We’re celebrating ten vineyard inns that offer unparalleled wine-related experiences, from examining the day-to-day operations of a working vineyard and taking vineyard tours to sitting in on wine tastings and learning more about the art and science of making wine.
Agriturismo Marcianobr, Siena, Italy
What's more romantic than a rustic estate in Tuscany surrounded by rolling hills, olive, plum, and walnut trees, with vineyards producing award-winning wines, and century-old oak trees? Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the Martinelli family, Mama Ornella, Mario, and their son, Giacomo who leads tours of the working farm that's been in the family for many generations. Mama Ornella prepares homemade Tuscan meals. Offering guests breakfast served on the terrace, and dinner, featuring handmade pasta, local Chianina meat, and fresh vegetables from the garden. Take a cooking course with Mama so you can be transported back to your Italian getaway. Homemade jams and honey produced at the inn are available for purchase when you need a tasty souvenir. The wine produced on site is the award-winning Vino Nobile de Montepulciano DOCG. The farmhouse and its annexes have been restored and offer three individual rooms with private baths or two apartments suitable for small families. The rooms have traditional terracotta floors and original wooden beamed ceilings, adding to the Tuscan allure and enchantment. After exploring the farm, relax and soak up the Tuscan sun and pamper yourself at the nearby Chianciano Terme and Spa Wellness Centre or take day trips to Siena, Florence, or the medieval village of Cetona.
Banner Elk Winery & Villa, Banner Elk, NC
Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of North Carolina’s High Country, this luxury bed and breakfast is surrounded by more than seven acres of rolling hills, vineyards, and blueberry orchards. Each of the eight guest suites feature a king- or queen-sized bed adorned in plush linens and pillows and a private ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub, and two of the suites include fireplaces. Sit next to the stone fire pit and sip award-winning wines from the acclaimed Banner Elk Winery that have captured the delicate nuance and subtle flavors of the locally-grown grapes.
Glass House Winery Bed and Breakfast, Charlottesville, VA
Glass House Winery Bed and BreakfastLocated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, this bed and breakfast sits atop a small hill in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail and overlooks the Glass House Winery and Vineyards. While the five bedrooms all have private ensuite bathrooms, the three ground-floor bedrooms feature heated thermal bamboo floors and the two-bedroom suite upstairs boasts a living room, dining room, and full kitchen. The winery offers artisan wines crafted from locally cultivated grapes, including estate wines, blends, and a house chocolate wine, as well as a selection of handmade chocolates. Find your Charlottesville B&B >
Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn, - Hermann, MO
Set on top of a bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley and vineyards of Norton grapes, this upscale bed and breakfast appeared on our list of Top 10 Vineyard Inns in 2013. The inn is within walking distance of two historic wineries and within a 15-mile radius of seven award-winning wineries. The eight guest suites each feature king-sized sleigh beds, private balconies or patios, and luxurious private ensuite bathrooms with two-person Jacuzzi bathtubs and steam showers, while the one-bedroom cottages offer full kitchens, decks with gas grills, and hot tubs with views of the river.
Southern Mansion, - Cape May, NJ
As one of the most beloved bed and breakfasts in Cape May, this historic antebellum-style estate is set on one-and-a-half acres of meticulously maintained gardens and is only a five-minute walk away from the best beaches, shops, and restaurants in South Jersey. All of the guestrooms offer private bathrooms with hand-painted tile showers, and most rooms include king-sized beds. During your stay, tour the property’s Willow Creek Winery with its 50-acre grounds featuring elaborate gardens designed by Longwood garden professionals and a 9,500-square-foot wine tasting villa.
Une Campagne en Provence, Bras, France
This stunning bed and breakfast sits on a 400-acre Templar farming estate in the heart of Provence, the grounds of which include fountains in the Mediterranean garden, large swimming pool, and a forest of 3,750 trees. The main house is arranged around a central patio with stairs leading to guestrooms and suites featuring spacious windows, terracotta floors, and comfortable beds draped with plush quilts. Families and those traveling as a group can rent one of the three four-person apartments equipped with two bedrooms overlooking the vineyard, a sitting room, and a fully equipped kitchen.
The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard, Canton, OH
The peaceful setting and luxurious amenities help make this Tuscan-inspired bed and breakfast in Northeast Ohio a memorable destination. The 55-acre property has six villas, each comprised of four suites that feature an open lay-out, stucco walls, heated travertine limestone floors, fireplaces, and a spacious bathroom with a stone walk-in shower. The completely restored vineyard farmhouse, with its four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and full modern kitchen is also available for overnight stays. Just across the spring-fed lake from the villas are the bistro, marketplace, and vineyard, which offers tours and classes about wine appreciation, tasting, and food pairing.
Wild Coyote B&B, Estate Winery - Paso Robles, CA
Situated on a mountaintop at the center of a 40-acre vineyard, this romantic Santa Fe-style bed and breakfast features hacienda-inspired artwork and décor. Each of the five casitas offers adobe-style architecture with a king- or queen-sized Tempur-Pedic bed, Kiva fireplace, full ensuite bathroom, and private patio with panoramic views of the vineyards, orchards, and surrounding canyon of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Your stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine, admission to the on-site wine tasting room, and a winery tour and barrel tasting with the family of winemakers.
Youngberg Hill Vineyard and Inn, McMinnville, OR
Centrally located in the Willamette Valley, this luxurious bed and breakfast is perched atop a mountain on 50 acres of land, surrounded by a 20-year-old organic vineyard planted with 22 acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes. The spacious inn is encircled by covered porches overlooking the Cascade Mountains and features four king suites and four queen guestrooms, all of which have private in-suite baths. Wine aficionados will love that there are more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms within a 20-minute drive of the property, making this bed and breakfast to serve as your base camp as you explore the Oregon wine country.