Wine Destinations

A wine holiday is a bucket-list experience for any wine lover and over 30% of global travellers said they were likely to take a winery tour at some point in 2017*. So whether you know your Chardonnays from your Zinfandels or are a complete wine novice, there’s no need to worry. We delved into our more than 1.4 million properties and analysed our over 126 million trusted reviews to present seven beautiful destinations highly endorsed for vineyards and to the best places to stay for all varieties of wine lovers. In these destinations you can sample the local produce, learn what makes a top quality vintage, and impress your guests at your next dinner party with some choice souvenirs from your new favourite vineyard.

Beaune, France (Burgundy)

Beaune was once at the bottom of a tropical sea, and the rich soil it left is the secret behind the flavour of Burgundy wines. For a real taste of what the region has to offer, visit the third weekend in November for Hospice de Beaune Wine Auction and the festival which takes place in the area.

Where to stay: Located in the historical centre of Beaune, Barbary Lane House Rental offers self-catering apartments with a fireplace and overlooks the inner courtyard dating back to the 17th century.

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Given that there are over 150 tasting rooms along the way, you definitely won’t have a dull moment on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Highly endorsed by travellers for vineyards, wine, food and scenery, this beautiful destination hosts regular wine festivals and events.

Where to stay: Nestled amongst vineyards at the foot of Helderberg Mountain, near Stellenbosch, the Eikendal Lodge features lush gardens and a pool. Cucina di Giovanni Restaurant @ Eikendal serves lunch and dinner in a wine cellar, which is a charming 15-minute walk from the main lodge.

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany (Rhine Valley)

The picturesque town of Rüdesheim am Rhein, in the Rhine Valley, is a popular winemaking destination and home to the Rheingau Wine Museum, presenting a collection of exhibits from the ancient times until today.

Where to stay: Surrounded by the pretty streets of the Old Town, the family-run Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss is located within an 18th-century building in Rüdesheim. The hotel’s traditional restaurant offers a variety of wines from its own winery that can be tasted and purchased.

Mendoza, Argentina

While Malbec originated in France, it’s thrived in Mendoza’s climate. It’s no wonder that wine from this region is known for its lush fruitiness: the grapes in this region get to sunbathe for 300 days a year!

Where to stay: Featuring a homely atmosphere, Bed And Breakfast Plaza Italia is a small guest house in a central location, just 300 meters from Rivadavia Street and Independencia Square. It’s popular amongst our travellers who endorse Mendoza for vineyards, scenery and gourmet food. The property can also arrange various wine tasting tours for you.

Napa Valley, USA

Stretching out across endless green hills, Napa vineyards pride themselves on producing first-rate grapes. Wander through the endless vineyards and meet the people behind the wines while enjoying a relaxing holiday, even during winter when you get to savour every last drop of your favourite wine away from the crowds.

Where to stay: Milliken Creek Inn is a luxury, adults-only hotel in Napa Valley, situated within a 15-minute drive of Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Renteria Wines and Rocca Family Vineyards. A complementary wine and cheese reception is available daily at the hotel’s main house.

Pokolbin, Australia (Hunter Valley)

Surrounded by numerous wineries of the Hunter Valley, the rural area of Pokobin is set in one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and is home to a great variety of accommodations and restaurants serving local wines and seasonal, gourmet food.

Where to stay: Set on 12 acres in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, Berenbell Vineyard Retreat offers self-contained accommodation with stunning views of the vineyard and the Brokenback Mountain Range. The property is just 5 minutes’ walk from a number of restaurants and wineries.


*According to data collected by with 12,781 respondents across 13 markets in September 2016. Respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in 2016 and had to be planning at least one trip for 2017. All respondents had to consider themselves part of their travel decision-making process.




pantone 2018 london

LONDON, 14 September 2017 – Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, today announced the PANTONE® Fashion Colour Trend Report Spring 2018 edition for London Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, a trend forecasting and colour consultancy, the report features the top colours we can expect to see from fashion designers on the runway for the upcoming spring collections.

Celebrating exploration and experimentation, the PANTONE Fashion Colour Trend Report Spring 2018 edition for London, which features the top 12 colours for men’s and women’s fashion, underscores colour’s continued importance in driving fashion trends. Highlighting the consumer’s desire to mix, blend and create the unexpected, the palette showcases the unique nuances of colour expression for the London market. The report also includes four core classic shades. Transcending seasons and providing a foundation to any wardrobe, these core colours can be built upon in tonal stories or amplified with contrasting colours to create a new level of energy for the Spring 2018 season.

“Colour’s increased influence in fashion design is being felt around the world. Designers for both the US and UK markets recognize the need to show more colour in their collections,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. “We broadened the direction for Spring 2018 to satisfy the growing consumer appetite for flexibility of expression through colour. Unique shades for the London runway convey themes of energy, sophistication and serenity. There are multi-dimensional and grounded hues, while others exude a vibrant breath of fresh air.”

Along with this universally recognized freedom to use colour as a mode of expression, experts at the Pantone Color Institute note that fashion and the people who interact with it, no longer want to limit themselves by following traditional colour guidelines. Untypical spring shades that make for complex and original combinations expand the opportunity for self-expression and communicate the consumer desire to flout the rules and push the boundaries. The colour palette for Spring 2018 is a perfect reflection of this new sentiment.

About the Spring 2018 LFW Color Palette:

“Similar to New York Fashion Week trends, the Spring 2018 colour palette for London showcases an appreciation for the complexity and distinctiveness of colour as well as the appetite for expression through colour, which is something that evolves and can be played with,” said Eiseman. “Consumers are looking for more colour variety. This expanded palette speaks to spontaneous colour usage and embraces the lack of gender and seasonal borders we are seeing embraced within the London fashion industry.”

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About Fashion Colour Trend Report

The colours featured in the semiannual PANTONE Fashion Colour Trend Report are selected from the PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Color System, the most widely used and recognized colour standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. The Pantone Color Institute issues the PANTONE Fashion Colour Trend Report for London, and the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report for New York as semi-annual colour trend forecasts for the upcoming season, highlighting the top colours you can expect to see at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. The PANTONE Fashion Colour Trend Report serves as a colour reference throughout the season for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.

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