaux city center. If you are looking for rest and relaxation – the hotel’s Caudalie vinotherapy spa is the place. Gourmands will appreciate the exquisite dishes at their Michelin starred restaurant. And if you are staying you will get a complimentary tasting at Château Smith Haut Lafitte.
Hotel: Hotel Viura in Rioja, Spain
Perfect for: Wine and architecture lovers
Viura Hotel is an architectural masterpiece located in Villabuena de Alava, only 20 minutes away from Logrono and Haro, and 10 minutes from the legendary wineries Ysios and Marques de Riscal. You will be amazed by this place. The luxurious interior and cutting-edge technology space is perfectly combined with fantastic views of the mountains of the Sierra de Cantabria. In the evening, you can enjoy some fine dining in their top notch restaurant or a wine tasting at the wine bar.
Hotel: The Yeatman in Douro Valley, Portugal
Perfect for: Wine and city romance lovers
Located in the city of Porto, the cellar of The Yeatman houses one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines. The hotel is discretely themed with intriguing artifacts and pictures provided by different Portuguese wine producers. The barrel room above is named after one of the renowned port producers, Taylor’s. Everything has been created for the wine lover, from the style, to the wine and food pairings in the restaurant and the Caudalie-themed spa treatments. The Yeatman is a magical place with unique traditions and a wealth of different styles.
Hotel: La Bastide de Marie in Provence, France
Perfect for: Wine, bike and sustainable food lovers
A warm welcome awaits you in this friendly stone country house, La Bastide de Marie. This is a beautiful hotel located in its own vineyard, Domaine de Marie. From the moment you enter, you can feel a lot of French character and charm. The rooms are beautifully decorated with a Bohemian flare, soft earthy colors, contrasted by bold red, green or blue details. And this is not by chance. La Bastide de Marie is the creation of Maisons & Hotels Sibuet, a luxury hotel chain co-founded by Jocelyne Sibuet, France’s ultimate interior designer.
Here, you can enjoy cooking full of local scents and flavors, authentic surroundings and all the elegance of Provence. Guests are welcome to help themselves to one of the many bikes to explore the countryside and the vines.
Hotel: Le Tre Vaselle Resort & Spa in Umbria, Italy
Perfect for: Wine, cooking and spa lovers
Le Tre Vaselle Resort is situated in a peaceful village between Perugia and Assisi in the heart of the Umbrian countryside. This 17th century building has both high-end and comfort rooms focused on a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Not too far from the resort you can find the Lungarotti Winery where you can enjoy wine tastings and a tour of Torgiano’s famous wine museum. The resort’s newly opened Bella Uve Spa offers a wide range of vinotherapy treatments.
Hotel: Healdsburg in Sonoma, USA
Perfect for: Wine and romance lovers
Hotel Healdsburg is a luxury boutique hotel located 67 miles north of San Francisco, right in the heart of the town. It’s a stunning place to unwind, and it highlights the Sonoma wine country’s simplicity and charm. It has a modern and contemporary look, and blends right into the surroundings with an ideal balance of luxury, casualness, and relaxed atmosphere. Hotel Healdsburg is perfect for those who wish to be within walking distance from some of Sonoma’s best tasting rooms and restaurants. You will love every minute of your stay here.
Hotel: Posada Campo Tinto in Carmelo, Uruguay
Perfect for: Wine, foodie and nature lovers
Wine tourism in Uruguay is booming, and there are some wonderful places to stay here. Posada Campo Tinto is a stunning five-room boutique hotel and winery, situated in the historic Carmelo wine region. The winery is brand new and will focus production on the main Uruguayan grape, Tannat, as well as Moscatel and some Viognier. Wine tastings and tours are offered for the full wine tourism experience. The hotel has two superior rooms and two suites in the main building and a luxury glamping tent overlooking the vineyards. The owners Maria and Diego brought the luxury tent all the way from South Africa, and it is one of a kind in Uruguay. Nestled in the middle of nature, the tent is very much in demand. You can also enjoy a menu of Italian/Uruguyan comfort food in the gourmet restaurant. All the products are fresh from the hotel’s own vegetable garden. They call it ‘cusina di campo’.
Hotel: Viña VIK in Millahue Valley, Chile
Perfect for: Wine, luxury, families, architecture and nature lovers
Viña VIK is a brand new winery, wine hotel and spa located at a remote corner of Millauhe Valley in Chile, 200km south of Santiago. It’s a marvellous blend of architecture and nature. The 22 room hotel is part of Vik Retreats, run by Alex and Carrie Vik, who always put the family at the heart of the experience. Children can join in and learn about winemaking, pruning and grape varieties. Spa treatments, cooking, biking and horseback riding are among other activities that families can enjoy.
Hotel: Conalbi Grinberg Casa Vinicola in Mendoza, Argentina
Perfect for: Wine, romance and horseback riding lovers
Casa Vinicola is an authentic country house and winery in Mendoza with only 3 rooms, perfect for losing yourself in a romantic getaway. Priding themselves on their unique methodologies and for producing first-rate wines, the winery offers up a host of fine wines you can sample. You can also treat yourself to a gastronomic experience prepared by their in-house chef. Their menu has traditional dinners using the finest, locally produced products. In the vicinity of the hotel you can visit olive mills, enjoy the Argentine landscape, find horseback riding or enjoy a round of golf.
Hotel: The Sounds Retreat in Marlborough, New Zealand
Perfect for: Wine, nature and romance lovers
If complete privacy and seclusion sound like perfect bliss, then The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge is the ideal place for you. This hostel is located just 5 minutes from the famous 70km long Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough on New Zealand’s picturesque South Island. You will savor every moment of your stay here. Drink in the panoramic views of the Queen Charlotte Sound and marvel at all the most breathtaking landscapes on offer in New Zealand. This place blends seamlessly into its surroundings, and allows ample opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and simply exploring the Marlborough region.
Hotel: La Residence Villas in Franschhoek, South Africa
Perfect for: Wine and luxury lovers
La Residence Villa is located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. With its colonial architecture, numerous gourmet restaurants, art galleries, shops and more than 40 wine estates surrounded, La Residence Villas is considered one of Cape Wineland’s prettiest and most idyllic wine hideaways. Unwind in the villa’s magnificent infinity pool or visit one of the award-winning restaurants in the village. Enjoy a private cheese or wine tasting at one of the surrounding estates by appointment. For the outdoorsmen, you can arrange a round of golf, trout fishing, quad-biking, helicopter trips, paragliding, hot-air ballooning or a horseback tour of the surrounding wine farms. La Residence Luxury Franschhoek Spa offers treatments both in rooms and on private balconies.
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