September 18, 2024

September 18, 2024


£95 per person

A special vineyard tour and a delicious three course lunch in the Pool House to showcase the best of what East Devon has to offer.

Vineyard Tour Itinerary

10.15am Tea and coffee and biscuits on arrival

10.45am Tour of Vineyard

11.30am Glass of Lympstone Manor Classic Cuvée

12.00 noon Take your seats in the Pool House Restaurant for your lunch experience.

When Michael first visited Lympstone Manor, he was not only inspired by the potential to transform a dilapidated mansion into what has become a luxury country house hotel and highly acclaimed Lympstone Manor, he was equally excited at the prospect of planting a vineyard on the southwest-facing parkland overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary.

Vineyards, like dreams, take time to be transformed into reality, for roots to penetrate deep down and become established, for grapes to ripen, for wines to be made, for the secondary fermentation, and for the complexity to develop that only comes from lengthy maturation on the lees in the bottle.

In May 2018, 17, 500 vines were planted to produce high-quality English sparkling wine utilising the varietals of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier. The first harvest was in September, 2020. After an exceptionally warm growing season, the harvest, though small from young vines, was of very high quality. The Triassic Pinot Noir 2020 has won gold at the 2023 International Wine Challenge as well as a bronze award in the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

When Michael first envisaged cultivating a vineyard at Lympstone Manor, he wanted to produce a single-estate Devon sparkling wine of the highest quality, a wine that is beautiful to enjoy as an aperitf yet with enough structure to accompany his finely considered cuisine. The result is Lympstone Manor Classic Cuvée, a blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay. The Classic Cuvée has won a silver medal in the International Wine Challenge 2024 and a LWC 2024 (London Wine Challenge) gold medal and Best in Show.

We have now launched the first release of a still Rose wine from our estate in 2022, aptly named “Isabeau” after Michael’s daughter. The Lympstone Manor Estate 2022 Isabeau Rosé is produced from the “taille” pressing at the winery and is a field blend of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier grapes. The Isabeau Rosé has won a bronze medal at the International Wine Challenge 2024 and a LWC (London Wine Challenge) 2024 silver medal.

Find out more about the Taste East Devon Festival here.

Terms & Conditions:

All prices are per person – casual dine prepayment is £95; additional drinks and extras will be charged on the day. 

A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to all food and beverages.

See our full Terms & Conditions and cancellation policy here.

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Taste East Devon Festival – Vineyard Tour and Lunch

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