Soneva launches Virtual Wine Tasting

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14 September, 2020

World-leading luxury resort operator Soneva has launched its Virtual Wine Tasting programme with some of the most prestigious winemakers around the world.

Soneva revealed that starting October the tastings will be taking place on Zoom. Along with the onsite guests, every one can meet and greet (virtually) and hear directly from the winemakers themselves.

The programme for the next three months features:

  • Chêne Bleu (October 4): Hosted by N. Rolet, owner
  • Weingut Wittmann (October 11): Hosted by P. Wittmann, owner
  • Rivetto (October 18): Hosted by E. Rivetto, owner
  • Waterkloof (October 25): Hosted by L. Boutinot, owner
  • Hatt et Söner (November 1): Hosted by K. Ruscon, owner
  • Domaine Milan (November 8): Hosted by T. Milan, owner
  • CVNE (November 15): Hosted by M. Larrea, enologist
  • Domaine Chavy-Chouet (November 22): Hosted by R. Chavy, owner
  • Mas de Daumas Gassac (November 29): Hosted by S. Guibert, owner

Each tasting will start at 6.30pm Soneva Fushi Time (GMT+6) and last for one and a half hours.

Those interested in attending any of the Virtual Wine Tastings can contact via email, winetasting@soneva.com. Soneva will be sending quarterly newsletters with the upcoming wine tastings, but if you are interested, you can refer to the Soneva Stars programme where the entire calendar of events is available.

You will have the option to either purchase one bottle of each wine presented for the event, or to buy cases of these wines. The prices for the bottles of wines will differ depending on the event, and includes the participation costs for the event.

Each tasting will start at 6.30pm Soneva Fushi Time (GMT+6) and last for one and a half hours.

Soneva in The Maldives

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World-leading luxury resort operator Soneva runs two resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.

In 1995, the award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi set the standard for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways in the Maldives. Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi pairs Robinson Crusoe fantasy with intelligent luxury. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either.

Sixty-two private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine coral reef. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings in the high-tech Observatory, the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, five hundred wines to choose from, six different restaurants and countless destination dining options. In November 2015, Soneva launched a floating villa concept, Soneva in Aqua, a treasure trove children’s Den and a multi-purpose facility encompasses a glass gallery, boutique and studio where guests can learn the art of glass blowing. READ FULL REVIEW

The perfect combination of luxury and nature, Soneva Jani offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Opened in December 2016, Soneva Jani is Soneva’s newest property and the world-leading luxury hotel group’s second resort in the Maldives. This resort doesn't just have character, it has charisma. Soneva Jani is like someone with personal magnetism, someone who knows themself, knows the world and greets it with a big, welcoming smile.

Meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani currently comprises 24 overwater villas and one island villa. Each of the 24 water villas is superbly designed and has a private pool that looks out onto its own lagoon site, and some villas are equipped with water slides from the sun deck down to the lagoon. Feature of the villas is a retractable roof in the main bedroom, which is retracted at the touch of a button so guests can lie in bed and count the stars. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sands and covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands will remain untouched, making Soneva Jani the lowest density development in the Maldives. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the Maldives’ turquoise waters. The island villas will be tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach.

Soneva Jani’s main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the overwater villas. This dramatic three story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory.

The luxury resort is located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu atoll, and has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Zuhair’s Beach on a desert island in the lagoon. READ FULL REVIEW

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