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Sleep in a Giant Wine Barrel at This Vineyard in Portugal

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Well, good news: There’s a place for wine lovers where they can experience their favorite wine from the wine’s perspective.

At the Quinta da Pacheca estate in Douro, Portugal, guests at the vineyard can stay in giant, luxuriously appointed wine barrels Metro reported.

There are 10 barrels, all designed by property owners Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Gonçalves in all on the vineyard’s 140 acre estate, according to Wine Spectator. Each barrel is about 270 square feet, Wine Tourism Portugal reported.

On the outside, each barrel is made of simple pine wood, but on the inside, each contains an elegant bedroom fit for a spa. According to Metro, each barrel features high-end amenities like a private bathroom with modern fixtures, a walk-in shower, a large round bed and skylight so you can gaze at the stars, a private terrace, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.

You are also up close and personal with the 116-year-old estate’s vines, so exploring the grounds is as easy as walking out your barrel door.

“In an idyllic and romantic setting, these wine barrel rooms will provide visitors a unique experience of the nature and significance of the Douro wine region,” said a vineyard representative.

During your stay at the vineyard, you can also enjoy wine tastings as well as samples of locally made jam and olive oil. The hotel also has an gorgeous restaurant for dinner and wine making rooms that guests can take a look at.

If you’re not into staying in a barrel, there are also normal rooms at the hotel house.

Booking your own barrel costs about £219 (about $286 USD) per night, according to the Metro. So, it’s definitely a bucket-list experience that you can save up for.


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