For Wine Lovers, By Wine Lovers: Best Hotels in Wine Countries Worldwide

Wine aficionados, this one's for you! Find the finest in the world along with the best boutique hotels to stay at while doing so. Whether you’re a master sommelier or can’t remember Malbec versus Merlot, these hotels will make for an incredible vacation.

Villas Foch Boutique Hotel & Spa- Bordeaux, France

Live the wine-lover’s dream and stay at the Villas Foch Boutique Hotel & Spa in Bordeaux, France, a city in the world’s most iconic wine region. Here you can find a host of wine related activities including multiple wine museums– one of which is the largest in the world– countless wine bars, nearby vineyards and more! Explore this historic city (and nearby villages) and visit markets, former fortress gates, vintage shops and more.

The hotel itself has a classical luxury French feel and features both marble and hardwood floors in addition to minimalist white, gray, and gold décor. With just 20 rooms, Villas Foch makes a quiet place to relax after a long, hard day of wine tasting. Check out the eclectic looking bar and mystical, cave-like spa as well. 

Bardessono Hotel and Spa- Yountville, California, USA

Connect with the earth at Bardessono Hotel and Spa, an eco-friendly boutique hotel focusing on mindful relaxation and genuine connections. Sleep in a luxurious villa with high-end amenities and mountain views in the heart of wine country. Then, pamper yourself at the eco-friendly spa which provides different themed treatments for each season. The restaurant, Lucy, offers all-day eats made with local and sustainably sourced ingredients; some fruits and vegetables are actually grown on the property. Seeing as Bardessono was crowned the #1 hotel in Napa Valley according to US News & World Report, you’re sure to have a memorable experience– as long as you don’t go crazy on the wine drinking. But don’t let us stop you!

Napa Valley offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all types. Wine lovers should sign up for wine classes, tastings, and vineyard tours on foot or bike. For those looking to take in central California’s beautiful nature, there’s plenty of options for hiking and boating throughout the region. Explore museums, art galleries, and even breweries in the region’s quaint towns.

Castello La Lecchia- Chianti, Italy

Nestled in Tuscany’s lush rolling hills is Castello La Leccia, a centuries-old castle turned luxury vineyard hotel. This hotel is perfect for those who want Italy’s finest wines to be the focus of the trip as you’ll never run out of themed activities and excursions. Embark upon a wine tasting and tour with a private driver, perfect pairing of cheese and the hotel’s own olive oil. Afterwards, sit by the pool which overlooks the Italian countryside. Another glass, perhaps?

The 12 guest rooms are decorated in a typical Tuscan manner but with an extravagant flair. The daily breakfast buffet and restaurant both serve excellent regional cuisine that pairs perfectly with stunning terrace views. Take advantage of the scenic nature by walking or jogging around the hotel or visit Castellina, a stunning, historic village just 2 kilometers from the property. Here you’ll find churches, museums, archaeological sites and most importantly, more wine! 

House of Jasmines- Salta, Argentina

4000 feet high in the Andes sits Salta, a beautiful province of Argentina whose highlights include stunning red-toned mountains, salt flats, and the world’s highest vineyards. It’s one of the country’s smallest wine regions but produces some of the richest, high quality wines found anywhere in the world. If you’re looking for a wine-centric trip a little more off the beaten path, this one’s for you. 

The House of Jasmines provides perfect accommodations for wine fanatics looking to explore an incredible area. Elegantly decorated suites with stunning views and high-end amenities make for a beautiful, comfortable place to crash after sampling one too many wines. The property offers a variety of activities such as “Wine Therapy,” a spa and wine combination experience. Other endeavors of note include yoga, cooking classes, horseback riding, poolside relaxation, and more. The restaurant offers delicious local cuisine and the staff will be happy to help you pair it with regional wines.

There’s a plethora of excursions to be done in the majestic mountains of Salta. Hike, bike, golf, and more surrounded by rainbow mountains and valleys. Explore wondrous waterfalls, expansive salt flats, and even hike to or around volcanoes. The nearby town of Salta, the region’s capital, is home to museums, craft and food markets, a cable car, churches, and incredible culture that is simply a must-see! Of course, there’s a host of wineries to be toured, so don’t hesitate to ask the hotel for help setting up visits.

Praktik Vinoteca- Barcelona

Praktik Vinoteca is special not only for its stunning design but for its motto: “In Wine We Trust”! The self-proclaimed “boutique hotel dedicated to the world of wine” will proudly offer you a glass of wine upon arrival and many more opportunities to try the world’s finest wines. With a resident sommelier and over 900 bottles on display, this hotel is perfect for wine-lovers of all kinds. Don’t forget to book a private, 4 wine tasting experience. 

The rooms feature a modern, urban design with black and white contrasts as well as wine themed décor, naturally. Sip on a glass of wine in the private, quaint terrace before going to dinner at the hotel restaurant or out to explore the city. Some of Gaudi’s most iconic buildings are a short walk away, as is Barcelona’s best shopping! Sampling Iberian ham, a Spanish omelet, or another one of the region’s many delicacies at a tapas bar is a must. Although Catalonia may not be the first place that comes to mind while discussing wine country, this hotel is worth a visit.

Other wine destinations in France to check out: Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, 

See also: Douro Valley, Porto 

Hannah Seiken

By Hannah Seiken in Hotel Bar , Lifestyle hotels , Hotel Restaurants