Wine and dine at Vivat Bacchus

Martin Meinert’s South African wines speak for themselves, but there’s nothing quite like hearing about them from the man himself. Meinert, who made his name as Vergelegen’s winemaker before going on to establish his own winery in Stellenbosch, is hosting a dinner at the new Vivat Bacchus in London Bridge on Tuesday 30 September.

The restaurant’s executive chef, Stuart Ferguson, has created a five-course menu to accompany a selection of Meinert’s wines, including his Synchronicity 2004 and The FMC 2006, a collaboration with fellow industry veteran, Ken Forrester. The menu will include dishes such as grilled springbok and, as you’d expect at Vivat Bacchus with its two walk-in cheese rooms, an impressive array of cheeses. Vivat Bacchus has championed fine South African wine for some time at its original Farringdon location, so its new site, with a 200-strong list of wines from the Cape, is a perfect setting for this dinner.