Soon after 1999, top spas began incorporating wine into their therapies.
While the family of Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spas remains the most exclusive, several destination spas and day spas also offer vineyard spa inspirations -- some in the beauty of their vineyard and winery settings, and others in the presentation of vineyard inspired treatments.
The most renown are Hacienda (Ribera del Duero, Spain), Marquis de Réscal (Rioja, Spain), Spa Bourgogne, France, super chic Patios de Cafayate in Argentinian Calchaquí Valley, szwajcarski Lindner Alpentherme in Leukerbad, Switzerland, two SPA in Canadzie (Beyond Wrapture, Kelowna, BC and St. Catharines, Ontario.
Just outside Paris the creators of Caudalie Vinotherapy Spas have launched Les Etangs de Corot. Taking a run-down hotel they've transformed it into a chic spa.
At the Patios de Cafayate wine spa in Argentina, nestled in the Calchaquí Valley, guests can bathe in barrels of bubbling waters spiked with cabernet and soak in an aromatic blend of grape syrups, juices, pips and grapeseed oils.
One of the most exciting projects is definitely 6 stars hotel Marquis de Réscal (Rioja, Spain), designed by Frank Gehry.
Hotel’s spa facilities are operated by Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spas offering among others:
• Baths and Wraps: treatments to infiltrate the tissues, physiologically eliminating water and activating the circulation thanks to extracts of red grapevines and biological essential oils.
• Therapeutic Massage: the massages of Caudalie are carried out with essential oils and extra-fine grape seed oil which well known for its nutritional and softening properties. This oil keeps the skin hydrated and restores its elasticity.
• Facial treatment: aimed at achieving firmer, healthier and more attractive skin, these treatments use stabilized polyphenols that increase collagen and elastine production. The polyphenols also combat free radicals which are the main cause of skin aging.