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A Taste for Travel
Written By: 
Claire Cunningham

Dreaming of a great escape with stellar wines? Perhaps it’s time to jet set to a beautiful vineyard venue—or at least take an armchair tour while sipping delicious varietals from these destination wineries


Poetry Inn, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa, California
Situated on a hillside overlooking vineyards in Napa’s Stag’s Leap District, this award-winning inn has been meticulously designed for guests to relax and enjoy the incredible scenery. Best known for its cabernet sauvignon, the winery even offers a “cab” mud wrap at its spa. cliffledevineyards.com; poetryinn.com

 The Retreat at Chapel Hill Winery, McLaren Vale, South Australia
With only 10 bedrooms overlooking expansive views of the vineyard, this is truly an exclusive escape. Guests at the converted 1800s Methodist chapel can take cooking classes on-site or simply wind down with a glass of Chapel Hill’s highly rated shiraz. chapelhillwine.com.au

 Il Boscareto Resort, Beni di Batasiolo Vineyards, Piemonte, Italy
This five-star resort’s modern architecture offers a dramatic contrast to the historic castles and rolling hills of the region. The property includes 38 rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool, world-class spa, and La Rei Restaurant, where guests can dine on house-made pasta with local truffles and sip a glass of the crisp Batasiolo Moscato d’Asti. ilboscaretoresort.com

Cave B Inn & Spa, Quincy, Washington
Nested 900 feet above the Columbia River, this stunning vineyard provides spectacular views of sunsets from the Cliffhouse accommodations, along with yoga classes, fly-fishing expeditions, and spa treatments. Sip award-winning merlots and cabernet sauvignons before heading to the terraced lawn of the nearby Gorge Amphitheater for a concert. sagecliffe.com



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