October 4, 2023 by Perrie Hartz
From the Portugal to Napa Valley, Tuscany, Israel, and the rolling hills of Provence, Hidden Doorways has stunning properties that boast vineyards in some of the most renowned wine regions in the world, offering luxurious retreats and immersive wine-centric experiences in unforgettable settings.
Son Net | Mallorca, Spain
One of Mallorca’s newest luxury properties, Son Net is a secluded Mediterranean oasis with sweeping views over the dramatic mountain ranges. This 17th-century estate is comprised of 57,000 square meters of lush landscape, a farm and vegetable garden, centuries-old olive trees, and a private, almost one hectare vineyard of Malvasia grapes that has been producing bottles with a renowned Mallorcan bodega since 2007. Guests interested in learning about the world of Spanish wines may choose to explore these picturesque grapevines with an expert who will lead them through the properties of the unique Malvasian grape variety and the process that transforms these plump berries into a vibrant elixir. No tour is complete without a wine tasting, enjoyed from the shaded comfort of a private gazebo.
L’Andana | Tuscany, Italy
A gorgeous hotel in the Tuscan countryside, L’Andana is the perfect escape for wine enthusiasts. This 61-room property is just 7 km from the Tyrrhenian coastline, so guests may choose to venture to the charming seaside villages, or perhaps just enjoy the gorgeous grounds where they can indulge in wine classes and private tastings. And, for true oenophiles, there are also Tuscan winery tours and tastings offered at the nearby Tenuta La Badiola winery.
L’Albereta | Franciacorta (Lake Iseo), Italy
53-room boutique hotel L’Albereta is a stunning ivy-covered villa situated in Brescia, in Italy’s Lombardy region, just one hour from Milan. This charming Relais & Chateaux property, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is surrounded by vine-blanketed hills, historic castles, lush greenery, and superb wineries. It also has a world-class Espace Chenot Spa, four gourmet restaurants, and two wineries on property that offer tours, tastings, and more. L’Albereta is a true haven for foodies, wine-lovers, and anyone who craves a bit of la dolce vita.
Coquillade | Provence, France
A wine-lover’s haven, Coquillade Provence provides a bucolic, peaceful setting for a perfect wine-centric trip to the French countryside. Situated near the village of Gargas just 30 miles east of Avignon, this Relais & Chateaux five-star resort has three sensational restaurants and its own renowned Aureto winery, offering tours, tastings, classes, and more. Coquillade spans approximately 104 acres, surrounded by picturesque vineyards, lavender fields, and olive groves overlooking exceptional views of Luberon and Mount Ventoux. Guests visiting the property this November are invited to the Soirées Grands Vins, a unique gastronomic experience where you can sample the cuisine of chef Pierre Marty, accompanied by a selection of renowned wines. Each of the four dates will feature a different winemaker and a unique terroir, offering a diversity of flavors and stories to explore.
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova | Alentejo, Portugal
Chic and under-the-radar, Portugal’s family run boutique hotel and vineyard Herdade da Malhadinha Nova sits in the heart of the Baixo Alentejo region in the charming village of Albernoa. The perfect escape for wine-lovers, this estate is surrounded by 450 hectares of vineyards and rolling fields and includes a lovely communal wine-tasting room along with vineyard tours, classes, wine pairings, and more.
The Madrona | Healdsburg, California
Deep in the heart of California’s famed wine region is The Madrona, Sonoma county’s newest boutique hotel and dining destination located in Healdsburg, California. This historic 24-room property sits on 8 acres of pristine land and is directly next to Napa Valley. Visitors will instantly be enamored with Healdsburg’s quaint small-town charm, along with its world-class wineries that offer tastings, private tours, and classes. The hotel itself has perfectly-manicured gardens and fragrant citrus groves, views over the rolling vineyards, a heated outdoor pool, and nearby fire pits that create the ideal atmosphere for relaxing and sipping wine year-round.
Pereh | Golan Heights, Israel
Israel’s Pereh is a true hidden gem located in Golan Heights. Known for its world-class wineries, this historic area is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for any wine-lover. Surrounded by lush gardens and freshly-scented orchards, this 27-room new boutique hotel offers sprawling scenic terraces, a fine-dining restaurant, and a superb wine cellar that champions the best of local wines. The property’s convenient location allows for an abundance of outdoor adventures and activities, including hiking trails and sports, and guests can also enjoy the fresh air while taking a relaxing stroll through the rolling Golan vineyards.
Mas d’en Bruno | Priorat, Spain
Mas d’en Bruno is a stunning boutique hotel nestled among the rolling vineyards of Spain’s magnificent yet still under-the-radar Priorat wine region. Located in southern Catalonia, Priorat is a land of rolling hills, steep valleys, dramatic landscapes, and Medieval villages situated along the banks of the picturesque Siurana River. With many incredible wineries, Priorat is the ideal location for wine lovers, as this seemingly untouched area of Spain is known for producing some of the world’s best wines— and is only 2 hours from Barcelona. The hotel itself is comprised of 24 suites with private terraces and patios, a pair of restaurants, a bar, an exquisite spa, a wine cellar and tasting room, beautiful Mediterranean gardens, and a spectacular infinity pool.