Celebrate ‘The First of the Summer Wine’ at the Deer Park Country House

Danielle Camp
Authored by Danielle Camp
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 4:30pm

Join South West Wine School for a magnificent evening of food, wine and live music at the Deer Park Country House near Honiton on Thursday 13th June 2019. Tickets cost £55 per person, with a special early bird offer of £45 per ticket for the first 50 people to book (tickets available from www.southwestwineschool.co.uk or www.helmtickets.com).

Guests will arrive from 6pm and will be treated to a sensory experience with exquisite canapés produced using freshly picked ingredients from the Deer Park Country House’s walled garden and served with a selection of English Sparkling Wines.

Devon-based Sunday Telegraph wine writer and Saturday Kitchen drinks presenter Susy Atkins will head up a team of wine experts hosting this most memorable of evenings. Susy will be joined by Master of Wine Liam Steevenson, the brilliant Stephen Barrett, Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET and co-founders of the wine school Jonathan and Hayley Reynolds DipWSET. Guests will taste wines from all over the world, including from South Africa, the Napa Valley in California, Alsace and Provence as well as, of course, plenty of wines from the South West of England.

The wines will be accompanied by the tastiest of dishes including Porchetta and legs of lamb cooked on the braai oven and a celebration of the freshest of produce from the Deer Park Country House’s own plentiful vegetable garden, which is overseen by head gardener Oliver Forster. This unforgettable food offering will be prepared by the expert hands of chef Richard Still and his team, and will be enjoyed in a magical setting amongst the apple trees in the gardens of this beautiful Georgian house.

Co-founder of South West Wine School, Jonathan Reynolds says: “Hayley and I have long been fans of the Deer Park Country House and as a venue for an evening filled with delicious food, wine and music it is almost impossible to beat.” Jonathan continues: “The gardens with the braai oven offers the prettiest of settings and guests will be in for a culinary treat.”

Over recent years the estate at the Deer Park Country House has been painstakingly restored to its former magnificence and now predominantly hosts house parties, weddings and corporate events. One of the major trends of 2019 is garden weddings and this wonderful venue has to be top of any garden wedding list.

For further information on the ‘First of the Summer Wine’ evening as well as the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses hosted by the South West Wine School, visit www.southwestwineschool.co.uk.

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Deer Park Country House

Event Date

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm