If you have ever found yourself surrounded by nature with a glass of good wine in your hand, you know you’ve done something right. Few experiences are more enjoyable in life than exploring a beautiful vineyard. While mostly known for hosting an array of tasting tours and events, some vineyards also open their doors for guests to stay all year round.
The following is a list of five of the most luxurious vineyard accommodations. We’ve made a special effort to select those that take really take things to the next level. Their locations vary from places all around the world. From Argentina to Australia, and the various experiences they offer, are a must for any wine lover who also appreciates the class and sophistication of luxurious accommodation, coupled with the beauty of nature.
Orbits Top 5 Vineyard Accomodations
Park Hyatt, Mendoza, Argentina
Park Hyatt knows how to please wine lovers. The Vinoteca Lounge features more than 100 boutique Argentinian wines. In addition to wine, the spa offers Malbec-based treatments and guests can book bodega packages ranging from tasting tours to private lunches. The 186 sleek rooms and suites face either the Andes foothills or the hotel’s expansive gardens. These gardens home an array of beautiful sculptures made by local artists.
Les Crayères, Reims, France
In the heart of the Champagne region, this 20-room Belle Époque château (a former family home) maintains an impeccable sense of classic style. The wine cellar at the Michelin-starred restaurant counts 400 champagne labels. The hotel can arrange visits to bold-faced sites like nearby Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin or the Moët et Chandon cellars, as well as the Notre Dame Cathedral.
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Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina, Sicily
No luxurious vineyard list is complete without a mention of Sicily. While there are many to choose from, The Grand Hotel is arguably Sicily’s most prestigious. The 72-room retreat is home to some of the world’s most intriguing wines. The hotel offers chauffeured day trips to Etna vineyards (half an hour away) that include a stop at a local enoteca for lunch. But it can be tempting instead to linger on the hotel’s terrace bar with a glass of local rosado—and peer out at it’s impressive volcano at a distance.
Auberge du Soleil, Napa, CA
The Auberge du Soleil boutique resort is one of the first in the Napa Valley. Opened in 1985, it has 52 Mediterranean-style villas with wood-burning fireplaces and private verandas overlooking 33 acres of lush olive groves. An array of advanced-level winery tasting tours are offered to guests to ensure they complement the perfect pairing with the restaurant’s prix fixe menus. Guests are spoilt for choice, with 400 wineries to choose from waiting outside the hotel doors.
The Louise, South Australia
Last but not least, one from our very own backyard. The Louise is an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat, and is situated on a gentle hill surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines. With breathtaking vistas across the world renowned Barossa Valley. Just fifteen luxuriously appointed suites, each with its own terrace, are sited to provide guests with complete privacy. Home to more than one hundred wineries and over seventy premium and boutique cellar doors. The Barossa region showcases world class wine tasting and memorable food and wine experiences.