[the art of travel] SLEEPING AMONG THE VINEYARDS
[ THE ART OF TRAVEL ]
MARQUÉS DE RISCAL LUXURY HOTEL COLLECTION
ELCIEGO // SPAIN
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Marques De Riscal is a hotel that combines the most deeply rooted winemaking tradition with avant-gardism, luxury and the most advanced technology of the 21st century, where elements of local architecture blend with the postmodernism of Frank O. Gehry that elegantly contrasts with the cellars designed by architect Ricardo Bellsola. A colorful titanium-clad structure with impossible curves that unexpectedly merge and become part of the territory.
CHÂTEAUX LA COSTE
LE PUY SAINTE RÉPARAD // FRANCE
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In the lands of Cézanne, where the air smells of lavender, lies Château La Coste, an international destination for contemporary art, architecture and wine. A luxury resort that collects works assembled by art collector and businessman Patrick McKillen. It features a world-unique open-air park rich with pavilions and artwork by world-renowned archistarts and artists such as Renzo Piano, Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando, Oscar Niemeyer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Alexander Calder, Sean Scully, Ai Wei Wei, Paul Matisse and many others.
DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA
STELLENBOSCH // SOUTH AFRICA
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Delaire Graff, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is the ultimate Cape Winelands experience. Owned by jeweler and art collector Laurence Graff, who transformed a natural landscape into a magical world-class destination for wine, art, food and the perfect disconnect from everyday life.
A place dedicated to beauty in its many forms, it features a botanical paradise where biodiversity mingles with art and sculpture in a spectacular mountain setting, and an estate that acts as a remarkable art gallery, with over 400 works from Laurence Graff's personal collection, carefully selected to showcase South Africa's finest contemporary artists such as Deborah Bell, Vladimir Tretchikoff, Lionel Smit and William Kentridge, among many others.
MONTEMOR O NOVO // PORTUGAL
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L'And Vineyards is a perfect match of Mediterranean sensibility and avant-garde design, in a unique landscape with Marcio Kogan’s interiors, Promontorio.arch’s architecture and Michael Biberstein’s artwork.
More than a hotel, it is an exclusive resort that combines modern architecture with nature, designed to create a perfect retreat among the vineyards, providing an atmosphere of luxury, tranquility and natural beauty under the stars.
AUBERGE DU SOLEIL
RUTHERFORD // CALIFORNIA
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Auberge du Soleil, a member of Relais Chateaux, is a French Southern-inspired venue with a California soul. An iconic luxury hotel, it offers residential-style accommodations that effortlessly combine relaxed sophistication with understated elegance.
Known for its culinary roots, spectacular views and exceptional service, it offers dining and wine experience and a sculpture garden, curated and maintained by Aerena Galleries & gardens, which showcases over 100 works by more than 60 California artists.
VIK CHILE HOTEL
SAN VINCENTE DE TAGUA TAGUA // CHILE
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Vik Chile, a member of Virtuoso, is a uniquely located luxury retreat that inspires you to disconnect from everyday life. The unprecedented exceptional architecture designed by the architect Smiljan Radic, is inspired by the mountains, the wind and the work of Frank Gehry and Richard Serra.
Vik is a paradise surrounded by vineyards with a winery in the middle of the Andes Mountains where wine becomes the main expression of art.
RELAIS SAN MAURIZIO
SANTO STEFANO BELBO // ITALY
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In an ancient monastery of the seventeenth century, today is located Relais San Maurizio, member of The Leading Hotels of The World, is located in an ancient 17th century monastery, a magical and unique place where nature and man have always lived together in harmony.
A point of reference for the most refined hospitality and culinary experimentation, while remaining the guardian of centuries-old traditions, it has rooms located in the ancient cells, the original sacristy and the historic stables where the slow flow of time can be appreciated.
Relais San Maurizio is the place where the art of hospitality, the excellence of the food, the passion for wine, and the search for wellness come together in an indissoluble union.
MARLBOROUGH BOUTIQUE HOTEL & VINEYARD
MARLBOROUGH // NEW ZELAND
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The main building was originally a convent, near where it stands today, designed by architect Thomas Turnbull. Indigenous woods such as Matai, Rimu and Kauri were used extensively in the construction. Ninety-three years later it was sold and moved in five pieces to its present location, to be later restored under the direction of architect Sir Michael Fowler.
The Marlborough lodge is now a boutique hotel and vineyard set amidst 16 acres of landscaped gardens and surrounded by the world renowned 'Marlborough Vineyards'.