While the wine spa trend started in France more than a decade ago when Les Sources de Caudalie opened its doors, spa-goers around the globe are treating themselves to crushed cabernet exfoliations, chardonnay cocoon wraps, and skin-soothing soaks in caskets of wine-tinted water. Many spas offer some kind of wine treatment on their menu, but for pure oenophile-style luxury, head to one of these top destination spas specializing in wine therapy.
Les Sources de Caudalie
The original and presumably most famous Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa, this spa features 40 rooms and nine suites, a restaurant helmed by Michelin starred chef Nicolas Masse, and an array of signature treatments, including a hydro-massage with red vine extracts, a merlot wrap, and a honey and wine scrub.
Adler Thermae Spa Resort
San Quirico d’Orcia (Siena), Italy
In the heart of Tuscany, the Adler Thermae Spa Resort offers top-notch Tuscan cuisine and spa treatments that include massage and exfoliation using organic red grapes. Wine therapy packages include wine body scrubs, anti-aging red grape facials, and grape massages — all topped off with wine tastings in the resort’s wine cellar.
The Plaza Hotel
New York, New York, USA
Caudalie offers its Vinothérapie Spa in only a handful of locations around the world, and that includes the exclusive address of One West 58th Street. The spa menu features specialty treatments such as the Crushed Cabernet Scrub and Wine Maker’s Massage.
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort Spa
Yarra Glen, Australia
Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort Spa offers a Vinotherapy Ritual package, which includes a grape seed body exfoliation, red wine body mask, facial treatment, and a vinotherapy back and scalp massage.
Vinothérapie SPA Caudalie Marqués de Riscal
Renowned architect Frank O. Gehry designed this gorgeous spa, located in the medieval town of Elciego. Top treatments include the Barrel Bath, in which guests soak in an exfoliating grape marc, and the Winemaker’s Massage. Nearby is the Museo de la Cultura Vino Dinastía Vivanco, Europe’s largest wine museum, and Marquéz de Riscal’s own winery, built in 1858.
Wine Spa Resort Loisium Langenlois Hotel
About an hour from Vienna, this Aveda destination spa offers treatments including the Grape Elixir Body Peel, a warm wine barrel bath with a glass of sparkling wine. The Barrique Bath and Body Wrap consists of a wine skin peel, grape bath in a wine barrel, body and foot massage with pure grape seed oil, and a warm body wrap.
Patios de Cafayate Hotel Winespa
This former colonial mansion is situated near the El Esteco Winery in the heart of the Calchaquí Valley in Argentina. Try the Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Bath, a grape syrup and wine wrap, hydromassage with Torrontés wine, or a body scrub using grape seeds and salt from the Andean flats.
Santé Winelands Hotel Wellness
Centre Paarl Valley, South Africa
This gorgeous retreat set on a working wine farm outside Cape Town in the Paarl Valley offers a three-hour Grape Cure treatment involving a shiraz grape-seed scrub, a chardonnay cocoon wrap, and a massage followed by a hydro bath in cabernet.