Jersey’s most highly-acclaimed hotel has funnelled a bumper investment into setting itself apart from the competition with a first for the Channel Island.
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 £750,000 into 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.
The hotel’s wine collection now offers a collection of Le Montrachet and Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet from Domaine Ramonet, including vintages from 1986 to 2010.
Tasting packages have been designed by the Manor’s managing director, Pedro Bento. The cellar can now hold wine tasting events for up to 40 people.
Malcolm Lewis, proprietor of Longueville Manor, commented: “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.