When I lived in California, I visited the wine country several times, and took a few tours and attended tastings. It is truly beautiful there, just looking across the land and seeing nothing but vines and gorgeous houses and other scenery.
I remember on one tour seeing huge wine barrels or casks and marveling at the size of them and the room that held so many of them. But, I don't remember them being as huge as the ones pictured above.
In the true spirit of recycling and the love of wine, the De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands has converted four wine casks from a French Chateau in Switzerland into cozy rooms for travelers. The hotel is very affordable and allows you to bring your dog along, so you have to love that!
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