You are a wine connoisseur in every sense of the word. You love the sound of wine hitting the bottom of a glass, and you love trying out different wine and food combinations... What if you could stay in a hotel that shares your love of wine?
If you're looking for a wine lover's getaway, here are the best hotels for wine lovers around the globe. Check in and have the concierge pour you a glass...
Bushmans Kloof|South Africa
A trip to South Africa is not complete without a night’s stay at Bushmans Kloof. This award-winning luxury hotel boasts one of the finest wine collections throughout the country, and showcases the best wines the country has to offer.
Check into the ultra exclusive Riverside Supreme Suite and get ready to be pampered. This beautiful suite has a separate lounge and private patio -perfect for any romantic getaway. Freshen up in your own private, outdoor shower and step into a gorgeous infinity pool. Housekeeping will discreetly visit three times a day, but you’ll be too relaxed to ever notice.
When you’re ready to for dinner, head down to the cellar to choose the perfect wine to complement your meal. You may then choose the best location. Let your feet soak in the River Boma as you and your loved one enjoy a private romantic dinner right on the banks of the river itself. Many of the wines in stock have won awards such as the Veritas, the Michelangelo and the Old Mutual SA Trophy awards.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL|HONG KONG
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more luxurious experience in Hong Kong. The Mandarin Oriental pulls out all the stops for all its guests, ensuring that each one has an incredible stay, and for the wine enthusiast, there’s nothing better.
For the ultimate stay, be sure to reserve the Mandarin Suite, which offers floor-to-wall windows showcasing the beautiful city and its harbor. You’ll have a private butler available to assist you in any way possible, and you’ll have access to your own private spa room for any massages or facials you may want.
If you’re ready for a night out in style, take the elevator to the 25th floor and stop in at M Bar. This bar offers some of the best views of the city and serves up a long wine list of amazing vintages from all over the world. If you’re coming to M Bar after 5 pm, dress appropriately. Casual attire will not be permitted.
For an exclusive experience, book a dinner in the Krug Room -a room hidden deep within the hotel where guests can sample the 180-bottle collection of Krug champagne. It remains the largest collection of the champagne outside of France.
Auberge du vin|argentina
You may have heard of the Valle de Uco, but seeing and tasting it for yourself will be a much better experience. This boutique hotel is new to the wine scene, but it’s made quite the impression in the community.
The Auberge du Vin is new to the area and offers plenty of top-notch amenities. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyards and mountains from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your unit, and at night, you and your loved one can relax in the bar and lounge on site. Enjoy gourmet cuisine at the restaurant and sample the different wines available before you begin exploring the valley for yourself.
When you’re ready to see the vineyards up close and personal, arrange for a private tour or tasting with the staff. Their insider knowledge of the area will help you choose the right tour to fit your pallet. With such a close location, you’ll never be too far from a glass of wine.
Want the ultimate Tuscan wine experience? You’ll never feel more pampered than in Tuscany at L’Andada, a historic estate-turned-hotel that never lost its beauty. Once owned by the Medici family, La Badiola Estate was once owned by Grand Duke Leopold II. He frequently brought his court to this charming estate in the summer. Now the estate serves as a temporary home for wine lovers around the world.
L’Andana is a wine and foodie’s dream getaway. The estate has its own private cellar where guests can enjoy wine tastings, as well as wine classes. For the foodie, the estate also offers cooking classes.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon location, L’Andana will give you an experience and atmosphere you’ll never forget. In addition to the tastings and classes, the hotel also has its own driving range and spa. No matter how you like to relax, the hotel staff will see that your every need is met.
When it’s time for bed, step into a world of luxury in one of the hotel’s wonderful suites. The Prestige Suites offer plenty of space and captures the beauty of the Mediterranean and the vineyard just outside your window. The furniture and draperies are carefully selected to ensure the finest quality and the most breathtaking design.
The carneros inn|california
Enjoy a tailored, wine tasting tour with a visit to Napa Valley in California, and a trip to Napa Valley would be unimaginable without a stay at the Carneros Inn. The inn is ideally situated near a number of great wineries where you can sample the best flavours of Napa Valley.
This gorgeous inn spares no expense when it comes to its valued guests. Whether you’re traveling with just your loved one or with another couple, the Carneros Inn’s suites will fit your every need. With suites up to 1.200 feet in size, you’ll feel perfectly pampered as you sleep on the finest linens and step onto the heated slate floors in the bathroom. At night, you and your loved one can curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine.
Of course, there’s more than wine in Napa Valley. Golfers will find a number of great courses that offer a sincere challenge along with plenty of relaxation and enjoyment. Art enthusiasts can tour art galleries in the area, and if you’re hungry, there are culinary tours and demonstrations that will show you how to create savory dishes using the freshest ingredients.
You love wine. You love travelling. Why not combine the two? Book a weekend getaway at any one of these stunning hotels and stay in the lap of luxury... Which one will you stay in first? Share with us!
This post is written by Sienna Gyngell, a freelance writer for Chapman Freeborn who loves all things travel and luxury. An avid traveller who aimes to help others find luxury experiences in the most spectacular of places. I don't know about you, but I'm going to pour some wine in my glass now...