Loire Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening of fine dining and fine wine as Head Sommelier Lionel teaches you everything you need to know about the Loire Valley region

The Loire Valley wine region is one of the world’s most famous areas of wine production and includes several French wine regions stretching from the Muscadet region on the Atlantic coast to the regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé close to the city of Orléans in north central France. This meal will take you on a journey through the region sampling some of the finest wines it has to offer. Lionel will also be running one of his famous quizzes throughout the evening with a prize for the winner.

This fantastic event will take place on Friday 27 April 2018 in the wonderful Signatures restaurant.


Sample Menu


Canapes on arrival


Salad of whipped crotin, Sancerre braised beetroot, candied walnuts, truffled honey


Pan roast fillet of sea bass, fennel, little tomatoes, lemon beurre blanc


Iced grape and Chambord sorbet


Braised and confit Normandie chicken, petit mushroom, Alsace bacon, crème fraiche


Artichoke and French lentil cassoulet, glazed salsify, herb crumble (V)


Vanilla poached pear tatin, toasted brioche ice cream


Five course wine dinner: £72 per person

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.

For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA.

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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.