16th March 2017
5.30 – 7.00pm
We are holding a tutored wine tasting with one of our favourite wine producers, Torreon de Paredes, on Thursday 16th March 2017 with a three course supper and a glass of wine afterwards.
Tickets for the tutored tasting and a light supper are £35. The Tasting starts at 5.30 pm and the Supper will beging at 7.00pm. Please call us on 01436842283 or complete our booking enquiry form for more details.
And should you wish to stay we are offering a great discounted rate. Those attending can stay for only £85 Bed and Breakfast. Allocation is on a first come first served basis so hurry if you want one of our lovely Master Rooms! To Book call 01436 842283 to speak to a member of the team who will happily help you.
Situated on the banks of Loch Long, one of the magnificent sea lochs of Scotland, Knockderry House is a fabulous 4 star 2 AA Rosette hotel. With a reputation for excellent food and drink, it is no surprise that our bi-annual Wine Lovers dinners are extremely popular. Part of our wine list development often includes meeting with wine producers to discuss the stories behind the wines and our favourite part – a tutored tasting with the producer themselves to better understand the product. We love passing this information on to our guests, but then we realise many of our guests would like to share this experience!
The Torreon de Paredes ethos is simple; making excellent wine must begin with excellent grapes, and they remain one of the few wine makers in Chile that have never bought grapes from elsewhere. Chilean wines began to grow in popularity abroad in the latter half of the 20th century, when foreign investment altered the market from a predominantly domestic industry to one that garnered greater interest from consumers abroad. Chile is probably best known for its Carménère, a grape variety that ceased to exist in Europe after the outbreak of phylloxera in 1867. Thanks to the protective barrier of the Andes and the isolated location of Chile, the grape variety continued to thrive.
Don Amado Paredes Cárdenas established the Paredes winery in 1979 and his legacy lives on through his sons Javier and Álvaro. The attention to detail that goes into making the wine is evident in every sip, with notes of vanilla, leather and dried plum aromas. The grapes for one of our favourite wines by the glass, the Reserva Privada Cabernet Sauvignon, are expertly hand-picked and matured in new French oak barrels.
We are excited to be running a tutored tasting with such a fantastic producer, and to be able to offer guests the opportunity to taste up to five wines with canapes and listen to Javier discuss the challenges and joys of running a winery.