16 Incredible Winery Hotels Around the World — from South Africa to Northern California

Gorgeous accommodations with vineyard views? We'll drink to that.

Terrace with a view at Delaire Graff Lodges And Spa, South Africa
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Take a deep breath and clear your mind. Now, envision your perfect vacation. Is it somewhere unique and inviting? Somewhere luxurious and tranquil? And most importantly, is there a glass of excellent wine in your hand? If so, we've got a few hotels to add to your travel list. Sure, you can find phenomenal hotels near vineyards all over, but why not double up and stay in a property with its own vineyard instead? Here are 16 spectacular winery hotels that will delight oenophiles and wine-motivated travelers.

The Louise, Australia

The Louise
The Louise, a hotel in the Barossa Valley. Courtesy of Luxury Lodges of Australia

Located in the Barossa Valley, The Louise is a shining example of winery hotel greatness. At the property, guests can dine with kangaroos, take part in wellness classes like yoga and meditation, and of course, enjoy several wine-themed activities like harvesting, wine tours, and the property's Founders Tasting Experience, which the hotel explains is "for discerning wine lovers who wish to advance their knowledge of elite wines of the Barossa." In 2022, the hotel underwent an extensive refurbishment — including a new walk-in wine cellar — so, if you visited before, now's the time to book another stay to experience the splendor all over again.

Pałac Mierzęcin Wellness & Wine Resort, Poland

Live like royalty on your next vacation by spending a few days at the Pałac Mierzęcin Wellness & Wine Resort in Poland. The resort, located in Lubusz Voivodeship, is a picture-perfect escape surrounded by forests and lakes, as well as a vineyard that occupies more than 21 acres of land, making it one of the largest in the country. Come sip its creations, including riesling, rondo, and zweigelt.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa, U.S.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa
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Bernardus, located in the foothills of Carmel Valley, California, is dedicated to its wine-loving craft. Founder Bernardus Pon picked the site for his vineyard and lodge due to its prime west-facing orientation and the region's well-known sunny days and cool nights. At the hotel, guests can relax in charming suites, which also come with roaring fireplaces for year-round warmth, dig into seasonally inspired dishes at the on-site restaurant, laze about in the spa, or try an outdoor wine tasting under the California sun.

Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Spain

Marques de Riscal winery, in Spain
The titanium ribbons of the Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal, on an estate in the village of Elciego. Miquel Gonzalez

Pair your wine with an architectural masterpiece by booking a stay at Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Rioja. The property, designed by Frank Gehry, appears to float midair, thanks to its exterior metal ribbons that look as if they flow with the breeze. From the inside, guests can look out to the Rioja vineyards, which date back to 1858. Guests can tour the winery and taste its offering there or in the hotel's restaurant, which also serves regional delights.

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy
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Italy is full of wine-centric hotels, but none are as special as the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. The hotel, located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, is an ideal place to escape the day-to-day routine. During a stay, guests can roam the hotel's 5,000-acre estate, including touring its winery, enjoying the spa, and trying other local specialties like truffle hunting to round out the adventure.

The Vines Resort & Spa, Argentina

Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza, Argentina
Vines Resort & Spa, hotel exterior, Mendoza, Argentina. Courtesy of The Vines Resort and Spa

The Vines Resort & Spa in Mendoza is the perfect mix of rustic and modern, pulling together all the pieces for an epic wine-filled escape. Guests can expect world-class service at the resort's spa, inside its expansive villas, and at the dining venues helmed by legendary Argentine chef Francis Mallmann. At the resort's vineyards, visitors can get their hands dirty by harvesting grapes and making their own custom wine while looking out onto the Andes.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, U.S.

The long-awaited Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley officially debuted in Nov. 2021 in the middle of an operational vineyard in Calistoga, California. It's a destination resort that not only invites you to "raise a glass," but also to unwind in perfect style. After a wine tasting, the property encourages guests to relax in its holistic spa, which includes outdoor treatment areas overlooking the vast vineyards on the 22.5-acre property.

Villa La Coste, France

Wine lovers and art enthusiasts can both agree that Villa La Coste belongs high on travelers' must-visit lists. The minimalist boutique hotel features a museum-quality art collection with works by Paul Matisse and Ai Weiwei on public display. When not looking at the pieces on the walls, guests can admire the work of Mother Nature in the surrounding hillsides, including endless views of the Alps. And when they're ready for a drink, they can sip from the hotel's biodynamic harvest at the winery or in its dining venue.

L'And Vineyards, Portugal

Sky view suites at L’And Vineyards, Alentejo, Portugal
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L'And Vineyards is as exclusive as it gets. The resort, located in the Alentejo, comes with just 30 modern suites that all include outdoor living spaces offering impeccable views of organic red grapes, including touriga nacional, touriga franca, alicante bouschet, and syrah. Guests can explore the vineyards with a tour or even a class on how to read wine and take part in other experiences like hot-air balloon rides, stargazing, and much more.

La Residence, South Africa

La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Sneak away to La Residence in South Africa, located amid cabernet sauvignon and shiraz vineyards bordering abundant olive groves and plum orchards. The 11-suite hotel gives "opulence" new meaning with rooms adorned in gold furnishings and deep soaking tubs, a lobby dripping in chandeliers, a full-service spa, and a glorious mountain backdrop at every turn. Toast to all its glory and top off a fantastic stay with a winery tour and tasting.

Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa

Terrace with a view at Delaire Graff Lodges And Spa, South Africa
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Delaire Graff Estate is a shining diamond atop the stunning destination jewel that is South Africa, which makes it little surprise that this resort is founded by jeweler Laurence Graff. The extraordinary property celebrates art, cuisine, nature, and wine. With just 10 villas, the lodge is the go-to for personalized service. In each villa, guests will find their own plunge pool overlooking the Winelands, which they can later visit for a tour or taste.

Lapostolle Residence, Chile

A vacation at the Lapostolle Residence is all about location, location, location. The winery hotel is nestled in the hills overlooking the Colchagua Valley. The stylish villas look onto the nearly 1,000 acres of private land where the grapes are sustainably grown to reduce environmental impact. Explore the vineyards by foot or bike, stay for a delicious meal, and hike through the surrounding forest for a revitalizing vacation.

Jackalope, Australia

Exterior of Jackalope, Australia
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Cool doesn't even begin to describe the Jackalope. Sleek lines abound at this trendsetting hotel, while deep black paint adorns every wall, including in the guest suites, which are lovingly referred to as "lairs." However, the best feature in each "lair" is the soaking tub near the picture window, which overlooks the vineyards below. After grabbing a glass, check out the hotel's impressive art collection.

Les Sources de Caudalie, France

Les Sources de Caudalie has delighted guests since opening its doors in 1999. The five-star hotel is recognized worldwide for its hospitality excellence, thanks to its Vinothérapie Spa, gorgeous estate-style rooms, and two-Michelin star restaurant, La Grand'Vigne. Just make sure to leave space in your suitcase, as you'll want to bring a bottle home with you.

Bruma, Mexico

Desert-chic sums up the experience at Bruma, an intimate lodging in Valle de Guadalupe. The accommodation has just eight rooms, joined by the main house, where guests can find the kitchen, living room, pool, and plentiful outdoor living areas. It's a place that celebrates the stark beauty of its surroundings and mirrors the landscape with natural hues and local materials. View the vineyard from any room, which guests can visit for a tasting.

The Marlborough, New Zealand

No list of winery hotels would be complete without a mention of New Zealand. Like other nations on the list, New Zealand is chock-full of stellar spots, but The Marlborough is something special. The 10-room estate in the Marlborough wine region sits on 16 acres of secluded parklands and vineyards, all waiting for guests to come and explore. Visitors can also dig into a delightful bite at its on-site restaurant, Harvest, relax by the outdoor fireplace at night, or unwind at the spa. Don't leave without taking a vineyard tour alongside the hotel's garden team to learn more about how they craft their bottles of merlot, malbec, riesling, and sauvignon blanc.

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