A Taste of California at The Vineyard in Berkshire
31 Mar 2015
Discover more about the Golden State’s finest wines, connect with vineyard owners and stock up on favourites and new discoveries in a week dedicated to California this May
With its glass-covered cellar holding over 30,000 bottles of wine – many from owner Sir Peter Michael’s Californian vineyard – the five-star Vineyard near Newbury in Berkshire is the UK’s leading wine hotel. This May a week of events celebrate California. The gastronomic experience throughout this week is enhanced by the French/Mediterranean cuisine from award winning head chef Daniel Galmiche who has created dishes to accompany a selection of Californian wines.
Californian Wine School – Wednesday 6th May
A Californian Wine School kicks off this special week as guests are invited on a vinous trip around Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, plus a trip down South to Arroyo Grande. Many of the wines opened will be new and exclusive to The Vineyard. Priced £55 per person including the wine school and two course dinner in the California Bar.
The California Wine Weekend, from 8 – 9 May, is a celebration of Californian wine for both existing fans or those keen to know more about the region that produces 90 per cent of all wines in the US. The Vineyard is home to over 800 bottles of wine from the Golden State.
Wine and Dine – Friday 8th May
The weekend begins with the Peter Michael Winery Dinner hosted by Sir Peter Michael and offers guests the chance to sample new and back-vintage wines from his Sonoma vineyard paired with a five-course dinner. £120 per person.
Californian Wine Tasting – Saturday 9th May
Saturday brings a comprehensive Californian wine tasting with the opportunity to sample and purchase over 50 wines from across the region including wines from the Peter Michael Winery, Benovia, Ferrari-Carano, Waterston, Honig, Rudd Estate and Donelan with winery owners and representatives present to answer any questions. There will also be masterclasses running throughout the day. £30 per person.
Californian Wine Weekend Break
Stay the night in one of the hotel’s Luxury rooms with full use of the hotel’s boutique spa with a swimming pool and wine-themed treatments (extra cost) from £299 per person with breakfast, based on a double room on the Friday night. Please call 01635 528770 to book. http://www.the-vineyard.co.uk/CalifornianWineWeekend.asp
Raise a glass to California at The Vineyard.
The Vineyard, Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU 01635 897589