«Simply dazzling, simply breath-taking» are some of the thoughts that cross your mind when you enter the awe-inspiring wine cellars of the Park Hotel Vitznau.
An almost museum-like paradise for Sommeliers and wine lovers. Six wine cellars brimming with international treasures, with four centuries of wine history. Stored in cellars of glass, wood and stone, the wine bottles are arranged according to their origin.
32,000 bottles, 4,000 types of wine and a purchase value of more than 26 million CHF are just some of the wine facts and figures at the Park Hotel Vitznau. The French wines feel right at home stored on stone shelves behind Bathalzar and Salmanazar bottles with wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Further behind in the same cellar is the blue shipping container in which wines from the New World are stored. Opposite are bottles from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland – Old World wines - maturing in wooden pentagonal wine racks. Dating from 1811, the oldest wine is stored in a golden casket, and is from the cellars of the Château d’Yquem, as are the three vintage dessert wines of the same name. The wine cellar’s basement houses sparkling wines from throughout Europe, matured in curved wine racks designed in the style of original Champagne rémuage racks. Tucked away behind the champagne bar lie the noblest rarities in their wooden boxes. Well-guarded and cared for, they lie waiting to be chosen.