Dear GWC members, fellow oenophiles and bon -viveurs,
Hopefully it will not be news to you that we have the pleasure of the company of Helen McFarlane of the iconic Yealands winery this Thursday to kick start our viticultural excursions of 2016.
As per our motto (not the Latin one , they don't do classics in the Antipodes !) they thrive on a highly innovative approach to their wine production resulting in their multiuple award -winning portfolio.
You will see from the menu below that we are offering three of their estate Pinot Noirs on the night for which we make no apology - God created the perfect climate and "terroir' (sorry !) for this most idiosyncratic of wines on the other side of the world, just don't tell the Burgundians !
We have some spaces left so "do yerself a favour", drop the January Dry a couple of days early and get involved.
Worried about getting home because you've given Parker the week off ? At the end of the night's shenanigans crawl into of our four-posters, wake up to the infamous Fletching breakfast- the world's best known hang-over cure: £80 per couple.
Yealands Estate Wine Dinner
Thursday 28th January 2016
Fresh steamed Cornish mussels in 1⁄2 shell topped with a Roquefort béchamel
“Ma Hor” pan seared scallops, sticky spiced confit duck, toasted peanuts, coriander, pineapple, pomegranate molasses
Oak smoked rump of “Romney Marsh” lamb, plum & pinot relish, glazed chantenay carrots, sautéed new potatoes
Warm raspberry frangipane, berry coulis, white chocolate ice cream
Sussex Farmhouse Cheeses
Enjoy the following Yealands Estate Wines with dinner (included)
Mussels - Gruner Veltliner 2013
Scallops - Gewurtztraminer 2014
Rump Lamb - Yealands Estate Pinot Noir, Wine-makers Reserve Pinot Noir Awatere, Marlborough 2014
Frangipane Tart or Sussex Farmhouse Cheeses - Winemakers Reserve Pinot Noir Gibbston, Otago 2014
£60 per person
High St. Fletching. TN22 3SS - 01825 722890
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