Who has never dreamed of waking up surrounded by unspoiled countryside with awesome views over famous vineyards? Many of the wineries in the Rhône Valley offer idyllic accommodation packages on their property. Here are three you simply shouldn’t miss in the Vaucluse.

The Vaucluse produces nearly half of all the wine made in the Rhône Valley, and it’s home to three major AOCs: Côtes du Rhône (with its villages and wines), Luberon and Ventoux. Nothing beats escaping into the vineyards if you’re criss-crossing the region’s wine routes and discovering the distinctive characteristics of these appellations.


After travelling far and wide, Caroline from Australia and Thomas from the Vosges finally settled down in Sainte Cécile les Vignes in the Côtes du Rhône, where they offer guests a warm welcome at Domaine Rouge Bleu. It’s all about sharing and learning for these winegrowers, whose greatest passion is passing on their love of Grenache, the king grape variety in the Rhône Valley, which they grow biodynamically on their land.


Château Saint-Pierre de Mejans is a 12th century wine estate in the Luberon, where it’s home to over 12 hectares of vines, olive trees and lavender. This old priory takes visitors on a novel journey through time, transporting them back to the Middle Ages. With its walls of Rognes stone, and with the delightful village of Lourmarin close at hand, it’s a great place to visit either for a simple wine tasting in the cellar or for a stay in one of the five guest rooms. Mas de Puyvert is a private house on the property with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, a heated swimming pool and garden (with no neighbours!) - ideal for a relaxing stay in total privacy.


In Ventoux, at the end of a path where you feel you’re the only person in the world, lies the Chêne Bleu winery. This is a genuine biodiversity reserve snug in the heart of the hill, where you can see the stars like nowhere else. In this incomparable residence, with its elegantly-decorated rooms, the nights are soft and gentle, and the chef’s food and wine pairings delicious.


Three estates for you to try out with your eyes closed!


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