Here's one more thing you can cross off your bucket list, and it's every wine lover's dream come true.
Who wouldn't simply love a holiday that's all about wine? We all know the answer to that. You wouldn't have thought that living inside a wine barrel would ever be possible, but the wish you never thought to ask for has finally been answered. From wine tasting and sampling some of the amazing local delicacies to waking up to a wonderful porch that opens to sprawling vineyards, the best part? Sleeping in a giant wine barrel! Wine lover or not, this sounds like the dream holiday for anyone who wants to unwind over an extended weekend.
"In an idyllic and romantic setting, these wine barrel rooms will provide visitors a unique experience of the nature and significance of the Douro wine region," says the representative of a plush estate that offers this experience, according to Metro. If you're picking the land of Portugal as your destination, then make sure you include at least one night's stay at the Quinta da Pacheca estate. Because that's where you can sleep inside a giant wine barrel, an experience every wine-lover would crave for.
Imagine starting your day off with a stroll through a 140-acre vineyard which started functioning 116 years ago. There, you'll have a variety of different wines waiting to captivate your senses. Also on your itinerary will be the chance to explore one of their 15 rooms where wine is made. And finally, when it's time to lay your head to rest, you can relax and unwind in the comfortable, wine-barrel-shaped suite that's 30 meters in size. Right above you will be a skylight window, letting you sleep under a piece of the sky.
When you're enjoying the comforts of the elegant wine barrel, know that you're in the heart of an estate that's almost 3 centuries old. The 280-year-old estate is complete with all the wine-infused activities you can think of. It's the perfect setting where memorable experiences meet a fine bottle of wine.
The wine barrel suites are made of pinewood on the outside. And there are 10 of them lined up one after the other. "Quinta da Pacheca created the wine barrels as a bold architectural project of suites to reinforce the originality of the wine tourism offered at the site," said the representative. When it comes to the selection of wine, you can choose from red, white, rosé and even port wine, all of which are kept in an 18th-century house close by.
It's not just Portugal that offers this unique experience. You can even live inside a wine barrel at Alde Gott in Germany. Here's where eight 8,000-liter barrels can be your home for your vacation, according to Wine Spectator.
And what an amazing view you'll be living next to.
There's also the Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren in the Netherlands that will open its doors and its wine barrel rooms for you to have a splendid holiday. Here, there are 12 original wine barrels that are now cozy rooms for you to stay in and enjoy your dream vacation to the fullest. 8 of the wine barrel rooms are of 23,000 liters, whereas 4 of them are of 15,000 liters. And they are all made of the things that every memorable holiday is made of.
So if you want a holiday that's all about wine, then you already have a few wine barrel options that are waiting to host you. And the next time you're planning your dream vacation, you can strike off "sleeping in a wine barrel" of your bucket list.