If you need to spend an extended weekend in some unique place and enjoy the calmness of a region while enjoying a glass of high-quality wine and delicious local delicacies, you can stop dreaming and plan your trip to Portugal!
Well, you can now wake up to a lovely porch that opens to sprawling vineyards, and sleep in a giant wine barrel!
According to the representative of a plush estate that offers this experience:
“In an idyllic and romantic setting, these wine barrel rooms will provide visitors a unique experience of the nature and significance of the Douro wine region.”
The Quinta da Pacheca estate, a 140-acre vineyard, offers this unforgettable experience for wine lovers.
Visitors can have various different wines, and explore their 15 rooms where wine is made. When tired, they can rest in the comfortable, wine-barrel-shaped suite that’s 30 meters in size, while staring in the skylight window just above the bed.
The elegant wine barrels are part of an estate that’s almost 3 centuries old, and the suites are made of pinewood on the outside and are lined up one after the other.
Good Morning America reported:
“Located in Lamego, the Wine House Hotel at Quinta da Pacheca estate offers guests the opportunity to stay in a 98-foot cedar wood suite overlooking the Duoro River. Quinta da Pacheca created the 10 wine barrel suites, all named for a different wine grape, in 2018 as part of a “bold architectural” project, according to the winery’s website.
The charming wine cask cabins have a large circular mirror glass window that leads outside to a small patio, overlooking the vineyards of the Douro wine region — one of the most renowned estates and wine regions. Maria do Ceu Goncalves and Paulo Pereira bought the 140-acre estate in 2012, starting a new era of expansion and vitality, according to TripAdvisor.”
According to the representative:
“Quinta da Pacheca created the wine barrels as a bold architectural project of suites to reinforce the originality of the wine tourism offered at the site. When it comes to the selection of wine, you can choose from red, white, rosé and even port wine, all of which are kept in an 18th-century house close by.”
You can also live inside one of the 8,000 wine barrels at Alde Gott in Germany, or visit the Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren in the Netherlands, and enjoy the similar experience.
Therefore, wine lovers, you have more options to consider when planning your dream vacation, so hurry up and make sure you explore them as soon as possible!