A 240 hectare working wine and fruit farm that dates back over 300 years, with an exceptionally well-preserved werf. A Garden of Diversity pays tribute to the gardening traditions of the Cape. Guest accommodation reflects the integrity of the original architecture of the Drakenstein Valley and its symplistic blending with landscape and climate. Guests may enjoy a walk in the remarkable fruit and vegetable garden, along the Clivia lined stream, sample wines grown on the slopes around the Simonsberg and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants where distinct flavours celebrate the seasons an
Architecture and Landscapes
A 240 hectare working wine and fruit farm dating back over 300 years, with an exceptionally well-preserved farm yard. A Garden of Diversity pays tribute to the gardening traditions of the Cape. Guest accommodation reflects the integrity of the original architecture of the Drakenstein Valley and its symplistic blending with landscape and climate. Guests may enjoy a walk in the remarkable fruit and vegetable garden, along the Clivia lined stream, sample wines grown on the slopes around the Simonsberg and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants where distinct flavours celebrate the seasons a
The Weingut Kapellenhof in Selzen is awarded the prize for Architecture, Parks and Gardens 2015. The listed monument ensemble, the roots of which date back into the 14th century, with an Art nouveau villa from the year 1901 with original windows and doors, its own vinothek and a garden, that is cultivated by the Schätzel family following the model of English landscape gardens, offers in combination with the starred “Kaupers” restaurant an experience for all senses. The sunny garden, the wine restaurant and the vinothek are perfect venues for enjoying Rheinhessen wine at its best.
Charles Krug Winery, Napa Valley's oldest winery, recently renovated its historic Redwood Cellar, turning it into one of the valley's most stunning tasting rooms. Guests are welcome to sample wines at the tasting bar, in the cellar’s open lounge, or in a private room. Giant arched windows look into the Family Reserve Barrel Room, where barrel samples are offered. The tasting room's new trattoria offers fresh, grilled Panini and other Italian specialties.
Through its impressive architecture, Trapiche winery tells the wine making history of the 20th century. Heritage spaces, new architectural areas, a period machine museum, the tasting room inside a crystal pyramid that works as cosmic energy catalyst, and biodynamic vineyards and woods that preserve its wines’ nature are speaking harmoniously. All of this succeeds in an important tourism impact.
Splendid restoration of Ygay Castle founded in 1852 and built by Luciano Murrieta, the first owner and driving force of this iconic winery. In 1983 Vicente Cebrián, Creixell Count, acquired the winery and died thirteen years later. This ambitious project, developed by Creixell Count´s descendents, covered the whole complex of buidings. The restoration took seven years and has been made stone by stone by stonemasons came from Galicia, Spain, with absolute respect for the history and original architecture of the buildings.
Extraordinaria rehabilitación del Castillo de Ygay, fundado en 1852 y construido por Luciano de Murrieta, el primer propietario e impulsor de esta emblemática bodega. El ambicioso proyecto de recuperación del complejo de edificios ha sido desarrollado por los hijos de Vicente Cebrián Sagarriga, Conde de Creixell, que adquirió la bodega en 1983 y falleció trece años después. La restauración ha durado siete años y se ha realizado piedra a piedra de la mano de canteros artesanos venidos desde Galicia, con absoluto respeto a la historia y la arquitectura original de los edificios.
Adega Quinta da Faísca is located in the Douro Demarcated Region, namely the Favaios upland, from where you can admire a wide landscape of vineyards and olive trees.
The architecture of the Adega is part of the landscape, respecting the Douro architecture of schist and granite, combined with noble materials, such as wood and glass, offering comfort and hospitality.
You can enjoy a visit to the vineyards, the cellar and the barrels warehouse displaying graffiti drawings, followed by Secret Spot Wines wine tasting. You can also book your meal here.
A Adega Quinta da Faísca, situa-se na Região Demarcada do Douro, mais precisamente no planalto de Favaios. O que se avista é a paisagem preenchida com vinhas, olivais, as vistas são amplas e ilimitadas.
A arquitectura da Adega encontra-se integrada na paisagem, respeitando a arquitectura Duriense de Xisto e Granito, conjugada com materiais nobres, como a madeira e o vidro, aliados a um conforto e hospitalidade.
L’Hôtel Babylonstoren est une propriété de vignobles et de vergers au cœur des spectaculaires montagnes de la Drakenstein Valley, dans les Capewinelands. Le domaine dispose d’une cour de ferme datant de 1690, exceptionnellement bien préservée. Les clients de cet hôtel rural d’exception peuvent profiter des restaurants, du spa et de la salle de fitness.