Dinner with Matt Day, winemaker at Klein Constantia, on 17th September 2019
Best known for their sweet wine, Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia are one of South Africa’s most fabled producers.
Situated just outside Capetown, where the southern oceans temper the heat of an African summer, this makes it perfect for growing Sauvignon Blanc.
Vin de Constance is one of the world’s most historic wines. The estate was founded in 1684, and Vin de Constance was written about by Austen, Dickens and Baudelaire. Napoleon insisted on thirty bottles a month being shipped to him during his exile on St Helena. And in modern times, Sandrine Garbay, cellarmaster at Château d’Yquem, has confided Matt that Vin de Constance remains one of their reference points in sweet wine.
Matt has been at the helm here since 2012, and he’s been making waves in a short period of time. As well as being a master of sweet wines, this young winemaker makes some of the best dry whites we’ve come across.
We'll focus on his world-beating Sauvignons, and the historic and legendary Vin de Constance.
Matt's rarely away from his cellar, such is the care and attention that goes into his wines, this is a rare opportunity to get to meet a rising international star.
Places will be limited to 14 guests.
|Date:||Tuesday, 17th September 2019|
|Ticket:||£160 per person|
|Location:||Quality Chop House, 88-94 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3EA|
|Closest stations:||Farringdon, Chancery Lane|
To be confirmed closer to the event.
The wines will include a range of his spectacular single vineyard Sauvignons, and older example of the estate Red, and a mini-vertical of a number of vintages of Vin de Constance.
To save you the trouble of printing out a ticket, we’ll have a guestlist at the door.
If you purchase more than one ticket, please share the name(s) of your guest(s) with [email protected] so that we know to expect them.
In the event you can no longer make it, we'll do our very best to credit your ticket towards future wines. We simply ask you give us as much notice as possible.
It may, on rare occasions, be necessary to substitute any of the wines advertised for one of a similar or better quality.