Royal Cliff’s Frescobaldi Wine Dinner declared “deVine”!


On Sunday December 3rd 2012 Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s deVine Club held The Frescobaldi Wine Dinner, which would be styled “The Royal Cliff’s Wine Event of the Year”. The Royal Cliff crafted an evening filled with delectable wonders, the most notable being the privilege to share the company of the Marchese Lamberto de Frescobaldi who flew in just for the occasion. 

The Frescobaldi Wine Dinner was truly an elegant and memorable evening. It commenced with an outdoor cocktail reception on the Royal Cliff Beach Terrace’s most recent addition the stunning Sunset Lobby Terrace. Here, a theme of Bubbles from Italy featured a fine selection of sparkling wines paired with delectable canapés prepared by the Royal Cliff’s renowned culinary team. 

After taking in the sweeping panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand the Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Managing Director and Marchese Lamberto de Frescobaldi cut the ribbon to the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar entrance. Vision & Tradition: 700 year of Winemaking set the tone for main dinner event. deVine Club members were treated to an unforgettable evening of fine wine and epicurean delights like Chestnut filled cappellacci on pumpkin sauce and Poached Maine lobster tail with crab meat and salsa verde served with Bianca Balsamico flavoured frisee salad. Each course was expertly paired with a Frescobaldi selection, approved by the Marchese himself. 

Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s General Manager and deVine Club’s Acting-President Mr. Christoph Voegeli proclaimed “This wine dinner was a true pleasure. The Royal Cliff is honoured to have welcomed and shared an evening with this extraordinary gentleman and his family’s time-honored winemaking traditions. ” 

Frescobaldi is a Florentine family with thirty generations and over 700 years dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines in five estates in Tuscany, and a quality distribution network in over 65 countries worldwide. Each of Frescobaldi‘s Wine Estates is a unique expression of its local terroir and has its individual identity, history, and personality, but they all share a common spirit and a common goal. Together, they represent the best Tuscany has to offer, and the values of the Frescobaldi.

A remarkable man from a noble Italian family with more than 30 generations in the wine industry, the Marchese himself has earned a degree in Agriculture with a Major in Viticulture from University California Davis. Furthermore, he has held various management positions within the family business and since 2009 retains the positions of Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

deVine Wine Club was launched on 28th April 2001 as the visible face of the resort's enthusiasm for promoting wines and hosting wine-related events. It has enjoyed tremendous success from its very first function. 

Today, membership has grown substantially and we are now Asia’s leading wine club. Our gala dinners are always very popular, offering an exquisite seven-course meal. At each event the resort invites renowned international wine experts to introduce and offer their wines for tastings.

Our award-winning wine cellar houses Thailand’s most formidable selection of wines, boasting more than 36,000 carefully selected bottles in its inventory, including over 1,000 of the world’s best new- and old-world wine labels and 15 varieties of the resort’s own label selection. The wines in this selection hail from some of the world’s best wine producing regions and are exclusively made and bottled for the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

For more information about the wine club and membership, please email the club’s acting-president Mr. Christoph Voegeli at 

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Photo Caption: Royal Cliff Hotels Group Managing Director Mrs. Panga Vathanakul (second from left) and the Marchese Lamberto de Frescobaldi (far right) are seen here cutting the ribbon to open the dinner at The Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar, alongside is Royal Cliff’s General Manager Mr. Christoph Voegeli (far left). Looking on with happy smiles and anticipation are (left to right) Mr. Chan Vathanakul, Mrs. Sakunee Siriprasert Director of VS Classic Wines LTD., PART and Mr. Virach Siriprasert Managing Director of VS Classic Wines LTD., PART.


Photo Caption: Royal Cliff Hotels Group Managing Director Mrs. Panga Vathanakul is pictured centre with the Marchese Lamberto de Frescobaldi to her left, Royal Cliff General Manager Mr. Christoph Voegeli (second from right) , Pattaya Mail’s Mr. Peter Malhotra (far right), Mrs. Manantana Jaisamut(3rd from left) , Dr. Iain Corness (2nd from left) and Bangkok Beer & beverages Co.,Ltd Mr. Ron Batori (far left) 

Photo Caption: deVine Club members enjoy the cocktail reception on the Royal Cliff Beach Terrace’s new, Sunset Lobby Terrace.