8 Wine Country Wellness Retreats for a Grape Escape

Last updated January 23, 2024

Imagine sipping wine amidst beautiful vineyards while indulging in rejuvenating wellness experiences. This fusion of relaxation, luxury and libation has become a sought-after escape for discerning travelers worldwide.

Wine and wellness may indeed seem like a paradox but the fact is—wine is also a luxurious retreat for the mind and body. Not only does red wine contain antioxidants from grapes, which studies link with long and healthy life spans (particularly in the five Blue Zones regions), many a winery are combining sipping and cycling with wine tastings.

Researchers still continue to debate, though, whether wine is actually good for your health. Regardless of the back-and-forth viewpoints, as with almost everything, moderation is key.

Take a Walk on the Vine Side

Get ready to uncork the secrets of eight wine country wellness destinations. Below, we take you on a captivating adventure through vineyards, spas and awe-inspiring landscapes—spanning from California, Arizona and Washington to Italy, Portugal and Spain.

1. Silverado Resort & Spa — Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley is synonymous with wellness and wine, and Silverado Resort & Spa takes it to the next level. With distinctive accommodations, luxury amenities, farm-to-table dining and championship golf, you’ll never want to leave!

Explore wineries by bike, tackle a hiking trail or relax with a rejuvenating spa treatment. The choice is yours. This idyllic wine country wellness retreat offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, ensuring guests an experience they’ll never forget.

2. Auberge du Soleil — Rutherford, California

Inspired by southern France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil boasts one of the most famous panoramic views in Napa Valley. This iconic adults-only luxury retreat offers personalized winery tours, tastings and an award-winning spa, all nestled within a sun-kissed hillside overlooking vineyards and olive trees.

Experience a taste of Provence in the heart of Napa Valley, where romance, relaxation and gastronomy come together.

3. Farmhouse Inn — Sonoma County, California

Picture this: you’re in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, savoring farm-to-table cuisine while pampering yourself with wine-based body scrubs and grape seed-infused facials. Sounds dreamy, right?

The Farmhouse Inn, a luxury boutique hotel that blends rustic charm with contemporary elegance, offers this and more. This exquisite property— surrounded by vineyards and wineries—offers a serene and intimate atmosphere for guests to relax, unwind and indulge in the finer pleasures of life.

4. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa — Tucson, Arizona

Surrounded by the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is the ultimate desert oasis. With a fantastic selection of workshops, classes and spa treatments, this renowned wellness retreat offers guests a unique chance to savor local wines while basking in the breathtaking desert landscape.

From sunrise yoga to horseback riding adventures, Miraval provides a multitude of experiences designed to inspire and nurture the mind, body and spirit.

5. Suncadia Resort — Cle Elum, Washington

Suncadia Resort takes luxury to a whole new level, nestled in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. With lush forests, rejuvenating spa treatments and well over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, this award-winning resort is the perfect place to unwind and explore a fantastic winery.

Suncadia’s breathtaking surroundings and commitment to wellness make it a truly exceptional destination for those seeking an escape from the ordinary.

6. Castello di Velona Resort Thermal Spa & Winery — Tuscany, Italy

Time-travel to the 11th century and find yourself in a medieval fortress turned luxurious boutique resort, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Tuscan hills. Castello di Velona offers a thermal spa experience like no other, complete with a panoramic sauna, ice fountain, steam baths and mineral pools.

Plus, you’ll be dining on Mediterranean delicacies and sipping wine produced exclusively for guests! Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region while enjoying the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence.

7. Quinta Camarena — Cercal do Alentejo, Portugal

This enchanting nook of Portugal holds a charm that’s truly unparalleled, boasting a blend of breathtaking cliffs, vibrant culture and distinctive culinary experiences. Think hiking trails and untouched sandy enclaves, sprawling vineyards, sacred pilgrimage routes and the quaint village of Cercal that gives you a true taste of Portuguese life. 

There’s no shortage of activities to immerse yourself in at Quinta Camarena. A stay here includes hiking, cycling, surfing, horseback riding, yoga, meditation and wine tasting. However, there’s no pressure to fill up your itinerary. You can simply relish in the art of doing nothing, truly embodying the spirit of slow living. After all, it’s not always about doing, sometimes it’s about being. And there’s no better place to “be” than Quinta Camarena.

8. Hotel Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine — Valladolid, Spain

Prepare to be wowed by Spain’s Duero Valley and the spectacular Hotel Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine. With a meticulously restored 12th-century Baroque-Romanesque abbey, an award-winning winery, Michelin-starred dining and full butler service, this retreat offers curated experiences that encompass wine, gastronomy, nature, art and wellness.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this historic property while enjoying the finest Spanish wines and indulgent spa treatments.

Uncork the Perfect Pairing

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a solo escape or a group adventure, these wine country wellness retreats promise a heavenly mix of pampering, tipsiness and breathtaking scenery. 

From the sun-soaked vineyards of California to the rolling hills of Tuscany, each of these retreats offers a unique and unforgettable experience where you can indulge in wellness and (ahem) drink it, too.

So, pack your bags and get ready to embark on a journey of relaxation, indulgence and discovery at one of these eight wine country wellness retreats. You’ll return home refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired by the beauty and serenity of these extraordinary destinations.

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