Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa | Barga, Italy
What better way to celebrate National Wine Day than with a glass of wine from Tuscany? Nestled on the hill of an expansive two-mile estate in the heart of Italy’s most beloved region, Tuscany, theRenaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa not only overlooks the mountainous Serchio Valley, one of the most unexplored areas of Italy, but also offers several opportunities to drink vino. Wineenthusiasts can take advantage of wine tasting at the nearby local biodynamic wineries, and if you're lucky, they might even let you try the must. Not to mention, on Fridays guests can enjoy acomplimentary wine tasting with local vintner, Gabriele, from the Podere Concori Winery. Saluti! For more information visit, www.renaissancetuscany.com.
Villa Bonita | Panama City, Panama
VIP guests of The Westin Playa Bonita, located just minutes from downtown Panama City, can rent the resort’s ultra-exclusive Villa Bonita. The mammoth mega villa features twenty guest rooms each decorated with international artifacts to represent a different country, an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a private helipad. The villa also features a cava wine cellar with 15th century architectural styles and a ceiling made of individually-laid clay bricks imported from Spain. An antique priest's confessional made of pinotea wood from Guadalajara is the focal point of the cava, evoking theambiance of an ancient monastery. The cava features more than 300 international wines from the Old World and New World, including very special labels like a Cháteau de Bern, from Sainte Croix du Mont region of France. For more information, visit www.westinplayabonita.com.
W Minneapolis - The Foshay | Minnesota
This National Wine Day, head to the sexiest city in the Midwest for a taste of art, local culture, and great food with plenty of vino. In the heart of downtown Minneapolis’ hustle and bustle, W Minneapolis - The Foshay occupies the original Foshay Tower, Minnesota’s first skyscraper, and offers a 1920’s-inspired escape where wine lovers get to indulge. The celeb-studded Manny’s Steakhouse features an incredible array of more than 400 international labels including biodynamic wines, local Minnesota wines, and deliciously ostentatious options like a six-liter Robert Mondavi Opus One ($3,805). Manny’s pays homage to its all-American roots with a strong focus on California cabernets -- there are more than 70 on the list! Inspired by the hotel’s Gatsby-esque ambience, guests can enjoy an impressive selection of wines by the glass at the speakeasy-style Prohibition bar, which was originally designed to be the private pied-a-terre of the building’s infamous developer, Wilbur Foshay. For more information visit www.wminneapolishotel.com.
Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel | Guatemala
For an out-of-the-box wine-drinking destination, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, located in the heart of Peten Jungle, is the perfect place to sip on cab, pinot noir, chardonnay or any other wine of your preference! The eco-luxe property offers guests 19 spacious bungalow suites that hover over the Quexil Lagoon, each boasting private decks and a jacuzzi where guests can unwind amongst views of lush nature. Order from an extensive list of vino from all around the world including Chile, Argentina, Germany, Australia, and Spain to take the relaxation up a notch. With picture perfect scenery and music of the jungle and its inhabitants, a glass of wine is only right to complement this once-in-a-lifetime moment. Sip and enjoy! For more information, visit www.laslagunashotel.com.
W Fort Lauderdale I Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Celebrate National Wine Day at the ultra-chic W Fort Lauderdale where visitors can enjoy a glass of wine at Stephen Starr’s award-winning Steak 954. Sweeping ocean views by day and luminous starlitnights provide the perfect background for a one-of-a-kind Fort Lauderdale restaurant experience. This lifestyle hotel offers a unique social scene complemented by a locally-inspired food and beverage culture. Guests and visitors can sip from a buzz-worthy selection of wines and relish in delicious cuisine with a seat next to the restaurant's centerpiece — a 15-foot long reef aquarium home to mesmerizing jellyfish — a rare and spectacular sight. For more information visit www.wfortlauderdale.com.