MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL
LASTING LUXURY IN MARBELLA
The Marbella Club Hotel
Marbella Club Hotel’s Grill and Champagne Room, brings to you an evening not to be missed. On the 16th October 2014, they will be offering a Wine Pairing dinner with Bodegas y Viñedos Sierra Cantabria. The price of €96/person covers welcome canapés, a five-course dinner specially crafted by Chef Juan Galvez and wine tasting. The Marbella Club’s in-house Sommelier, Angel Gonzalez and one expert from the winery will guide guests through intricacies of each of the wines. For reservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+34) 952 82 22 11
Since 1870 the Eguren family have been continuing with their traditions and new innovative, technological advancements in wine making in La Rioja. The town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra is where the vineyard roots were born. It is still firmly a family business and is now spanning five generations. Just as you would expect from a traditional family that instils the value of love and respect for your elders, they themselves extend this to their vines and the soil to ensure the best quality is delivered to you.
They received the certification for INTEGRATED PRODUCTION issued by the HAZZI foundation in 2012. This refers to a sustainable farming system using natural resources for the preservations and improvement of soil fertility.
You can visit Eugeren Agarte website here
The family are renowned in Spain and internationally and have gained themselves an excellent reputation which they cherish along with the prizes they have won.
What grapes are used in your favourite wine?
Do you know you grape varieties?
Tempranillo – is a native grape to La Rioja smooth and fruity. It’s a wine that becomes more velvet with age. It’s one of the best and most balanced grapes in Spain.
Cabarnet Sauvignon – is considered the most international and is described unusually as having characteristic flavours of redcurrant, truffle and chocolate. Packed with tannins it is visually a deep, intense red colour.
Garnacha – is balanced and often partnered with Tempranillo.
Shiraz – is also known as Syrah, with red fruity aromas, it is spicy and deep red in colour.
Macabeo/Viura – is a white wine, fresh, floral and fruity.
Sauvignon Blanc – is a white wine, aromatic, citric and slightly floral.
Malvasía – is a white wine, aromatic and fruity.
Mazuelo – is teamed with Tempranillo, it is high in tannins, acidic and very stable.
Garciana – is traditionally from La Rioja and Navarra with an acidic and intense aroma.
MICHELIN STAR DINING IN MARBELLA
Juan Gálvez is the renowned Michelin Star chef of this 5* Marbella Club Hotel. He leads the team in preparing and delivering high end gastronomy for each of their six restaurants. You’re likely to rub shoulders with some of the media’s A list celebrities if you are booking a table here.
Juan Gálvez combines culinary techniques of the French, Catalonian and Basque regions.
He has been quoted to say of his work,
“I wake up every morning inspired to give my best and to continue doing so for many years to come.”
So it’s delightful to arrive at a restaurant where the chef’s passion is translated to your dining experience, food with personality to fit your mood.
SOMMELIER IN MARBELLA
Ángel González is the resident Sommelier for the past twelve years and takes the care to realise that a good wine is the one that the customer prefers.
“I am fascinated by the styles and varieties of wine and the ways in which they complement meals.”
THE PRINCE OF MARBELLA
…or was the ‘The King of Clubs?’ Marbella resort was established by Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe in 1954. The Prince with the German roots, the man behind the whole jet set lifestyle in play today in Marbella.
He arrived in the fishing village with his father, fell in love and started on his mission to build with land he bought.
With his aristocratic circle of friends, his 20 bedroom guesthouse property became the place to be seen. Amongst friends flocking to Marbella were Hollywood stars and Saudi Arabian Royalty. This was to be Marbella’s first luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol.
‘Olé, Olé’, as he was known locally was an educated man, with a somewhat controversial lifestyle and relationships with the ladies. He had a good head for business and was the man behind bringing VOLVO to Spain. His 1st wife incidentally was the 15 year old heiress of FIAT. As controversial as it was at the time, the Wedding Celebrations continued for 16 days and was attended by over 400 people. He set the bar for the party culture in Marbella as we know it today.
He sold Marbella Club Hotel in his later years and retired to Ronda, before passing away in 2003.
His love for Spain was probably imprinted into his genes; his mother was a marquise, the granddaughter of a Basque adventurer, who made his riches in Mexico. These riches were lost to the family in the 1940’s during the Revolution.
His passionate interest in Sports, Cars, Wine and Gastronomy are still echoing his name today.