Wine Tasting Join our very own wine waiters in our Ti Kave underground wine cellar, boasting 500 different wines. They’ll take your palate on a wine tour of the world. Experience wine tasting at its best! Exquisite wines are paired perfectly with a delightful assortment of cheeses such as Manchego Goyerre, Parmesan, and Smoked Cheddar….
Ti Kaye Wine
Experience Our Award Winning Selection
Wine for every occasion or for no occasion at all
“I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.
When I have company I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am.
Otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty.”
– Madam Lily Bollinger
Our Wine Philosophy
We believe there is a wine for every occasion or for no occasion at all – just the simple pleasure of indulging in the wine itself. Whether you enjoy a standard chardonnay or if you insist on bubbles for every event, or you want to experiment with new wines and new flavours, or even if you know that you want that 2001 Antinori Tignanello Super Tuscan, our wine list will comfortably accommodate and inspire you.
The ‘Ti Kave’ Underground Wine Cellar
Because the Caribbean is such a rich cultural melting pot with strong European origins, Ti Kaye Resort has made sure to infuse wine into the core of the culinary ethos of the resort. Wine has always played a key role at Ti Kaye, and in 2010 we took it to a whole new level with Kai Manje’s ‘Ti Kave’ – an underground wine cave built to house a collection of more than 3000 bottles of premium vintages from across the globe. Driven by owner Nick Pinnock’s personal passion for wine, Ti Kave was transformed from an old water storage tank into a medieval stone-clad room, and is now home to an award-winning selection of wine, including many of Nick’s favourite bottles.
The World of Wine
Kai Manje’s wine list has evolved over the years to become a 2013 Wine Spectator ‘Award of Excellence’ winning cellar, boasting a wine list of over 600 bins. In 2014 Ti Kaye Resort was again awarded an ‘Award of Excellence’. The team decided to ‘downsize’ slightly in 2015 and reduce the number of bins to just over 500, but focus more on depth and breadth of vintages. In 2015 they were awarded with a “Best of Award of Excellence’, one of only a handful in the entire Caribbean.
For our passionate wine team, compiling an award-winning wine list was a challenging and exciting adventure. They reached out to the furthest regions of globe in an attempt to bring a true reflection of those vineyards and wine houses to Ti Kaye Resort. Our wine list offers an expansive selection of classic old world wines from France, Germany, Austria, Hungry, Italy, Spain, Israel, Lebanon and new world from the USA, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.
Wines by the Glass
We are passionate about our guests having many options to choose from, so we have compiled a list of 30 wines which are available ‘by the glass’ from our 500+ bin wine list. Guests are able to play and experiment with different styles while pairing these wines with many of the dishes from our menus, including Cassereep-infused Onion Soup, Sugar Cane Grilled shrimp, Coffee Rubbed Filet Mignon, Plantain-Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Coconut Crème Brule and Whipped Brie with a Port Wine Syrup.
Piper Heidsieck Champagne introduces our first wine by the glass, followed by a sparking Spanish you can travel down the wine list to a crispy white sauvignon blanc from New Zealand, an oaky Californian chardonnay, and an Italian pinot grigio.
With rosé acknowledged to be making a come back and being the perfect quaffable beach wine, we offer three distinctly different rosés from around the globe, including a pinot noir from California, Côtes de Provence from France, and a malbec from Argentina.
Dessert wines are a favourite; with their silky texture floral ice sugar aromas we offer a Sauternes Cru Classé and a Moscato to compliment our large selection of desserts and cheeses.
As we are in the tropics we serve our reds a slightly more chilled temperature to our European and American counterparts.
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Vacations are often a celebration of life, be it a honeymoon, birthday, or many happy years together, nothing really marks the occasion quite like Champagne. Ti Kaye offers more than 30 classic champagnes and sparkling wines to suite your palate, with extravagant names like Louis Roederer Cristal, Armand de Brignac ‘Ace of Spades,’ Laurent-Perrier Brut, Grand Siècle, and Maison Perrier-Jouët ‘Le Belle,’ just to name a few.
Ti Kave also carries all-time favourites such as Verve Clicquot Brut, NV Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut, Taittinger Brut Réserve, and Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial.
We also believe there is always room on the beach or by the pool for the bottles of bubbly, so don’t be shy if you – like Madam Lily Bollinger – fancy a chilled bottle of Italian Prosecco or Spanish Cava. It’s just a perfect complement to our warm weather.
With local ingredients such as coconut, bananas, pineapple, mango and coco (chocolate) playing a key role in the cuisine and culture of Saint Lucia, pulling a strong selection of dessert wines in to list, over 15, was important to the wine team. This has allowed dishes such Tropical Fruit Crepe with a Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise to be paired with Moscato and Coconut Coco Mousse, accompanied by a ruby port.
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Sommelier’s Picks: While there are many incredible wines to sample at the Kai Manje Restaurant, here are some of our favourite vintages: CHÂTEAU COS-D’ETOURNEL (Saint-Estéphe 2004) CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET (Saint-Estѐphe 1996) GIACOMA BORGOGNO & FIGLI (Barolo Riserva 1997) CARPINETO Cabernet (Sauvignon Farnito 1995) HALL (Cabernet Sauvignon 2010) BODEGAS MUGA (Rioja Reserva Selección Especial DOC 2005) LUCE…
With two consecutive Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” for 2013 & 2014, it came as no surprise that Kai Manje Restaurant on Wednesday July 8th, 2015 was awarded the 2nd level award of Wine Spectator ” Best of Award of Excellence”. This prestigious accolade has placed Kai Manje Restaurant in a very elite group being…