Hot foot it to the Constance Prince Maurice to visit the largest wine cellar in the Indian Ocean
How can you make a wine tasting session extra special? Enjoy it in one of these fabulous hotel cellars
THE ONE UNDERWATER
Tucked away within the Sea restaurant at Anantara Kihavah Villas is the world’s first underwater wine cellar. Yes, really. Take a seat in the restaurant and sample your favourite vintage as you watch sharks, turtles and tropical fish swim by.
THE ONE WITH 100-YEAR OLD VINES
Wine connoisseurs are sure to fall head over heels for the wine cellar at Finca Adalgisa. This countryside retreat is set among two hectares of Malbec grape vineyards. You are able to sample some of the fruits of their labours during wine tastings along with generous servings of goats cheese and cold cuts.
THE ONE ON SAFARI
After a busy day driving through the bush, consider quenching your thirst with a glass of something chilled in the wine cellar at Singita Boulders Lodge in Sabi Sabi. And if you become rather partial to one of the South African wines you enjoy during your visit, don’t worry, because the lodge is more than happy to courier a box straight to your home.
THE ONE IN A SKI RESORT
Why have one wine cellar, when you can have two? The Four Seasons Megeve features a cylindrical double-level wine cellar with more than 10,000 bottles. Enjoy some of the country’s best wines during a wine tasting or a private dinner, when you can have the place to yourself.
THE ONE ON AN ISLAND
Oenophiles should hot foot it to the Constance Prince Maurice to visit the largest wine cellar in the Indian Ocean. Featuring more than 25,000 bottles, The Wine Cellar includes all of your favourite European vintages, as well as tipples from nearby South Africa. Take a seat at the tasting table and relax with a glass and a plate of tapas, or stay a little longer and enjoy one of the hotel’s wine pairing evenings. If you’re ready to celebrate you can order the most expensive wine that’s contained in the cellar – the Romanée Conti 1996. Or if you would rather hold on to USD15,000, you can just look at the bottle.