If you’re looking to book your next vacation around a food or wine destination, then look no further than these 10 vineyard hotels. A vineyard hotel (sometimes referred to as a wine hotel) is a property offering accommodations either nestled into or adjacent to a vineyard. These 10 wine hotels offer a taste of the good life in inspiring locations around the world.
Amazing Vineyard Hotels in Famous Wine Regions
From a 12th-century castle to a contemporary masterpiece, these 10 vineyard hotels are worth planning your next trip around.
Belhurst Castle, Finger Lakes Wine Country
You can’t get any closer to a winery in the New York Finger Lakes than at Belhurst Castle. Set on a vineyard, the hotel has complimentary wine on tap, making it the ultimate vineyard hotel. Sleep in a stone castle from the 1880s, soaking up the old-world charm and location on Seneca Lake. Castle chambers are themed, like the study room, billiard room, and bamboo room. Plus, it’s a great home base for exploring nearby wineries.
The Louise, Barossa Valley
Just over an hour from Adelaide lies South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley, home to over 100 wineries. The Louise overlooks hundreds of acres of vines, and is known as one of the area’s most luxurious vineyard hotels. Guest activities include hot air ballooning, a sunrise picnic, and walking or cycling through the vineyards. Guests even have access to a vintage car for sightseeing.
The vineyard hotel’s restaurant, Appellation, offers some of the regions finest dishes, and its chef will make dinner to match your own personal blend of wine.
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Finca Adalgisa, Mendoza
This family-owned vineyard hotel has roots dating back to the 20th century when Malbec grapes were first planted in the region. Since then, three generations of the vineyard’s family have lived at Finca Adalgisa, and they turned the vineyard into a hotel to preserve its history. The property boasts bohemian decor, a wine and tapas bar, winery tours, a swimming pool, cooking classes, and free bicycle use to explore the area’s other vineyards.
The Yeatman Hotel, Porto
While not technically on a vineyard, The Yeatman is the ultimate wine-themed hotel for vinho-lovers. Located in Portugal’s famous city of Porto, is the hotel is a perfect home-base for vineyard visits to nearby regions like the Douro Valley, Minho, Dao, and Bairrada. The hotel’s own cellar has one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines in the world.
Other wine-centric offerings include tastings, seminars, wine dinners, and even a Vinotherapy spa—specializing in products and therapies, like barrel bathing, that use extracts from the vine. Rooms are even sponsored by partner wineries and include wine-inspired decor, including a bed inside a wine barrel.
Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, Stellenbosch
This luxury vineyard hotel is set in the Cape Winelands of South Africa and produces Bordeaux reds and Chardonnay grapes. Meaning “from the sky,” Delaire embraces this concept in each lodge’s design with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, and heated plunge pool. When you’re not enjoying your private terrace, you can head to the spa, two restaurants, gardens, boutiques, or wine on-site lounge.
Marlborough Vintners Hotel, Marlborough
You’ll find Marlborough (and the Vintners Hotel) along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. The Marlborough Vintners Hotel offers 16 one-bedroom suite rooms (including an outdoor bath suite) nestled within the vineyards. The property offers bikes for hire, so you can explore the area and nearby cellars.
Vik Chile, Millahue
A stay at this vineyard hotel will cost you a pretty penny, but man is the Vina Vik incredible. Located in Chile’s Millahue Valley, the property looks like something out of a James Bond movie. The concept of this vineyard hotel came from Alexander Vik, a Norwegian businessman, and the onsite vineyard produces world-famous red wines. You’ll never need to leave the property, as it offers a restaurant, lounge, shops, a wine spa, techno gym, panoramic views, an infinity pool, tasting room, barrel room, and on-site activities for guests.
This bed and breakfast luxury hotel is owned by the winemakers behind the HALL and WALT brand, known for their cabernet sauvignon and pinot noirs respectively. Each Vineyard Suite at SENZA overlooks vines. The property is also pet-friendly and has a pool and spa, but there’s no on-site restaurant. Instead, the hotel encourages you to explore the Napa Valley wine region by eating at nearby restaurants that they recommend. In addition to their two wineries, the owners have a network of other winery partners to visit.
Castello di Sinio, Piedmont
While this wine hotel doesn’t have its own vineyard, the 12th-century castle is located between the Barolo and Barbaresco wine zones in Italy’s Piedmont region. With just 14 rooms and suites, Castello di Sinio is a small property, but it also has has an outdoor pool and a restaurant. The property is overseen by the same restorer, owner, manager, and chef, so a stay here is a personal one.
Hotel Marques de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
This vineyard hotel was designed by Frank Gehry and has evolved into a contemporary retreat for design, art, food, and wine. Located on the Marques de Riscal winery property in Spain’s Rioja region, the Hotel Marques de Riscal has two onsite restaurants, a wine bar and shop, and a rooftop library and lounge. Guests have access to daily tours of the vineyard or can explore on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles. There’s also a state-of-the-art Vinotherapie spa offering treatments like a honey and wine wrap, as well as an indoor swimming pool, hammam, and sauna.