Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
As you’ve sipped and swirled at a winery’s tasting room, you know that feeling of wanting time to linger in the moment. With some advance planning, you can extend the experience by staying the night at these luxury hotels with their very own vineyards. From a lush Italian property in Tuscany to a modern hotel smack dab in one of Spain’s most famous wine regions, discover how these five luxe vineyard hotels offer guests the opportunity to drink up the experience.
ROSEWOOD CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO – Montalcino, Italy
Founded by family members of the iconic Ferragamo fashion brand, Chiara and Massimo Ferragamo, son of the label’s founder, the 800-year-old Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy, is situated on an expansive 5,000-acre estate in Tuscany. The historic property comes complete with castle ruins, a medieval church and a village that serves as the center of the resort.
The resort is home to a winery, spa, cooking school, organic vegetable garden, and two restaurants that serve authentic locally sourced Italian cuisine. The UNESCO-heritage site is the fifth-largest producer of Brunello di Montalcino, a lush red wine. The winery hosts tours and an annual harvest event in September. Wine enthusiasts will want to consider partaking in The Vertical Tasting, where they can enjoy seven of the winery’s finest Brunello di Montalcino vintages, including two high-quality wines from the Riserva di Brunello di Montalcino and the first vintage of the renowned single-vineyard Campo del Drago.
When it’s time to sleep, you can stay in one of 11 luxury Tuscan villas housed in restored 17th and 18th century farmhouses. Guests who book the 7,815-square-foot Villa Biondi can look forward to country-chic décor and plush amenities, including a living room with a Tuscan fireplace, a private heated outdoor swimming pool, and an outdoor terrace overlooking awe-inspiring vistas of Tuscany’s rolling hills.
THE HOTEL MARQUES DE RISCAL – Araba, Spain
Modern meets vintage at the Hotel Marqués de Riscal. Iconic modern architect Frank Gehry designed this hotel that features striking architecture—with pieces of colorful twisted “ribbons” of metal adorning the roof—and is in Spain’s famed Rioja wine region. The hotel is located in Araba, nicknamed “The City of Wine” and is also home to one of Rioja’s oldest wineries, the Herederos del Marqués de Riscal. The winery dates back to 1858 and is known for its innovative and pioneering winemaking techniques. One notable blend is the Frank Gehry Selection 2012, an award-winning 100-percent Tempranillo that’s aged 30 months in French oak barrels.
And it’s not just the wines that have taken home top honors. The on-site Restaurante Marqués de Riscal is a Michelin-starred restaurant with sweeping vistas of the nearby medieval town of Elciego that serves traditional regional Basque cuisine paired with complementary wines. Guests choose from two tasting menus that include dishes like traditional tapas, including Riojan Potatoes and croquettes.
In keeping with the wine theme, guests also can book treatments like the Merlot Wrap or the Crushed Cabernet Scrub at the Spa Vinotherapie Marqués de Riscal.
The exterior of the property gives way to modern rooms designed by Frank Gehry. Some come complete with slanted floor-to-ceiling windows or ceilings, depending on what wing you book. All rooms feature stunning views of the vineyards, the hotel, Elciego, or the nearby mountains.
THE ALLEGRETTO VINEYARD RESORT – Paso Robles, California
Opened in 2016, Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a 171-room luxury resort in Central California that’s modeled after a Tuscan resort. The hotel is located on 20 acres and includes a pool and cabanas, a bocce ball court, a 12,000-square-foot courtyard and Mediterranean gardens. The resort even has its own private wine label that guests can drink in the onsite Tasting Room. Some noteworthy blends include the award-winning 2013 Willow Creek Cabernet Sauvignon in addition to the Malbec and Vermentino.
Following a tasting, guests can dine in the onsite Cello Ristorante & Bar. Diners can dig into locally sourced plates like Australian lamb rack and risotto, served with fresh regional ingredients.
When guests need to wind down, the Spa Allegretto features wine-inspired treatments. Indulge in a vine-inspired essential oils massage or try the Vinoperfect Radiance Treatment, which uses a product that contains a natural ingredient derived from grapevine sap, viniferine, which helps prevent dark spots and boosts skin radiance.
CHATEAU CHANTAL WINERY AND INN – Traverse City, Michigan
Built by a former nun and priest who both left the church to wed, Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn sits on a 65-acre estate and offers sweeping panoramic views of Traverse Bay. Just 12 miles north of Traverse City, the bed & breakfast was modeled after a traditional French chateau. The hotel features 11 rooms individually decorated in a French country style that offers bay views, a private balcony, a tiled shower and a whirlpool tub.
Chantal is an official American Viticultural Area (AVA), one of just four in Michigan. Guests can take a cellar tour or book a special chef-prepared seven-course meal paired with select wines. The onsite winery is renowned for its late-harvest Riesling and Cherry Eau de Vie—made from Michigan cherries. The owners also harvest grapes and make wine from a 55-acre vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. Hotel guests can participate in a private winery tour every morning and are also given 24-hour access to the tasting room—a rare and fun perk.
ENTRE CIELOS LUXURY WINE HOTEL & SPA – Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
Three Swiss friends founded Entre Cielos (“between skies” or “between heaven” in English) and bought a 20-acre plot in Argentina to make their dream of opening a wine hotel and spa come true. Opened in 2009, the hotel is located in what is considered to be Mendoza’s best Malbec-making region, Lujan de Cuyo in the Andes. Entre Cielos bottles its own wine label, Marantal, from the onsite eight-acre vineyard that produces rosé Malbec, classic Malbec, a Gran Reserva Malbec, and Pinot Noir.
Entre Cielos is home to 16 rooms. The most striking is the Vineyard Loft that sits on stilts, where you can literally sleep in the vineyard. Guests who book this special space enjoy a queen-size bed, an outdoor Jacuzzi on the balcony, a flat panel TV and a Nespresso machine.
When guests aren’t resting, they can relax at the hotel’s spa. Notable for being the first traditional hammam and spa in Latin America, the six-stage hammam has water and heat features, including a steam room and a pool. The spa also offers several treatments that include grapes. The Bacchus includes a grape seed exfoliation, a wine bath, a body treatment and grape extract facial, followed by a 50-minute oil massage.