29/06/2021 | News/Wedding

Wine for your Wedding

Choosing the wine for your wedding at Farnham Castle in Surrey

We work with a Wine Specialist to ensure we’re offering you and your guests the most incredible wines for your special day.

Whether you choose our Beaufort, Montague or Winchester Menu, your guests will all be offered wine throughout their meal. Prior to your wedding at Farnham Castle, you’ll be invited to a Tasting Event where you’ll get to sample our menus and the wines on our wine list, so that you can compare the different grapes, flavours and aromas that each wine expresses, before selecting the most appropriate wines to complement your chosen menu.

Farnham Castle’s Dedicated Wine Specialist, Caitlin McCole, is continuously introducing us to wonderful red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines to pair with our fantastic menus.  “The Chef at Farnham Castle has put together the most fabulous menus for your wedding day and I wanted to create a wine list that would complement that” says Caitlin. “The great thing about wine is that it’s so evocative of a memory or place. I wanted to make sure that every wine on Farnham Castle’s Wine List would be memorable, so that the next time you have a Sauvignon Blanc for example, you will be thinking back to the amazing memories you have of your wedding.”

Wine at Farnham Castle in Surrey sourced from Provence

Our Wine Lists feature a variety of international wines, from bold reds to fruity whites, refreshing rosés, and not forgetting, a premium selection of Champagne’s for your all-important toast! It is traditional to present a bottle of red and a bottle of white to each of your wedding reception tables so that your guests can choose what to drink, and we’re sure your guests will enjoy drinking them as much as we’ve enjoyed choosing them!

Red Wines
From Portugal to Argentina and even Australia, our Red Wine List features a fantastic selection of elegant wines that pair perfectly with the following example dishes from our three menus.
Beaufort Menu: Pan Seared marinated lamb rump and potato rösti with pea purée, mint salsa verde and rosemary jus
Montague Menu: Individual Wellington of beef with buttery savoy, truffled swede, pommes purée, heritage carrots, game chips and a port & thyme jus.
Winchester Menu: Pan roasted duck crown and pithivier of leg with glazed shallot, baked golden beetroot, sweet potato fondant, creamed artichoke, radicchio and redcurrants.

There’s even an organic red wine on our Winchester Wine List which we highly recommend.

Red wines at Farnham Castle in Surrey

White Wine
Our White Wine List offers a selection of exquisite bottles from vineyards stretching from Spain to South Africa.

Beaufort Menu: Fillets of gilt head bream, sweet potato bhaji, buttered kale, tarka dahl, coriander salad and lime yoghurt.
Montague Menu: Supreme of organic chicken with lentil a la Française, Jerusalem artichoke purée, chicken Kiev, baby leeks and Red Emmalie potatoes.
Winchester Menu: Duo of Guinea Fowl with king oyster mushroom, silver skins, buttered greens, chestnut, duck fat potatoes and chervil café au lait.

Our Tasting Event prior to your wedding will be the ultimate opportunity to taste our variety of white wines, against the wonderful dishes we present to you.

Our Head of Marketing, Francesca, loves Gavi di Gavi from our Montague Menu.
“Gavi is created with the Cortese grape and I’ve been a fan of this fabulous, peachy, wine for many years. It’s strong, refreshing, and pairs perfectly with the fillet of sea bass with crab salad, featured on our Montague Menu!”

Rosé Wine
Ideal for weddings taking place during the height of summer, a bottle of Rosé is always cool, light and always leaves you wanting more. Our Rosé Wine List features one of the most romantic bottles on the planet – Love by Leoube. You couldn’t choose a more perfect wine for your wedding day if you tried!

Champagne and Sparkling Wine
If you’re looking to serve something extra special and unique during your wedding reception, our Oyster & Hattingley English Sparkling Wine Bar is a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Alternatively, you can never go wrong with Champagne, served at any time throughout your wedding celebration!

“Our MÖET & CHANDON celebratory champagnes are an absolute must at any wedding” states Kathleen, our Venue Director.

Champagne for your wedding at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Fine Wine List
If you’re after an extremely special wine list, we’d be delighted to let you in to the hidden secret of our extraordinary Fine Wine List; a list that has been hand-picked by our Dedicated Wine Specialist to add an unforgettable touch to your celebration. “We felt that with the setting being so amazing we wanted the opportunity for couples to elevate their day further with the famous and classic wines on our Fine Wine List” says Caitlin.

Request a copy of our current Wine List, or exclusive Fine Wine List by contacting our Wedding Team who would be delighted to share either of these with you. Caitlin McCole will be at our Menu Tasting Events herself and would love to give you further information about any of the wines we proudly offer.

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