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Terranea Resort Hosts Inaugural Celebration of Food and Wine on August 10

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., June 26, 2014 – On Sunday, August 10th, Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, will host its inaugural Celebration of Food and Wine. The event offers special seminars and wine tastings lead by experts and will also feature a wine luncheon, special wine retail options, a selection of room packages, and a VIP reception and dinner.

The Celebration of Food and Wine at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes will feature four seminar sessions, as well as an “Old World vs. New World” themed lunch and cooking demonstration from the chefs of Terranea. The festival culminates with the ‘Taste of Terranea’ reception, featuring bites from each of Terranea’s restaurants complemented by wine booths represented by select wine vendors.

The two morning seminar sessions will begin with Bubbles of the World hosted by Master Wine Candidate Stuart Prato, running from 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., followed by A History of South Africa hosted by award-winning Boela Gerber of Groot Constantia, running from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The lunch, hosted by French Wine Specialist Paul Swigger, will begin at 1 p.m. and will be prepared by Terranea’s Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra and feature a cooking demonstration to highlight the theme of “Old World vs. New World” in both food and wine.

The two afternoon seminar sessions will begin with Italian Wines hosted by Premier Italian Wine Importer and Italian Master Sommelier John Cressman and run from 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., and will be followed by Bordeaux vs. Burgundy hosted by Jason Berry, representing Mark Haisma, Burgundy Négociant, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the chefs of Terranea, and a special selection of wine vendors for guests to taste, question, and fill orders from. Pricing options for the festival tickets are $125 for the seminars and lunch, $125 for the evening reception only, or $225 for the full day food and wine experience of seminars, lunch, and the reception. Special introductory pricing for the first 70 guests will include a discount of buy one ticket receive 50% off a second ticket.

In conjunction with the Celebration of Food and Wine, guests of the festival will have the opportunity to purchase a special room package for the event. The package includes two-night ocean view accommodations, two VIP passes for the day’s activities, including all seminar offerings, the lunch and closing reception as well as a welcome reception and wine dinner at mar’sel the evening prior to the event. This package starts at $900.

Terranea’s Celebration of Food and Wine is by advance reservation only and tickets to the food and wine event will be limited. Reservations can be made at  For additional information, please call (310) 265-2766.


About Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts

Opened June 2009, Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, will celebrate its five year anniversary in 2014. Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort offers unparalleled Pacific Ocean views and world-class 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; three 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. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, 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, kayorkle and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts . A member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property, Terranea Resort earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and was named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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