The Most Idyllic Wineries to Stay In

Not sure where to stay in wine country? How about in the winery?

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Have you ever arrived at a winery so gorgeous, so idyllic, that you wished you could move in? Well, you can — for a while — at wineries with guest houses available for rent.

Whether you’re dreaming of staying on a vineyard in Tuscany or sleeping among the vines in Sonoma, you can do it. Here are a few winery guest houses worth checking out:

INMAN FAMILY WINERY GUEST HOUSE: If you love Kathleen Inman’s elegant pinot noirs and the rustic beauty of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, then consider a stay at the winery’s guest house. The Olivet Grange Farmhouse features a fireplace in the living room, wireless Internet access, a long porch perfect for gazing at the vineyards, olive trees and gardens, as well as accommodations for up to six people. Wine club members receive discounts of 10 to 20 percent depending on their level of membership. Rates range from $315 for a night to $2,000 for a week.

CASTELLO BANFI IL BORGO: The scenic hills of Siena, in Tuscany, make for a romantic backdrop for the Mariani family’s Il Borgo estate. The hilltop retreat features 14 rooms with décor that’s a blend of Old World luxury and modern amenities like sumptuous king-size beds, lotion infused with sangiovese grapes, flat-screen televisions, and rainfall showers. Outside your room, enjoy sitting by the fire in the reading room, a traditional Tuscan lunch at the Taverna, or a sunset swim. Rates from $660 per night.

VINA CASA SILVA: You’ll gain a whole new appreciation for Chilean wines, as well as South American hospitality, when you stay at the Silva family’s guesthouse in San Fernando. The luxurious little bed-and-breakfast inn that’s set in a 100-year-old hacienda offers a pool in the courtyard and seven spacious rooms — No. 4 is a favorite. When you’re hungry, take a short trip through the vines over to the Polo Club restaurant. Rates from $140 per night.

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