The Swan's exquisite wine dinners offer elegant wines and delectable cuisine - the result of an inspired collaboration between our Head Sommelier, François Belin, and Head Chef Justin Kett.
The experience begins at 7.00pm with an aperitif and canapés in the lounge. This will be followed by a three-course dinner served at 7.30pm with a new wine to match each course of the dinner, expertly designed to perfectly complement.
Il Vigneri by Salvo Foti
from Etna, Sicily£69.00 per personFriday 15th May 2015
Revered winemaker Salvo Foti - from Etna, Sicily - will be bringing his expertise and philosophy of preserving age-old production techniques and resisting the pressures of modern-day high demand and production for a thrilling evening for all wine aficionados.www.salvofoti.it
I Vigneri is today the name of a company of winegrowers and producers operating around Etna and in eastern Sicily. The proprietors are vine experts like Salvo Foti and a group of local growers from the Etna region.
I Vigneri is the culmination of more than 30 years of experience in Eastern Sicily, of historic, social and technical research aimed at achieving excellence in wine growing and producing.
Salvo Foti is not only a winemaker, but a philosopher ; “We have sought to use non-invasive methods and systems, to respect local traditions and our own ancient grape varieties as far as possible, and to avoid the damage that over-reaching ambition and egoism can cause. Our work ethic lies in the pleasure of work well done, without frenzy, in harmony above all with ourselves, and with all that surrounds us: environment, nature, the volcano Etna, which is so much a part of us. I Vigneri is also a holistic system of grape growing and wine production which respects our environment.”
Wine dinner with Klein Constantia
From South Africa£69.00 per personFriday 5th June 2015www.kleinconstantia.com
Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay. The perfect location for cool climate wines, Klein Constantia produces some of South Africa’s top wines, including one of the world’s best natural sweet wines, Vin de Constance.
Les Vignerons de Plaimont Producteurs
South-West, France£69.00 per personFriday 28th August 2015www.plaimont.com/en
Plaimont Producteurs is a group of cooperative wine cellars situated in the heart of the South-West of France, their vineyards stretch from the Pyrenean foothills to the undulating Gascony hillsides covering a uniquely rich terroir. Their wine production covers the appellations of Saint Mont, Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh and Côtes de Gascogne. Today, with forty million bottles sold every year, Plaimont represents 98 % of the Saint Mont appellation (red, white and rosé), 48 % of the Madiran et Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh appellation and nearly half of Côtes de Gascogne. In the space of several decades Plaimont Producteurs has become the leading producer of wine in the South-West of France: a challenge which they are proud to accept! …but a challenge which they would never have been able to take up without the hard work, dedication and passion of their winegrowers.
Gianni Masciarelli Wine Dinner
from San Martino Sulla Marrucina in Abruzzo, the land of Montepulciano DOC, Italy£69.00 per personFriday 9th October 2015www.masciarelli.it
Over the past ten years the Masciarelli Wine Estate has been the most cutting edge producer in the most cutting edge region of Italy. In Italy Azienda Agricola Masciarelli is famous as Italy’s 2004 Winery of the Year, just on the heels of Gianni Masciarelli’s Winemaker of the Year honors in 2003. Today Masciarelli is the largest organically farmed Estate in Italy. We deeply mourn Gianni Masciarelli’s passing in year 2008, a mere 53 years with us. Gianni has worked tirelessly to secure his vineyards, his vision, and his legacy as the greatest winemaker of his generation.
For further information or to book please call Kate Bourdillon 01787 247477 or email email@example.com
When booking please advise us of any dietary requirements.