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Wine Dinner at The Airds Hotel, nr Oban, Argyll, West Coast of Scotland

Saturday 4th November 2017

On Saturday the 4th of November 2017 we will be hosting our next Wine Dinner.  For a preview of the menu and wines please visit 'Wine Dinner Menu'.  Please note however this may change subject to the availability of produce.

These are always very popular events as they allow Head Chef, Chris, to showcase the talents of the kitchen with a 7 course tasting menu which is paired with some very fine wines.  

The evening will commence with a drinks and canapés reception served in the lounge after which you will be shown through to our intimate, candlelit restaurant where dinner is served.   Each wine will be introduced by our invited wine expert, and there will be an opportunity to meet the Chef and his team.  For this event we are delighted to have Joseph Johnston, from the Tenuta San Leonardo Vineyard who will present his range of fantastic wines from the North of Italy. One of Italy's most iconic wineries, San Leonardo has been compared in terms of quality with the likes of Sassicaia.  

Joseph lives in Trentino Alto Adige with his Italian wife and children. Of Irish and Scottish descent, his passion for wine runs in his blood, with family ties going back to the historic négocients of Bordeaux. Joseph has many years' experience in the food & wine business, firstly in ​Belgium and subsequently in Italy where he also obtained a Masters in Wine Export Management from the Fondazione Edmund Mach.

His most recent appointment is for the renowned Tenuta San Leonardo in Trentino where he works alongside the Marquis Guerrieri Gonzaga in managing more than fifty markets around the world. In his free time, Joseph enjoys exploring new wine regions and is a part time musician and actor. No stranger to the stage, he has performed at international music festivals with famous musicians such as Carlos Nuñez."

Tenuta San Leonardo:

"More than 1000 years ago, it was a monastery, but for over 3 centuries now San Leonardo has served as the residence of the Marquis Guerrieri Gonzaga family, its proud custodians. Today, the San Leonardo estate is a garden of vineyards and roses, protected by the massive barrier of the Alps, which blunt the force of the cold northern winds, while the valley floor benefits from, and in turn releases, warmth from nearby Lake Garda. The Tenuta remains an ancient world, in which winemaking practices, still uncompromisingly artisanal, yield wines that are true gems of Italy’s wine tradition, marked by freshness, harmony, and an innate elegance."


Rates for the Wine Dinner are as follows:-

Classic Room -  £420
Small Superior Room - £470
Superior Room - £495
Junior Suite - £525
Master Suite - £565
Loch View Suite - £580
All of the above rates are inclusive of a 7 course dinner with matching wines, full Scottish breakfast the following morning and VAT. 

If you are able to stay on the Sunday night as well, we are offering a superb rate of just £120 per person, based on double occupancy, in the same grade room as you have booked for the wine dinner. 

Reservations: (01631 730236). 


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Seasonal vegetables for Gourmet Dining menu

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