Vineyard Tour and Lunch

Date

May 1, 2024

September 30, 2024

Price

From £95.00 Per Person

Each Wednesday between May and September we host a Vineyard tour for our resident guests and special lunch packages for non-resident guests.

Over the summer season we would like to welcome and share with you, a tour of the Vineyard, the progress thus far and future plans, and a delicious lunch following the tour.

Vineyard Tour Itinerary

10.15am Tea and coffee and biscuits on arrival

10.45am Tour of Vineyard

11.30am Glass of Classic Cuvee with canapes (Fine Dine Menu) and Glass of Classic Cuvee (Casual Dine Menu)

12.00 noon Take your seats in the dining room or the Pool House Restaurant and indulge in our three course lunch, four course lunch or eight-course Signature tasting menu.

Lunch Menu – Casual Dine

Book Here – Three Course

£95.00 per person to include three course lunch in our casual dine Pool House Restaurant, and the vineyard tour with tea or coffee on arrival, glass of Classic Cuvée.

Lunch Menu – Fine Dine

Book Here – Four Course

£165 per person to include four course lunch with coffee and petit fours, the vineyard tour, tea or coffee on arrival, glass of Classic Cuvée with canapes.

Signature Tasting Menu

Book Here – Signature Tasting Menu

£295.00 per person to include Signature 8 course tasting menu and the vineyard tour package; tea or coffee on arrival, glass of Classic Cuvée with canapes.

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.

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

2024 tours will run from 1st May until the end of September.

Terms & Conditions:

All prices are per person – fine dining prepayment includes £165 per person, if opting for the Signature menu this will be charged as a supplement on the day; 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.

Do you have a question about this event?

Call 01395 202040

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Menu

Sample Fine Dining Menu

 

Lyme Bay shellfish mousseline

langoustine bisque, bergamot and vanilla

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Parmesan raviolo

white onion velouté, liquorice, black truffle

Lyme Bay mackerel tartare

grilled mackerel cream, honey and soy vinaigrette, pickled cucumber

Chicken and smoked ham hock terrine

duck liver, pistachio, truffle mayonnaise, truffled celeriac

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Wild mushroom risotto

black truffle tarragon, shiitake

Steamed Cornish cod

Jerusalem artichoke, mussels, leek, chive and truffle butter sauce

Sladesdown Farm duckling

Yorkshire rhubarb, beetroot, vadouvan spices, duck and five spice jus

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Rhubarb soufflé

rhubarb and vanilla sorbet

Coffee parfait

candied almonds, lemon gel, white chocolate ice cream

Coconut and vanilla pannacotta

passion fruit jelly, mango and lime sorbet

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Coffee & petit fours

 

Please note that some of our dishes are served warm.

Game dishes may contain shot.

This is a sample menu and may be subject to change.

At lunch we also offer Michael’s Signature Eight course tasting menu for £295 per person to include the Vineyard Tour.

Each of our menus also include a selection of homemade breads and canapés. 

We have a casual dine three course menu available in the Pool House Restaurant to include the Vineyard Tour. 

Prices per person – a discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to all food and beverages.

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Find out more about the hotel, restaurant and vineyard at Lympstone Manor and the realisation of Michael’s dream in our glossy brochure. 

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