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5 magical places to stay for wine tourists

25/06/2020 Breaking news

Summer has finally arrived and with it the desire to disconnect, recharge, enjoy the sun and good weather. A moment we’ve all been waiting for and a good excuse for wine lovers who wants to take advantage of their time off to tour the vineyards.


At Decántalo we’d like to recommend 5 exceptional and original places to do wine tourism on your next holiday.

5 places to disconnect among vineyards

Barracas among vineyards

Barracas are a kind of stone hut dating from the eighteenth century and used by farmers, either to store their tools or to protect themselves from inclement weather, which had a significant boom during the expansion of the vineyards.  In Barracas entre viñas, located in Alt Penedès, 30 minutes from Barcelona, Spain, they’ve set out to rescue this type of buildings to provide a sustainable experience among vineyards. There’s no doubt it’s an original and responsible way to enjoy a setting of complete wine immersion.

The wine house hotel Quinta Da Pacheca 

If in the previous destination we suggested you stay in stone huts, in Quinta da Pacheca you can stay in wine barrels. This spectacular hotel is located in the town of Lamego in Portugal, in the heart of the Douro area, one of the wine regions with the most amazing landscapes. This wine hotel is located in an impressive house from the 18th century and also has the Wine Barrels area, 10 rooms in wine barrels with all the comforts and located in the middle of the vineyards. To live an unforgettable experience!

La Bendita Locura (The Blessed Madness) 

A crazy project in the heart of the Jerezana countryside which is now a beautiful reality. Ana and Angela left everything behind, risked everything, and invested everything they had to achieve their dream: to go and live in their vineyard house which needed much renovation and they worked night and day to fill it with love and share it. This is their Blessed Madness and it couldn’t have a better name!

These two charming people will do their best to ensure you have an unforgettable stay. Who doesn’t feel like disconnecting in the wonderful lands of Albariza in Marco de Jerez! Blessed pair of entrepreneurs!

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine

It’s not Bordeaux or Burgundy, nor is it a French château, but it feels like it. Nothing like spending an exclusive vacation among vineyards in the Ribera del Duero and, it’s worth trying at least once in a lifetime, as they say in Abadía Retuerta. Proximity tourism yes, but high-class. A beautiful 12th century monastery where relaxation, gastronomy and good wine go hand-in-hand. And with a spa and a pool among vineyards you’ll go home more than reinvigorated!

Hotel Marqués de Riscal

Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the famous architect renowned for creating spectacular buildings like the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, the Hotel Marqués de Riscal has become a reference of luxury since its inauguration in 2006. 

With shapes and colors very well integrated into the environment, its structure mimics a type of modern vine which extends its wavy arms over the vineyard landscape. It’s a refuge of avant-garde luxury, modernity and good gastronomy and a stone’s throw from one of the most emblematic wineries of El Ciego, in La Rioja“Herederos del Marqués de Riscal”. A must for the most demanding wine tourist.

We know we’ve made it difficult to choose. Here you have very different options but all of them offer the chance of being one of the best experiences to live and explain and an extraordinary opportunity for you to continue enjoying with complete relaxation the passion which unites us all: wine.