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Exclusive Wine Experience at La Réserve Resort & La Rigue: A First in Benelux

La Réserve Resort yesterday celebrated the opening of its exceptional wine cellar with unique wine safes, a first in Benelux. The hotel now offers wine lovers the opportunity to store their personal collection in a wine safe, located in a specially designed room on the ground floor. The wine vaults and second wine cellar thus complete the wine experience of the hotel and its indoor restaurant La Rigue. That already includes an impressive wine cabinet.

So since yesterday, an additional architectural masterpiece, designed by Glenn Sestig like the rest of the hotel, awaits in the ground floor of the hotel. Syrah marble plinths there reflect the rich colour of top wines. Yesterday, members of the La Réserve Club were given access to their personal wine safe for the first time, good for storing 10 bottles, accessible at any time, 24/7. With a nod to the security and exclusivity of a bank safe, there are wine safes that can be rented out for a year. This concept, unique to the hotel sector in Benelux, was inaugurated yesterday by the first tenants, in the presence of owners Marc Coucke and Bart Versluys. Together with the La Réserve Club members, they celebrated the opening with a gastronomic total experience, prepared by renowned house chef of La Rigue, Peter Goossens.

Simon De Tavernier, Sommelier of La Réserve and La Rigue and awarded Best and at the same time youngest Maître d’hôtel of Belgium in 2022, is at the helm of the wine programme. With experience in leading restaurants such as Hof van Cleve and Le Château de Mylord, he is the driving force behind the wine experience. “It is a dream to work in this unique wine collection and serve wines to connoisseurs and epicureans,” says De Tavernier. “My ambition is to constantly improve and look for unique wines, sharing my passion with guests who appreciate quality.”

Says Yannick Bouts, General Manager: “Attention to detail is crucial at La Réserve and La Rigue, and we wanted that precision to be reflected in our wine cellar. La Réserve constantly strives to create innovative and unique experiences for guests. We are therefore very proud to show them this unique wine cellar. With a wine stock spread across three distinctive locations and under the inspiring guidance of an award-winning and passionate sommelier, we continue to build on our path: to make La Réserve a destination. Throughout the rest of the year, we will continue to launch big and small features that will transform the hotel into a true destination. Thus, we are looking forward to summer, when our wellness area will also open.”

” The La Reserve Club, with a maximum of 100 members, is already quasi full with the biggest wine lovers from all over the country. New members are still accepted only after nomination by 2 existing members and acceptance by the selection committee.”


For further information, images or interview requests, please contact :
Yannick Bouts
General Manager
tel. +32 470 53 55 68

About La Réserve and La Rigue : La Réserve Resort and its accompanying restaurant La Rigue in Knokke-Heist opened its doors in July 2023 after a thorough renovation. The project is owned by Belgian investors Marc Coucke and Bart Versluys. The hotel accommodation consists of 79 rooms, 29 junior suites, one executive and one presidential suite and the generous penthouse of some 270 square metres. The restaurant, which bears the signature signature of Peter Goossens, has room for 125 covers.

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