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Terranea and Piper-Heidsieck Launch Exclusive Cuvée Reserve Champagne, "Essentiel by Terranea"


(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; November 14, 2018) —Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, has partnered with prestigious Piper-Heidsieck to develop a limited edition Cuvée Reserve Champagne, Essentiel by Terranea. Debuting this month, only 2,500 bottles were crafted exclusively for Terranea, making the award-winning coastal resort only the second hotel property in North America (and only the fourth in the world) to offer a private Piper-Heidsieck wine.

Terranea Wine Director and Certified Sommelier, Alicia Ajolo, traveled to France to collaborate with Piper-Heidsieck’s oenological team, where they taste tested variations of ‘dosage’—or sugar levels—then blended with assorted reserve vintage wines to create the one-of-a-kind wine that balances flavor and mouthfeel. The end result features notes of citrus and white fruits, grapes, fresh apple, and fresh almond.

“Essentiel was crafted with our immensely talented culinary team at the heart of it,” says Terranea Wine Director, Alicia Ajolo. “I sought out balance and freshness with just a touch of reserve vintage wine to enhance the complexity of the flavor profile.  It allows for our guests to pair with a wide range of cuisine.”

Essentiel by Terranea will be sold exclusively through Terranea’s on-property dining destinations, including mar’sel, catalina kitchen, bashi, Nelson’s, Lobby Bar and Lounge, sea beans, Solviva, as well as in-room dining. 

About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort with 102-acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and offers worldclass accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea is proud of its Farmto-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, beehives, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. The resort’s innovative adventure concierge, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove, and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property. Since its opening, Terranea Resort 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.” The resort also received the “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 the resort on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts, and residences across the United States. Offering authentically immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.