Sip and Stay Wine Weekend Getaways

Looking forward to better days might seem a bit difficult after weeks of social distancing and quarantine, but planning fun, relaxing experiences elicit hope and joy. A weekend getaway is the perfect light at the end of what’s been a pretty dark tunnel. Continue reading to find out our suggestions for a perfect wine weekend getaway with the girls for some much needed time away from it all. 

Tips To Keep In Mind When Planning A Weekend With Friends

  1. What’s the most important part of planning girls weekend getaways? It’s not a packed itinerary; it’s having all your friends together, without anyone feeling left out because she’s broke. Ask your girls to be honest about how much they want to spend for the weekend and make sure your plans don’t spill over the budget.
  2. When planning, consider dates that are 3-4 months away so you can nab a few accommodation deals!
  3. Settle on some goals for reflection. Is this a relaxing trip meant to bring you all closer together, an action-packed weekend so you can let your hair hang down or a combination of the two? Whatever it is, make sure that everyone is on the same accord and going in with the right mind set.
  4. Though you’ll find an abundance of great wines at the destinations below, keep in mind that you can take your wine/spirits/craft beers safely to any destination with your VingardeValise®️.

Bruma Vinícola, Guadalupe Valley, Mexico

Bruma Vinícola is a winery, spa, restaurant, and boutique hotel located in Guadalupe, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe, a region known for its world-class vineyards. It’s a new addition to the locale that sits on about seventy-five acres of rugged land and is known for having some of the finest organic wines in the world. Wooden modular-style architecture is featured in the five guest suites which also have organic gardens, firepits, and terraces in each one. 

You can walk right into the vineyards from the room and sit under giant trees on picnic tables designed with ornate Oaxacan textiles. Don’t forget to enjoy a tasting at the winery to experience their unfiltered, organic white wine. Vegan and vegetarian options are available for all meals and riding around on the bikes provided is so much fun. Best of all, this rustic wonderland is a short two-hour drive down the coast from San Diego, so the only question is, “What are you waiting for?”

Bruma Vinícola
22760 Valle de Guadalupe
Ensenada, Baja California
http://www.bruma.mx/casa8_en.html
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The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, NY

Are you looking for the perfect location for a girl’s weekend getaway in Fingerlakes Wine Country? Glenora Wine Cellar’s Vineyard Cottage an excellent option. The scenery alone is reason to visit. Every season brings something beautiful and new at this Seneca Lake Resort. This picturesque winery resort offers an unforgettable experience for three to six people who are ready to relax and enjoy offerings like their Chocolate & Wine Experience or dinner at Veraisons Restaurant, named one of America’s “Best Winery Restaurants” by Food & Wine. All food is locally sourced and prepared with accommodations for most dietary restrictions in mind. Call your friends and book your stay today!

Glenora Wine Cellars Winery | Inn | Restaurant
5435 State Route 14
Dundee, NY 14837
https://www.glenora.com/Inn/Accommodations
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Chateau Chantal, Michigan

Building a European-style chateau winery had always been the dream of Robert Begin, owner of Chateau Chantal near Traverse City, MI. He and his wife opened up the B&B, vineyard, and estate winery in 1993.  It’s grown from three to eleven rooms since then and the view is scenic from every room window. Beach views and the rural locale make this a perfect getaway destination. The estate sits on 65 acres and features expansive vineyards, meandering trails, and is located on Old Mission Peninsula, just 12 miles from Traverse City. It’s also very near the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, as well as the total 40 wineries located in the Traverse City Wine Region. Featured events you’re sure to enjoy include Spring Sip and Savor, Toast the Season, The Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off, and Winter Warm-Up.

Chateau Chantal
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 223-4110
http://www.chateauchantal.com/visit/bed-breakfast/
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Meritage Napa Resort, California

Spend a magical girls’ weekend at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, a sumptuous hotel with private vineyards. It boasts it’s own wine tasting room in the estate caves that seats up to 200 people. The guest rooms and luxury suites are also elegant and luxurious. The spa, built into the hillside beneath the vineyard, is spectacular and features a relaxation lounge, eucalyptus steam room, jacuzzi, and 12 treatment rooms with staff prepared to administer up to 100 treatments a day. Activities made available to guests inclde yoga on the vineyard event deck, sound healing, meditation, and Pilates in one of the estate caves. We sure you’d thoroughly this experience.

Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558
https://meritagecollection.com/meritage-resort/accommodations
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The Villa at Messina Hof, Bryan, Texas

Messina Hof Vineyards makes some of the best wine in Texas. Plan a stay that includes a champagne breakfast each morning delivered to your suite in the well-appointed Villa Bed & Breakfast, featuring 11 spacious units and stained glass from the Louvre and a Texas Spanish Mission. The winery transports you to another world with its ambiance. 

The Vintage House Restaurant promises an elegantly elevated dining experience. Menu offerings are crafted with produce from the vineyard garden and thoughtfully designed to be paired with Messina Hof’s own wines. 

Messina Hof Vineyards
4545 Old Reliance Road
Bryan, Texas
http://www.messinahof.com/bryan
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Gathering your friends or family for a girls’ wine weekend getaway is an awesome way to recharge and take a much needed break after the experiences of the last couple of months. We all need an escape and we hope that our tips and trip ideas have sparked your imagination and made you excited to travel again. Whether you want to take a trip soon or later in the year, just make sure you start planning now and don’t forget to bring your VinGardeValise®️ Wine Suitcase for all the precious cargo you’ll need to get home safely. 

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