The 13th June saw the unveiling of the new-look public spaces at The Vineyard. With over 150 people attending the launch including friends, family and local business people there was definitely a buzz about the place.
Our public space including the reception, bar and casual dining area has been transformed, so now as guests walk through our doors, they will instantly see why we are called The Vineyard.
A dramatic new painting depicting the infamous Judgement of Paris wine tasting in 1976, an impressive glass-floored wine vault containing over 880 bottles giving guests the opportunity to see down to our cellar, and a brand new menu concept are just some of the exciting changes we’ve made.
On the evening of the launch party, Sir Peter gave an informed and entertaining speech about the famous Judgement of Paris wine tasting so guests could understand why Sir Peter commissioned such an impressive painting to depict the event. Read more about how the Californian wine beat the French.
As the doors of the wine vault were opened, guests were met with the stunning piece painting adorning the wall in front of them. Guests admired piece of art work painted by artist, Gary Myatt, and the new Taste room as this too has been refurbished throughout.
Now onto the really fun bit of the evening – the blind wine tasting! Guests were given the opportunity to taste two white wines and two red and vote for their favourites. We couldn’t have asked for a more diplomatic result – the French white and the Californian red won the night!
The white wines tasted were:
Bourgogne, Chardonnay,Vincent Girardin, Burgundy, France, 2010
Waterstone, Chardonnay, Napa, CA, 2010
And the reds:
Waterstone, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA, 2007
St Émilion, Vieux Château Negrit, Bordeaux, France, 2009
The launch party was a huge success and the team at The Vineyard is looking forward to many more events being held at the hotel in future.
Keep an eye on our new website for news of the exciting wines being lined up for this year’s Vineyard Wine Festival on 26th-27th October. Tickets will be limited.
For more information on The Vineyard, please visit: www.the-vineyard.co.uk