In a true heavenly accord, THE OZEN COLLECTION brings to its Maldivian shores the wondrous wine-drinking rituals of the Canary Islands, a charming Spanish region brimming with the vitality of gentle coastal life. It will be a rewarding journey from island to island across the oceans – all within a sip of a drink!

At THE OZEN COLLECTION, they pride themselves on being the leaders of the entire Maldives archipelago, offering a unique and inspiring set of wine tasting experiences to customers. Through multiple events and endeavors, they host artisan wine and champagne masterclasses, tasting sessions, and themed culinary journeys with hand-picked, premium, and artisan brands from around the world. And with their collaboration with Bodegas Viñátigo, they are one step closer to achieving the goal of being authentic leaders in this segment in the Maldives.

The wines of the Canary Islands are so significant and historic that even the great bard Shakespeare could not resist their charm! The region’s native wine, Malvasía, captured his craze and was even mentioned in several of his works. At the height of the fortunes of the British Empire, this wine was exported en masse to England. However, after its fall, this roasted, amber drink, with balanced and intense aromas, almost fell into oblivion. Nowadays, it is experiencing a resurgence of interest from connoisseurs. This epicurean delight is brought to THE OZEN COLLECTION resorts in an exclusive combination of masterclass and fine dining by Bodegas Viñátigo, one of the most revered wineries in this Spanish region.

The wines of Bodegas Viñátigo are marked by a characteristic volcanic minerality with a hint of salinity due to the influence of the Atlantic trade winds. Three nights of decadent bliss await those who embark on this delicious adventure at the following two hotels:

OZEN VIE MAADHOO

Between November 21-23, 2022, guests will delight in the carefree island lifestyle at GIN IS IN where Mendez will guide them through Bodegas Viñátigo’s charming collection of wines. This will be followed by an immersive wine pairing experience in the recently unveiled Hudhu Bay. On the menu, lively and colorful grape varieties such as Marmajuelo, Vijariego Negro and Tintilla. These will be placed alongside the assorted foods that go with them as well as the sunsets and Indian Ocean views in the Maldives. In addition, there is also a tailor-made gift for each guest.

OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI

A private and privileged affair with Bodegas Viñátigo wines will take place at the resort between November 25-27, 2022. First, Mendez and Jorge will guide guests through the notes and nuances of the niche plot wines they have been selected for the experience at the tasting room. Next, guests will be ushered into a world of gastronomic bliss at the timeless culinary destination, ORIGINÆŽ, where each dish will be paired with Mr. Mendez’s special vintages. The list includes prestigious bottles of Maipe, Pino Valois, Laderas de Teno and unparalleled gaiety. To top it off, there is a thoughtful gift by which guests can remember this memorable experience. It will be a crowded event for wine lovers.

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