Tastings

Meet the Wine Makers

Join us in our cellar, in the heart of our wine shop, where we will get up-close and personal with wine growers and makers from around the world. Up to 12 guests will enjoy a selection of wine in the intimate, hour-long tastings, with explanations provided by the makers themselves.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

In 2017 we had the chance to welcome the wine makers from Snowden & Domaine de Triennes, La Rioja Alta, Vina Tondonia, Gosset Champagne, Klein Constantia, Rippon Vineyard, Luis Pato, Mulderbosch, Chris Mullineux, AR Lenoble Champagne, Andrea Sottimano and Tim Mondavi.

Our forthcoming events include:

Nigel Greening, Felton Road, Central Otago, NZ £40 per person 6.30pm FULLY BOOKED

25 April 2018

Felton Road’s history started in 1991, and is now considered one of New Zealand’s star producers in winemaking. The winery is situated on warm, north-facing slopes of glacial loess soils in Bannockburn, in the heart of Central Otago, New Zealand. The modern gravity-fed winery receives 100% estate grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically and are fully certified. The winemaking deploys minimal intervention, using practices such as natural fermentation, and no fining or filtration.

Since the first vintage in 1997, Felton Road has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation, hugely respected for the quality of its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

In this hour-long tasting, Nigel will be showing six of his superb wines.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Lingua Franca - French Adventures in Oregon £85 per person 6.30pm at Cabotte

25 April 2018

We’ve teamed up again with our friends at Cabotte to offer the 2015 vintage release of Lingua Franca! Larry Stone, a well known Master Sommelier, and Dominique Lafon, Burgundian extraordinare,  spearhead these distinct & elegant wines from Oregon.

Join us for an evening of Larry Stone himself guiding you through 6 of his wines, paired with a 4 course menu prepared by Cabotte’s Head Chef, Edward Boarland.

email Pia at pia@cabotte.co.uk to register!

SPRING TASTING £15 per person 11am to 3pm

28 April 2018

We’re launching our new spring wines!

WHY?
We thought you should be the first to know about what’s going on at Comptoir Cafe & Wine so we’re letting you in on our little secret…

Our new selection of wines has just landed and they’re the perfect pairing with the upcoming season.

WHERE?
Join us in the Wine Shop for a Spring Tasting and try what we think are some of the best new wines for Spring & Summer. We’ve brought in a selection to tempt your palate and our team will be there to chat about the stories behind them.

A selection of wines from around the world for £15 per person. Come in any time from 11am to 3pm.

Email Sarah at sarah@comptoircw.co.uk to register.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Larry Cherubino, Western Australia £30 per person, 6.30pm

9 May 2018

After leaving his role as Head Winemaker at Houghton Wines in Western Australia in 2004, Larry Cherubino and his wife bought a piece of land in Franklin River and started down the path of producing some of Western Australia’s finest.

Since then, Larry’s vineyard has been listed as one of the World’s 50 Best Wine Experiences and Winery of the Year, whilst producing a range of distinctive and extraordinary wines.

Join us for a tasting at Comptoir Cafe & Wine to ‘Meet the Wine Maker’ Larry Cherubino and taste six of his superb wines.

To book email Sarah Drake at sarah@comptoircw.co.uk or call 0207 499 9800.