Vineyards in Spain are spread out across the country, which devotes more land to viticulture than anywhere else in the world, attracting wine enthusiasts to an assortment of regions each with their own individual personality.
Spain’s popularity as a must-travel destination for exploring wine has brought the wine hotel concept to the fore, with the country’s wine route featuring an increasing number of unique hotels.
There has been a growing trend for wineries to integrate luxury stays within Spain vineyards – with hotels on-site, usually owned and operated by the winery itself. It’s an ideal alliance for wine travellers who can plan a tour of the vineyards in Spain without straying too far from the matter at hand.
Charming and enticing hotels can be found throughout the country. Set among vineyards in Spain, there are both traditional and contemporary styled wine hotels that reflect architectural masterpieces, newly restored wineries, centuries old monasteries and rustic country inns.
At Wine Paths, our local experts can organise luxury stays at a range of hotels that are never far from a vineyard in Spain – as well as private tours featuring elaborate tastings and unique experiences across all of the Iberian nation’s main wine regions. Let’s take a look at some of the wine hotels located in the vineyards Spain proudly showcases.
Among these is Spain’s first five-star hotel and spa in Castilla y Leon, part of the renowned ‘Golden Mile’ in Ribera Del Duero which is rivalling La Rioja for the title of the country’s premier wine producer.
The Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena is an immaculately preserved 12th century Cistercian monastery that has been converted into a luxury resort with a range of stunning rooms and an incredible spa.
The mineral-medicinal water in the 16-treatment spa is drawn from a 368-metre deep well that once irrigated the nearby vineyard in Spain during the 12th century and is recommended for digestive and metabolic treatments. And, the accompanying Converso al la carte restaurant offers a mixture of traditional and modern gastronomical delights.
The Duero River Valley is the birthplace to some of the country’s finest red wines, and home to Spain’s most renowned winery, Vega Sicilia. This region, which forms part of the border between Spain and Portugal is fuelled by Tempranillo – the most planted grape across the country – producing bold red wines from Ribera del Duero, Toro and Leon.
At the opposite end of the time spectrum, the luxury boutique Viura Hotel, a feat of modern architecture is constructed from whimsically superimposed cubes that seem to surge forcefully from the centre of the earth; punctuated by windows that flood the rooms with views of vineyards in Spain.
The hotel is situated in Villabuena de Álava, a small medieval village surrounded by mountains and vineyards in the acclaimed Rioja wine region of Spain. It shares a close relationship with the surrounding Rioja AO (Appellation of Origin – the highest status of vineyards Spain)and brings them an outstanding selection of wines that can either be served with dinner at the restaurant or bought at the hotel’s exclusive vinoteca (wine shop) for the same prices as the wineries.
La Rioja is arguably the most recognised wine region courtesy of its eponymous wine, which is grown across Spanish vineyards in the Ebro River Valley.
The best time to visit vineyards in Spain is between late summer and early autumn, since the vineyards are in full bloom and the surrounding scenery is spellbinding – while staying at a collection of different hotels brings a more rewarding and varied experience.
Visit our Spain destination page for more inspiration before planning a luxury stay in a selection of awe-inspiring accommodations near vineyards in Spain.