Once upon a time, a wine lover had to head to Napa and Sonoma for a memorable (not to mention comfortable) U.S. wine country vacation. While we're certainly not knocking Northern California — it is home to some of our favorite wineries — America's growing viticultural landscape means more accessibility than ever before. There's hardly a state left that doesn't have at least one officially recognized American Viticultural Area. More and more, farmers are turning their lands over to grapes and as a result, there is a boom in chic wine country inns and charming resorts. These properties, which take food and wine pairings to new levels, are among our favorite destinations, which is why GAYOT's list of Top 10 Wine Country Inns in the U.S. is filled with sophisticated lodgings with more than a hint of luxury.
GO WHERE THE GRAPES GROW Top 10 Wine Country Inns Worldwide
From Chile's Maipo Valley to South Africa's up-and-coming Swartland wine region, here is a selection of our favorite places around the world to relax in while we enjoy the fruits of the land.