Restless River Dinner, Thursday 20th October Upstairs at The George, Fitzrovia

Restless River Dinner, Thursday 20th October Upstairs at The George, Fitzrovia

An intimate dinner with Craig Wessels of Restless River

We’re thrilled to invite Craig Wessels of Restless River in South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley to London, to host a small dinner for just 11 customers Upstairs at The George, Fitzrovia.

He’s one of the Cape’s most trailblazing winemakers.

Already the owner of a successful design and animation agency, and at various points a collector of cars, motorbikes, and helicopters, when Craig and his wife Anne bought a plot of land in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley in 2004, they had no intention of building a wine business. Rather, they were looking for somewhere to bring up their kids, outside of the city, and close to the ocean.

But having started small, making just a few bottles of wine for personal consumption, he quickly got the winemaking bug, and in 2012 they released their first wines, from the 2008 and 2009 vintages.

He’s the only person growing Cabernet Sauvignon seriously in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley - an area on the very limit of where the grape variety can ripen - while his Chardonnay is one of the Cape’s very best. And in recent years he’s been making better and better Pinot Noirs, that rival the best the region has to offer.

We’ll be tasting a range of Craig’s wines, including some older bottles, alongside the Quality Chop House’s delicious food, in the informal setting of the restaurant’s private dining room.

We really hope you can join us there.

Places are limited to 11 guests

Date:Thursday 20th October 2022
Time:From 7:00pm
Location:Upstairs at The George, Fitzrovia
Closest station:Oxford Circus

Other information

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.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please share the details with [email protected] so that we can inform the restaurant.

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.

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