Washington, the most northerly of the States along the Pacific coast of the US, is the country’s second largest producer of wine after the hugely dominant California. There are two distinct areas of production, the land to the west of the Cascade mountains, close to the ocean, where the climate is temperate with wet autumns, winters and springs and the interior to the east of the Cascades, where the climate is extreme and arid.
With the notable exception of Chateau Sainte Michelle (pictured), most Washington wineries are family run and it’s from the best of these we’ve have selected the wines for you to enjoy.
Lone Birch Pinot Gris, Airfield Estate, ‘18
Substance CH Chardonnay, K Vintners, ‘18
Semillon, L’Ecole 41, ‘18
CMS Cabernet Sauvignon, Hedges Family Estate, ‘18
Clos de Betz, Betz Family Winery, ‘15
Lower East Syrah, Gramercy Cellars, ‘16
Sirius, AniChe Cellars, ‘17
Late Harvest Riesling, Washington Hills, ‘1
A buffet lunch will be served.
Venue: Champagne Route Bar & Restaurant, 30 Gauging Square, London E1W 2AE
Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Presenter: Vivienne with Malcolm Franks.