Best Wine Country Hotel (2016)


America's great wine regions also happen to be home to some of the nation's best hotels. 10Best set out to find the best wine country hotels in the USA by recruiting a panel of wine travel experts to nominate their favorite wine country accommodations. Then we asked our readers to vote for their favorites. After four weeks of voting, the results are in.

  • Gervasi Vineyard

    Gervasi Vineyard
    Canton, Ohio

    Inspired by Tuscany, the Villa Suites at Gervasi Vineyard feature stucco walls, rustic wood doors, fireplaces and heated limestone floors, all in the heart of Ohio's Canton/Stark County wine region.
    Photo courtesy of Gervasi Vineyard

  • 3rd Street Flats

    3rd Street Flats
    McMinnville Ore.

    Located in Historic Downtown McMinnville in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, 3rd Street Flats blends the best parts of a hotel, vacation rental and B&B in each of its uniquely appointed luxury flats.
    Photo courtesy of 3rd Street Flats / Facebook

  • The Canyon Villa

    The Canyon Villa
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    Located in the rolling green hills of Paso Robles, The Canyon Villa features just four rooms, each with spectacular views, Italian architecture and luxury amenities. Guests start the day with a complimentary three course gourmet breakfast at this wine country B&B, take in a day of wine tasting in Paso Robles Wine Country and finish with a small plates wine hour at The Canyon Villa with a critically acclaimed world class chef/owner.
    Photo courtesy of The Canyon Villa

  • Salamander Resort & Spa

    Salamander Resort & Spa
    Middleburg, Va.

    This 340-acre resort in Virginia Wine Country offers guests easy access to the town of Middleburg, with onsite amenities like an equestrian center, nature trails, a spa, tennis and golf facilities, swimming pool and a cooking studio. Guests will fine more than 50 wineries within an hour's drive.
    Photo courtesy of Salamander Resort & Spa

  • San Ysidro Ranch

    San Ysidro Ranch
    Santa Barbara, Calif.

    Considered one of the top hotels in the world, San Ysidro Ranch has been a treasured romantic destination--among stars and us regular folk--for over a century. Situated in the foothills of Montecito, the hotel consists of a combination of suites and cottages perfectly suited to enjoy the best of Santa Barbara's wine region.
    Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Ranch

  • Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

    Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn
    Hermann, Mo.

    This luxury B&B in Hermann – home to some of Missouri's best wineries – offers 20 guest suites, some with spectacular views over Norton Vineyard. Amenities include a world-class spa overlooking the Missouri River Valley and a daily gourmet breakfast.
    Photo courtesy of Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn / Facebook

  • Auberge du Soleil

    Auberge du Soleil
    Rutherford, Calif.

    An elegant country inn nestled in 33 acres of olive groves in Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil ranks among California Wine Country's most prestigious luxury inns. The distinctive property boasts extraordinary views, coupled with sculpture gardens, elegant cottages, a Michelin-starred restaurant and an intimate spa. Fifty earth-toned "maisons" – each with a terrace overlooking the valley – have a wood-burning fireplace.
    Photo courtesy of Auberge du Soleil

  • Solage Calistoga

    Solage Calistoga
    Calistoga, Calif.

    Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley has 83 rooms and six suites, all luxurious and newly updated in warm woods with pebble floor showers and locally-made toiletries. The cabana-fringed pool ranks among the best in the valley, and the restaurant, Solbar, has earned itself a Michelin Star.
    Photo courtesy of Solage Calistoga

  • Calistoga Ranch

    Calistoga Ranch
    Calistoga, Calif.

    Wine country visitors staying at the 50 guest lodges at this luxury hotel in Calistoga share a 157 acre backyard, and each lodge has an outside living room comfortable for lounging any time of year and an outdoor shower. Visitors who can pull themselves away from their lodge can explore Napa Valley's 300-plus wineries.
    Photo courtesy of Calistoga Ranch

  • The Inn At Little Washington

    The Inn At Little Washington
    Washington, Va.

    Known for its exceptional service, The Inn At Little Washington features 24 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, spread throughout several historic homes. Suites and accommodations in annex buildings offer unique extras such as patios, fireplaces – some with private gardens. The hotel is also home to a celebrated American restaurant with a large wine cellar.
    Photo courtesy of Inn at Little Washington


The top 10 winners in the category Best Wine Country Hotel are as follows:

  1. Gervasi Vineyard - Canton, Ohio
  2. 3rd Street Flats - McMinnville Ore.
  3. The Canyon Villa - Paso Robles, Calif.
  4. Salamander Resort & Spa - Middleburg, Va.
  5. San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara, Calif.
  6. Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn - Hermann, Mo.
  7. Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, Calif.
  8. Solage Calistoga - Calistoga, Calif.
  9. Calistoga Ranch - Calistoga, Calif.
  10. The Inn At Little Washington - Washington, Va.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Jill Barth (L’occasion) and Jil Child (Wine Tours of the World) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of U.S. wineries and wine travel.

Other nominated hotels included The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville, Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn in Sedona, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg, Hotel Yountville in Yountville, Inn At Irish Hollow in Galena, L'Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, Meadowood Napa Valley in St. Helena, Tickle Pink Inn in Carmel and Willows Lodge in Woodinville.

Congratulations to all our winning hotels!

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