11 of the Best Wine Hotels in Europe

11 of the Best Wine Hotels in Europe



What
better way to spend a holiday than among rolling vineyards,
vaulted wine cellars and vinotherapy spas? We’ve drunk our way from

Tuscany
and Bergerac to Rioja and Porto
and found the European hotels that will satisfy even the most
well-versed oenophiles.


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Les Sources de Caudalie

Bordeaux, France

Among the delicately woven vineyards of a 600-year-old winery,
this hotel uses reclaimed materials such as rough stone and worn
wooden beams from unused local farms to create a rustic, weathered
aesthetic. Sign up for cookery classes and wine tastings before
relaxing in the hotel’s spa, where vinotherapy – beauty treatments
using the minerals and properties found in grapes and vines – was
first invented.

Address

Chemin de Smith Haut Lafitte
33650
Bordeaux-Martillac


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Château de Mercuès

Mercuès, France

Perched atop a forested hill surrounded by nothing but rolling fields and the meandering Lot river, this ancient pleasure palace is the place to take a step back in time. Ensconced in stone walls dating back to the 13th century, this resort offers wine tastings amid manicured gardens, towering turrets and sweeping valley vistas. Tour the wine cellars before purchasing your favourite bottle from the hotel’s boutique.

Address

Route du Château
46090
Mercuès
France


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Hotel Marqués de Riscal

Elciego, Spain

This quirky design hotel, floating nine metres above the ground, is as much for architect fanatics as it is for oenophiles. Designed by Frank Gehry, the hotel’s exterior is dominated by pink, gold and silver titanium plates that form a reflective structural masterpiece. Inside, tilted walls, crooked windows and elevated ceilings are almost as exquisite as views across the Rioja vineyards – dating back to 1858 – and Sierra de Cantabria mountains.

Address

Calle Torrea 1
Elciego
01340
Spain


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Relais San Maurizio

Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy

Inhabited by monks until 1862, this hotel is hidden deep within Piedmont’s wine-producing Langhe hills. Paying respect to the resort’s unique history, wine vaults are located in the depths of the hotel, while the spa can be found in former salt caves. Spend days lazing by one of two pools, moving only to devour meals garnished with shavings of white truffle, and to top up your glass of Nebbiolo wine.

Address

Località San Maurizio 39
Santo Stefano Belbo
12058
Italy


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São Lourenço do Barrocal

Monsaraz, Portugal

Diverging from manicured gardens and uniform vineyards, the
lands surrounding São Lourenço do Barrocal are covered in twisted
trees and overgrown groves. Belonging to the same family for more
than 200 years, this Portuguese estate has brought a modern twist
to traditional wineries. Across a sun-soaked estate spanning 780
hectares, fields are used as much for olives, vegetables and oils
as they are for wine. Sustainability is key here – the family
recycle all of their waste, including water.

Address

São Lourenço do Barrocal
Herdade do Barrocal
Monsaraz
7200-177
Portugal


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Château Les Farcies du Pech

Bergerac, France

One of only four towns producing Pécharmant wine, Bergerac is home to Château Les Farcies du Pech, a unique chambre d’hôte perched on the region’s south-facing slopes. With a nod to the area’s rich history – the first vines were planted in the sixth century – each of the chateau’s rooms are bedecked with traditional design, including mahogany wood furnishings and rustic ornaments.

Address

Farcies Nord
24100
Bergerac
France

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Hotel WeinKulturgut Longen-Schlöder

Longuich, Germany

Stretching across more than 6,500sq m, this collection of twenty rustic châteaus is dotted around sprawling orchards and vineyards. Tasked with creating a resort both traditional and minimal, the Milan-based architect Matteo Thun has combined muted colour palettes and light-filled rooms with stone facades, textured wood and plenty of wine cellars peppered around the grounds.

Address

Kirchenweg 9
54340
Longuich Germany


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L’Andana

Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy

Created by chef Alain Ducasse, this Tuscan wine resort is a haven for seclusion-seekers and oenophiles alike. While the hotel itself offers decadent bedrooms, garden terraces and a swimming pool, step next door to enter the winery, Tenuta La Badiola, where vineyard tours and wine flights promise to whet your appetite before you dine at Michelin-starred La Trattoria di Enrico Bartolini.

Address

Tenuta La Badiola
Castiglione della Pescaia
58043
Tuscany
Italy

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Abadía Retuerta

Valladolid, Spain, Spain

Despite being set in an ancient abbey dating back to 1146, Abadía Retuerta prides itself on revolutionising the concept of wine retreats. After a complete restoration in 2012, the hotel offers state-of-the-art technology, a fully equipped spa and even a private butler dedicated solely to each individual bedroom. Take a tour of the surrounding vineyards, dine in the Michelin-starred Refectorio restaurant and taste-test your way through the resort’s wide selection of regional and vintage wines.

Address

Le Domaine
47340
Ribera Del Duero
Valladolid
Spain

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Village Castigno

Assignan, France

Underneath the craggy limestone of the Saint Chinian region lies the rolling Languedoc fields of Assignan. This village-like resort has been converted into a chic boutique hotel that stretches across old houses encircling a central square. While the purple-and-pink walled hotel has much on offer – including three swimming pools, three restaurants and an art gallery – the biggest draw is, of course, the groves and vineyards drooping with a bounty of fruit.

Address

Rue des Écoles
34360
Assignan
Languedoc-Roussillon
France


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Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Siena, Italy

Owned by the Ferragamo family, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
overlooks the picturesque landscape of Brunello di Montalcino.
Choose between a rustic suite or a farmhouse villa, and divide your
time between taking dips in the hilltop infinity pool, hunting for
truffles, walking across the 5,000-acre estate and touring the
hotel’s own winery.

Address

Località Castiglion del Bosco
Montalcino
Siena
53024