We begin the Wine Festival Weekend with a fantastic five course dinner matched with two superb wines per course selected from wineries who will be showcasing their wines for you to taste the following day. Join us for this special dinner and enjoy great food, wine and company.
Discover More. Five course dinner with two matched wines per course £120 per person Stay the night with breakfast from just £173.50 per person*
Wednesday 9th September 6.30pm to 8pm Burgundy is perhaps the most enticing wine regions for the enthusiast, having so many artisanal producers creating great wines albeit in limited quantities. In this session we will focus on the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes in many expressions, from Chablis through to Macon, and some great bottles from areas such as Gevrey-Chambertin and Vosne-Romanee. This wine school is one for the lover of classic wines.
£30 per person £55 per person including the wine school and two course dinner in the California Bar
Sunday 20th September
Learn more about wine in one of the UK’s wine hotels and gain an internationally recognised wine qualification whilst enjoying fine wine and dining at The Vineyard.
The day course includes:
A full day’s WSET Level 1 Award in Wines training including exam and wines
Three course lunch with matching wines in our restaurant
We are pleased to announce that our September Ladies’ Lunch will be hosted by three lovely ladies all interested in fashion and sharing their passion for style with you. Maura Rossini was born in Italy and spent most of her life in the fashion world, juggling fashion shows and running stores in both Italy and the UK. She will talk about her passion for Italian style and elegance, and share her fashion tips and secrets about accessories, outfits, posture and much more. Alongside Maura, Frederika Keeling and Sally Cahill, will be showcasing their Travelling Boutique! Frederika with her beautiful handmade boots and shoes and Sally with chic and timeless French, Spanish and Italian clothing. Ladies will have the opportunity to shop after the ladies’ lunch.
Three courses with matching wines £60 per person
7pm arrival for 7.30pm
We are delighted to welcome Eric Zwiebel Master Sommelier as our host for the evening. Having previously won 4th best sommelier in Association de la Sommellerie Internationale World Best Sommelier's 2013, he will take us through a sensory tour of Burgundian Grand Cru wine - the best of the best.
There are 32 Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy, accounting for less than 2% of all Burgundy wine production. Grand Cru wines mention on the label only the producer and name of the vineyard, as in “Montrachet” or “Musigny”. The name of the village is not deemed necessary in the case of these great vineyards. This is a unique event at The Vineyard; the first time that we have raided our cellar to show off some of our very best wines. Often referred to as “the holy grail” of wine producing regions, this will be a dinner not to be missed!
Five course dinner with matching wines £150 per person Stay the night with breakfast from £173.50 per person*
Celebrate the very best that Berkshire has to offer at the Royal County of Berkshire Show. One of Britain’s biggest and oldest agricultural shows with over 2,000 top animals competing across an action-packed weekend – from Berkshire pigs to mighty cattle – culminating in an exciting Grand Parade of Livestock. This year, there will be a strong fun element with the Shetland Pony Grand National taking pride of place in the main ring and many more attractions spread across 19 other arenas in a vast 150-acre showground. There are plenty of opportunities for families to learn more about rural life, with a mini petting farm, tractor rides and displays of apple juice and bread making.
The popular ‘have a go’ theme continues in the Sports Zone where taster sessions will be offered in everything from Segways to skateboarding, and the Army zone with its inflatable assault course. Hundreds of stands offer a diversity of food, crafts and gifts not available on any high street, representing the best of Berkshire produce alongside some more exotic treats.