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Yes, we're not talking post a day's heavy tasting sessions, but bonafide accommodation for paying guests in converted giant wine barrels which once held wine.
A number of vineyards are now offering guests this novelty accommodation in a varying range of comfort levels, from fun and traditional to slic and well formed with stunning vineyard views and all mod cons.
So, take your picks of beds in wine barrels around the world, from luxury surroundings in Portugal, to Chile and the US and Slovenia, Germany and the Netherlands!
Wine Barrel Hotels
1. Pacheca The Wine House Hotel, Portugal
This stylish wine producer is one of the most famous in the Douro region. They have 10 en suite barrels for sleeping in surrounded by the stunning Douro landscape of rolling vineyards Each comes with its own original circular glass door, complete with views of the vineyards where the famous Quinta da Pacheca wines are produced plus an outdoor deck to enjoy a glass as the sun sets of the Douro Valley. Wine barrel sleeping doesn't get much better than this.
Quinta da Pacheca
Rua do Relógio do Sol, 261 - Cambres Lamego Viseu 5100-424 Portugal
2. Schlafen im Weinfass, Germany
Set in the Black Forest, this slightly more rustic approach features eight 8,000-liter barrels, each with their own "wine"inspired name, such as "Rieslingplatz" ("Riesling Place") and "Burgunderplatz." Each heated barrel comes complete with a double bed, bathroom, rock garden patio and views over the Rhine valley with which to enjoy the complementary wine.
Schlafen im Weinfass
Ferienhof Wild Bergstrasse 7 77887 Sasbachwalden Baden-Württemberg, Germany
3. Hotel Lindenwirt - Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
This family-run set up has a number of rustic cosy two-person barrels - but they come with a warning for couples on a romantic break - they are all twin beds! The simple interiors come complete with red checked bed linen befitting of the location.
Drosselgasse/Amselstraße 4, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
4. Dutch Hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren, The Netherlands
The Hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren in the Netherlands has used four of the huge wine barrels to create a series of cozy rooms that look like something out of Lord of the Rings. With their round doors and little windows, the inside of each barrel retains its natural wood paneling and rustic feel. #upcraftsstudiodesign #hotel #WineBarrelHotel #upcycling #upcyclingfashion #upcyclingart
At Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren in the Netherlands, there's a choice of 12 wine barrels shipped from Switzerland. They come in different sizes, up the to the whopping 23,000 liter barrel with a wellness suite for two, complete with jacuzzi and steam room!
Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren
Havenweg 1 8715EM Stavoren
5. Bryant Barn, Washington, US
This seductive little hideaway 1,000 gallon wine barel is set in a quiet neighborhood near the popular wine country town. With 120 wineries in the area and 2,800 acres of grapes it's a great little year round hidey hole (it comes with heating and air conditioning) to explore the area.
Walla Walla East
6. Terme Ptuj Wine Barrel Village - Ptuj, Slovenia
Where better to experience the rich wine-making tradition of Ptuj than sleeping inside one of their wine barrels! This "glamping" style set up has eight barrels with beds with a ninth soon be converted into a sauna. Check out the local wine making events while you're there.
Terme Ptuj Wine Barrel Village
Pot v toplice 9, 2251 Ptuj, Slovenija
7. Cava Colchagua, Chile
Ven a conocer la tradición de los viñedos de Colchagua. Recuerda que somos únicos! #turismochile #hotelsantacruz #hotelesdechile#valledecolchagua #turismosantacruz #viaje #viajes #blogdeviajes #vacaciones #viajarchile #yoamoviajarporchile#deviaje #viajero #turista #turismo #viaje #traveldiaries #vacation #holiday #traveling #traveler #photooftheday #picoftheday #instatravel #instagood #instadaily #instafood
Chile's Cava Colchagua is an all–wine barrel hotel, created by the Ravanal wine family using barrels that actually once held early vintages of their wine. With more than 12 acres of land, there's plenty to explore on the property which boasts eight two-story barrels, a spa, a pool and a lagoon.
Barreales s/n 3130000 Santa Cruz Chile