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A sparkling September at Castle Howard
- English Sparkling Wine producer Nyetimber is bringing their beautifully reimagined 1968 Routemaster bus, The Nyetimber, to Castle Howard this September.
- The Nyetimber residency at Castle Howard is in celebration of the ongoing partnership between the two British brands.
- Visitors can enjoy a glass of award-winning Nyetimber on the top deck of the bus whilst enjoying spectacular views across Castle Howard’s iconic Grounds on selected dates.
- As part of the residency, Castle Howard and Nyetimber are hosting a ‘Best of British’ Perfectly
Paired Dinner, including a tasting menu celebrating local ingredients, and a drinks reception on the bus. This September, Castle Howard visitors can enjoy Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine aboard The Nyetimber, which will be parked up at the heart of Castle Howard’s stunning Yorkshire setting, overlooking Castle Howard’s baroque North Front with sweeping views over the Great Lake towards the North York Moors.
The Nyetimber vintage 1968 Routemaster bus will embark on a 200-mile journey from London to North Yorkshire, stopping at Castle Howard from the 14th – 17th September. Nyetimber will be serving their world-renowned English Sparkling Wines daily between 11am – 5pm, and offering tastings on the top deck on 16th and 17th September. Castle Howard’s Head Chef, Nathan Richardson-Kelly, has designed a beautiful tasting menu for a Perfectly Paired Dinner served in the stately home’s Grecian Hall on 14th September (tickets available now).
Castle Howard has been serving Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine since 2017. Developing an all-encompassing partnership, Nyetimber is served across the Castle Howard Estate and is included as part of Castle Howard’s weddings and private events as their exclusive English Sparkling Wine. As well as onboard the Routemaster bus, Castle Howard visitors can also enjoy a glass of Nyetimber in the Courtyard Cafe. Nyetimber is also available to purchase in the Farm Shop and Gift Shop. The Nyetimber vintage Routemaster 1968 at Castle Howard.
14th – 17th September 2023
Nyetimber Perfectly Paired Dinner
14th September, 7.30pm
Book tickets (including travel to and from The Grand Hotel in York City Centre)
Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine Tastings
16th – 17th September, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
About Castle Howard
Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles north of York. Set in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Castle Howard is a private residence and has been home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years. Castle Howard was commissioned by the 3rd Earl of Carlisle in 1699 and took over 100 years to complete. Successive generations have welcomed visitors to the House, and it was first opened to the public by George Howard in 1952. Visitors can expect dramatic interiors and world-renowned art collections inside the House. The Gardens offer extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains with an adventure playground, Skelf Island, for the younger visitors to burn off steam.
Nyetimber have been crafting their wines in the South of England for more than 30 years and were the first to craft English Sparkling Wine exclusively from the three celebrated grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Nyetimber pride themselves on crafting sparkling wine that rivals some of the most prestigious wine sparkling wine houses in the world. Every bottle is made from 100% estate-owned fruit with Nyetimber owning the process from vine to bottle.