Bathe in Red Wine?
Ever wanted to indulge your love of wine to the point of bathing in it?
We admit… we never thought about it. But we are now.
Conde Nast Traveler reports that there’s a spa inside a castle near Relais La Suvera in Tuscany! And if the idea of being pampered like a literal princess isn’t quite swanky enough for you, there’s this:
Situated under barrel-vaulted ceilings and inside restored thousand-year-old stone walls, the resort’s Essere Spa provides a 110-minute treatment inspired by the area’s most famous beverage—you guessed it, wine.
They call it The DeVino Ritual. This magical sounding experience includes grapeseed oil, honey, wine, and brown sugar. Sounds like a tasty snack, doesn’t it? But no… it’s actually their VinoTherapy Body Scrub. (For a snack you’ll be treated to grapes and red wine instead!)
And the princess treatment doesn’t stop there! Next up is a red wine bath, complete with hydro-massage and fortified with red wine extracts. And finally there’s the DeVino massage, featuring grapeseed oil and essential oils.
There are other things to do at the Castello di Casole, but you’ll hopefully forgive us if we sound blasé when we say we can hike trails, ride bikes or make pizza right here in the states. It’s the wine bath that got our attention, after all! We do, however, completely agree with Conde Nast in their sentiments.
Really, we’ll take any excuse to drink wine and get massages—especially ones given at a 10th-century Tuscan castle turned five-star boutique hotel. Salute!
And while we’re in Italy, perhaps we should take a little side trip…
Because of the design, this doesn’t have to be a holidays-only thing. And the winery says this is no publicity stunt. Their Facebook page proclaims “The wine fountain is a welcome, the wine fountain is poetry,” while making clear that it’s not for for “drunkards” or “louts”.
Before we all pack our bags and head to the airport, you’re probably wondering whether this ultimate wine-lover’s road trip would even be feasible… it is.
Google maps assures us it is a short four and a half hour drive from the spa to the fountain. Or vice versa.