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About the Hotel TerraVina

Luxury Boutique New Forest Hotel near Southampton

Hotel TerraVina is the vision of Gerard Basset OBE, co-founder of Hotel du Vin, and his wife Nina. (Here's a little bit about the hotel)

According to the many returning guests, Nina and Gerard have created a "hidden gem" in their beloved New Forest, and are now extending the brand into The TerraVina Label range of merchandise that reflects the hotel's style and ethos, e.g. TerraVina Dogs and Wine Gifts and they also feature in a great Hampshire and Dorset focused recipe book, published in 2014: Meats, Eats, Drinks and Leaves, with the wine editorial within the book written by one of TerraVina's head sommelier, Tanguy Martin, who although he has now moved on to a new position in London remains very much part of the TerraVina family

Following the sale of Hotel du Vin, Gerard and Nina purchased the hotel near Southampton in early 2007 and spent months carefully renovating and adding a contemporary twist, using the style and imagination of local craftspeople. An ‘open’ kitchen, inspired by the Basset’s love of California wine country, creates a splendid environment for ‘social’ dining.

In the kitchen, under the watchful eye of Gavin Barnes, Head chef, organically-grown, free-range local produce is always the preferred choice. The hotel also uses local, organically-grown lavender for the hand-made toiletries, from Long Barn, near Winchester.

The food is delicious, but it’s Gerard and his wines that really set Hotel TerraVina apart. In addition to his restaurant expertise, Gerard is a well-recognised wine specialist. Not only is he the Best Sommelier in the World, he also holds Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Wine MBA awards. In 1992, he won the Best International Sommelier for French Wines (Paris), in 1996 he won the Best Sommelier of Europe (Reims) and in the World Sommelier Championship he has finished twice 2nd in 1992 (Rio de Janeiro) and in 2004 (Athens) as well as 2nd equal in 2007 (Rhodes).  Little wonder, therefore, that the Wine Events at Hotel TerraVina are always so popular.

If you're looking for somewhere that's stylish, a little out of the ordinary and a little bit special, then Hotel TerraVina is perfect for private parties, intimate weddings, business meetings or simply for enjoying a really good restaurant in the New Forest.

TV and You Tube appearances

TerraVinaTV...1st episode, 'Meet the Sommelier'
TerraVinaTV...2nd episode, 'Room Changing'
TerraVina TV...3rd episode, 'Kitchen Crew'
TerraVina TV...4th episode, 'Nina Basset'
Gerard Basset Interviewed on WineboxTV
Nina, Gerard and the TerraVina Team on CoolcucumberTV
Lehmann meets Gerard Basset OBE from Hotel TerraVina

You can meet Gerard and Nina Basset, in this excerpt from the popular ITV series 'The Secrets of My Success'.

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