Virtual Wine Tasting (Recording – 19.09.20): ‘Deciding The Fate Of The Grape!’
Virtual Wine Tasting – Saturday 19th September 2020
Hosted by Martin Fowke – our Head Winemaker here at Three Choirs Vineyards.
Martin has been our head winemaker and production director for over 30 years. He oversees the entire production process from choosing which grape varieties we grow, to making the final important decisions on our wines before they go into the bottle. All things this special tasting session will cover!
About this tasting session ‘Deciding The Fate Of The Grape!’
We often talk about the end product of wine and how it tastes, and can forget the complex processes and scientific decisions that must be made to produce superb tasting wine.
Not many people get the opportunity to see multiple winemaking processes at once and understand the huge influence certain decisions can have during key stages of winemaking. This is where this tasting comes in!
We will discuss the way that grapes ripen and how we test to see if they are ready to pick, and discuss how the composition of the grape affects how we treat it in the winery.
The theme is very much about the early decisions that we take at this time of the year. We will explain how we choose which style of wine a particular batch of grapes is best suited to, how we start the winemaking process off and the pressing options.
Best of all, we will show the harvesting and pressing done right here at Three Choirs Vineyards, and start a fermentation off live during the session!
While all this is going on, you’ll be tasting our range of blended wines which we will use to link to the winemaking decisions we make. So plenty to discuss and all very interesting!
Which wines are being tasted?
We made a special 12 case with an exclusive 20% discount. Included were a range of blended wines which we talked through in the session but can be purchased individually on our website:
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The Three Choirs team.
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We have been overwhelmed by the response since we opened up bookings, so we are sorry if you have been struggling to make a reservation for a room so far. Winter is lovely in the vineyard and we have good availability from mid November onwards, so perhaps planning a Winter escape might be the perfect thing to look forward to. There will be a table for you in our brasserie, so no need to book this separately as our online table booking system is currently suspended.
Thank you for your unfailing support during this tricky time - your kind messages have kept us all going, and to those that have made a booking over the next couple of months, we very much appreciate that you have made making a visit to the Vineyard one of your first post lockdown priorities.
We hope to see you for a glass of something fizzy soon!
We stayed for the weekend and we loved it! What a perfect place to get away from London. It is remote and quiet. The accommodation is literally in the vineyard. There is a restaurant which offers great, fresh, locally produced food, it is very tasty! We, of course, tasted the ? and we loved it. Maybe we were a little tipsy by the end of the weekend ?. I highly recommend.
Took my other half here in February for his birthday. We stayed in one of the lodges, which was so peaceful, lovely room and bathroom. We did the wine tour too, which was great! Super restaurant too, enjoyed a delicious meal. Could not fault a thing, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return! Thank you to all the helpful and friendly staff for making our stay a most enjoyable and relaxing one. ?
Lunch and tour - tour was fine and the tastings agreeable. Lunch however was a bit of a curates egg. The mackerel starter was delicious. The best mackerel dish I’ve tasted. However the fish and chips was well below par. The rectangular piece of fish was supermarket quality at best, undercooked and bland. At £18.50 it was inexcusable. The mushroom pancake looked good but was low on flavour and almost cold. The pancake was most certainly not freshly made as it was quite hard in places. Sadly we will not be returning. Very disappointing I’m sad to say.