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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.

Les Sources de Caudalie, Aquitaine, 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.

  • +33 055 783 8383
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  • Chemin de Smith Haut Lafitte
    33650
    Bordeaux-Martillac
    France

Château de Mercuès, Occitanie, 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.

  • +33 565 200 001
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  • Route du Château
    46090
    Mercuès
    France

Hotel Marqués de Riscal, La Rioja, 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.

Relais San Maurizio, Piedmont, 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.

  • +39 014 184 1900
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  • Località San Maurizio 39
    Santo Stefano Belbo
    12058
    Italy

São Lourenço do Barrocal, Alentejo, 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.

Château Les Farcies du Pech, Dordogne, 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.

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.

L'Andana, Tuscany, 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.

  • +39 056 494 4800
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  • Tenuta La Badiola
    Castiglione della Pescaia
    58043
    Tuscany
    Italy

Abadía Retuerta, Ribera Del Duero, 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.

  • +34 983 680 368
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  • Le Domaine
    47340
    Ribera Del Duero
    Valladolid
    Spain

Village Castigno, Languedoc-Roussillon, 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.

  • +33 046 724 2641
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  • Rue des Écoles
    34360
    Assignan
    Languedoc-Roussillon
    France

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, 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.

  • +39 057 7191 3001
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  • Località Castiglion del Bosco
    53024b
    Montalcino
    Siena
    Italy

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