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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.
7pm arrival for 7.30pm
Hosted by Sir Peter Michael and family, we welcome you to the annual Peter Michael Winery dinner where you will be treated to five course dinner matched with exquisite wines from the Peter Michael Winery.
Cornish lobster, watermelon, black curry, basil shoots
L’Après Midi, Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, 2014
Quail’s breast and confit leg, charred baby gem, tarragon
Le Caprice, Pinot Noir, Fort-Ross Seaview, Sonoma County, 2012
Pan fried halibut, bacon and carrots, red wine sauce
Le Moulin Rouge, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, 2009
Saddle of lamb, boulangere potato, pea and mint, balsamic
Les Pavots, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, 2011
Dark chocolate cream, black cherry jelly, almond emulsion
Ferrari-Carano, Eldorado Noir, Black Muscat, Sonoma County, 2013
Five courses with matching wines - £150 per person
11am to 5pm
Taste over 50 Californian wines
You will have the chance to taste and purchase over 50 Californian wines from various regions throughout California. Some incredibly rare bottles will be on show, and bottles from Peter Michael Winery, Benovia, Ferrari-Carano, Waterstone, Honig Vineyards, Rudd Estate and Donelan will be but a small selection of wines available to sample. 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 master classes - £30 per person
The following master classes are free with tasting ticket
12pm- Bubbles! The best Sparkling Wines in CA
1.30pm Pinot Noir – Essence of wine
3pm The Judgement of Paris – France v. California
There is an additional charge of £25 per person for the below master class
4.30pm Cabernet Sauvignon is King – True or False!
Please call us on 01635 589407 to book
*There is a £30 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. Strictly over 18's.
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.
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*Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room on Friday night. Single supplements apply. Strictly over 18's at the dniner and tasting.