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:
Edouard Parinet Owner of Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent £20 Per person FULLY BOOKED
17 January 2018
Emblematic estate since 1732, the Château du Moulin-à-Vent sits in the very heart of the appellation, 200 yards behind the historic windmill. Formerly called the Château des Thorins, the estate changed its name when the AOC was born in 1936, but the Château still stands on the flagship terroir of the appellation, as shown by this pleasant anecdote: in 1872, on the model of the Burgundian villages, and as Gevrey became Gevrey-Chambertin or Puligny became Puligny-Montrachet, the village of Romanèche took the name of its most famous terroir to become Romanèche-Thorins.
Today, the family-owned estate has 74 acres of vineyards, exclusively in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and ‘‘arguably constitute collectively the largest single share of top acreage in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation’’, according to The Wine Advocate. The Parinet family, along with Brice Laffond, foster a strategy of excellence and a meticulous approach guided by the very identity of these exceptionnal terroirs
Demetri Walter MW From Weingut Prager £25 Per person 6.30pm FULLY BOOKED
6 February 2018
Weingut Prager is run by Toni Bodenstein and his wife, Ilse (Prager). As well as being the winemaker, Toni is also the mayor of Weissenkirchen and sits on the board of a bank! Toni and Ilse have three children, but it’s their son Robert who is getting increasingly more involved with the family business.
The Bodensteins own 16.5 ha of vineyards in the Wachau. 60% is planted to Riesling with the remainder being Gruner Veltliner. In 2011 Toni Bodenstein decided to tweak his winemaking in order to protect the acidity in the wines and lower extract slightly. This regime has continued in the 2012 vintage; 50% of the grapes undergo whole bunch pressing and 50% have a short maceration. The wine is then kept on its lees until April. This estate uses only stainless steel to emphasize the expression of terroir character. The resulting wines show astonishing restraint and contained concentration with an extraordinary clarity and focus.
To book email our manager Sabrina Barreiros at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 499 9800.