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Wine Club & Events


VB's South African Wine Festival 2017

Farringdon 22nd-24th May

London Bridge 25th & 26th May


Tasting £10, Dinner £69 or book both for £75!


Come and meet the winemakers and the personalities behind the wines.

To book: call 020 7353 2648 or email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk. See below for further details.

NOW OPEN SATURDAYS

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

  • Events
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  • Tastings and dinners

Events


Meet fellow wine lovers by coming along to our Wine Club events, which gives you the opportunity to sample around 300 wines a year. Take part in the wine and cheese quiz, blind wine tasting championships, cheese and wine pairings, fine wine tastings and more. There’s the opportunity to taste a diverse range of wines from the exquisite and famous bubbly, Cristal, to iconic South African wines like Meerlust Rubicon and Kanonkop Paul Sauer (and if you haven’t heard of these SA Bordeaux style blends then maybe that’s reason in itself to come along?).

VB’s close relationships with the South African wineries and suppliers results in a wide range of event offerings; Wine Club tastings, Wine Dinners where customers can meet the winemakers and the annual South African wine festival. Keep a look out for the wine dinners that crop up every month or two (join the mailing list and you will get told about them in advance).

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.

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

Online Tickets

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

WINE DINNER MENU

Welcome Drink: Indaba Chenin Blanc 2016

Amuse Bouche
Seared Scottish scallop - Celeriac & apple purée, crispy pancetta
Served with Meerlust Chardonnay 2015

Starter
Seared sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna carpaccio (pole & line caught) - Soy, ginger & shallot dressing
Served with Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2013

Main Course
Grilled Ostrich steak with biltong crust - Buttered greens, sautéed potatoes, red wine jus
Served with Meerlust Rubicon 2013

Vivat Bacchus cheese board
Served with Kaapzicht Pinotage 2015

Dessert
Apple & almond tarte fine - Vanilla bean ice cream
Served with Kaapzicht Hanepoot Jerepigo 2014

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

Online Tickets

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

WINE DINNER MENU

Welcome Drink: Indaba Chenin Blanc 2016

Amuse Bouche
Seared Scottish scallop - Celeriac & apple purée, crispy pancetta
Served with Meerlust Chardonnay 2015

Starter
Seared sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna carpaccio (pole & line caught) - Soy, ginger & shallot dressing
Served with Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2013

Main Course
Grilled Ostrich steak with biltong crust - Buttered greens, sautéed potatoes, red wine jus
Served with Meerlust Rubicon 2013

Vivat Bacchus cheese board
Served with Kaapzicht Pinotage 2015

Dessert
Apple & almond tarte fine - Vanilla bean ice cream
Served with Kaapzicht Hanepoot Jerepigo 2014

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

Online Tickets

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 lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

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.

Online Tickets

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

7pm start

A lovely range from Ireland’s artisan cheese makers, perfectly paired with superb wines:

Bally Brie with sparkling Graham Beck NV – a jewel from South Africa
Milleens, one of Ireland's oldest farmhouse cheeses, with the carefully judged wooded Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016.
Cahill Porter, a cheese blended with Irish stout beer, with Guinness; well what else could we do?!
Cahill Whiskey with award winning Kaapzicht Pinotage 2015.
Cashel Blue with the fabulous sticky, Paul Cluver Riesling NLH 2015

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.

Online Tickets

Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay - Farringdon
05th Jun 2017

7pm start

Wow, what a combination of wines this will be!

£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.

Online Tickets

South Africa vs France - white wines - London Bridge
05th Jun 2017

7pm

A taste off between SA sparkling and Champagne, Sauvignon Blanc and Sancerre and Chardonnay and white Burgundy. Come and decide ones do you prefer…

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.

Online Tickets

Cheese at Farringdon! Britain vs France - Farringdon
12th Jun 2017

7pm start

Taste six cheeses, each paired with wine.

£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.

Online Tickets

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz - London Bridge
13th Jun 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

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.

Online Tickets

VB'S Blind Wine Tasting Championship - Compete for the prize! - Farringdon
19th Jun 2017

7pm start

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.

Online Tickets

Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay  - London Bridge
19th Jun 2017

7pm start

Wow , what a combination these wines will be!

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.

Online Tickets

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.

Online Tickets

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz - Farringdon
26th Jun 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

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.

Online Tickets

Cheese at London Bridge! Britain vs France - London Bridge
26th Jun 2017

7pm start

Taste six cheeses, each paired with wine.

£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.

Online Tickets

Bubbly time: spring into summer with Rosé fizz - Farringdon
03rd Jul 2017

Tasting includes Joseph Perrier Rosé NV, Theophile Rosé NV, sparkling Graham Beck Rosé NV and more.

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.


Online Tickets

An evening of Cheese & Wine with Alex James – Blur bass player turned cheese maker - London Bridge
04th Jul 2017

7pm start

Bass player of Brit-pop super group Blur, turned cheese maker is returning to Vivat Bacchus London Bridge for another night of cheese and wine tasting.

Welcome drink of sparkling Graham Beck Brut NV on arrival. Taste four delectable cheeses paired with South African wines.

Places are limited so please book early! There's no other way...

Price: £59pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

What better way to end you evening then to stay for dinner afterwards and get 15% off your total bill (includes both food and drink).

Online Tickets

Bordeaux style blends: a world tour... - Farringdon
10th Jul 2017

The tasting will feature France and South Africa of course, plus America, Australia, New Zealand and a surprise wine…

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

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.


Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - London Bridge
11th Jul 2017

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

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.

Online Tickets

Bubbly time: spring into summer with Rosé fizz - London Bridge
17th Jul 2017

Tasting includes Joseph Perrier Rosé NV, Theophile Rosé NV, sparkling Graham Beck Rosé NV and more.

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.


Online Tickets

Cheese and Wine tasting at Farringdon - Farringdon
17th Jul 2017

7pm start

Taste summer alpine cheese with bright whites and fruity reds.

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.


Online Tickets

VB’s Blind Wine Tasting Championship – calling all wine sleuths - Farringdon
24th Jul 2017

7pm start

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.

Online Tickets

Vergelegen – a jewel in the crown of South African wine - London Bridge
24th Jul 2017

If you’ve heard of the winery you’ll know how great it is, if not then now is the time to find out…

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.


Online Tickets

Walk around tasting – 5 South African wineries, 10 wines - London Bridge
31st Jul 2017

7pm start.

Missed the VB South African Wine Festival? Here is another chance to taste wines from Paul Cluver, Rustenberg, Kaapzicht, Indaba and Boekenhoutskloof (Chocolate Block).

Price: £15pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7 234 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.



Online Tickets

The VB Quiz at Farringdon - Farringdon
31st Jul 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

FARRINGDON QUIZ SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 5 tickets for the price of 6 when you book via telephone

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.

Online Tickets

Latest News & Upcoming Events

SA Wine Festival: Friday Wine Tasting - London Bridge

26th May 2017


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...


Online Tickets

SA Wine Festival: Friday Wine Tasting And Dinner Package - London Bridge

26th May 2017


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...


Online Tickets

SA Wine Festival: Friday Wine Dinner - London Bridge

26th May 2017


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...


Online Tickets

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