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Whether you’re a Californian wine lover or simply want to discover more about this exciting wine producing country, this is the event to attend. California is on a roll right now, with a succession of superb wines, from vineyards dedicated to pushing quality ever higher. Visitors often note a pastoral, "laid back” approach to viticulture, but behind that lies some of the greatest vineyards and wines on the planet.
The weekend begins with the Peter Michael Winery dinner where you will have the rare opportunity to try the latest and back vintages of Peter Michael wines perfectly matched with a five course dinner.
2011 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, Calistoga, Napa Valley
Pressed rabbit and parsley terrine, confit carrot, mustard
2013 Peter Michael Winery, L'Apres-Midi Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley
Black risotto, roasted hand dived scallop
2011 Peter Michael Winery, Le Caprice Pinot Noir, Fort Ross, Sonoma Coast
Rack of spring lamb, asparagus, celeriac, morels
2008 Peter Michael Winery, Le Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir, Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Dark chocolate fondant, passion fruit, green tea ice cream
2011 Justin Vineyards, "Obtuse", Paso Robles
Selection of farmhouse cheeses
2011 Peter Michael Winery, Les Pavots Proprietary Red Wine, Knights Valley
Coffee and petit fours
Five courses with matching wines - £120 per person
You will have the chance to taste and purchase over 50 Californian wines from various regions throughout California. Peter Michael Winery, Benovia, Ferrari-Carano, Waterstone, Honig Vineyards, Rudd Estate and Donelan will be but a small selection of bottles being opened. The winery owners and representatives will also be there too so feel free to ask them anything about their wines or even just life in California’s wine country!
Tasting ticket including masterclasses - £30 per person
12pm - Schramsberg Vineyards - America's best fizz!
1.30pm - Pinot Noir - North and South
3pm - Cool Climate Syrah (Donelan Family Wines)
4.30pm - Peter Michael Winery - a vertical tasting*
*There is a £25 charge to attend this masterclass per person. All other masterclasses are free to attend with the purchase of a tasting ticket. Wine tasting attendees to sign up to masterclasses on the day on a first come first served basis.
Enjoy the whole experience and stay the night in a luxurious room and experience this unique weekend. As well as a dinner with matching wines and an educational wine tasting on Saturday, be sure to make use of our boutique spa throughout your stay and relax over a leisurely breakfast the following morning.
From £299 per person*
*Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room on Friday night. Single supplements apply.