Longueville Manor opens new wine cellar
London, April 2018… / A state-of-the-art wine cellar has been built at Longueville Manor in Jersey, the first in the Manor’s history and the first of its kind for any Jersey hotel or restaurant.
After securing deals on two important private collections, the cellar now boasts over 4,000 bottles, including a number of extremely rare varieties. Some of the highest value bottles would be expected to raise over £3,000 at auction.
The owners of Longueville Manor, Malcolm and Patricia Lewis, have invested over three-quarters of a million pounds in the latest stage of the refurbishment. This includes the bespoke wine cellar, contemporary laundry facilities and a new pastry kitchen.
The cellar’s racking systems were crafted by Sorrells Custom Wine Cellars, one of the UK’s most prestigious wine storage experts. Previous clients of Sorrells include The Ritz, Galvin La Chapelle and The Dorchester. Their design at Longueville Manor has delivered optimum storage conditions for the hotel’s vast wine collection, including modern insulation, lighting and temperature control systems. The seven-month build has been meticulously managed by Malcolm Lewis from concept to completion and local wine merchants Love Wine have, as local agent for Sorrels, assisted at every stage.
The hotel’s exceptional wine collection now offers huge temptation to oenophiles. Of special mention is a collection of Le Montrachet and Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet from Domaine Ramonet, including vintages from 1986 to 2010. The Magnums and bottles of Musigny Grand Cru from the famous Comte Georges De Vogue 2001 are also much sought after. Additionally, guests will find an array of Jeroboams and Double Magnums including a Jeroboam of 1988 Bollinger R.D Champagne and a Double Magnum of 1953 Chateau Gruaud-Larose.
‘I am so proud to launch the Longueville Manor Wine Cellar. I believe it stands out as one of the top wine cellars in the UK as both a working cellar and a collection of interest. It’s so unique and we honestly have to pinch ourselves to believe it’s now a reality.
‘Fine dining and fine wine are synonymous, so this exceptional facility is ideal for our clientele many of whom are collectors themselves. We are enjoying giving tours and discussing the rare wines, Champagnes and Ports. It’s an excellent addition to our property and we are delighted to share it with our guests.’
Tim Lewis, Sales and Operations Director, Sorrells, says:
‘Malcolm Lewis had a passion and clear vision for the project from the outset and we used our expertise to enhance his ideas. We incorporated a display cabinet, a wine tasting table with corks set under glass and state of the art display racking. We used redwood with a dark finish and installed LED lighting throughout. The room is temperature controlled by one of our bespoke mechanical systems and sealed with a bespoke hardwood ash door with a glass viewing panel. Longueville Manor is a highly prestigious hotel and now the wine cellar and tasting area will be the envy of every major hotel around the world.’
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Notes to Editor
Longueville Manor, the only Relais & Châteaux property and AA 5 Red Star hotel in the Channel Islands, is a 14th century manor house set in a beautiful 18-acre estate close to St Helier. The hotel offers 30 stylish bedrooms and suites, enchanting gardens and woodland, tennis court, swimming pool, croquet lawn, and now a boutique wellness spa. In a supremely relaxing and comfortable setting, fine cuisine, thoughtful service and meticulous attention to detail are the hallmarks of its exemplary hospitality.