Fenchurch's Winemakers Dinner Series Continues...
24 May 2018
Our exclusive Winemakers' Dinner series continues this spring, hosted by well-renowned winemakers from all over the world.
Fenchurch's sommelier team regularly host world famous wine producers for an evening of fine wines, tasting notes and exquisite food pairings.
With selections of specially chosen wines for you to taste, whilst the winemakers delve into the complexities involved in blending traditional and modern winemaking techniques; reflected throughout their wine collections, these evenings are totally unique and memorable.
Join us at the top for an evening of exquisite food & the finest wines...
• Thursday 24th May - Chateau Ste. Michelle & Stag's Leap - USA
• Tuesday 26th June - Gérard Bertrand - France
• Tuesday 3rd July - Costa di Bussia & Cantine San Silvestro - Italy
Tickets are perfect for individuals or small groups as everyone takes a seat at the intimate private dining table in Fenchurch's luxurious Vinoly room. Tickets include a canapé reception on the terrace, followed by a bespoke tasting menu of exceptional food, perfectly paired with superb wines.
Find out more about all of our wine dinners and book your seat at the table HERE for a night to remember - tickets are priced at just £125pp.
More About the Winemakers & Wines…
Thursday 24th May
Established in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered the vinifera grape growing in Washington State and has been producing top class European varietal wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to innovation - particularly in their joint venture, Riesling (Eroica) with famed German winemaker Ernst Loosen - with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions to craft the highest quality wines from Washington across many price points.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is one of the undisputed icons of the Napa Valley. The winery was founded in 1970, and their 1973 Cabernet won the famous Judgement of Paris tasting, beating first and second growth Bordeaux. Since then they have become one of the most compelling and sought-after wine producers in the world. The winery is located in the Stag's Leap District, a small sub-region in the south-eastern Napa Valley known for producing particularly elegant, age worthy wines. Over the last four decades, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has witnessed the fast-paced proliferation of Napa Valley vineyards - however amidst all their new neighbours they have retained their own, authentic voice.
Eroica is a labour of love for two of the world's great Riesling producers - Germany's Dr Loosen and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle. Named after Beethoven's Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration.
Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon:
As the founding winery of Washington State, Chateau Ste. Michelle knows a thing or two about crafting superb reds. Cabermet from this iconic 45 year old vineyard consistently delivers structure, power and richly concentrated black fruit.
Canoe Ridge Chardonnay:
Their dedication to excellence and commitment to quality have allowed Chateau Ste. Michelle a place among the pre-eminent wine producers of the world. The Canoe Ridge Chardonnay is refined and elegant and offers apple and citrus aromas with a clean, refreshing finish. Lighter French oak barrels are used to maintain this Chardonnay's fresh, elegant style.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling:
Ste. Michelle's Columbia Valley Riesling is 100% Riesling from Washington's renowned Columbia Valley. The winemaker's goal is to craft a refreshing, flavoursome, medium-dry Riesling vintage after vintage, and this is no exception.
Stag's Leap SLV:
A single vineyard, estate grown wine from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, the winery which put California on the wine map in 1976 when it beat Bordeaux's best in a blind tasting competition which become known as the Judgement of Paris. The fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the SLV Vineyard, one of the great sites in the Napa Valley; the ripe, complex grapes add vibrant, chocolate-covered, cherry aromas along with notes of roasted chestnuts and black tea with clove spice. The wine has a lovely core of red berry fruit along with rich tannins and an intriguing cardamom note on the finish.
Stag's Leap Artemis:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered to be a Napa Valley first growth, making world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic vineyards. The wine itself offers inviting aromas of black cherry and plum with hints of vanilla, followed by a smooth, creamy palate of satin tannins and flavours of ripe mixed berries and blackcurrant. A touch of Merlot and a splash of Malbec add a deep complexity, as does 17 months resting in oak barrels.
Tuesday 26th June
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon. Named in 2012 as the International Wine Challenge 'Red Winemaker of the Year' and Wine Enthusiast's 'European Winery of the Year', Gérard is known locally as the 'King' of Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs throughout his wines as well as promoting the cultural and gastronomic riches of the South of France. Twenty years of know-how ensures that wines bearing the Gérard Bertrand signature have a unique style, driven each day by four fundamental values: excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.
Tuesday 3rd July
Since 1988 the Costa di Bussia winery and vineyards have been owned and managed by the Sartirano family. The estate is located in the Bussia region, near the village of Monforte d'Alba. The estate includes the famous vineyards of Campo dei Buoi and Campo del Gatto, 15 hectares of vineyard that offer special and complex wines.
Cantine San Silvestro is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly produces the leading Piemontese DOC and DOCG red wines, with a storage capacity in a controlled microclimate of around 400,000 bottles with a total surface area of over 5,000 square metres. The grapes vinified by Cantine San Silvestro are mostly grown in the Langhe and from vineyards to be found in the Roero and the Monferrato regions. Today, San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano, and carried forward through four generations. Over the years, the firm - run today by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano - has gradually expanded beyond the local market, and now the production of Cantine San Silvestro is sold throughout Italy and abroad.