Where to Wine Crush: Marriott’s Dreamy Wine Country Home Rentals

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It’s time to fill up your glass — wine crush season is approaching! The wine harvest season is an exciting time for vineyards all over the world, where winemakers decide the grapes are finally ready to be picked after a fruitful growing season.

For wine aficionados looking to experience the beauty of the wine country, Homes & Villas by Marriott International has expanded its global portfolio of exquisite wine country home rentals that will make affluent travelers want to immediately book their next lavish vacation home and enjoy shared moments over the best wines in the world.

Perfect for wine tasting, breathtaking homes are located near the world’s most renowned wine regions, including those featured on US News & World Report’s 10 Best Wine Vacations. These range from a private home on 10 acres with sweeping Sonoma views to a chateau nestled in the heart of a famous Bordeaux vineyard.

From an intimate couples getaway to a collection of families, all groups of guests are set up for success on their next trip to the wine country with Homes & Villas by Marriott International. See below for our round-up:


Valley of the Moon Estate

Tell your friends you’re staying at the Valley of the Moon Estate and they may just picture this 2-bedroom plus cabana, 2.5-bath adobe retreat amid acres of vineyards. Perched in the Mayacamas Range close to historic Glen Ellen, this beautifully furnished Mediterranean-style home features lush gardens, a private pool, and a luxury cabana that made Sunset magazine’s list of “Great Backyard Cottages.” When you feel like heading into town, historic downtown Glen Ellen is 16 minutes away by car. Enjoy lots of fine eateries and shopping, or take a bike ride through the beautiful Sonoma Valley.Feel like immersing yourself in the region’s famous wine culture? Book an organized wine tour or simply stop by one of the many wineries in the area. Kunde Family Winery, St. Francis Winery, and Matanzas Creek are all nearby.

Private Home on 10 Acres With Sweeping Valley View

Situated in rural Glen Ellen in the heart of Sonoma Valley’s renowned wine country, this architecturally stimulating 2BR/2.5BA house capitalizes on abundant California sunshine with large windows that flood the home with light. Boasting luxury furnishings and finishes, as well as curated artwork, this home is both welcoming and design savvy. A white-washed kitchen, large wraparound porch, jetted tub, and natural stone swimming pool with waterfall are among the memorable features. Located near 20+ renowned wineries, this private property offers both a secluded setting and an address just moments from everything you want to see, including downtown Sonoma — a 10-minute drive away.

Resplendent Wine Country Villa With Breathtaking Views

Brand new home custom designed by a prominent San Francisco Interior Designer and a North Carolina architect. The home is situated on 4+ acres in one of the most distinguished Sonoma neighborhoods and on the grounds of the former Spreckels Estate. The home looks east over Sonoma Valley with views of the Mayacamas Mountains to the east and north. The grounds are spacious. A large lush lawn outside the loggia leading up to a 45 x 20 foot covered/heated pool with a built-in spa. An outdoor dining area adjacent to the pool with views of the mountains to the North. Follow the path leading down from the lawn to a custom built stone fire pit with views of the Valley of the Moon.

Spacious Villa with Independent Wing Overlooking Vineyards

Surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape, the elegant villa is composed of a main building, with approximately 2,800 square feet of living space, and an independent wing of approximately 680 square feet. Hosting up to eight guests, this intimate haven has interiors that mix elegant antiques with contemporary furniture and modern amenities. At the same time, the exterior architecture reflects the best of traditional Tuscan design. The villa offers stunning views over the beautiful estate of Trecciano, with its well-tended vineyard rows. Just off the dining room, a private porch hosts another inviting dining table. This is one of several sophisticated lounging and dining alfresco areas that the villa offers. The pool and an elegant terrace face the vineyards. Discover the rich past and present of Tuscany while staying at this villa — the perfect base for discerning visitors and wine-lovers. The property is close to the quaint village of Sovicille and and only a 20-minute drive from the medieval walled city of Siena.

Countryside Estate Featuring Wine Tasting Room

This exquisite 16th-century Tuscan villa occupies a storybook setting in the heart of Chianti’s famous vineyards and olive groves. It’s for friends and families who seek luminous design combined with historic detail in one of Tuscany’s most iconic regions.Five luxurious bedroom suites all feature en-suite baths; there’s also an additional two powder rooms. A commercial-style kitchen, outdoor terrace with pizza oven, and spacious dining areas set the stage for elegant entertaining. Cypress trees surround a gorgeous swimming pool and lounge area with panoramic vineyard views in every direction.

Gorgeous Country House Overlooking Walled City of Sienna

The strikingly beautiful country house is set amid vineyards and majestically positioned on a hill overlooking Siena. This five-bedroom property provides maximum comfort in the peaceful and refined atmosphere of a traditional Tuscan home. With its beautifully-restored stone construction, the house gently blends old-world charm with a contemporary edge given by the artworks, modern furnishings and colourful textiles.A very spacious and formal sitting room with fireplace opens to the courtyard. A vaulted-ceiling dining room with seating for up to 14 guests has direct access to the front garden.

A spacious panoramic patio with large marble-top table is ideal for dining alfresco, and an expansive courtyard overlooks Siena in the distance. The villa features a panoramic swimming pool with waterfall and a tree-shaded area with high-quality outdoor wooden furniture. Come and experience the charm of Tuscany. From the villa, the medieval walled city of Siena, is only five km away, with its historical pedestrian center and fascinating narrow streets.

Picturesque Tuscan Estate in Chianti

Located right in the heart of the Chianti area, the villa has views of the picturesque Tuscan landscape, its green hills dotted with olive trees, thriving vineyards and centuries-old cypress trees. The property has been meticulously restored, keeping the storied atmosphere of the noble family home. The villa includes seven finely furnished bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, and kitchen. Relax in the summer with air conditioning throughout and windows with built-in screens. In the gardens surrounding the villa find lovely furnished seating areas, a large stone terrace with arbor-covered alfresco eating area, and a swimming pool with a surrounding stone deck.


Dignified Chateau Including Culinary/Wine Experience

Nestled in the heart of a famous Bordeaux vineyard, this villa has the discrete charm and elegance of a fine family home, where you are welcomed like a friend during a tailor-made stay. The home is put entirely at your disposal and is a true haven of understated luxury, allowing you to discover superb chateau living firsthand. Enjoy gourmet meals, using local ingredients, prepared by the villa chef, paired with some of the estate’s fabulous wines. A terrace with great views is ideal for dining alfresco. Also treat yourself to a tour of the vineyard and gravity-flow cellar, followed of course by a tasting.The gorgeous 16,000 sq.-foot chateau accommodates up to 16 guests in eight suites. The property is fully air-conditioned with a variety of salons, an elevator, large indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, wine cellar and different art collections. There’s also an outdoor pool, gym, steam room and garden.


Contemporary Andalusian-Style Villa in Prized La Zagaleta Resort

This charming four-bedroom villa is built on a plot of 5,100 square meters with a superb mature garden. The property has a western orientation with a pleasant views of the golf course, hills and beautiful sunsets. The heated outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a fabulous garden and trees planted on several levels. The contemporary Andalusian-style villa is located in La Zagaleta resort, an exclusive country club nestled on a beautiful area of 950 hectares. All the luxury villas found within this private, secured resort have large plots and are hidden from one another, providing complete privacy and a high standard of security. La Zagaleta is one of the most exclusive destinations in Europe. It offers two golf courses, a riding center and an exclusive owners’ club with bar, restaurant, pool, tennis courts and private conference rooms.

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