The Wine Cellar
at The Retreat
Descend into the earth
Exquisite and enchanting, The Retreat’s wine cellar is a subterranean sanctuary three meters deep in the earth. A cavern of multicolored, frozen-in-time lava that erupted in the year 1226, this stunning chamber evokes images of ancient cave paintings. But the walls—lined with wines from all over the world—were painted by the volcanic hand of nature.
Available every day from 12:00 to 17:00 for private tastings, the wine cellar opens the door to a festive, intimate occasion in a sublime and unforgettable setting. Please see our options below.
Engage your senses
Anchored by Old World wines from France’s celebrated wine growing regions—with a focus on Bordeaux and Burgundy—as well as selections from the classic vineyards of Italy, Spain, and Germany, our wine list embodies a timeless heritage complemented by wines from some of the preeminent New World wine producers of the Americas and Australia.
Wine tasting is available for individuals and small groups. Contact us to book your experience.
Caviar & Champagne
Oscietra Caviar and 2 glasses of Champagne (per person)
Price from ISK 55,000 for two guests.
Price per added guest: ISK 10,000 (includes additional glass of Champagne and accompaniments with the caviar)
Beluga Caviar and Prestige Cuvée Champagne * **
Price from ISK 90,000 for two guests.
Price per added guest: ISK 15,000 (includes additional glass of Champagne and accompaniments with the caviar)
* Upgrade to a bottle of Prestige Cuvée, additional ISK 35,000
** Subject to availability
Wine tastings last 45 minutes. We’ll compare two whites and two reds from classic wine regions, including vintages from top-tier estates.
Private wine tasting
Four small glasses of wine and a selection of cheese. Price ISK 60.000 for two guests. Price per added guest: ISK 30.000
Prestige Wine Tasting
Four small glasses of exceptional wines and a selection of cheese. Price ISK 100,000 for two guests. Price per added guest: ISK 50,000