Domaine Jones Wine Tasting and Dinner 2023
with Katie Jones
Thursday 30th November 2023 @ 7.00pm
Lysses House Hotel, 51 High St, Fareham PO16 7BQ [Map]
Tickets are £65.00 per person, in advance only, from Lysses House Hotel T: 01329 822622
We are delighted to welcome the owner and winemaker of Domaine Jones, Katie Jones, for a wine tasting and dinner at Lysses House Hotel.
This exclusive wine event promises to be a delightful journey into the world of Domaine Jones. The evening will commence with a short pre-dinner wine tasting. Katie will guide us through a selection of wines, sharing her expertise, stories and insights into the winemaking process.
Following the wine tasting, guests will be treated to an three-course meal expertly curated to complement the flavours of the Domaine Jones wines. Each course will be thoughtfully paired with Katie’s wines.
Domaine Jones Wine Tasting and Dinner
Pre Dinner Wine Tasting
Prawns pan fried with saffron, ginger, tomatoes and fennel served with an aioli dip
A spicy lamb tagine served with couscous, fine beans and spinach
A selection of cheese and crusty bread
Coffee and petit fours
A vegetarian option will be available, please contact Lysses House Hotel for any questions about the menu, dietary requirements etc.
About Domaine Jones
Domaine Jones is run by Katie Jones. Katie was the Sales and Marketing Director for the Mont Tauch co-operative in the Languedoc Rousillon for nearly twenty years until she fell in love with a small 3.5 hectare vineyard in the Maury Valley in 2007. Katie acquired the vineyard, called La Sanayre Est, in 2008. That original vineyard is located in the shadow of Queribus Castle and surrounded by wild scrub (or garrigue) and consists of over 8000 vines on slopes of black schist planted with Carignan, Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris and Muscat. The vines are here are mainly over 70 years old. The vine age, altitude and stony, slate soils produce naturally very low-yielding vines. The lower the yield, the higher the quality.
Since then Katie has acquired more vineyards, including some in Fitou, and also makes some non estate wines with some bought in fruit. The wine-making philosophy at Domaine Jones is to employ traditional, down-to-earth farming methods and innovative winemaking techniques to capture the characteristics of the terroir and the local area. The wines are only produced in very small quantities, in some case the odd barrel or two, this truly is boutique wine-making. Katie’s wines have a surprising purity and freshness, due to the relatively high altitude of the vineyards that is unusual for wines from this area.