With spring on the horizon, wineries across the country are putting the finishing touches on their seasonal blends in preparation for a busy year of visitors – and wine country vacation rental homeowners are doing the same for their homes. In fact, California—the world’s 4th leading wine producer—welcomes more than 23 million visitors to its wine regions every year. But America’s wine country extends beyond California. Texas alone has 400 wineries that draw 1.7 million wine-loving tourists annually.
From buses to road trips, travelers have a variety of ways to visit America’s top wineries, but nothing compares to actually staying in the heart of wine country. That’s why many travelers opt to rent a home on or near a winery. A winery vacation rental makes imbibing convenient, safe, and ultra-relaxing, particularly given many top winery rental homes come with epic pools and upscale amenities.
TurnKey Vacation Rentals has a variety of rental homes near wineries, including the greater Sonoma and Austin areas. Here are 5 of our favorite vacation rentals near wineries.
This enormous Sonoma, California home is ringed by vineyards and palm trees, making it the perfect rental property for your next California wine trip. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home sits on a six-acre property with a pool and hot tub where you can literally soak up the mountain vistas. Whether you’re taking in the vineyard views from the outdoor dining area—or trying Sonoma blends at one of 50 local wineries—this upscale, 8-person cottage is a must-stay for wine lovers.
It’s no wonder this Glen Ellen, California estate attracts a wine-loving crowd; its epic vineyard views landed it an appearance on ABC’s “The Bachelor.” At this 6-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Sonoma Valley home, you can enjoy scenic views across the estate’s own vineyard while swimming in the deluxe private pool. Whether you’re sipping rosé by the fountain, relaxing with a red on the wrap-around balcony, or touring the nearby Benziger Family Winery, this Glen Ellen Estate is the perfect place to relax on your Sonoma wine trip.
With a natural, minimalistic façade, this remote 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home seamlessly matches its Redwood surroundings in Sonoma, California. From the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, you can overlook adjacent vineyards or forests from virtually every room in the house. Of course, if you’d rather drink the wine than simply look at the vines, this Sonoma home is within driving distance from hundreds of wineries. While wine tours are a must, don’t forget to bring home a bottle so you can enjoy a glass (or three) from the comfort of the home’s Redwood-ringed pool and patio.
Set on the quiet Lake Travis, you can have peace and quiet—not to mention plenty of wine—at this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom villa on a family vineyard in Lago Vista, Texas. When you’re not frequenting the nearby Stone House Vineyard or Flat Creek Estate Winery, you can enjoy the home’s panoramic views or take a dip from the dock, which is connected to the home by a private staircase. While this quiet home has a rustic, country feel, it’s only 45 minutes driving from Austin.
Sprawled across 80 acres of country estate, this gated Driftwood, Texas rental home is a relaxing retreat for wine-loving travelers. At this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, you’re no more than 20 minutes from Austin, not to mention some of Texas’ tastiest wineries like Solaro Estate and Bell Springs Winery. But, given the estate’s ultra-luxurious amenities—think fireplaces, ponds, and a ping pong table—you may opt to stay in, enjoying a local blend on the massive patio or by the fire pit.