Eight places where you can spend the night in a wine barrel
Quinta da Pacheca, Portugal
A recent entrant to the board-in-a-barrel game, Quinta da Pacheca’s offering includes a stay in one of 10 giant wine barrels for £219.
Built in 2017, the barrels are made from pine wood and house a double bed, walk-in shower and a toilet. Each property has a private terrace and is fitted with air conditioning and wifi.
As part of the experience, guests can explore the 140-acre vineyard and taste wines from the producer, which has been in operation for 116 years.
Address: Rua do Relógio do Sol, 261 – Cambres Lamego Viseu 5100-424 Portugal
Wilde Weingut, Germany
In the village of Sasbachwalden in Baden, Germany, guests can choose from one of eight, 8,000-litre barrels to schlafen im weinfass (German for sleep in a wine barrel).
Named after grape varieties, options include the Rieslingplatz, Schwarzrieslingplatz and Ruländerplatz. Each barrel enjoys stunning views over the Rhine Valley.
Address: Talstraße 2, D-77887 Sasbachwalden
Hotel Vrouwe van Stavoren, Netherlands
In addition to its regular rooms, Hotel Vrouwe van Stavoren boasts 12 original wine barrels that have been converted into accommodation. These include eight 23,000 litre barrels and four 15,000 litre barrels, each equipped with televisions.
The larger barrels include a “spacious bathroom” with a separate shower, toilet, sofa and as well as bed and sofa. One of the 23,000 litre barrels has also been converted into a “wellness wine barrel”, complete with sitting room, and a wellness area which includes a sofa, double indoor jacuzzi, shower and steam cabin.
Address: Hotel Vrouwe van Stavoren Havenweg 1 8715 EM Stavoren
The Yeatman, Portugal
Opened in August 2010 by The Fladgate Partnership, which owns Port houses Taylor’s, Fonseca and Croft, The Yeatman Hotel in Porto also has a wine barrel experience.
Another example of a hotel branching out, its presidential suite features a bed crafted from a Port wine barrel.
The Yeatman currently has 83 rooms, and is building an additional 26, costing upwards of €270 per night, and contains a Michelin-starred restaurant and a spa.
Address: Rua Do Choupelo, 4400-088, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto
Cava Colchagua, Chile
Boutique hotel Cava Colchagua in Chile is entirely devoted to wine barrels, boasting eight two-story barrels together with a spa, pool and lagoon.
Founded by the Ravanal family, the 45,000 litre barrels once held the wine that was produced on the estate.
3 km from Santa Cruz, the barrels are fitted with air conditioning, heating, wifi, satellite TV and the rate includes bed and breakfast plus a welcome table with Ravanal wine.
Address: Barreales s/n 3130000 Santa Cruz Chile
Coup 2 Foudres, France
Designed by celebrated cooper Seguin-Moreau, Coup 2 Foudres is located at Château Vieux Lartigue in Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens.
Consisting to two wine barrels, each with 20 square metres of living space, guests are provided with a large double bed, kitchenette and walk-in shower.
The barrels are also equipped with wifi and a TV at a cost of €129 per night. Just 10km from Saint-Émilion, tours of the vineyards are also available.
Address: Coup 2 Foudres, EARL Vignobles Fournier – Château de Bonhoste, 33420 Saint Jean de Blaignac
Wine Village Glamping, Slovenia
Visitors to the town of Ptuj in Slovenia can go wine barrel glamping from March through to October, choosing from one of eight different barrels housed on a campsite.
Paying tribute to the town’s winemaking heritage, the dwellings just house a bed but the deal gives access to wifi, breakfast and dinner, a communal fire, and two pools and saunas.
Address: Pot v toplice 9, 2251 Ptuj, Slovenija
Schwarzrinderseen Weindorf Betriebs, Germany
Another dedicated wine barrel hotel, this one is located near the Schwarzrinder lakes not far away from Weiskirchen near a newly planted vineyard.
It consists of 16 different units with a separate barrel for your bedroom and bathroom and a terrace that connects the two.
There are also family barrels available and each property comes equipped with heating, electricity and internet access.
Address: An den Schwarzrinder Seen 66709 Weiskirchen