My husband likes to golf; I like to drink wine. But the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I originally wrote about some of the best golf and wine resorts for Orbitz, but I’m on the hunt to discover more. I’m happy to head off to the tasting room while he’s on the first tee, sprinkle in a few spa treatments, and then meet back up at the tasting room at the end of the day. And if you do your research and choose wisely, you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacular golf and vineyard views anywhere.
So whether you’re off on a guy’s golf trip or a spouse like me who likes to tag along on the hubby’s trip, plan wisely so you can both enjoy your sport. I profiled five resorts where golf and wine are the perfect pairing—challenging courses that meander through local vineyards and nearby tasting rooms for sampling exceptional regional vintages.
The best golf and wine resorts
Read about the Algodon Wine Resort in Argentina, recognized as one of the best vineyard hotels in the world, located at the base of the snow-capped Andes along the famed Mendoza wine trail.
A bit closer to home located north of Atlanta, Château Élan combines a championship golf course with a tasting room set among the bucolic vineyards.
Set along Spain’s Costa Brava, Hotel Peralada boasts one of Europe’s most picturesque golf resorts with views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Peralada region, with a 2,500 year history of exceptional wine making, has much to offer.
Portugal’s Dolce CampoReal Lisboa presents a challenging 18-hole golf course set amidst Western Portugal, dotted with wineries producing some of the finest regional wines and exceptional Portuguese cuisine.
Silverado Resort and Spa is one of the best golf and wine resorts in Napa Valley where the 19th hole can be one of more than 540 wineries.