Every wine-lover must make, at least once in his life, a trip on the theme of wine. The online accommodation booking site Booking.com offers five destinations to achieve this.
A former tropical seabed, the fertile soil of the city of Beaune gives Burgundy wines an inimitable flavor. To fully enjoy the treasures of the region, just attend the auction of the Hospices de Beaune and the festival organized on this occasion, the third weekend of November.
Where to stay: Located in the historic center of Beaune, B arbary Lane House Rental offers self-catering apartments with a fireplace and views of the 17th-century interior courtyard.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
With 150 tasting rooms, travelers will not die of thirst when they walk the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Highly recommended by Booking.com travelers for its vineyards, wines, food and landscapes, this breathtaking destination regularly hosts festivals and events on the theme of wine.
Where to stay: Nestled in the vineyards at the foot of Helderberg Mountain near Stellenchosch, Eikendal Lodge impresses with its lush gardens and swimming pool. Eikendal’s Cucina di Giovanni restaurant serves lunch and dinner in a wine cellar, just a 15-minute walk from the main building.
If Malbec was born in France, it was the climate of Mendoza that sublimated it. It is no wonder that the wine from this region is famous for its fruity flavors: the vines enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year!
Where to stay: With its cozy atmosphere, B & B Plaza Italia is a small, ideally located guesthouse just 300 meters from Rivadavia Street and Independencia Square. This property is popular with Booking.com travelers who visit Mendoza to enjoy the vineyards, landscapes and fine cuisine. The owners can also arrange guided tours of vineyards upon request.
Napa Valley, United States
Stretching as far as the eye can see along lush green hills, Napa’s vineyards produce premium grapes. Stroll among these vineyards and meet the people who produce the wine while enjoying a relaxing stay. The Napa Valley will be equally inviting in the winter, to avoid the crowds.
Where to stay: the M illiken Creek Inn is a luxury hotel for adults in Napa Valley. Located a 15-minute drive from the Francis Ford Coppola vineyards, the Renteria and Rocca families, this property also offers wine and cheese daily at the front desk of its main building.
Nestled among the many vineyards of the Hunter Valley, rural Pokobin is Australia’s oldest wine region and offers a wide variety of accommodation and restaurants serving local wines as well as seasonal gourmet dishes.
Where to stay: on a plot of 12 hectares in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, the B erenbell Vineyard Retreat offers self-catering accommodation with unforgettable views of the vineyards and the chain Brokenback mountains. The property is just a 5-minute walk from several restaurants and wineries.