6 Luxury Chalets with Spectacular Wine Cellars
Discover the finest chalet wine cellars in the Alps, perfect for enjoying an après-ski tipple or two,
For oenophiles, a showpiece wine cellar is a necessity when it comes to booking a luxury ski chalet. From contemporary glass cellars to traditional stone wine caves, we have put together a list of some of the most impressive wine cellars in the Alps, custom-designed to house the finest labelled wines and champagnes ready for you to enjoy during your stay.
With an exclusive location, Chalet Zermatt Peak offers breathtaking panoramic views over Zermatt and of the magnificent Matterhorn. Accessed via a private tunnel, this luxury chalet is set into the side of the mountain above the village and was designed by the renowned designer and developer Paul Bowyer. Chalet Zermatt Peak’s stunning walk-in wine cellar has a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, behind which, hundreds of bottles of wine are displayed on glass shelves with atmospheric lighting. With an extensive collection of wine and champagne to sample, this wine cellar is the perfect combination of contemporary and traditional design with rustic stone flooring.
With a reputation as one of the most luxurious properties in the Swiss Alps, Chalet Norte can be found in the Sonalon area of Verbier. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, admire the stunning views of the mountains and the village as you sit by the impressive open stone fireplace or unwind in the chalet’s deluxe spa situated on the ground floor. Before heading to the private cinema, make your way to the chalet’s wine cellar to select the perfect bottle to enjoy with a good film. With stone walls and flooring, the wine cellar has an underwater feel with porthole windows providing views of the chalet’s swimming pool.
Locate in the village square of Montriond, Chalet La Maison is just a short drive from Morzine. An original townhouse dating back to 1749, this stunning chalet has been beautifully transformed into a modern mountain home whilst retaining original timbers. Located on the first floor, Chalet La Maison’s wine cellar is unlike any other, floating high above the private swimming pool of the property which is visible through the see-through glass floor. With several bar stools, the wine cellar is the perfect spot in which to enjoy a glass of champagne as dinner is being prepared in the professional kitchen.
Set on the slopes of Oberlech just above the village of Lech, Chalet N is a spectacular luxury ski-in/ski-out property with an outstanding wellness area and a wine cellar of an oenophilia’s dreams. Expertly stocked, Chalet N’s wine cellar has been incredibly designed incorporating an arched wooden ceiling with mirrored accents and floodlit diamond cases to store a selection of some of the finest wines. With a beautiful wooden table, guests can also enjoy a canape or two in the warm and cosy atmosphere of the wine cellar.
Voted Austria’s best ski chalet at the 2019 World Ski Awards, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is a true refuge in the heart of the Dolomites. A former hunting lodge which dates back to the 16th Century, the lodge is full of character with a rustic yet elegant interior incorporating vaulted ceilings, wooden floors and ancient artefacts. With its very own wine cellar stocked with over 1,500 bottles of the finest Alto Adige wines, the cellar also has floodlit stone walls and a table perfect for wine tasting evenings.
Chalet La Tene is a newly renovated contemporary chalet found in the heart of Val d’Isere. Just 50 metres from the lifts, this beautiful chalet is close to the main street comprising many shops, bars and restaurants. However, when it comes to fine wine, there is no need to venture far, with an outstanding wine cave found on the lower floor of this exceptional property. With a wide selection of vintages and the opportunity of wine tasting, wine connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice as they delve into the chalet’s collection of wine displayed on metal racks and in wooden diamond-shaped alcoves. This beautiful cellar features floodlit exposed mountain stone as well as wine barrels and vintage demijohn wine bottles.