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Monday, September 21st, 2020

One&Only Reethi Rah is home to one of the most beautiful Wine caves in the Indian Ocean

WineCellar02lINVC, Delhi, One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives is home to the Indian Ocean’s wine treasure: a wine reserve of 16,000 bottles from vineyards from all corners of the globe.

More than 600 labels are on offer at One&Only Reethi Rah - from some of the finest wine producers in the world. In Epicure, the glass cellar at Reethi Restaurant the resort, more than 3, 000 bottles of wine are displayed in two temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellars. The wines come from far and wide-- from the famed regions of California, the châteaux of Bordeaux, the lush wineries of Australasia and the wine lands of South Africa.

Epicure is temperature controlled, set at the perfect temperature to protect the integrity of the wines.   Decorated with sculptures and bronze panels, the light dances on the glass adding a sense of magic and lends itself perfectly to an overall romantic ambiance with tastings, wine courses, and themed meals. The Wine Cellar doubles as a Private Dining Room and is ideal for special events and private get-togethers. The Culinary Team and the Sommelier can put together bespoke pairings, to surprise and delight guests.

Guests can also join Craig Lawson, Head Sommelier, for an evening of fine food and wine with special pairings and blind tastings hosted inside Epicure.  Guests can savour wines from the resort’s wide collection of more than 16,000 bottles ranging from a boutique South African vintage to rare labels from some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards.

Craig hails from Canada and has travelled the world, gaining invaluable knowledge as a sommelier.  He has visited many vineyards all over the world, including some in France, South Africa, Spain, Argentine, Chile, Croatia, Italy, America, Canada, Germany, China, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary and Portugal. “I’m still learning about the world of wine and discovering great vintages past and present, even after over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. It’s a lifelong passion,” commented Craig.

“Our guests are highly educated when it comes to the world of wine – they have travelled the world.  It is my role to provide their favourite vintages, but also to help discover new wines.”

To learn more, guests can book “Tutored Wine Tastings” to explore different ‘terroirs’ (vineyard sites) and a tasting selection of wines to discover how soil, climate and the human touch can influence the flavours and textures of wines.

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Some of the wines available at One&Only Reethi Rah:

  • Château Haut Brion,1er Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, France
  • Château Cheval Blanc,1er Grand Cru Classé A St. Emilion, France
  • Château Mouton Rothschild,1er Cru Classé, France
  • Château Latour,1er Cru Classé, France
  • Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, France
  • Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, France
  • Domaine de la Romanée Conti,La Tache Grand Cru, France
  • Luce La ViteLucente,Tuscany, Italy
  • Solaia, Antinori,Tuscany,Italy
  • Tignanello, Antinori, Tuscany,Italy
  • Sassicaia,Tenuta San Guido,Bolgheri,Tuscany,Italy  
  • Ornellaia,Tenutadell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri,Tuscany,Italy
  • Sperss, Angelo Gaja,Langhe, Italy
  • GajaSoriTildin,Barbaresco-Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
  • Ca'MarcandaMagari, Angelo Gaja,Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany,Italy
  • BertaniAmarone,ValpolicellaClassico, Veneto, Italy
  • Unico Bodegas Vega-Sicilia,Ribera del Duero Reserva Especial, Spain
  • Rubicon Meerlust, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Block 14, Craggy Range,Gimblet Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
  • Sena,Mondavi&Chadwick,Colchagua Valley, Chile
  • Silver Oak Twomey, Napa Valley, California,USA
  • HeitzCellar,Napa Valley, California,USA
  • Screaming Eagle, Napa Valley, California,USA



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