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The Vineyard At Stockcross - California Winemaking In The UK

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 183

Introducing California Wine...

Now, a large number of people consider California to be in the new world category when it comes to wine making. But that said, many also argue that it should be thought of as the 'newest old wine country'. This is due to the fact that California's winemaking traditions date back to the late 1700's -the time when Spanish preachers introduced the skill of winemaking to California from Mexico.

This combination of nearly 250 years of wine making, experience and knowledge - along with modern-day advances and improvement as well as the perfect climate to grow grapes, makes California one of the best places in the world when it comes to making the most exquisite wine.

Europe's Only Exclusive Wine Merchant

This brings us on to the Vineyard Cellars. Founded over a decade ago, the Vineyard Cellars are Europe's only exclusive Californian wine merchant - and specialise in small-production and high quality wine.

Specialising only in California wines, the award winning cellars are part of the Peter Michael collection - a family owned and managed group that also has the exquisite five star luxurious 'restaurant with suites' - The Vineyard at Stockcross, Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa, Donnington Valley Golf Club.

Peter Michael's Thirst For Wine

In 1982, the Vineyard's owner - Sir Peter Michael - established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges in Northern California.Once he had his patch, he carefully started putting together his collection to showcase his true passion for wine.

The Peter Michael Winery currently produces 14 different bottlings: 6 Chardonnays, 4 Pinot Noirs, 2 wines from white Bordeaux varietals, and 2 wines from red Bordeaux varietals. With the exception of our two barrel selection Chardonnays, all of these wines are vineyard specific.

The Perfect Retreat For Wine Lovers

Taking its name and inspiration from the winery in Northern California, guests staying at the Vineyard at Stockcross will be able to see his passion for wine right away. From a wide-ranging wine cellar to even the names of Vineyard's lavish rooms and suites, wine is certainly at the forefront of everything they do here. And, to really indulge their guests with their love for wine, there's a range of special events, breaks and offers centred round the drink in question, too.

The Vineyard at Stockcross is home to a staggering collection of over 2,500 wines, and the hotel still sources new wines for the already impressive wine list almost every day! With their in house team of friendly and knowledgeable sommeliers on hand, guests needn't worry about the huge variety of choice during their stay at the hotel. They're there to happily offer suggestions when it comes to choosing a vino that's fit for any occasion.

On A Final Note

Andrew Lloyd Webber once said "If you have the remotest interest in wine, you must hasten to this restaurant (at the Vineyard) immediately. If you really love wine, take a suite for a week." Perhaps you should take his advice on board and sample it for your very self?

And when you're ready to get away from it all, I'd like to invite you visit The Vineyard at Stockcross, specially selected by the luxury hotel experts at CrispWhiteSheets.

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