With great wine-producing regions typically comes the fabulous combination of amazing cuisine, stunning scenery and a selection of luxurious boutique hotels. This combination is a boon for traveling oenophiles, since it means you can enjoy the fruit of the vine to your heart's content without worrying that you're missing out on something lovely to look at or tasty to eat -- staying at a wine hotel means everything you need is within a short walk from your room.
Some of the luxurious wine hotels featured here are wineries that have added high-end accommodation to their regular winery operations, while others are boutique hotels that cater to wine lovers with exceptional restaurants and wine cellars (not to mention proximity to area wineries). Whichever you prefer, and whichever wine region in the world you're thinking of visiting, there's something on this list that should appeal to you.
Here are 14 gorgeous luxury wineries and wine hotels you can stay in.
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Photos by: El Tecnorrante, Ben Oh, slack12, Oliviero Toscani Studio (Tenuta La Badiola), Hotel Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux, L'Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau Valley, NS, Rex Gelert (Meritage Resort and Spa), Cat Vinton (Monte Mulini), Andrea Johnson Photography (Inn at Red Hills), Chateau Les Carrasses by Bryan Lancaster at Brylliant Images, Dick_Morgan, Yossarian42, Tony Harrison (Cape Lodge), , Cyberlemur, Hotel & Weinhaus Anker, Marktheidenfeld.