Wine Country – Luxury resorts with the best wines

When planning a vacation, drink with the best wines during a luxurious getaway in one or more of these wine country luxury resorts.

Jhis vacation instead of dreaming of a white christmasdream of an oenological Christmas with a warm getaway wine country luxury resort.

Avoid the typical holiday filled with crazy shopping and even crazier parents, and celebrate the season with glasses from the best wines at your fingertips and the bucolic vineyard landscape of California or Texas all around these ICONIC wine country luxury resorts.


In the hills and wide valleys of California’s Temecula Valley lies a bustling city wine country with nearly 50 wineries to swirl and sip. The region produces many grape varieties ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay. Some of my favorite off-property wineries to visit include Callaway Vineyard and Cellar, Leoness Cellars and Hart family winery. When it comes to a home base in Temecula, it must be one of two properties that are also working wineries.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is the only full-service resort spa in the area. The villas have vine-lined patios and provide the perfect space to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets. The 63-acre property has its own winery which is a five-time winner of California Winery of the Year and offers a breathtaking tasting of 45 estate-grown and sustainably produced wines.

When you need to detox from all the wine samples, go to luxury resort Grapeseed Spa for its seasonal Chai Spice & Vanilla massage. Then grab a lounge chair and enjoy the heated saltwater pool.

With the Vineyard Rose restaurant on-site, there’s no reason to venture out for dinner. Executive Chef Albert Park prepares California cuisine, perfectly matched to Southcoast’s wine portfolio.

Carter Estate Winery and Resort

Carter Estate Winery and Resort

Carter Estate Winery and Resort is an intimate property nestled in the 112 acres of vineyards of the luxury resortThe award-winning winery of. As in South Coast, the 60 bungalows offer direct access to the vineyard patio.

Carter Estate is known for its Champagne method sparkling wines, creating a Blanc de Blanc, Blanc de Noir, Brut and Prestige cuvée. I highly recommend trying everything to find your favorite bubble style.


The most ICONIC destination in wine countryNapa is ideal for the holidays, with fewer tourists and vineyards decked out in a festive setting.


Silverado Resort and Spa

Silverado Resort and Spa

For a classic Napa experience, stay at the historic Silverado Resort and Spa. The resort began in the late 1880s as the mansion of Civil War General John Franklin Miller. Today, the mansion is the Silverado’s main lobby building. The accommodations are both in the mansion and the surrounding chalets.

The resort is near Napa’s more than 400 wineries and hosts the best wine tastings in the valley every Saturday. During the 2.5-hour event held on the Mansion Terrace, oenophiles are treated to a sommelier-led journey of Napa’s finest bottles.

Continue immersing the grapes in luxury resort spa with the Chardonnay Sugar Scrub designed to exfoliate and hydrate the skin.

Even in winter, the weather allows outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the resort’s two championship golf courses, 10 tennis courts, and hiking and biking trails.


Home to the emerging wine regions of Arroyo Grande, Edna Valley, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Cambria, California’s Central Coast allows wine lovers to combine a beach and wine getaway.

Vesper Resort

Vesper Resort

Stay at the store Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach and you’re easily within striking distance of the region’s 250 wineries. The hotel’s Vespera Vintners Club celebrates the region’s wine culture with wine dinners, free wine tastings, and discounts for tastings at local wineries like Daou Vineyards, Hope Family Wines, Wolff Vineyards, and more.

Enjoy daily wellness classes at the resort, free use of beach toys and fishing gear, and stargazing at night.



Come where Texas Hill Country meets Texas wine country at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa. While wine might not be your first thought in Texas, the state has eight AVAs, with popular varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Grenache, and Chenin Blanc.

Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa

Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa

At Carter Creek, the very warm growing season and early harvest produce sweet, earthy wines. This year, the winery won 12 medals at the Texas International Wine Competition and 10 at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Guests can sample the award-winning wine in the on-site tasting room or pair it with dinner at luxury resort Former brewery and restaurant 290.

Accommodation is spread across 78 villas within walking distance of the vineyard and tasting room. Each villa includes a separate living room and bedroom, an electric fireplace and a private patio.

This summer, the resort launched The Spa at Carter Creek. The spa features products from the spa manager, Gulcin Botanicals by Gulcin Johnson, which are created in Texas.

No matter if you’re heading to the Golden State or the Lone Star State, this vacation you’re sure to have visions of chardonnay and cabernet dancing in your head celebrating the season at one of the best in the country. wine country luxury resorts.

Shirley M. Pinder