Five Wine Regions With Gorgeous Glamping Rentals

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Glamping combines the best of two worlds: elevated digs with proximity to the outdoors. Throw in daytime visits to vineyards and a bottle of wine around the fire pit at night, and you’re looking at the ultimate way to experience wine country.

There are several ways to track down glamping opportunities, but the easiest for searching by region, price, or style is one-stop glamp-shop Glamping Hub.

According to the site, “Glamping Hub is the world’s leading booking portal for unique outdoor accommodations across the globe. With over 30,000 accommodations in 120 countries, Glamping Hub has over 27 different types of glamping sites on the website including tree houses, igloos, safari tents, shipping containers, tiny houses, and more.”

Founder David Troya launched Glamping Hub as a booking platform in 2014 with co-founders Ruben Martinez and Talal Benjelloun, after first hearing the term during one of his Master’s classes at USF. Spying an opportunity, he decided to give travelers an experience that would “evoke a feeling and create memories.”

Here are several fabulous glam-pportunities in five wine regions around the world.

Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Just north of Melbourne lies the famous Yarra Valley wine region. Known for bright Chardonnay, elegant Pinot Noir, and refined Syrah (or Shiraz), the region long had a dearth of upscale lodging or boutique hotels. Hence, glamping makes a lot of sense for the area. Check out this modern cabin with crisp, clean lines, smart décor, and huge windows boasting views for days. Who needs a hotel when you’ve got a veritable house.

The Listing: Luxurious Holiday Getaway near Fabulous Wineries in Neerim, Victoria – $346/night – “Holiday Getaway in Neerim”

Mendoza, Argentina

Though the dark-skinned grape originated in France, Malbec has turned the South American nation of Argentina into the Malbec capital of the world. Mendoza occupies the epicenter of production. Of course, Mendoza excels at far more than this purple-tinted, violet-scented wine, but you’ll nevertheless wish to indulge in any as many styles as possible while there. The best way to sample without worrying about driving: an over-the-top spaceship-like pod on stilts with vineyard views. This property is in the heart of wine country known as Luján de Cuyo and is far more “glam” than “camp.”

The Listing: Pod on Stilts Surrounded by Vineyards near Mendoza, Argentina – $465/night – “glamping mendoza”

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

If sipping on the soulful red wines of France sends your heart aflutter, then head to the iconic region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Known for red blends primarily of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, the white wines deserve a look, too. In fact, bring a suitcase. For lodging, this knotty-pine cabin sits right on the water in Sorgues, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The tidy property features a deck, hot tub and simple, modern décor. It also boasts a key apparatus for mornings after wine-soaked nights: an espresso machine.

The Listing: Sublime Cabin with a Hot Tub near the Vineyard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in France – $318/night – “chateauneuf du pape vineyards”

Maribor, Slovenia

Tourists overlook this tiny country between Italy and Croatia, instead heading for the low-hanging fruit of its splashy, well-trodden neighbors. Thus, rather than camera-toting tour groups, you’ll meet in-the-know travelers traipsing the hills, valleys, and vineyards of this beautiful country. Definitely try the whites, the “orange” wines (which means whites made like reds with skin contact), and the amphorae-aged wines. The latter references a technique of aging wine in clay underground. As for lodging, this safari tent nails the indoor-outdoor vibe right at the edge of a quiet vineyard in Maribor. Bonus points for the Jacuzzi.

The Listing: Glamorous Safari Tents for Romantic Couples’ Getaway with Jacuzzi on Vineyard in Slovenia – $245/night – “luxury safari tents”

Hill Country, Texas

If you haven’t heard, Texas is one of the largest wine-producing states in the country. The heart of fine wine production sits right outside of Austin in Hill Country. Gorgeous, rich reds and pretty whites with plenty of rose to go around (the hot climate and all) can be found 90 minutes outside of the city. It’s hilly, hence the name, and pretty in that raw, open, clean-air, big-blue-sky kind of way. It’s countryside that inspires you to hunker down for a few days, turn off the phone, gaze at the stars and of course, uncork a bottle. A perfect spot for doing just that is this sweet little country cottage smack in the heart of heaven.

The Listing: Beautiful Cottage for a Romantic Stay on a Winery in Texas Hill Country – $171/night – “cozy cottage”

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