We will be delighted to welcome Paul Boutinot (famed Anglo-French winemaker, importer and distributor) to The Cartford Inn this summer to host an exclusive dinner in our River House venue, accompanied by a range of wines from their Waterkloof vineyard in South Africa as well others from their worldwide portfolio.
Acquired in 2004 after a ten-year search by Paul, the Waterkloof estate is an independently managed, organic and biodynamic farm overlooking False Bay on the Western cape of South Africa. Since then the estate has quickly gone from strength to strength, earning numerous awards and listings on the winelists of some of the world's top restaurants including Noma, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Azurmendi and The Ledbury.
Apart from showcasing the wines, Paul (who's still involved with all areas of the business, from the vineyard to dinner table) will share the fascinating Boutinot family story and the goings-on at Waterkloof, where horses are preferred to tractors, the farming is chemical free and leopards roam the vineyards at night.
The wines will be carefully matched with a specially designed, extended tasting menu, created to exhibit the flavours of the season and the local area, as well as those typical of the wines' native South African cuisine.
We look forward to welcoming you to this very special one-off event.
Saturday 30th July, 7.00pm