Stonehouse Restaurant at Santa Barbara Resort Installs 70-Bottle Vertical Collection of Chateau Petrus, Capping Off Revitalization After Cellar Destruction
May 10th – (Santa Barbara, CALIF)—With the arrival of a rare 70-vintage vertical collection of Chateau Petrus in the newly re-built cellar of the Stonehouse restaurant at the famed San Ysidro Ranch resort, the reconstruction of one of the world’s most renowned restaurant wine collections has been completed. The Petrus collection at the Stonehouse, which has garnered five Grand Awards from The Wine Spectator, represents the most extensive restaurant offering of Petrus in the United States.
The 70-bottle vertical of Chateau Petrus includes every bottle produced by the renowned Bordeaux estate reaching back to the famed 1945 vintage. This rare collection of wine serves as the centerpiece of the reconstructed Stonehouse restaurant wine cellar, which saw its entire inventory of 12,500 bottles destroyed by mudslides that flowed through the resort and restaurant in January 2018.
COLLECTION INCLUDES SOME OF MOST COVETED WINES IN THE WORLD
“Recreating the Stonehouse’s wine cellar was a painstaking process that took us across the globe tracking down the rarest and most coveted wines to make the restaurant’s cellar even better than it was before the disaster of 2018,” said Stonehouse wine director Tristan Pitre. “Patience and persistence paid off for us when we finally procured and received delivery of this historic collection of one of the greatest wines in the world.”
The 70-bottle vertical collection was procured with the help of The Wine Source from two collectors located in Bordeaux. It includes every vintage produced by Chateau Petrus beginning with the famed 1945 Victory vintage up to the current vintage, including the renowned 1947 vintage and the celebrated vintages of 1959, 1961, 1964, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2009.
In procuring this world-class collection of Petrus, San Ysidro Ranch insisted that its authenticity and provenance be beyond question. Working on behalf of the ranch, The Wine Source located the wines in Bordeaux, where they had sat undisturbed with the original purchasers who acquired the bottles directly from the Chateau upon their releases. The provenance, storage, and authenticity thus were determined to be impeccable. In all, the two collections of Petrus acquired from sources in Bordeaux and make up the 70-vintage vertical collection amount to a total of 119 bottles including duplicates.
“Without question, the Stonehouse Petrus vertical is the most extensive restaurant collection of Petrus in America and one of the most extensive collections anywhere in the world,” said Ty Warner, owner of San Ysidro Ranch. “More importantly, the ranch’s collection represents the hard work and commitment that went into returning the Stonehouse and its wine program to greatness following the disastrous events of 2018.”
San Ysidro Ranch is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, which was founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner. Ty Warner Hotel & Resort Properties include: San Ysidro Ranch, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Four Seasons Hotel New York, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Montecito Club, Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Sandpiper Golf Course and Rancho San Marcos. For more information on the property, visit http://www.sanysidroranch.com.