Barbeque lunch with dogpoint wines
sunday, 9th july

Dog Point Vineyard is a family owned winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, which has been producing wine since 2002. It combines the considerable wine making experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy.  Originally the Sutherlands were private growers, while Ivan worked with James as viticulturist and winemaker at Cloudy Bay Vineyard. In 2002 they decided that together with their wives they would produce their own wines.  Ivan and Margaret’s son Matt joined the team in 2010 as sales & marketing director, after working in both the New Zealand and Australian wine industry. 

Dog Point focuses on four wines: sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, Section 94 (a sauvignon blanc aged in old oak barrels) and pinot noir, all of which is low cropped, hand -picked estate grown fruit. The company’s philosophy is to make regionally distinctive wines with a point of difference.

Their most famous wine is probably the Section 94, which Jancis Robinson described as a totally unique sauvignon from New Zealand.  The wine does not mention Sauvignon Blanc on the label, as it is so different from people's perceptions of what Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc should taste like.

Arrive for aperitifs at 1pm followed by an informative talk about Dogpoint by Jonathan Scarfe of Fields, Morris & Verdin and the barbeque at 2.15pm

Dogpoint Sauvignon Blanc,
Berry Bros No 3 Gin & Tonic & The Kings Ginger Liqueur Cocktails

Sirloin minute steak, caramelised onions
Marinated lamb shoulder steaks
Monkfish & sage brochette
1/2 Lobsters
Merguez sausage

Classic Caesar salad
Black rice, pomegranate and mint
Potato salad, crème fraîche and spring onion
Mixed leaf, greenhouse tomatoes and balsamic
Homemade breads

Dogpoint Chardonnay 2014
Dogpoint Section 94 2014

Black Forest
Vanilla crème brûlée with raspberries
Lemon tart
Selection of British cheeses, chutney, black grapes and biscuits 
Coffee with petits fours 

Tickets include:
Aperitifs & barbeque with all accompanying wines
£70 per person
£65 per person for LRG card holders  
£60 per person for Great Fosters Dining Club members and their guests     

To reserve your place please e-mail the events office or call on 01784 480414
Full pre-payment will be taken at the time of booking.