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Fine dine with a legendary winemaker at Tyddyn Llan

26th August 2015 Print
Legendary wine maker John Duval

Michelin-starred Restaurant with Rooms, Tyddyn Llan, on the edge of Snowdonia in north Wales, has planned five special wine dinners for the autumn, commencing on 9 September with a dinner hosted by legendary Australian wine maker John Duval.

John spent 29 years with Penfolds, one of Australia’s oldest and best-known wine producers, where he was appointed Chief Winemaker in 1986; at Penfolds John was instrumental in helping to grow the business into a global brand, during what was one of the most dynamic periods of change in the Australian wine industry.

John started his own wine label in 2003 and he is widely regarded as one of the world’s great winemakers.
The dinner will feature some of John’s stunning wines, a different one to accompany each of Bryan’s mouth-watering dishes.

The full menu will comprise:


Dressed langoustine, avocado salsa, fennel salad, accompanied by Plexus’ Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier 2012, John Duval, Barossa Valley, Australia

Roast turbot with leek risotto, red wine sauce, buttered samphire with ‘Plexus’ Shiraz, Grenache, Mouvedre 2012, John Duval, Barossa Valley, Australia

Cefnllan Farm duck breast, duck faggot, confit potato, apple and cider sauce, accompanied by ‘Eligo’ Shiraz 2009, John Duval, Barossa Valley, Australia

A selection of British farmhouse cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy with a glass of Entity Shiraz 2012, John Duval, Barossa Valley, Australia

Whimberry crème brûlée

The John Duval dinner including all wines costs £90.00 per person.

Too enable diners to enjoy the wines and not have to worry about driving home, a special B&B rate of £60 per person (two sharing) is available (£150 pp total for the dinner, wines and overnight stay). Room upgrades available at a supplement.

Well-behaved dogs welcome in some rooms.

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Legendary wine maker John Duval