R&C Spotlight: Amazing Wine Cellars
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For wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs seeking an immersive experience, indulge in a visit to one of these Relais & Châteaux properties featuring incredible wine cellars not to be missed.
Nestled in the back of The Ivy Hotel’s Magdalena restaurant, the vaulted, brick-floored wine cellar is the only in the world that carries the name of one of the world’s most influential wine critics, Baltimore native Robert Parker. Behind its rustic barn doors are walls lined with hundreds of some of the finest and most rare bottles of wine. The cellar focuses on exquisite small-production American wines, although it also stocks a vast selection of unique wines from across the globe and over twenty 100-point wines — some recommended by Parker himself.
Triple Creek Ranch's wine cellar has been a Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" winner for ten consecutive years. The beautiful glass-encased, temperature-controlled wine cellar sits on the upper level of the ranch's main lodge. Handcrafted South American mahogany racks hold more than 600 fine wines and champagnes, from single-vineyard chardonnays to eclectic red blends focused on California, France, and the Pacific Northwest. The ranch's sommelier team also offers a Wine Tasting Experience that is sure to captivate guests' senses, bringing them behind the scenes to learn about the people, places and stories that make each wine special.
Home to one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive wine collections, the 2,000-bottle cellar of the Quintessence hotel, designed and curated by Hotel Owner Geoffrey Fieger, is hand-built out of stone, brick, and red cedar. The state-of-the-art Tuscan wine cellar invites guests to dine and experience some of the finest wines in the world in an intimate environment. Book the hotel’s “Bruts, Blancs & Beaches” package, and you’ll be whisked away by private jet to enjoy world-class wines with stunning ocean views.
The historic Ocean House has more than 8,000 bottles of wine in its collection, including selections from the most important growing regions and hidden gems across the globe. For casual wine drinkers and connoisseurs alike who wish to explore the world of wine, Ocean House offers an approachable and unpretentious series of hands-on classes each week led by Wine Director and Sommelier Jonathan Feiler. On select dates each month, guests can join the Ocean House wine experts in their “From Vine to Wine” Wine Education Series to taste and learn in the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts and master a variety of topics alongside a beautiful cheese platter.
Recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with a “Best of Award of Excellence”, our impressive wine list is meticulously selected and maintained by our Sommelier and Director of Food & Beverage, Ike Seaman. Howard’s Wine Cellar features a collection of bottles centred around impeccable wines from regional producers, celebrating small growers and local offerings alongside internationally-renowned wineries. Our cellar’s stunning 20-foot-long yellow cedar table, expertly crafted by local carpenters and artists, is an intimate gathering spot that is perfect for events, weddings, winemakers' dinners, or even romantic dinners for two.
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