Press Release

dusitD2 Davao holds its first-ever Wine Tasting Event

dusitD2 Davao, in collaboration with renowned wine producer Cordoniu Raventos and specialist distributor AWC Philippines, recently held a special wine tasting event at the hotel grounds – officially marking its debut into high-themed social gatherings and events. 


The evening was an exclusive journey specially curated for wine aficionados and lovers – set amidst a smooth backdrop of classic music and good company, at the hotel’s sophisticated Siam Lounge. 

Guests were treated to seven different selections of wines from Spain and Argentina – expertly paired with premium tapas – prepared carefully for the evening.  


These included the sparkling wines Codorniu Clásico Seco NV and Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs; the red wines Septima Malbec, Vina Pomal Crianza, Vina Pomal Reserva, and Vina Pomal Gran Reserva; and the white wine Vina Pomal Blanco. 

In true Barcelona-pinchos style, cold and hot savoury dishes such as swordfish kinilaw with lime leaf, squid ensalada with pomelo, and black pepper barbecue with baked boneless chicken were served to the delight of the crowd. 

Hugo Moronval, Regional Ambassador of Codorniu Raventos – one of the world’s leading wineproducing companies – expressed that the event was an exciting and genuine celebration of the passion for wine. He said, “It’s a very opportune time to hold our event in Davao City, in dusitD2, because we’ve found that the sheer richness of the local culture deeply complements the quality of the wines that we aim to have the market experience.” 

This was further supported by Justine Sanchez, Deputy Manager of AWC Philippines – a company that represents some of the most prominent, family-owned wineries – who said that the collaboration was also a “toast” to the best of the what the city has to offer.  

“Davao city is a beautiful, unique destination – and we’re surely happy that we are able to present excellent wine options for everyone in the cityscape to know and love,” Sanchez said. 

To make the evening more special, guests were serenaded by Vin & Joy, a homegrown act who made the gala more memorable by accommodating performances from the crowd.  

Laurent Casteret, Hotel Manager and kick-starter of the collaboration said that this is only the beginning of an enlivened series of events happening at the hotel.  

“At dusitD2 Davao, we take great pleasure in encouraging the joy of discovery,” Casteret says. We have more happenings in store for everyone – so please stay tuned!” 

To be updated on the latest events and offers of dusitD2 Davao, please follow the hotel’s official Facebook page @dusitD2Davao, or call +63 (82) 272-7500. 

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and former social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.