WINE EVENTS



INTRODUCING...WINEMAKER’S TAKEOVERS : A NEW SERIES AT 28-50

We are delighted to officially introduce Winemaker’s Takeovers, a new series of events at 28- 50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen.

Unique to 28-50, the Winemaker’s Takeovers will bring a series of exciting wine producers from across the globe to London to take over our restaurants on Maddox Street and Marylebone Lane, for one night only.

A new concept for London and open to all, the evenings are carefully designed to offer guests unprecedented access to their favourites winemakers. Each winemaker will be on site to speak to guests, while complimentary wine tasters will be served throughout the evening. Wines can be ordered by the glass, with a limited number of bottles also available to buy at a reduced price for the duration of the evening to drink in or to take away (until they’re all snapped up, that is!)

The Winemaker’s Takeovers are free to attend and un-ticketed; simply book a table to dine or walk in for post-work drinks to get involved.

We have already welcomed World class producers such as Epicure Wines, Cullen, Astrolabe, Barmes Buecher, Henschke... and take a look at the up and coming events below!

Winery: Klein Constantia, Constantia, South Africa

Who is hosting the event: Matt Day, Head Winemaker
Where and When: 28-50 Maddox Wednesday 19th September
Time: 5pm to 10pm

Customers get a free sample on the night.
Wine Flight of the 5 wines will be available for a full Klein Constantia experience + Wines are available on the night to Takeaway

Winemaking began in Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa in 1685 and was written about by Jane Austen in her novel Sense and Sensibility and requested by Napoleon Bonaparte on his death bed.

In recent years born and bred South African Matthew Day has been winemaker at Klein Constantia following years of study and working in vineyards throughout the world.

Simple winemaking techniques are used to extract the best from grapes grown.

The unique location of the vineyard in the stunning Western Cape; the cool climate and soils of the estate call for the making of terroir-driven wines.

Klein Constantia produces a premium Estate range, an accessible and easy-drinking KC range and, of course, their iconic natural sweet dessert wine, Vin de Constance.

Since being re-introduced in 1986 following previous devastation by Phylloxera at the end of the 19th century, Vin de Constance has consistently appeared in lists of the world’s top wines. The 2009 vintage was recently awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator and made their Top 10 Wine List in 2015, making it the first South African wine to ever make the Top 10 list. The soon to be released 2012 vintage has been ear marked by Decanter as ‘one of the best yet’ and received 97 points.



http://www.kleinconstantia.com/

Wineries: Cambria and Mount Brave of Jackson Family Wines

Who is hosting the event: Olivier Frayssinet, UK JFW Brand Ambassador
Where and When: 28-50 Marylebone Wednesday 26th September, 28-50 Maddox Thursday 27th September
Time: 5pm to 10pm

Customers get a free sample on the night.
Wine Flight of the 5 wines will be available for a full Californian experience + Wines are available on the night to Takeaway

The Jackson family believes that their mission is to make the world’s best wines, from the best vineyards, crafted by hand with integrity. Olivier is taking us to a Californian journey with Cambria Estate and Mount Brave; Cambria being famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and Mount Brave for its Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Cambria Estate rests on the Santa Maria Bench, a majestic plateau of land three miles southeast of Tepusquet Peak and the Los Padres National Forest. The Cambria property was purchased in 1986 by Barbara Banke who has since updated the vineyard with new clones, rootstocks and farming practices. Cambria’s 1,600 acres feature 14 different soil types delineated into four distinct vineyards.

Founded in 2007, Mt. Brave is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of those who settled the rugged terrain of Mt. Veeder during the 1800s and an homage to the native Wappos, “the brave ones,” who were the original inhabitants of this extraordinary place.

Mt. Brave produces intense and complex wines from its high altitude estate vineyard in the Mt. Veeder AVA located in the Mayacamas Mountain Range.

The Mt. Brave vineyard sits at elevations ranging from 1,400 to 1,800 feet. While Mt. Veeder is generally cool, the Mt. Brave vineyard sits above the fog at the northern end of the appellation, receiving early morning sun and less marine influence from the San Pablo Bay.



https://www.jacksonfamilywines.com/en/our-wineries/cambria
https://www.jacksonfamilywines.com/en/spire/mt-brave

Winery: Dorrance Wines, Western Cape, South Africa

Who is hosting the event: Christophe Durand, Winemaker
Where and When: 28-50 Marylebone Thursday 20th September
Time: 5pm to 10pm

Customers get a free sample on the night.
Wine Flight will be available for a full South African immersion + Wines are available on the night to Takeaway

Born and raised in France, from a Calvados family, Christophe Durand moved to Cape Town in 1995. Initially working as a supplier of premium French wine barrels, he became more and more involved in winemaking, eventually combining his knowledge and passion for fines wines to create Dorrance Wines.

A strong proponent of tradition, Christophe’s philosophy is to interact as little as possible with the grapes, leaving each cuvee to reflect the elegance of its terroir. The Dorrance portfolio includes stunning vineyards from across the Western Cape.



http://www.dorrancewines.com/

Winery: Taittinger, Champagne, France

Who is hosting the event: Kevin McKee, UK Director and Camellia UK Brand Ambassador
Where and When: 28-50 Maddox and Marylebone tuesday 23rd October
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Wines: To be confirmed

Customers get a free sample on the night.
Wine Flight will be available for a full Taittinger experience + Wines are available on the night to Takeaway

Founded in 1734, Taitinger remained a Family-owned independent Champagne House based in Reims. The flagship wines are Comtes de Champagne, with the first being produced in 1952; Comtes de Champagne is made from 100% Chardonnay from 6 Grand Cru sites in the Côte de Blancs.

From their Brut Non Vintage to the award winning excellent 2006 Comtes des Champagne, we will discover Taittinger fantastic wines.



http://www.taittinger.com/