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Five New Sexy Vineyard Villas

Yes, Sleeping in a Vineyard Just Got a Lot More Fun

The sad truth: there are some vineyards in this world that don’t have stunning on-premises villas for you to enjoy. The exact-opposite-of-that truth: a handful of them just changed all that. Which is why you need to be immediately made aware of these five new vineyard villas. This slideshow totally backs up that assertion.

Domaine de Fontenille

Domaine de Fontenille

Where: Provence, France.
What: A reinvented 18th-century house surrounded by active centuries-old vineyards, ornamental gardens and a restaurant helmed by a Michelin-starred chef.
Wine Pairing: Horseback tours, hiking and journeying through lavender fields. There’s nothing quite like a wine-induced lavender field stroll.

The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

Where: Stellenbosch, South Africa.
What: A 200-year-old homestead with a six-bedroom house, a heated pool and the Cellar Door. That’s a thatch-roofed building with a tasting room and a basement with various bottle-aging storage areas.
Wine Pairing: There’s a “responsible driver” available for hire. So, something with that. Get creative.

La Grande Maison

La Grande Maison

Where: Bordeaux, France.
What: A townhouse-style hotel from Bernard Magrez (the owner of 40 estates and wineries worldwide) and Joël Robuchon (he’s earned as many as 28 Michelin stars).
Wine Pairing: Anything at Joël Robuchon Restaurant. Yes, of the aforementioned Joël Robuchon.

Mahana Villa

Mahana Villa

Where: Upper Moutere, New Zealand.
What: A steel, glass and wood villa with an art gallery, library space and an extensive deck that sits atop a vineyard and next door to a winery.
Wine Pairing: Arriving via helicopter, gourmet picnicking and horse riding along the coast. For starters.

Le Suites at Castello di Ama

Le Suites at Castello di Ama

Where: Tuscany, Italy.
What: An 18th-century villa with three guest suites on a working vineyard. Winery visits and tastings abound.
Wine Pairing: Sneaking off to the library. Or the vintage billiard room. Or the restaurant in another villa. Sneaking just seems like the appropriate verb here.

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