Luxury Boutique New Forest Hotel
Hotel TerraVina is the vision of Gerard Basset OBE, co-founder of Hotel du Vin, and his wife Nina, Managing Director of 10 in 8 and one of the few successful female hoteliers in the UK.
The couple have created their ideal hotel, a testament to chic hotel design, in their beloved New Forest. Hotel TerraVina merged with the 10 in 8 Group in May 2012 to enhance the strategy of both brands.
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, 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 Gerard 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.
After qualifying from Westminster Hotel School, Nina Basset started her career in Paris and then on returning to England, went to work at the famous Chewton Glen Hotel (where she and Gerard met). She went on to become the youngest AA Hotel Inspector (at the age of 21) and left to help set up the first Hotel du Vin in 1994 in Winchester. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.
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