The multifaceted venue M venue has been hailed as one of the most exciting openings of the 2015 and won ‘Best New Restaurant 2015’ in the Harpers Awards. M houses two restaurants M Grill & M Raw, a destination cocktail bar, a wine tasting room, a secret den and four private dining and events spaces. Created by Martin Williams, M boasts an all-star line-up. Head Chef Jarad McCarroll is overseen by Exec Chef Michael Reid. The restaurant is headed up by Francesco Cappucci.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time and the wines. The concept was great and I was impressed by the quality of Barboursville wines, in particular the Nebbiolo. It’s like a Barolo but more fun, a wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously but still ticks all the boxes for Nebbiolo lovers. Many thanks for the event”

Harry Crowther
Head Sommelier
M Restaurant

Jefferson’s Dream

Italian winegrowing on both sides of the Atlantic


Andrea Fasan
Head Sommelier – Le Petite Maison

Chris Losh
Editor – Imbibe

Francois Ginther
Wine Director – Partridges

Lee Sharkey
Publisher – Harpers Wine & Spirit

Nobuko Okamura
Head Sommelier/Wine Buyer – Coya

Raphael Tierry
Head Sommelier – Butlers Wharf Chop House

Ruth Sullivan
Journalist – Financial Times

Harry Crowther
Wine Buyer – M Restaurant

Justin Knock
Buying Director(MW) – philglas-swiggot

Andrew Catchpole
Editor – Harmpers wine and spirits

Stefano Barbarino
Assistant Head Sommelier – La Trompette

John Stimpfig
Content Director – Decanter Magazine

“Barboursville’s Nebbiolo is a remarkable achievement. Nurturing one of Piedmont’s most famous wines across the Atlantic to produce a rich, smooth wine, that is familiar and yet has an added twist and richness from Virginia’s terroir makes a really exciting tasting.”

Ruth Sullivan


Financial Times