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Vivat Bacchus Wine


We believe life’s too short to drink bad wine, and at Vivat Bacchus, that is impossible. From award winning house wines to the finest aged Bordeaux and more, you are sure to find something worthy of imbibing. We are lovers of the old world as well as the new, but have a soft spot for South Africa thanks to the South African owners. We take pride in our selection, and there is nothing on our list that we would not get stuck into ourselves!

Both restaurants have their own walk-in wine cellars, and you are more than welcome to take the cellar tour and pick out a bottle that is not on the list. We also age large quantities of wine in our vast cellars, ensuring that you don't have to drink wine that isn't completely ready to be drunk.

We sell wine to go, so if you do see something on your list that you fancy we'll offer you up to 50% off the list price if you'd like to take it home. And every month we showcase a winery in our Winery of the Month, offering you the chance to taste three wines by the glass, or as a wine flight. If you require any assistance with your wine selection, please don’t hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff for advice.


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From midday for lunch
(London Bridge)
and dinner with live jazz
(Farringdon & London Bridge)

Winery of the month
Celler Selection

Cellar Selection



Our walk-in cellars are fully stocked with wines from all corners of the globe and with vintages dating back to 1929! Be it Bordeaux first growths, some Spanish hidden gems, or a plethora of age-worthy stickies... you should be able to find it in our cellars.

We also take pride in selling wine when we think it is ready to drink, and several of our best-selling wines are aged on site until they are ready. Ask one of the staff to show you our regularly changing cellar list, or for the full cellar experience take our cellar tour to hand pick your favourite from over 15,000 bottles.

  • About
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  • Tastings and dinners

About



The Vivat Bacchus Wine Club, founded in 2005 has been going for nearly a decade! With events held every Monday evening at both our Farringdon and London Bridge branches, the Wine Club is a great way to learn about wine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our events are suitable for both beginners as well as seasoned tasters, the only thing we ask is that you must like wine! 

Each Wine Club event carries a specific theme, whether it is a specific country, a cheese and wine matching session, or a tasting of obscure varieties. Visit our events page to see more details of upcoming events. 

We also regularly hold Wine Dinners throughout the year, as part of our continued effort to showcase the outstanding wineries we sell wine from.  Each dinner gives one producer the opportunity to showcase five of their wines over a five-course Vivat Bacchus dinner. These ever popular dinners, held both at Farringdon and London Bridge, gives you the chance to hear from the winemakers themselves, while tasting their wines with a menu specifically made to complement the wines. 

Themes



Bubbly time: Got expensive taste? Only like bubbly? Well, this is the evening for you. Featuring Champagnes or sparkling wines and held every month, it is hosted by guest speakers. This is your chance to really tickle your taste buds with some top quality fizz.

VB’s wine & cheese quiz: We like to think of our monthly quiz night as a quiz night with a difference. Where else will you get a glass of wine on arrival, followed by general knowledge, wine and cheese questions, with blind cheese and wine tastings into the bargain?! The winning team gets a bottle of fizz, the runners up a tasty cheeseboard. So grab a team and let battle commence! (Teams of up to six people)

Fine wine: We’ll bring out the very best from the deepest recesses of our cellars; wines that we have aged and are begging to be drunk.

Something from South Africa: we regularly feature our top wineries or grapes and varieties where South Africa has something special to offer.

Master classes, without the label and blending: Be ready to taste wines blind! No, we won’t blindfold you, but the wines will be bagged up in black bags, often with interesting results and full-on debates… or you can come and learn about blending wines – an everyday activity for the wine maker but here you get to try it yourself!

Cheese and wine: What is wine without a bit of cheese to match? And at VB we know all about cheese. Our monthly tastings feature interesting cheeses from close to home or across the globe; from mild to stinky, soft to hard and paired of course with the ideal wines.

Bespoke wine or cheese tastings: You can always design your own wine or cheese tasting experience. From large parties to smaller intimate occasions, our staff are on hand to help you create your perfect event. And it’s not only tastings, why not book a wine blending session where you can learn all about blending wines, and have a go at it yourself?! Click here to see to our private tasting packages or contact us to create a bespoke event. Please provide us with your budget, what type of tasting you are interested in and dates and number of people, and we will prepare a tasting proposal and check availability.

Tastings and dinners



Wine dinners are held throughout the year. These showcase influential wine producers many of whom we have close partnerships with, with wine makers regularly visiting us. You will get the chance to hear from the winemakers themselves while tasting their wines and experiencing a menu specifically designed to complement the wines. Keep an eye out for future events and don’t forget our annual South African wine festival – look out for the dates.

Rosé for summer - London Bridge
02nd May 2017

7pm start
Sparkling, Champagne and rosé wine.

Price: £15pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at Farringdon! Irish Cheese - Farringdon
08th May 2017

7pm start

A lovely range from Ireland’s artisan cheese makers, matched with wines.

Taste Milleens (one of Ireland's oldest farmhouse cheeses), Bally Brie, Cahill Porter, Cahill Whiskey and Cashel Blue.

Price: £20pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz - London Bridge
09th May 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.

A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

South African Bordeaux blends - London Bridge
15th May 2017

7pm start

These wines get better and better and it all started with Meerlust Rubicon. Taste this and more.

Price: £15pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB'S Blind Wine Tasting Championship - Farringdon
15th May 2017

This month we are featuring the wines of Spain and Italy.

A prize for the winner of the evening. Come along throughout the year to join our leaderboard and compete for the big end of year prize.

Price: £15pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

SA Wine Festival: Monday Wine Tasting - Farringdon
22nd May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Line-up will feature:
Evan Alexander from Vinimark in South Africa - representing Reyneke and Boekenhoutskloof
Simon Hadden from MMD - representing Meerlust
Kevin Barbagallo and Laura Sullivan - UK Marketing Manager Vergelegen - representing Vergelegen
Andries Burger - winemaker - Paul Cluver

Price: £10pp
To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Monday Wine Tasting And Dinner Package - Farringdon
22nd May 2017

5pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Come to our festival wine dinner and enjoy five courses, all perfectly matched with wine. *
Line-up will feature:
Evan Alexander from Vinimark in South Africa - representing Reyneke and Boekenhoutskloof
Simon Hadden from MMD - representing Meerlust
Kevin Barbagallo and Laura Sullivan - UK Marketing Manager Vergelegen - representing Vergelegen
Andries Burger - winemaker - Paul Cluver

Price £75pp
* Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course is included in the price.

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Monday Wine Dinner - Farringdon
22nd May 2017

7pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!
Come to our festival wine dinner and enjoy five courses, all perfectly matched with wine. *

Line-up will feature:
Evan Alexander from Vinimark in South Africa - representing Reyneke and Boekenhoutskloof
Simon Hadden from MMD - representing Meerlust
Kevin Barbagallo and Laura Sullivan - UK Marketing Manager Vergelegen - representing Vergelegen
Andries Burger - winemaker - Paul Cluver

Price £69pp
* Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course is included in the price.

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

An evening of Malbec - London Bridge
22nd May 2017

7pm start

Argentinian wines will feature but we even have a chilled South African one for you to taste, the elegant De Toren Délicate blend.

Price: £15pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

SA Wine Festival: Tuesday Wine Tasting And Dinner Package - Farringdon
23rd May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!
Come to our festival wine dinner and enjoy five courses, all perfectly matched with wine. *

Line-up will feature:
Damon Quinlan from SWIG - representing Cape Point
Evan Alexander from Vinimark in South Africa - representing Boekenhoutskloof
Arthur Campbell from The Wine Treasury - representing De Toren
Ollie Gates from Raisin Social - representing Kanonkop
Sam Cooklin-Smith from Enotria - representing Meinert and Ken Forrester

Price £75pp
* Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course is included in the price.

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Tuesday Wine Tasting - Farringdon
23rd May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Come to our festival wine tasting and see what South African wines are all about.

Line-up will feature:
Damon Quinlan from SWIG - representing Cape Point
Evan Alexander from Vinimark in South Africa - representing Boekenhoutskloof
Arthur Campbell from The Wine Treasury - representing De Toren
Ollie Gates from Raisin Social - representing Kanonkop
Sam Cooklin-Smith from Enotria - representing Meinert and Ken Forrester


Price £10pp

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Tuesday Wine Dinner - Farringdon
23rd May 2017

7pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Every evening we will be hosting a five course dinner with matching wines*.
Line-up will feature:
Damon Quinlan from SWIG - representing Cape Point
Evan Alexander from Vinimark in South Africa - representing Boekenhoutskloof
Arthur Campbell from The Wine Treasury - representing De Toren
Ollie Gates from Raisin Social - representing Kanonkop
Sam Cooklin-Smith from Enotria - representing Meinert and Ken Forrester

Price £69pp
*Welcome drinks and one glass of wine per course included in the price.

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Wednesday Wine Tasting - Farringdon
24th May 2017

5pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!
Come to our festival wine tasting and see what South African wines are all about.

Line-up will feature:
Nico Redelinghuys - General Manager of Cape Classics (makers of Indaba wines)
Luke O’Cuinneagain - winemaker - Glenelly
Murray Barlow - winemaker - Rustenberg
Peter Finlayson - winemaker - Bouchard Finlayson
Danie Steytler - winemaker - Kaapzicht

Price £10pp

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Wednesday Wine Tasting And Dinner Package - Farringdon
24th May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!
Come to our festival wine dinner and enjoy five courses, all perfectly matched with wine. *
Line-up will feature:
Nico Redelinghuys - General Manager of Cape Classics (makers of Indaba wines)
Luke O’Cuinneagain - winemaker - Glenelly
Murray Barlow - winemaker - Rustenberg
Peter Finlayson - winemaker - Bouchard Finlayson
Danie Steytler - winemaker - Kaapzicht
Price £75pp
* Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course is included in the price.

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Wednesday Wine Dinner - Farringdon
24th May 2017

7pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Every evening we will be hosting a five course dinner with matching wines*.

Line-up will feature:
Nico Redelinghuys - General Manager of Cape Classics (makers of Indaba wines)
Luke O’Cuinneagain - winemaker - Glenelly
Murray Barlow - winemaker - Rustenberg
Peter Finlayson - winemaker - Bouchard Finlayson
Danie Steytler - winemaker - Kaapzicht

Price £69pp
*Welcome drinks and one glass of wine per course included in the price.

To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

SA Wine Festival: Thursday Wine Tasting - London Bridge
25th May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Come to our festival wine tasting and see what South African wines are all about.

Line-up will feature:
Nico Redelinghuys - General Manager of Cape Classics
Nicolas Bureau - Export Director - Glenelly
Andries Burger - winemaker - Paul Cluver
Murray Barlow - winemaker - Rustenberg

Price £10pp
To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

SA Wine Festival: Thursday Wine Tasting And Dinner Package - London Bridge
25th May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Come to our festival wine dinner and enjoy five courses, all perfectly matched with wine. *

Line-up will feature:
Nico Redelinghuys - General Manager of Cape Classics
Nicolas Bureau - Export Director - Glenelly
Andries Burger - winemaker - Paul Cluver
Murray Barlow - winemaker - Rustenberg

Price £75pp
* Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course is included in the price.

To book please email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

SA Wine Festival: Thursday Wine Dinner - London Bridge
25th May 2017

7pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Every evening we will be hosting a five course dinner with matching wines*.

Line-up will feature:
Nico Redelinghuys - General Manager of Cape Classics
Nicolas Bureau - Export Director - Glenelly
Andries Burger - winemaker - Paul Cluver
Murray Barlow - winemaker - Rustenberg

Price £69pp
*Welcome drinks and one glass of wine per course included in the price.

To book please email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

SA Wine Festival: Friday Wine Tasting - London Bridge
26th May 2017

5:30pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Come to our festival wine tasting and see what South African wines are all about.

Line-up will feature:
Danie Stytler - winemaker - Kaapzicht
Peter Finlayson - winemaker - Bouchard Finlayson
Simon Hadden from MMD - representing Meerlust

Price £10pp

To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

SA Wine Festival: Friday Wine Tasting And Dinner Package - London Bridge
26th May 2017

5:30 pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!
Come to our festival wine dinner and enjoy five courses, all perfectly matched with wine. *
Line-up will feature:
Danie Stytler - winemaker - Kaapzicht
Peter Finlayson - winemaker - Bouchard Finlayson
Simon Hadden from MMD - representing Meerlust
Price £75pp
* Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course is included in the price.

To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

SA Wine Festival: Friday Wine Dinner - London Bridge
26th May 2017

7pm start

The VB South African Wine Festival is back this year and it promises five days of tastings and dinners and not to mention, a great opportunity to meet the winemakers themselves!

Every evening we will be hosting a five course dinner with matching wines*.

Line-up will feature:
Danie Stytler - winemaker - Kaapzicht
Peter Finlayson - winemaker - Bouchard Finlayson
Simon Hadden from MMD - representing Meerlust

Price £69pp
*Welcome drinks and one glass of wine per course included in the price.

To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

Cheese at London Bridge! Irish Cheese - London Bridge
30th May 2017

7pm start

A lovely range from Ireland’s artisan cheese makers, matched with wines.

Taste Milleens (one of Ireland's oldest farmhouse cheeses), Bally Brie, Cahill Porter, Cahill Whiskey and Cashel Blue.

Price: £20pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz - Farringdon
30th May 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.
A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB Wine Club Singles Tasting - Farringdon
23rd Jun 2017

7pm

Meet like-minded people and learn about wine!
Welcome glass of Graham bubbly and light canapés on arrival.

Taste six wines.

Price: £30pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

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Rosé for summer - London Bridge

02nd May 2017

Sparkling, Champagne and rosé wine.

Price: £15pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food...


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Cheese at Farringdon! Irish Cheese - Farringdon

08th May 2017


A lovely range from Ireland’s artisan cheese makers, matched with wines.

Taste Milleens (one of Ireland's oldest farmhouse cheeses), Bally Brie, Cahill Porter, Cahill Whiskey and Cashel Blue.

Price:...


Online Tickets

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz - London Bridge

09th May 2017


Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.

A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

Price: £10pp...


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