The holiday season in Mayfair is set to shine even brighter this year with the unveiling of Smith & Whistle’s Winter Vineyard in partnership with Pommery Champagne.
The enchanting terrace, nestled at the heart of the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, will open its doors to guests and visitors on the 23rd of November. This Winter Vineyard promises to bring the allure of a wintry vineyard to Mayfair, bedecked with dazzling garlands of real vines, snow-kissed berries, and wine barrels dusted with a glistening layer of snow.
Set against a backdrop of twinkling lights that gracefully adorn the façade of the hotel, this terrace is poised to become the ultimate destination for festive merriment.
A Champagne Affair in Mayfair
Smith & Whistle’s Winter Vineyard is proud to present its partnership with Pommery Champagne, offering an exclusive experience that can’t be found anywhere else in London this Christmas. Among the highlights of this collaboration is the opportunity to indulge in the newly released Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs magnum, delivering an unparalleled level of luxury and taste.
Crafted with premium grapes sourced from the vineyards of France, this champagne masterpiece is sure to tantalize the palate. The terrace itself will mirror the champagne’s essence, reflecting its delicate hues of pale gold and subtle green undertones.
Sipping Luxury: The Champagne Menu
As part of the Winter Vineyard’s festive offerings, patrons can explore a limited-edition menu of Champagne cocktails designed to raise a toast to the holiday season with friends and loved ones. Whether it’s a Christmas soirée or an intimate winter date night, there’s a tipple to suit every taste:
- Champagne Classic: Served in a flute, this cocktail combines Cognac with a brown sugar cube, Bitters, and Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs for a classic and sophisticated taste.
- French 75: A refreshing twist of Gin, Lemon, and Sugar, topped with Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs, offering a delightful and zesty experience.
- Cinnamon Spritz: Get into the festive spirit with this spritz featuring Double Jus, Apple Cinnamon, and Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs, garnished with a delicate apple slice.
- Amaro Sparkle: A vibrant red cocktail made up of Amaro Santoni, Rosemary & Cranberry Syrup, and topped with Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs, promising a taste explosion.
- Soye Au Champagne: Experience the epitome of luxury with this concoction that includes Vanilla Ice Cream, Cognac, Cherry, Orange liqueur, and, of course, Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs.
Champagne Masterclasses in December
In the month of December, Smith & Whistle will be treating its guests to an immersive journey into the world of Champagne with a series of Pommery Champagne masterclasses. These one-hour, bookable tasting experiences will include a delectable spread of food and drinks on the terrace. Following this, guests can look forward to an enlightening session delving into the art of champagne-making, further tastings, and a chance to explore the rich culture of the Champagne region.
Justin Pinchbeck, General Manager at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, expressed his excitement, saying, “We’ve worked with Pommery Champagne for many years, and bringing a Winter Vineyard to Mayfair in partnership with them this Christmas is really special. Our Smith & Whistle terrace is luxurious and sparkling, and the cocktails taste as wonderful as the terrace looks. We look forward to our guests and visitors creating special memories with us this festive season.”
James Smith, National Account Director for Pommery Champagne, added his enthusiasm, stating, “It is such an exciting time for us to celebrate our Apanage Blanc de Blancs magnum, and working with the team at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane to bring it to London has been a fantastic experience. Seeing the colours and themes of our Champagne transformed to life on the Smith & Whistle Winter Vineyard terrace has been brilliant! The hotel is a perfect premium partner for us this Christmas.”
In conclusion, Smith & Whistle’s Winter Vineyard promises a delightful fusion of luxury and festivity in the heart of Mayfair, with its partnership with Pommery Champagne elevating the experience to unparalleled heights. This holiday season, indulge in the magic of a sparkling Winter Vineyard and raise a glass to memorable moments with loved ones.