Country/Vineyard

Lapostolle Residence, Colchagua Valley, Chile When Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle came to Chile’s Colchagua Valley two decades ago, the area was a viticultural backwater. But the Grand Marnier heiress...
Amanbagh, Jaipur, India Set on the former hunting estate of a maharaja, Amanbagh is a walled, 40-room retreat in northern India’s Rajasthani hills. The palace, contemporized for its opening as a...
Coworth Park, Ascot, England With its swan-shaped table bases, cattail-like lamps, and tree-branch-themed four-poster beds, Coworth Park brings a whimsical spirit to the classic English country inn...
Villa Tre Ville, Positano, Italy After purchasing Italian director Franco Zeffirelli’s estate in 2007, hotelier Giovanni Russo embarked on a restoration designed to honor the former owner. Villa Tre...
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, Calif. Most visitors to Big Sur simply pass through while cruising California’s Highway 1, resigned to experience the region from turnouts in the road. But this Central Coast...
For its 100-year anniversary, Kempinski’s Stafford London hotel has created an over-the-top offer to spend three nights in its duplex or penthouse suite and discover the best Great Britain has to...
From January 27 through January 29, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., will host 550 wine enthusiasts for three days of meals and wine tastings at the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival ...
For those who wish to do more than just savor Italian food and wines, Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia has introduced cooking and wine-pairing classes, available through 2012. Students get a hands-on...
The GIFT One of 21 numbered Royal Salute Tribute to Honour decanters encrusted with gold, silver, and diamonds. A matching pair of goblets in silver, gold, and diamonds, made exclusively for the...
The GIFT A four-day visit for three couples to Oporto, Portugal, hosted by the Fladgate Partnership. A dinner featuring Taylor Fladgate vintage ports from 1924, 1928, 1935, 1963, 1977, and 1994;...
It is an hour before midnight, and a large crescent moon has risen above San Miguel de Allende. The clangs of a church bell mark the hour, but silence soon returns to the Mexican city’s historic core...
Moët Hennessy treated a small group of Robb Report readers to an exclusive pairing dinner in June at the private chef’s table inside the Montage Beverly Hills’ signature restaurant, Scarpetta. On...
For wine lovers who wish they had more time to research and try new bottles, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley is offering its Club Vin du Soleil, a new club membership that delivers quality, limited-...
If you’re seeking a personalized Monte Carlo vacation that might include Grand Prix driving or private wine tastings, there is new service designed to help you create a dream vacation or event in the...
Delaire Graff Estate (+27.21.8858160, www.delaire.co.za ) combines the sophistication of a five-star city hotel with the privacy, solitude, and beauty of the resort’s setting among the vineyards of...
Great Britain does not suffer from a shortage of elegant country house hotels. Even so, Coworth Park (+44. 1344.876.600, www.coworthpark.com ) , fromthe London-based Dor­chester Collection,is a...
Set against the fairy-tale backdrop of Lake Como, CastaDiva Resort (+39.031.32.511, www.castadivaresort.com ) in Blevio, Italy, evokes the spirit of its former resident, Giuditta Pasta—the 19th-...
The Castello di Vicarello , a 12th-century medieval castle in Italy’s Tuscany region that has been transformed into a seven-suite hotel, is offering its entire property for rent the week of November...
The term country house hotel can conjure up images of crumbling Edwardian piles with drafty rooms, threadbare furnishings, and a culinary oeuvre that trades heavily on spotted dick and bangers and...
From among the cypress trees in the hills of Fiesole, Il Salviatino peeks out onto the Florentine skyline. This former aristocratic estate opened as a hotel following a nearly $60 million reinvention...
The Bardessono, located on an extraordinary six acres that was once the home of the Bardessono family, whose descendants were early settlers in Yountville, California, redefines the concept of a wine...
Salmon fishing and sailing on Lake Wakatipu is possible just steps from the main lodge at Blanket Bay, an intimate alpine resort set on 65,000 acres on New Zealand’s South Island. Guests at Blanket...
Stark, whitewashed walls accentuate colorful Vietri tiles in Le Sirenuse’s guest rooms, most of which include bougainvillea-lined terraces with dramatic views of the coast. Several suites include...
Though sublime, the 17 intricately painted ceilings and frescoes of Villa Feltrinelli are overshadowed by the mesmerizing ambience of the grounds themselves. Towering 150-year-old magnolias display...
Built in 1893 and renovated in 2000, the white-columned Wheatleigh is set within a 22-acre park (designed by Central Park landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted) just outside the village of Lenox...
A working sheep farm for more than 150 years, Wharekauhau (pronounced Forry-ko-ho) spans a 16-mile stretch on North Island’s southeast coast. Despite its size, the estate feels intimate. Visitors can...
Each of Twin Farms’ 20 cottages, cabins, rooms, and homes contains unique temptations that discourage venturing outside. The Aviary has a hot tub that abuts a fireplace and a huge window that looks...
Paratiho’s hub is a palatial main lodge with a spa, lounge, and library inside and a croquet lawn, putting green, and infinity pool outside. Flanking the lodge are the resort’s six one-bedroom suites...
Set along the banks of the Waikato River, this 17-acre resort on New Zealand’s North Island regularly records trout catches of 10 pounds or more from the region’s waters. Huka Lodge, which opened as...

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