Discover 4 of the Most Exquisite Wine Retreats Around the World 

For those who appreciate a nice glass of wine, few things in life compare to the bliss of being able to wander through vineyards. From the vineyards of Charente to the UNESCO site of Val d’Orcia, discover the best wine retreats of the Lartisien Collection!

Hôtel Chais Monnet, France 

An all-in-one destination for our first wine retreat, the region of Cognac in the south of France brings together winemakers, distillers, cellars and famed vineyards going back a century in one location. As the name suggest, the town is also the home of the famous Cognac, one of the most famous types of brandy made from the specific grape, Ugni blanc. 

Just a few hundred meters from the center of Cognac, Hôtel Chais Monnet is the town’s first luxury hotel by French architect Didier Poignant. And if the stunning design and décor isn’t enough, then the hotel’s long history with the creation of Cognac and of the production and distribution of the drink should indeed win the guests over. 

The hotel’s 92 rooms and suites, all sport a rustic, country-side atmosphere and feel. Spacious, bright – with a palette that limits itself to shades of crème and yellow, alongside accents of woods and leather – the accommodations are homely and comfortable, without holding back on the luxury. 

Alongside the hotel’s extensive cellar – home to over 200 brands of spirits, the hotel boasts the Michelin-starred experience available at Les Foudres, a French Industrial Heritage Site, where Paolo Boscaro introduces guests to the culinary heritage of the region. 

Hôtel Chais Monnet heavenly spa, housed in a large timbered building with 20 treatment rooms, an indoor pool and a steam room. Outside, a heated pool and a barrel-shaped hot tub take place of pride. The hotel is also the birthplace of vinotherapy, which are beauty treatments centered around grape seeds.

Hôtel Chais Monnet

Address: 50 Av. Paul Firino Martell, 16100 Cognac, France
Opening period: All year

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, Spain 

Nestled at the heart of the historic Douro Valley in Spain, surrounded by over 700 acres of lush vineyard upon which a variety of grapes is grown for the production of local wine. This includes the ever-popular Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and even more niche crops dedicated to the production of Syrah and Petit Verdot. Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine truly brings guests to the very heart of Spanish viniculture! 

The property itself is a 12th-century Romanesque Abbey that has been entirely renovated. Being set just outside the village of Sardon de Duero, some 2 hours from Madrid, the setting is not only visually stunning but the atmosphere is laid-back and easy. 

The Abbey has only 27 rooms and 3 suites -all boasting a mix of medieval and contemporary minimalist aesthetics with vaulted ceiling and period furniture to make it an ideal, intimate retreat. 

Indeed, the hotel offers a variety of experiences entirely tailored to their specific clientele.  Besides the two dining outlets that are focused on their wine selection, The Wine Cellar and the Calicata Terroir Bar, Abadia Retuerta also gives guests the opportunity to explore the vineyards in a guided tour, as well as the Elaboration room, the Barrel room, the biodynamic garden, and of course, partake in a number of tasting experiences of the Abbey’s finest collection.

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine

Address: Abadía Retuerta N-122, km. 332,5, 47340 Sardón de Duero, Valladolid, Spain
Opening period: All year

Villa La Coste, France

Found just 45 minutes from Marseille Airport, Villa La Coste brings you to the Provencal commune of Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, a destination where art and wine become one. Indeed, within its 600 acres of terraced vineyards, the hotel stands out as an architectural feat that uses the typical sandy palette of Provence to create an atmosphere that is both rustic and modern. 

Made of stone and wood, the 28-villa property is filled with an impressive collection of artworks and  pièces uniques, while outside, the vineyards and gardens boast contemporary sculptures, specialised galleries, art boutiques, and even hosts public performances by a number of artists. 

However, the plat de resistance is what lies at the heart of the estate. Discover Chateau La Coste, the epicenter of this viticultural destination. The estate is known for growing its red and wine grapes through bio-agriculture and even obtained the official label of “Agriculture  Biologique” in 2009. This ensures that the vineyards are operated in perfect harmony with nature. The Chateau offers a large selection that covers red, white, and rosé, that speaks of the diversity and richness of the terroir, which of course you can relish at the restaurants or during private tasting workshops. 

Villa La Coste

Address: 2750, route de la cride, 13610 Le Puy Ste Réparade, France
Opening period: All year

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy

Overlooking the 5000-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia, a little less than 2 hours from Florence Airport, the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco invites guests to escape to the Tuscan countryside for a moment of utmost intimacy and relaxation and, of course, the appreciation of delectable wines. 

The ancient home and summer house was acquired by the Rosewood group, and transformed into a miniature village of 42 suites and 11 villas. The brand inherited the property’s 152 acres of vineyards entirely dedicated to the prized Sangiovese grapes that are ideal for pairing with Tuscan cuisine, and to this day the hotel continues to grow and bottle its own wine. 

The hotel boasts an impressive Barrel room overseen by Cecilia Leoneschi, the in-house winemaker at Castiglion del Bosco. The hotel produces around 350, 000 bottles each year, divided between the black label Brunello, the cru Brunello di Montalcino, and then the top-quality vintage, the Riserva Brunello di Montalcino. 

With such a pride history attached to the wine production of the region, it makes sense that the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco also makes sure that its guests can make the most of it, with experiences that covers everything from private tours of the vineyards, vertical tasting of the different vintages, and even cheese and wine pairing! 

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Address: 53024 Castiglion del Bosco Province of Siena, Italy
Opening period: March to January

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