American Sommelier Dinner

America is the 4th largest wine producing country in the World, join Wivenhoe House for a coast to coast tour of the United States.

Friday 25 November

Join Wivenhoe House’s renowned sommelier, Lionel Lachasseigne who will teach you all you need to know about the 4th largest wine producing country at our next wine dinner.



American wine has been produced for over 300 years and today it is produced in all 50 states. California is central to this as it produces 89% of American wine. Europeans termed North American Vinland because of the profusion of grape vines they found when they settled there, yet the wine making industry is based on the cultivation of European Vitis vinifera, which was introduced by European settlers. Even though, North America is home to several native species of grape.

At our sommelier dinner you will ge the chance to travel the North American wine industry with the guidance and knowledge of our expert sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne.



Seared loin of tuna, nicoise textures

Cauliflower beignet, horseradish, apple

Duck two ways, potato fondant, confit cabbage, peas

Torched goat cheese, beetroot, truffle oil

Yogurt mousse, citrus salad, basil

Five course wine dinner: £65 per person

Overnight stay for two including wine dinner and full English breakfast: £119.50 per person

How to book


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.