There are few things as luxurious as fine wine and what better than sampling it on the very ground from which it has been produced?
Splendia Luxury & Character Hotels has put together some of its finest wine hotels – unique villas and chateaux in the best-known wine regions in Europe, where wine tasting and vinotherapy are all part of the experience.
LES SOURCES DE CAUDALIE – Bordeaux, France
This impressive five-star hotel is located at the heart of the Smith Haut Lafitte vineyard in Bordeaux. The establishment boasts the world’s first vinotherapy spa and is the epitome of refined simplicity. Two restaurants run by Michelin star awarded chef, Nicolas Masse serve haute cuisine with some of Bordeaux’s finest wines.
HOTEL MARQUES DE RISCAL – La Rioja, Spain
Located in the Rioja region, this exclusive hotel provides a modern stay in an impressive building designed by famous architect, Frank Gehry – the man behind the Guggenheim Bilbao. The hotel restaurant offers a unique fusion of Basque and Riojan cuisine, together with some of the very best wines produced in Spain.
VILLA CORDEVIGO WINE RELAIS – Veneto, Italy
This exclusive retreat is housed in a 16th century villa, typical of the Veneto region. It is surrounded by 100 acres of leafy grounds that spread out over the Cavaion Veronese hills, close to Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. Each room is exquisitely individually decorated and perfectly-suited for a relaxing stay.
VILLA CAMPOMAGGIO – Tuscany, Italy
This picturesque villa in Tuscany offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills, with vineyards and olive trees as far as the eye can see. It is equipped with an outdoor pool and modern spa for extra relaxation. The in-house restaurant merges local culinary traditions with exquisite wines, highly praised worldwide.
QUINTA DA ROMANEIRA – North Porto, Portugal
‘The House of Dreams’ is a 400-acre estate with a stunning location on the banks of the Douro River. The perfect place to escape to, this romantic resort has both indoor and outdoor pools from where you can enjoy the view with a glass of good local wine, or go exploring in the grounds.
Splendia (www.splendia.com) is the global leader in online bookings for Luxury & Character Hotels. Representing more than 5,000 properties across 130 countries, Splendia guarantees the best rates with no hidden extras, exclusive guest benefits and an unquestionable quality service 24/7. Launched in 2004, Splendia has an expert team of 100 people with a Head Office in Hong Kong and branch offices in Barcelona and Miami. Alven Capital, investor in Splendia since 2006, was joined by Crédit Agricole Private Equity in 2008 to support international development.