For some reason, unbeknownst to me, it’s frowned upon to try and spend the night in your local pub. Last orders are called, then you’re cast out into the night with no concern for your safety, and, despite your protests otherwise, your friends and loved ones are insistent you might need some help.
Hunker down at a vineyard, on the other hand, and you’re a classy cat with a taste for the finer things in life. In fairness, vineyards have a tendency to be spectacularly beautiful, and it’s always better to drink from the source. With that in mind, here are the finest Grape Escapes in the world.
Our top picks: Grape Escapes
Cavas Wine Lodge
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Few things are better than a glass of Malbec paired with a beautifully cooked bife de chorizo. One of those things is enjoying that same combo from the balcony of your own private villa in the middle of a vineyard, with the Argentinian Andes looming in the distance.
That’s exactly the experience on offer at Cavas Wine Lodge. Impossibly beautiful, effortlessly luxurious, and truly memorable in every way. As wine experiences go, there are few places as authentic and unique as Cavas.
Tuscan Vineyard Villa
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Think wine getaway, and your mind is instantly drawn to a Tuscan dreamscape, where rolling slopes are adorned with vineyards basking in the saturated brilliance of the Italian sun. Check out this Airbnb, and see how closely your image aligns.
Nestled among the vineyards and olive groves and only half an hour’s drive from some of the finest beaches in Tuscany, this listing offers the Italian dream vacation. The farmhouse itself hosts six guests, a pool, and an onsite restaurant to enjoy some of the local wares. Grab a classic rental car, and turn it into the perfect home-base for exploring Pisa and Florence.
Auberge du Soleil
Napa Valley, California
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A little piece of Southern France in Northern California. Auberge du Soleil is a joy to behold. One of the most luxurious properties in the region, its French founder spared no expense in designing this tranquil getaway.
Nestled on a hill overlooking the vineyards, wining and dining takes center stage here. But an astounding array of decadent experiences are available, from spa and wellness treatments, wine tastings, nature hikes, golfing, cycle tours of the region, and more.
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