Noted for its red and white Pinot wines, Germany’s Baden region is the country’s southernmost and warmest wine region. With stunning natural landmarks, including the Black Forest and numerous mountain ranges, the region should be on any winelover’s list of future travel destinations.
When you do book flights, Schlafen im Weinfass has the perfect accommodation waiting for you.
Located among the foothills of the Hornisgrinde Mountain, just outside the village of Sasbachwalden, the small winery offers visitors the chance to sleep among the vines in one of their eight giant wine barrels. (In case your German isn’t up to scratch, Schlafen im Weinfass literally translates to “Sleeping in a wine barrel.”)
Each of the winery’s 8,000-liter barrels has been fitted out with a bed, windows, and bathroom. Central heating systems ensure guests can visit all year round, and during warmer months, visitors can enjoy their own private garden patio, with uninterrupted views of the vineyard and Rhine valley beyond.
Guests are treated to dinner and breakfast baskets by the Wild family, who own and run the accommodation as well as an eponymous winery, so they’ve got drinks covered too.
If this sounds like the wine-fueled vacation for you, reserve your dates fast: the barrels are incredibly popular, and vacancies for this year and next are running out fast. Head to Schlafen im Weinfass’ website to find out more.