The latest wine country hotels come in several varietals—some bold, others more subtle. Below, four of our favorites.

Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa (pictured): British jewelry baron Laurence Graff brings a new level of sophistication (doting butlers; world-class art) to rural Stellenbosch with his 10-villa estate, an hour from Cape Town. After a walk through the Keith Kirsten–designed gardens, take a dip in your private plunge pool. $$$$

Entre Cielos, Argentina: This airy, 16-room property in Luján de Cuyo offers more than just easy access to some of Mendoza’s top producers. Linger over perfectly grilled sirloin paired with a glass of the hotel’s own Malbec at the on-site restaurant, or lose yourself in the hammam, where Bacchus-themed treatments include a grape-seed body scrub. $$$

Finca de los Arandinos, Spain: The exterior of this concrete-and-glass boutique hotel is as placid as Rioja’s endless rolling hills. Inside, however, Madrid-based fashion designer David Delfín added a jolt of energy, using colorful encaustic tile, patterned wallpaper, and unusual details such as showers hidden behind sliding doors. $

Palas Cerequio, Italy: Whether you choose a Baroque-inspired room in a 1781 palace or a white-on-white mod one in a new building, the nine-suite resort, set within a medieval village in Barolo country, delivers Piedmont-style dolce far niente. Don’t miss a tasting in the stone-walled 6,000-bottle cellar. $$

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000

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