Relais & Châteaux

The Vineyard
Herr Marcus Tschierschke
Stockcross
RG20 8JU Newbury/ Stockcross, Großbritannien

+44 1635 589419

Beschreibung von The Vineyard in Newbury/ Stockcross

We love wine. We eat, sleep and drink it.

  • Five AA Red Stars - everything you'd expect for a comfortable night, and some things you might not
  • Award-winning wine list - 2015 European Hotel Wine list of the Year
    • Over 30,000 bottles in our cellars
    • 3,000 bins
    • 100 wines to taste and enjoy by the glass
  • Unique food and wine experience
  • 32 suites and 17 bedrooms all named after iconic wines from around the world
  • Award-winning "5 Bubbles” spa
  • Privately owned by the Michael family since 1996, who also own the highly regarded Peter Michael Winery in California
  • Impressive private art collection including the Judgement of Paris
  • Exclusivity is a speciality.

Restaurant Timings

Lunch

Tasting menu - 12pm to 1.30pm

A la carte - 12pm to 2pm

Dinner

Tasting menu - 7pm to 9pm

A la carte - 7pm to 9.30pm

Judgement of Paris

In 1976, in small room in a Paris hotel, a strange thing happened.

Something that changed a centuries-old status quo and rocked the 'civilised' world to it's roots.

A cataclysm, or a revolution, depending on your point of view.

In a blind tasting with some of the leading French wine aficionados of the day, Californian wines were chosen over France's very best. Big names were knocked right out of the park in a comprehensive whooping.

Now, we love wine - all kinds of wine - and we have no problem in recommending a bottle of Chateau Pétrus or d'Yquem when the occasion demands, but it's no coincidence that the Vineyard opened its doors after that auspicious day in Paris.

It's no secret either that Sir Peter Michael, The Vineyard's owner, is a wine farmer who produces some very fine estate wines in Knights Valley, Sonoma.

So you might conclude that Californian wine inspires us.

So much so that Sir Peter commissioned a picture, 'After the Upset' to commemorate the day the wine world changed forever. All the protagonists are in there, and so is Sir Peter himself.

It's a constant reminder that, with dedication and a never-give-up spirit, novices can become masters.

And that's something worth drinking to.