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Wine and dine at The Old Coastguard

Published on October 12, 2016
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The Old Coastguard celebrates one of Germany’s most prestigious wine growing estates this November

The Old Coastguard

After scooping the Wine List of the Year gong at the 2016 Imbibe Wine Awards, The Old Coastguard in Mousehole is gearing up to welcome influential German winemaker, Meyer Näkel, to its seaside dining room on Friday, November 18.

Transporting guests from the terraced slopes of the Ahr vineyards to the wild Cornish seascape via an exciting line-up of expertly paired courses, the matched wine supper is set to be a highlight of the EATDRINKSLEEP group’s culinary calendar.

A fifth generation estate based in the Ahr Valley, Meyer Näkel has won a reputation for making world class Spatburgunder (aka pinot noir), bearing comparison with some of the world’s top pinot producing regions. Set within just 15 hectares, the estate is a family-run business, managed by Werner Näkel, his wife Claudia and their two daughters Meike and Dörte (pictured above).

With Meike hosting the evening’s proceedings in Mousehole along with their UK importer, Iris Ellmann of The Wine Barn, guests will have no better guides for the journey these wines have taken from vine to the table. Wines which will have been carefully matched to the menu by head chef Matt Smith.

Fourteen cosy rooms above the inn pose the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wines properly and avoid any designated driver wrangling. The sea views in each room and traditional Cornish breakfast the next morning are an added bonus.

Tickets £60 a head with just a few tables remaining. Available from booking@oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk.

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