It's time to choose your vacation location, and there's nothing better than a wine hotel, where you can relax, appreciate your time with good views, and enjoy wonderful wine tastings with the sound of the sea, the chirping of birds, and feasting on this nectar of the gods. Let's start? Take notes, these will be the places you can't miss if you're planning a wine trip, and not only!
Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Amarante
It was in the 30 hectares of the farm in the Vinho Verde region — where more than two-thirds are occupied by vineyards — that this wine tourism took root and from where it spread to the world. Since 2016, his fame has earned him a handful of awards that praised not only sustainable practices but also the spa, architecture, and wine experiences.
There are experiences for wine lovers, between the possibility of being a winemaker for a day and creating your blend or even participating in the work of the vineyard. But this doesn't want to be a hotel just for connoisseurs and lovers.
Casa da Calçada - Relais & Chateaux, Amarante
Staying in this 16th-century house built to be one of the main palaces of the Conde de Redondo is synonymous with a fairy tale. After being destroyed by a fire caused by the Napoleonic Campaigns, Casa da Calçada was bought by a family and rebuilt. In 2001 it became one of the best five stars in the country, with 30 luxury rooms and suites. The hotel's restaurant, Largo do Paço, has a Michelin star award in 2014 and is maintained to this day.
L'and Vineyards, Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo
L'AND Vineyards is located 4 km from Montemor-o-Novo, in the heart of Alentejo. About 45 minutes from Lisbon airport and just 20 minutes from Évora. Each L'AND resort is located in a natural landscape of extraordinary beauty, where architecture is integrated with nature, creating a unique atmosphere.
This atmosphere of tranquility, sober luxury, and the search for beauty in simplicity, is the essence of the brand. The squat, sloping, all-white buildings blend beautifully into a backdrop of bright blue skies, green vines, and the odd medieval castle crumbling away on a hilltop in the distance.
Quinta da Pacheca, Lamego, Douro
If you are passionate about wine tourism and are thinking about going to Lamego, visit the Quinta da Pacheca winery you will discover the vineyards, the facilities, and the peculiarities of the wines of this area of Portugal.
Torre de Gomariz Wine & Spa Hotel, Vila Verde
On the outskirts of Braga, in the Vinho Verde region, there is a five-star wine hotel with a spa included. Built-in 2015, Torre de Gomariz has a more contemporary part combined with two historic areas, the Torre and Casa de Gomariz, dating back to the 15th and 18th centuries, respectively. These spaces were transformed into 10 suites and 12 rooms.
Redoubled attention to the Camellia Spa, where you can pamper yourself with treatments and massages based on wine products, such as the Inspiração Gomariz, a relaxing massage for the body with products made from grape seeds. You can also take a dip, whether in summer or winter, as there are two pools, one indoors and one outdoors. Both overlook the five hectares of forest and vineyards.
Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels, Torre de Palma, Alentejo
Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is a five-star hotel, born in the heart of Alentejo Vinhateiro, next to the village of Vaiamonte, in Monforte. Inspired by the Alentejo's history and way of life, this project fuses tradition with modernity and has the Portuguese wine and horse as its motto.
With 19 rooms, a wine cellar, restaurant, SPA, spaces for events, riding stables, stables, and an organic vegetable garden, among other offers, this project aims to value the Alto Alentejo, the Lusitano horse, and wine and create added value for a region yet to come to discover.
Bussaco Palace Hotel, Luso, Chaves
The last palace of the Kings of Portugal, transformed into the most legendary hotel in Portugal, and one of the most beautiful and historic hotels in the world, a bastion of the art of hospitality since 1917. The long tradition of great Portuguese hospitality, signature cuisine in the fabulous royal banqueting room, and a mythical cellar made up of the world-renowned Wines of Bussaco, Mis-en-Bouteille au château. A unique and genuine experience to make the best dreams come true.
The unique experience of staying in a genuine royal palace living as kings would do. Enjoy a historical and cultural experience that is given to us by the interior of the neo-Manueline Palace, with its elements and artistic details, with its notes on the masterpieces of Portuguese epic literature, its furniture, and antiques that refer us to the adventure of the Discoveries and other great achievements of the Portuguese epic. The unique landscape set in a forest constitutes a botanical reference worldwide and provides fabulous and unforgettable walks between fountains, retreat chapels, and viewpoints. The art culture of a great table in Portugal, with magnificent signature cuisine with regional roots and contemporary taste. The refinement and exclusivity of the mythical Adega do Bussaco with its famous and legendary Wines of Bussaco, worldwide acclaimed by the entire Bacchic community. The ideal refuge for dreams and wonder stays.
M'ar de Ar Aqueduto, Évora, Alentejo
The Hotel M’ar de Ar Aqueduto is a symbol of modernity in the historic center of Évora, but it is already on its way to becoming a classic, with almost a decade of life. However, it refuses to stop in time: in addition to the tranquility, comfort, and good taste that is known, for this summer, M’Ar de Ar Aqueduto has a novelty, a convivial snack restaurant.
Lamego Hotel & Life, Lamego, Douro
Lamego Hotel & Life is located in the heart of the Douro Valley and you can feel the region in the various details of the Hotel, in a modern and welcoming design, which will make you feel comfortable as if you were at home, as the Team will customize services as if they were part of the family. It is the only 4-star hotel in the region within a farm and has indoor and outdoor heated pools, a sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, and Health Club.
Discover the oldest vineyards in the world, where the famous Port Wine is produced, and have a unique and memorable experience. Visit the Douro Valley and taste the best wines in the world. Participate in the wine production process and discover that with a simple wine tasting you can activate all your five senses.
Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa - Évora
Want to share this text? Six centuries of history are shared with guests who choose the comfort of this hotel, created 15 years ago, where the old meets the modern. Thirty-eight degrees in the shade, under an olive tree. In the middle of August, so we stayed in the pool area, with the sun loungers spread out on the lawn.
The breath of this dry Alentejo heat can only be fought in the water and with many dives. When we enter the Convento do Espinheiro, which celebrates 15 years, we also embark on a journey through time that, at times, will go very, very far back. From the reception, it is easy to find your way around.
The Oitavos, Cascais, Lisbon
The luxurious 5-star Oitavos combines ultra-modern design with an unspoiled natural location in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. It offers swimming pools, state-of-the-art sports facilities, an equestrian center, a helipad, and the award-winning Oitavos Golf Course.
The Yeatman, Porto
Undoubtedly the best hotel in the city of Porto. This spectacular hotel offers Caudalie Wine Spa and a fantastic gourmet restaurant with 2 stars on the Michelin guide. In addition to belonging to one of the most traditional producers of Port Wine, Taylors. The Yeatman offers the best view of the city of Porto. The passage through Yeatman becomes unforgettable.
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House, Douro
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is located in Covas do Douro, municipality of Sabrosa, next to Pinhão, with a direct view of the Douro River and the vineyards, within the Douro Demarcated Region. Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, which celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2014, has 120 hectares, 85 of which with vineyards, orchards with various fruit trees, a rural tourism house, with swimming pool, a wine restaurant – Terraçu's, a winery restaurant – a cellar, with a capacity for 280 barrels and a room with panoramic views.
The Vintage House Hotel, Douro
The Vintage House Hotel enjoys an idyllic and peaceful location by the river in Pinhão, in the true heart of the Douro Valley. The Hotel opened in the Douro Valley in 1998 and has a total of 43 rooms and suites.
Quinta de La Rosa, Douro
In its 55 hectares, it has made the most of the space to be able to offer quality services to lovers of the Douro. In fact, this farm with a privileged view of the Douro has two independent houses, with a private pool, not to mention the central farm which, after the last conversion in 2017, has 12 rooms and 4 suites.
Six Senses Douro Valley
In Lamego, Six Senses Douro Valley is a dream location within Quinta do Vale de Abraão. Surrounded by terraces and vineyards, this luxury five-star hotel is the perfect place to enjoy all that the Douro region has to offer. In the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Six Senses Douro Valley brings together unforgettable experiences: spa, wine tasting, tours in the Douro, and regional and international cuisine. Both pools are incredible, overlooking the green that surrounds us, providing even greater relaxation… perfect both in summer and winter.