Award-Winning Resort Boasts New Educational Programme and Largest Mexican Wine and Tequila Collection in Mexico
Delight in the impressive new wine and tequila offerings at One&Only Palmilla, featuring the largest Mexican wine collection in the country with over 200 labels from emerging territories and regions. In addition to wine, the resort offers more than 53 exclusive labels of tequila by the glass with private or group tasting sessions and food pairings offered by Wine Director Manuel Arteaga at the resort’s signature open-air restaurant Agua.
“We are very excited and proud to introduce our guests to the many wines and tequilas of Mexico,” says Arteaga, Wine Director. “By educating our guests on the older vintages and newer wineries in emerging regions such as Baja, we have succeeded in both raising the profile of Mexican wine while at the same time providing an authentic and unforgettable culinary experience.”
The Wine List
The One&Only Palmilla wine experience serves as an exceptional introduction to the region’s vineyards and cuisine. When creating the wine list, Arteaga focused on regional styles and varietals that complement the culinary offering of the resort versus brand names. Through the 220 label collection visitors can learn about new, up-and-coming Mexican boutique wines as well as savour prestigious older vintages. In addition to Mexican wines of every possible variety and style, the list also boasts 1,500 international trendsetters and all time classics from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Chile, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. There are wines in every price segment, for every budget. Local Mexican vineyards in the property’s selection include: Sinergi, Villa Montefiori and Paralelo.
The Tequila Tasting
With the Tequila Tasting experience, One&Only Palmilla introduces guests to the world of fine tequilas. Each tasting, curated by Arteaga, starts with a brief description of the tequila production process, regions and categories from White and Reposado to Anejo and Extra anejo. The description is then followed by a guided tasting of seven high quality tequilas beginning with non-aged White Tequila to Extra Anejo which is aged a minimum of 3 years. Hosted at Agua, the flights are customised based on the clients’ preferences and tastes.
Dinners, Tastings and Events
Hosted by Arteaga and his team of wine waiters, Mexican wine tastings are priced at US$75/person at Market and US$55/person at Agua and are paired with a five course tasting menu. Tastings are hosted at Agua, an open-air, palapa-style restaurant serving a richly flavorful hybrid of Mediterranean fare with native Mexican influences dubbed “Mexiterranean,” by Executive Chef Larbi Dahrouch or at the new Market by Michelin-Starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. For a private tasting, One&Only Palmilla can organise a Dinner Under the Stars experience. Priced at US$695 for two people, guests are treated to a private dinner for two in the Cove, a secluded area of the resort. The meal comes complete with private butler, wine sommelier and chef to prepare guests a custom menu with signature items that can include: Grilled Peppers Salad, Panela Cheese, Mole Negro; Roasted Parrot Fish, Bouillabaisse Emulsion, Cherry Tomato Niçoise; and Roasted Pork Chop, Chipotle Reduction, Black Beans, Sweet Potato and Banana.