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Best Vineyard Breaks

Taking a short country getaway can do wonders for the soul. Couple that with wine and a sunny vineyard and you’re well on your way to a more meditative life. Check out these delightful vineyard breaks in Europe – some of them are closer to home than you might think!

L’AND Vineyards, Portugal

5-Star accommodation in Montemor-o-Novo, just West of Evora in Portugal, this gorgeous, modern vineyard is bound to delight all 5 senses. Fly into Lisbon and make your way to this stunning spot, situated on 7,000 acres with 22 rooms on offer. This particular location will set you back a pretty penny, but special offers are constant and plentiful, and you’ll have all the trappings at your fingertips.

Château de la Tuilerie, Rhône

This family-run vineyard headed by Chantal Comte is doing double duty – Comte is a winemaker first and foremost but also bottles fine-aged rum from Guadeloupe on site in her cellar. Accommodations are in La Bastide de Fabrègues, a stunning 18th-century building nestled in a well-kept walled garden. Themed rooms are inspired by Comte’s favourite movies – Out of Africa, A Room with a View, and In the Mood for Love and on summer evenings, live music and recitals are staged in the courtyard.

Three Choirs, England

Located in the Three Choirs valleys in Gloucestershire, England, this vineyard began producing in 1973 and now covers 70 acres producing 10 different wine varieties. You can stay on the grounds in a Vineyard View room or a Lodge Room and rates start as low as £153 for accommodation for two. Enjoy wine tastings, dinner in the Vineyard Brasserie and strolls around the grounds.

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