Autumn winemaker dinner at Ransome's Dock

Californian winemaker Peter Franus will be showcasing a selection of his Napa Valley wines at Ransome’s Dock on Monday 28 November. Famous for his Zinfandels, Peter also makes a terrific Albariño and a well-respected Merlot, which he will present at the dinner.

The evening will begin with a reception where Serrano-ham croquetas and glasses of Franus’ 2009 Albariño will be served. Guests will then sit down to a four-course meal with wine pairings; the menu will run as follows:

chargrilled squid with lemon and coriander; green-tapenade crostini
2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Stewart & Truchard Vineyards, Carneros

Chez Panisse-style Zinfandel-braised duck leg with wet polenta
2007 Zinfandel, Brandlin Vineyard, Mount Veeder

roast rack of Welsh lamb with baby turnips and turnip greens
2007 Merlot, Stewart Vineyard Carneros & Rancho Chimiles, Wooden Valley

Vacherin Mont d’Or with Poilâne rye-and-raisin bread
2007 Red Hills, Fore Family Vineyard, Lake County

Tickets to the winemaker dinner cost £75, including wines, water, and tea/coffee.