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For Wine Club and Society Members and all other Private and Corporate Groups

NEW!  Wonderful Wine Workshops on Saturdays
at the Langwathby Station Cafe/Restaurant
on the Carlisle -Settle line. 
Tutored Tasting of 7 wines. Two course lunch included. Time: 11.40 am start and 3.00 pm finish. These sessions will commence in the autumn The theme of the first event will be WINES OF PORTUGAL
Free Parking.  The nearby Shepherds Inn has rooms for overnight accommodation. 
 These times have been selected specially to fit in with arrival and departure times of trains from LEEDS and CARLISLE on the Carlisle-Settle line.
or call me on: 01768 889101 
What could be a nicer than a weekend away in The Lake District? And, for those interested in wine, what could be better than a wonderful

Cumbria Wine Weekend at the ***Westmorland Hotel!

What can you expect from this course?

The experience of tutored wine tastings, which provide great insight and illustrate the specific characteristics of contrasting wines, reflecting the part played by grape varieties, vineyard sites, geographical location, and individual winemakers. Also, the appreciation of  high quality wines specially chosen by, an unbiased  Independent Wine Tutor, and a member of the Association of Wine Educators. 

All in all, an exciting, informative, enjoyable and memorable weekend!
 AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS (Wine Society members, U3A groups, corporate events etc.)

The cost of this all inclusive 'big weekend'  package is  (based on 2 people sharing a double room). (Single room supplement £50.00) 

Estimated rates for 2015. Minimum 18 people £ 195.00 per person.

It consists of
 two tutored wine tasting sessions, all the 18 wine tasting samples of wine and tasting sheets, two nights bed and breakfast, one buffet supper (Friday night) and a special  'a la carte' 5 course gourmet dinner (Saturday night). 

Incredibly good value!   

Details of the Itinerary and Sample Menus are given below.

(Single room supplement £50.00) 

Initially, no deposit payment required. Don't delay - Make a provisional booking to-day!  Deposits will not be required until three or weeks prior to the wine tasting event. 

Hotel interior
Wine Tasting Weekend Away

Westmorland Hotel*** near Orton, Cumbria; conveniently situated between Kendal and Penrith.

Cumbria Wine Weekend venue


Sample Menus

Friday night Buffet Supper

Smoked Fish Pate;

Hot Potato Chips

Home-made Cumberland sausage rolls

Freshly baked focaccia breads made locally by the award winning Moores artisan bakery, Filled with a choice of;
  roasted Cumbrian ham and Cumbrian whole grain mustard,
  Lancashire Cheddar Cheese and red onion,
  Mozzarella with home-made pesto. and slow roasted tomatoes.

Stone-baked flat breads with roasted red peppers and feta cheese.
Dressed Greek salad:

Assorted local cheeses, including blue cheese.

Vanilla ice-cream with Pedro-Ximinez wine,

Fair-trade Coffee and choice of teas,
Still and sparkling water from our own spring/

Saturday night : 5 course Gourmet Dinner

Beetroot, Parsnip and Ginger Soup

Parsnip Crisps 

Smoked Cumbrian meats from our Farm shop

Carrot and Orange Chutney 

Butternut Squash, Sage and Parmesan Fritters

Caramelized Onion Crème Fraiche 

Home Cured Salmon Gravadlax

Pickled Dill Cucumber and Rye Bread

 Roasted Salmon Fillet
Anchovy Dressing

Hay Roasted Shoulder of Mutton from our own Farm
apple cider cream

Braised Leeks and White Bean Mille Feuille

 Selection of Local Cheeses
Rough Oatcakes and Westmorland Chutney


Sticky Pear and Ginger Pudding
Fresh Custard

Chocolate Amaretti Cake
Amaretti poached Apricots & Crème Fraiche
Double Jersey Ice Cream
Rhubarb Compote and Granola Crumble


Westmorland Hotel, Orton, Cumbria.    Friday. Check In time - from 2.00pm onwards.  Course begins at 6-45pm for 7-00pm. A tutored tasting of 9 wines - themes vary.
Supper served at 7.00pm Vanilla Ice Cream with Pedro Ximinez wine, served at 9.00pm, followed by Tea or Coffee.  
Saturday morning, Full Cumbrian Breakfast 

Link for Westmorland Hotel website

Comfortable bedrooms at Westmorland Hotel
Lake District Wine Tasting Weekend


Lake District Wine Tasting Weekends and Wine Workshops at the Westmorland Hotel.


March 21st, 22nd :: Wine Weekend (available)
For the wine lover, these are great value big weekends away!

Contact me for details of other dates that may be available.

Guests now have free time until 5.00pm, when the course continues. A chance to go on a Lake District fell walk; a steamer trip on Ullswater or Windermere, cycling in the scenic EdenValley, or even shopping in Carlisle, Penrith or Kendal - all within easy reach. The delightful village of Orton, with a village shop, pub bar and restaurant, and chocolate factory with shop,and tea room, is also close by.

Westmorland Hotel*** Award winning restaurant.
Wine Workshops, Saturday Wine Tasting Day
On the edge of the Lake District between Kendal and Penrith

5.00pm A tutored wine tasting of 9 different wines - themes vary.
7.00 pm for 7-30pm; a 5 course  'a la carte' gourmet dinner in the hotel restaurant. 
Sunday. After breakfast, Coffee and biscuits at 10-30am. Quiz; bottle of wine for the winner; Finish.

Weekend Wine Tasting Course

The Log Fire in the lounge bar at the Westmorland Hotele

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Drive Times to Westmorland Hotel fron major northern centres;
20 minutes
Kendal 20 minutes
Carlisle 40 minutes
Manchester 1 hr 30 mins
Leeds 1 hr 30 mins
Newcastle 1 hr 30 mins
Liverpool 2 hrs
Edinburgh 2 hr 30 mins
Glasgow 2 hr 30 mins

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