I don't know your mom, but I can only assume she's just as awesome and hard-working as my mom is. And I know what my mom wants this (and every) Mother's Day: a little reminder that she is loved and appreciated, and a whole lot of flippin' peace and quiet.
You wish you could buy your mom a private island, complete with her own mansion and yacht, because that's what she deserves, right? Unfortunately, you can't. But you can give her the next best thing by planning a quiet, scenic getaway to wine country. Whether it's Napa, Bordeaux, Willamette Valley, or Cape Town... there are amazing wine destinations all over the world.
I've put together this collection of some of my favorite wine country camping and glamping getaways to inspire you this Mother's Day. Find a vineyard near you and book a few nights for your amazing mother so that she can relax and unwind... and maybe get a little tipsy. Hey, she's earned it.
Ty Croes Farm Vineyard - Anglesey, Wales
Located on the beautiful beaches of Wales, this vineyard accommodates mobile homes, RVs, and tent camping. Guests can enjoy the beach on a warm day, observe the local flora and fauna, visit the 6th century church that stands at the entrance to the campgrounds, hike to visit Bryn Celli Ddu (a nearby ancient burial monument), or just relax and sip wine on the grounds.
Chateau Ramsak - Maribor, Slovenia
This remote paradise offers a luxurious tree house in Slovenia wine country. Guests can enjoy their intimate lodgings and take in the stunning scenery from their private Jacuzzi on the terrace. If they feel like venturing from their cozy tree house, they can enjoy the wine from the vineyard and the outdoor cinema on property. Other lodgings are available as well, including a huge tent for families and a more cozy tent for couples.
Hickman Family Vineyards - Bangor, CA
This scenic vineyard is located outside of Sacramento in Northern California. It caters to RVs and tent campers alike. Campers can enjoy local activities such as hiking, boating, and snowmobiling (if it's the right time of year), or they can entertain themselves on the grounds by tasting wine, picnicking, playing bocce ball, or barbecuing a delicious meal.
Slattery Vintage Estates - Nehawka, NE
This Nebraska winery offers fully-furnished bungalows on-site for their guests. The decor is delightfully antique, and the grounds themselves are gorgeous. They offer a variety of activities and events, including a Mother's Day brunch buffet, as well as live music throughout the season.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Roar & Snore - Escondido, CA
Near and dear to my heart, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located in my city of Escondido in Southern California. The Safari Park is a fantastic destination for all animal lovers and offers a variety of packages for guests who wish to stay in their safari tents, which sit right on the edge of multiple animal exhibits. Snacks and wine are available throughout the park, as well as in your lodgings, and you can enjoy breakfast in front of your tent with a fantastic view of some of the world's most spectacular animals. While the Safari Park is not a vineyard itself, it happens to be located only ten minutes away from one of my local favorites, Orfila Vineyards.
Vineyard Yurt - Barcelona, Spain
This roomy yurt is both comfy and eco-friendly. A wood-burning stove keeps you cozy on chilly nights, and in warm weather you can venture outside to enjoy the private outdoor picnic area. It comes equipped with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area, as well as a bath house. Best, it all runs on solar power. You can kick back and soak up the stunning Spanish vineyard all while helping save the planet.
Mendocino Grove - Mendocino, CA
Nestled in the wine country of Mendocino, California, this peaceful and secluded site consists of several fully-stocked safari tents. You can lounge outside on your private patio and listen to the gentle sounds of the forest while sipping some of the local wine, and at night you can roast s'mores in your fire pit or take a relaxing hot shower. If you're feeling adventurous, you could explore the nearby state parks, beaches, and coastal bluffs by going hiking, kayaking, or paddle boarding.