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mar'sel at Terranea Resort Celebrates a Decade of Excellence with Wine Spectator's “Best of Award of Excellence”

Monday, July 01, 2024

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence


Media Contact: Marguarite Clark Public Relations 

Marguarite Clark, (949) 295-2801, 




RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - mar'sel at Terranea Resort, the luxurious oceanfront resort nestled along the Pacific Ocean, has been awarded Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence for its 10th consecutive year. Wine Spectator, a leading global authority on wine, has honored mar'sel with this second highest level award recognizing mar'sel's outstanding wine list and impressive wine service.


Pacific oceanfront fine dining experience mar'sel, a Four-Star Forbes Travel Guide winner, showcases 375 wine selections on its carefully curated wine list, and its total bottle inventory is 5,000. Wine Spectator has cited the list's strengths to be particularly in its breadth and depth of California and French wines. The list presents both New World and Old World varietals from many other outstanding world producers. Choices are made to satisfy the palates of discerning wine lovers who enjoy the sommelier's pairing suggestions to complement the sophisticated, elegant seasonal American California cuisine with an inventive twist created by Chef Fabio Ugoletti. Wine Spectator judges also considered the meticulous maintenance of the collection, fine glassware used throughout the restaurant and special guest wine programming such as collaborative dinners with local vintners.


"We congratulate our entire team of culinarians and wine pros headed by Wine Director Erica Williams, Chef Fabio Ugoletti and General Manager/Sommelier Istvan Kiss for their talents, dedication and commitment to mar'sel and Terranea Resort," said Kevin Morales, director of food and beverage. "Special thanks to everyone at Wine Spectator for all their research and informative and entertaining content, online and in their magazine. Their outstanding coverage of important wine industry trends and happenings is of great value to wine and food lovers."


This year's awards program recognized over 3,500 dining destinations from all 50 states and more than 75 countries and territories. The 2024 Best of Award of Excellence awards were awarded to a total of 1,531 global establishments, and each of them was required to have at least 350 wine selections on their list. The total number of winners from this year's Grand, Best of Award of Excellence and Award of Excellence was 3,700 wine programs, and they appear online at and will be published in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator magazine available on newsstands mid-July.


Where:           mar'sel

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way

                        Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275

                        Phone: (310) 494-7891 


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About Terranea Resort 

Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is the premier luxury oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened in 2009 and proudly celebrates more than 15 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. 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 waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; and eight dining venues showcasing its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, a Sea Salt Conservatory and more. In addition, the resort's team of expert Experience Concierge members 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, archery, kayaking and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network and 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" as well as named a "Best Waterfront Hotel" by Newsweek. 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, call 866.261.5873 or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About Wine Spectator Magazine

Wine Spectator is the world's leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around millions of readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web's most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine's role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews.

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