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In Search of...Wine Tasting at the Source

Fine wines are produced throughout the world. A visit to a vineyard to taste wine directly from the source is a luxurious experience.

We have searched the globe, from the countryside of Italy to the coast of California, to find these gorgeous vineyards, offering delicious high-end blends to taste in supremely serene settings; a guaranteed romantic and whimsical adventure for you and a special someone.

Take a tour with us through these vineyards, found in some of our Leverage Global Partner cities:

Tuscany, Italy 

Tuscany is known for its beautiful countryside, delicious food and Chianti Classico. Villa Pomona is a gorgeous Tuscan estate featuring sprawling farms and vineyards with the highest quality grapes cultivated in the traditionalist approach, in harmony with the environment. Stay in one of the fine private Tuscan apartments situated on this heavenly estate, explore the lush grounds and tour the vineyards as if they were your own.

Sonoma County, California

Sonoma County produces some of the finest wines in the world. Nestled gently in the rolling hills is Mazzocco Winery; its multiple vineyards are each devoted to one of their many unforgettable wines, including the award-winning Zinfandel. Take in the spectacular scenery, sample the wines in the chic tasting room and spend your evenings wandering the charming community. End your day at Hotel Healdsburg, with its luxury accommodations, world class spa, and delicious farm-to-fork dining.

Santa Barbara, California

Situated in the stunning coastal city of Santa Barbara in Santa Rita Hills, the La Fond Winery and Vineyard is a charming California retreat producing lovely wines including Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Explore the gorgeous vineyards, sample the wine at private tastings in the Barrel Room, enjoy fine dining at the nearby Pierre Lafond Bistro and rest in style at the ultra luxe Bacara Resort & Spa.

Luberon, France

Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne. France. Need we say more? Yes! Luberon, located in the Rhone Valley by the Mediterranean Sea, is where you will find La Citadelle Winery a gem in the vast French wine-country, producing fine, complex wines. Blends include the fruity and light Court Métrage. You’ll relish your time in the countryside of Ménerbes, which offers several beautiful accommodations including a stunning, renovated Provence farmhouse at Bonnieux.

Santa Fe, New Mexico 

New Mexico’s wine history dates back to the 1600s and the Estrella Del Norte Vineyard offers vibrant exteriors mixed with classic influences. This Santa Fe vineyard yields delicious, exciting blends from the traditional Riesling and Cabernet to the bold, unique Holy Mole red wine, with notes of almond, chocolate and chiles. Explore the vineyards and sculpture gardens and stay in one of Santa Fe’s many high-end boutique hotels like the Inn and Spa at Loretto.

Ashland, Oregon

Nestled into the foothills of the spectacular Rouge Valley, Ashland is a tranquil, charming town that truly comes alive with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The Dana Campbell Vineyard produces the highest quality wines from their estate grown grapes, such as the citrusy Viognier and the fruity, medium-bold Malbec. Tour the vineyard and taste the wine while taking in the majesty of this gorgeous valley setting; enjoy the local theater and a stay at the elegant Ashland Springs Hotel on the town’s quaint main street.

Have you gone wine tasting? Where are some of your favorite vineyards located? Please share your experiences and leave your comments below.

Photos courtesy of Villa PomonaLa Fond Winery and Vineyard, Bacara ResortLa Citadelle,
The LuberonEstrella del Norte,  Inn at Loretto, Dana Campbell Vineyard, Ashland Springs Hotel
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