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Terranea Resort and Piper-Heidsieck Launch Limited Edition Cuvée Reserve Champagne, “Essential by Terranea”


Terranea Wine Director Alicia Ajolo collaborates with the premier French Champagne house to develop a limited-edition wine

(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; November 14, 2018)—Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, has partnered with prestigious Piper-Heidsieck to develop a limited edition Cuvée Reserve Champagne, Essentiel by Terranea. Debuting this month, only 2,500 bottles were crafted exclusively for Terranea, making the award-winning coastal resort only the second hotel property in North America (and only the fourth in the world) to offer a private Piper-Heidsieck wine.

Terranea Wine Director and Certified Sommelier, Alicia Ajolo, traveled to France to collaborate with Piper-Heidsieck’s oenological team, where they taste tested variations of ‘dosage’—or sugar levels—then blended with assorted reserve vintage wines to create the one-of-a-kind wine that balances flavor and mouthfeel. The end result features notes of citrus and white fruits, grapes, fresh apple, and fresh almond.

“Essentiel was crafted with our immensely talented culinary team at the heart of it,” says Terranea Wine Director, Alicia Ajolo. “I sought out balance and freshness with just a touch of reserve vintage wine to enhance the complexity of the flavor profile. It allows for our guests to pair with a wide range of cuisine.”

Essentiel by Terranea will be sold exclusively through Terranea’s on-property dining destinations, including mar’sel, catalina kitchen, bashi, Nelson’s, Lobby Bar and Lounge, sea beans, Solviva, as well as in-room dining.  

About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views on the Los Angeles coast. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and will proudly celebrate a milestone anniversary in 2019: 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot water slide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and nine dining venues including signature, farm-to-table fine dining restaurant mar’sel; catalina kitchen, serving a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California in a comfortably chic environment; Nelson’s, a cliffside spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea takes pride in its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea’s bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Experience Concierge members at the newly created Experience Center help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Four-Star property, is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort also received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News World Report‘s “Best U.S. Hotels” list. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels is a collection of more than 40 upscale and luxury independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America. Each property is intentionally diverse and true to its location, transcending status quo in fresh, authentic and unforgettable ways. Serving as both the explorer and the guide, Destination ensures a sense of genuine belonging and the chance to encounter life-enhancing discoveries. The award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 112 exceptional food and beverage options including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Destination Hotels captures the unique essence of each location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Instagram: @destinationhotels and Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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