The Vertical

The Vertical.

A vertical wine tasting is when you have the opportunity to taste the same wine from different vintages. Wines produced in different years can vary a great deal usually down to the different climate conditions during that year.

Usually you don’t get the opportunity to experience these different wines side by side which is why I’m putting together this new section of the wine list.

Wines in this section will be priced by the bottle so you will have the chance to experience the differences between different vintages of the same wine as you enjoy your meal in our WinePress Restaurant.

I had the pleasure to taste a few different vintages of the Morgenster Estate wines from South Africa recently. The wines are made from a blend of Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot in different percentages and blends for the different vintages.

I was very impressed with them and I wanted to share them with you, which is this inspiration behind creating this new section on the wine list. There are only 120 cases of the vertical tasting collection being distributed worldwide and so we are very lucky to have this at Donnington Valley.

At the moment it’s a work in progress, but keep an eye out for this and other new additions to our list as we continue to search out the best wines from around the globe.

Chris Neeves
Head Sommelier