Imagine pairing an out of this world spa treatment with an award winning wine tasting that’s specifically based on your individual needs and preferences. As one of the top luxury estates and wineries in Spain, the Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine offers that exact unique experience to its spa guests. With the inclusion of their “Spa Sommeliers” they deliver a level of service and customization of a spa experience that’s hard to top.
The on-site Santuario Wellness & Spa has 10,000 sq ft. of luxurious facilities built underground as part of the magnificently restored 900-year-old abbey that the historic estate is built on. The large skylights allow in natural light giving the spa a calm, soothing ambiance. The addition of the sleek contemporary design and state of the art technology such as solar panels are the perfect harmony between history and modern luxury. The facilities include private spa suites, an indoor heated pool, separate men/woman wellness areas with sauna, steam bath, experience shower, relaxation room and an outdoor pool among the vineyards that’s open in the summer.
Although this spa is grand on its own, the Spa Sommelier experience is what really takes this spa to the next level of luxury. Based on traditional Tibetan medicine and its elements, the Sommelier pairs each wine with a special oil blend that each guest smells and selects. After tasting 3 wines and using your palette and aroma preferences, you are recommended a spa experience that suits your physical and spiritual needs at that moment. Whether it’s enhancing circulation, stimulating nerve cells or influencing moods and emotions, this unique oenotherapy experience aims to bring each guest balance and harmony. There are also options for guests that don’t drink alcohol such as hot teas in the winter and cold grape juices in the summer.
In addition to the spa experience, the estate itself also has many other unique offerings such as the Michelin Star restaurant Refectorio with dishes served under a vaulted Gothic ceiling, tours of the estate and vineyard, horseback riding, helicopter rides and falconry displays. Since opening in 2012, the hotel has won many awards from Conde Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor and with being paired with one of Spain’s leading wineries, we can see why.
– Liz, WSR Editor