Wine tourism has grown considerably in the past few years. Hotels have been tailored for those looking to immerse themselves in the wine production, visit vineyards of the region and taste its wines. In this article, the best hotels worldwide for wine tourists.
1- Marqués de Riscal – Elciego (Spain)
A futuristic hotel, designed by architect Frank O Gehry, which was open in September 2006. It nestles in a vineyard dating from 1858, so the winery is the oldest of the region.
Here, guests have the chance to learn more about wine making in a tour around the vineyard. Its large cellar houses 8 million bottles, including 1862 vintages.
2- L´Andana – Tuscany (Italy)
This hotel is located in the heart of La Maremma, Tuscany. Surrounded by 500 hectares, the hotel boasts an own winery where guests may participate in wine tasting and cooking lessons. The hotel works in an old villa where Grand Duke Leopold II and his court spent their summers.
3- Cavas Wine Lodge – Mendoza (Argentina)
Nestled at the foot of the Andes Mountains in a 35-acre vineyard, the lodge counts on 14 rooms and offers its guests the opportunity to visit its large cellar containing 250 of the best wines in Mendoza.
The lodge regularly organizes wine tastings and private dinners at the cellar. Moreover, it offers wine therapy treatments including exfoliation, bath in red wines, nutrition and massages.
4- Domaine de la Noria – Cotes du Rhone (France)
Domaine is a country house located in Chusclan, in one of the famous vineyards Cotes du Rhone. The house dates from 19th century and was completely restored in 2003. It offers its visitors simple and authentic accommodation.
It is a place for those who really want to experience the life and work in a vineyard. Guests may stay here during the harvest season, time in which they may pick their own grapes and make a tour through the winery.
5- L´Auberge du Vin – Rhone Valley (France)
It is a country house located in the Rhone Valley, run by British Linda Field, where she owns her wine school, offering wine tastings and advice. It is a charming and unique rural guest house to enjoy wine.
6- Alluvia Stellenbosch Wine Farm – Stellenbosch (South Africa)
Alluvia stands in a estate in the heart of Stellenbosch vineyards, in South Africa. It is a luxury complex offering tastings of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from its own vineyards.
7- The Carneros Inn – Napa Valley (California)
Nestled in Napa Valley, California, the hotel is surrounded by 27 hectares of vineyards and apples going perfectly with a luxury complex.
In this place, guests may tour this famous wine region, enjoy great wines and diverse treatments such as facial antioxidant, Chardonnay wine therapy and much more.
8- Posada Campotinto – Carmelo (Uruguay)
It is located in San Roque countryside, in a 25-hectare area surrounded by vineyards, winery and farm. With view of the vineyards and the Chapel of San Roque, Carmelo is considered one of the traditional wine regions in Uruguay.
9- Hotel Palace Bussaco – Bairrada (Portugal)
It is a 5-star hotel nestled in the Bussaco National Park. Firstly, it was a convent and then the palace of Portugal’s Monarchs. Guests have the chance to enjoy the wines made in the local region of Bairrada. Portugal is well-known for its exceptional sparkling and red wines made of Baga grape.
10- Owhanake Bay Estate – Aukland (New Zealand)
Located in a boutique vineyard, this luxury hotel offers accommodation with view of the Owhanake Bay. In this place, visitors may do tours of vineyards and enjoy wine tastings.