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More Top Wine Country Inns Worldwide

Cavas Wine Lodge in Argentina resides in the heart of the Mendoza wine region
What better way to enjoy a wine-growing region than to stay amongst the vines? The numerous charms of wine-growing regions worldwide are difficult to capture in one day. Now that you've seen our Top 10 Wine Country Inns Worldwide, here are more of our favorite places around the world to relax and stay while we enjoy the fruits of the land.

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ARGENTINA

Mendoza
Cavas Wine Lodge

Billed as the first luxury lodge at the foothills of the Andes, Cavas Wine Lodge is situated in the wine-growing region of Mendoza...Read the full review.

Club Tapiz
Housed in a Renaissance-style villa dating back to 1890, Club Tapiz resides on a 22-acre vineyard estate with spectacular...Read the full review.

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AUSTRALIA

Barossa Valley
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

For those who want to sip some wine Down Under, the Barossa Valley in South Australia is regarded as one of the top wine regions...Read the full review.

Hunter Valley
Tower Lodge

www.towerlodge.com.au

Tower Lodge in Australia features its own 18-hole golf course
With more than 70 wineries, the Hunter Valley has long been one of Australia's most accessible wine regions (Rosemount, Lindemans, etc.). Making a name for itself in the boutique field is the Tower Estate, home to two restaurants, a small limited production vineyard and a twelve-room inn. Wines are handcrafted (think foot-stomping), and the sleek guestrooms are reached by secluded passageways. Each accommodation has its own unique selling point, such as a wood-burning fireplace, outdoor plunge tub or private courtyard. While the atmosphere may be intimate, the amenities are large-scale — an eighteen-hole putting course, heated outdoor lap pool, massage treatment room and 1.6 km walking track. The valley is two hours outside Sydney.

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CHILE

Maipo Valley
Casa Real, Santa Rita Vineyards

Just south of Santiago, the Maipo Valley is the country's oldest wine region, birthplace of many a Cabernet Sauvignon and home...Read the full review.

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FRANCE

Burgundy
L'Esperance

While the town of Beaune is a more obvious choice for a wine country stay in Burgundy, those seeking an off-the-beaten-path...Read the full review.

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ITALY

Tuscany
Borgo Argenina

When Milanese fashion designer Elena Nappa discovered the rundown Borgo Argenina in Tuscany's Chianti region, she...Read the full review.

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SOUTH AFRICA

Franschhoek Valley
Le Quartier Français

www.lequartier.co.za

Le Quartier Français features a wine list that was assembled by award-winning chef Margot Janse
An intimate auberge situated in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, Le Quartier Français places great emphasis on luxury, privacy and a sense of romance. Here, less than an hour east of Cape Town, the inn invites you to relax in one of fifteen lyrical guest rooms that open onto a flower-filled courtyard; two additional suites feature their own private pool. The Tasting Room, under the direction of award-winning Chef Margot Janse, is renowned for its innovative cuisine and superb wine list. For casual, uncomplicated dining, Ici is the inn's relaxed restaurant. You'll also enjoy an intimate on-site screening room.

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SPAIN

Navarra
Hotel El Peregrino

www.hotelelperegrino.com

Hotel El Peregrino is tucked in between the French border and Spain's La Rioja wine region

Tucked between the French border and Spain's well-known La Rioja wine growing region, Navarra is an off-the-beaten-path option for vineyard connoisseurs. It has dozens of bodegas and produces many noble reds, whites and, particularly, rosés. In the village of Puente la Reina (20 km from Pamplona), the rustic Hotel el Peregrino offers beautiful bedrooms that are contemporary and minimal, yet traditional and timeless at the same time. Stone walls and whitewashed beam ceilings set off muted artwork and surprisingly fun touches such as faux zebra skin-upholstered chairs. The hotel sits by the roadside on the Way of St. James, the first pilgrim's way from France to Santiago de Compostela.

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UNITED STATES

New York
Geneva on the Lake

Although it sometimes takes a back seat to New York's Hudson Valley wine region, the Finger Lakes district is home to a notable...Read the full review.

Washington State
Salish Lodge and Spa

Overlooking the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls, the luxurious Salish Lodge and Spa ranks among the finest boutique resorts in the...Read the full review.

 

 


(Updated: 08/30/13 CT)


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