Languedoc Wine Dinner

Our Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne shares his passion for the wine of his stunning home region at this special Languedeoc wine dinner

This fantastic event will take place on Saturday 9 February in one of our wonderful rooms in the Grade II listed main house.

Lionel grew up in Montpellier on the eastern side of Languedoc, France’s largest wine producing region and has been enjoying the wines there from a young age. The Romans brought vines to this area more than 6,000 years ago along with some amazing architecture, including the amphitheatre at Nimes and the staggering viaduct at Pont du Gard. More recently New World winemakers have arrived in the region introducing new techniques and bringing different vines which have all helped improve the wines. Unsurprisingly Languedoc-Roussillon was originally two regions. Languedoc’s vineyards stretch along the coastline while in Roussillon the vines cling to the clifftops or take shelter in the foothills of the Pyrenees, dividing France from Spain. Its hot and dry Meditteranean climate helps the region produce an amazing range of wine, light reds, whites, roses, sweet Muscat and even sparkling Limoux. Come along to our wine dinner to enjoy Lionel’s handpicked selection of some of the best wines from Languedoc accompanied by a gastronomic tour of the region’s delights.

Languedoc Wine Dinner


Canapes on arrival


Brandade de morue


Muscat de beaumes de venise


Gardiane de boeuf camarguaise


Mille feuille ganache au chocolat, abricot


Crottin de Manon


£72 per person including five course meal and wine tasting

How to book


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again 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 the glorious house from the road.

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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.