Our up-to-date listing of upcoming events relating to English Wines. Click an event title for more information.
On Saturday 25th February 2017 from 10.30am-12.30 pm, Albury Vineyard are offering the chance for visitors to meet the Vineyard Manager, Alex and join him for an informative and insightful pruning demonstration. This event will allow visitors to get their hands dirty and prune some vines, taking a little bit of the vineyard home with you in the form of vine cuttings.
This hard work will be rewarded with a tasting of Albury’s award winning sparkling wines.
Tickets are £25.00 and can be booked via the Albury Vineyard Website at: http://www.alburyvineyard.com/pruning-demo
Saturday 25th February 2017
Vineyard Event Food & Wine Event In Store Tasting
An exclusive English Wine Making Masterclass, with Bluebell Vineyards head wine maker Kevin Sutherland on the 25th February 2017.
An introduction to the fundamentals of winemaking, this masterclass will teach you how to make a classic cuvee, before letting you loose with Bluebells base wines to experiment for yourself and create the perfect blend.
As if that wasn’t enough, after a busy blending workshop taste your way through Bluebell’s signature sparkles, followed by a two course lunch and a tutored tasting at The Bolney Wine Estate.
This masterclass is priced at £125.00 pp. to find out more and book tickets please visit English Wine Tasting Tours at: http://www.englishwinetastingtours.co.uk/tours/winemaker-day-blending-workshop/)
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Vineyard Event Food & Wine Event
On the 28th February 2017 at 6.00pm, Gelato Village is partnering with Rothley Wine Estate for an exciting evening of discovery. Which includes finding out how the award-winning wine is made in Leicestershire. Across the evening there will be three tastings, allowing visitors to explore how Leicestershire sparkling wine pairs with delicious artisan gelato and much more besides!
Tickets cost £10.00 pp and can be purchased via https://www.designmynight.com/leicester/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/gelato-bites-discovering-leicestershire-wine
Albury Vineyard are hosting a Easter, family-friendly open day with activities for the children and sparkling wine tasting for adults on Saturday 15th April 2017. Pop in any time between 11am and 4pm to taste their award-winning sparkling wines, and entertain the little ones with a vineyard bunny run, colouring and stickers. Tickets are £5 adults, £2.50 kids and can be bought online at www.alburyvineyard.com/easter-open-day
Come and celebrate English Wine Week 2017 with Sussex Wine School on 1st June 2017 from 7.00pm This fantastic tasting will be dedicated to the quality still and sparkling wines within the UK.
This tasting will guide you through what is happening in terms of English wines right now and we will taste six carefully chosen sparkling and still wines that showcase the quality and breadth of styles available today.
Wine estates featured will include:
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Three Choirs Estate
Bolney Wine Estate
Tickets are priced at £27.50, for more information and to book please visit the Sussex Wine School Website via: http://www.sussexwineschool.com/product_info.php?id=378
Saturday 3rd June 2017
Vineyard Event Food & Wine Event English Wine Week
Celebrate #EnglishWineWeek at Albury Vineyard, with a tour overlooking the Surrey Hills, followed by a tasting of their latest releases.
Vineyard tour and tastings last 1 hour 30 minutes and include: -
- A tour of Albury Vineyard with either owner Nick Wenman or vineyard manager Alex Valsecchi lasting 45mins - 1 hour
- An explanation and insight into organic and biodynamic viticulture
- A tasting of the vineyard’s latest wine releases including our award-winning Silent Pool Rosé and Albury Estate sparkling wines
Why not stay for a glass or two afterwards? Albury Vineyard have local cheese and meat platters to nibble on, a picturesque patio area, and welcome visitors to bring a picnic and enjoy lunch amongst the vines.
Giffords Hall Vineyard in Hartest, Suffolk is offering a wide range of Tours.
Their fully-guided Grand Tour, includes a talk on the grape varieties they grow and the wines they produce, followed by a tasting and presentation of three wines and three liqueurs. There is also time to stop off at their on-site cafe for cakes, coffee and ice creams, or why not take a look around the vineyard’s very own shop.
This year they will run on the following dates:
Monday 17th April
Monday 29th May
Sunday 23rd July
Monday 28th August
Tickets cost £5.00 per person with Children Under 16 free, to book or for more information please visit the Giffords Hall Vineyard website at: http://www.giffordshall.co.uk/index
What could possibly go better together than English wine and English cheese? Quite simply nothing, they were made for each other!
This wine tour will consist of a tour and tasting at the award-winning Chapel Down Vineyard. Followed by a picnic lunch amongst the vines with of course a glass of Chapel Down wine. On the following dates:
- 10th June
- 8th July
- 12th Aug
- 9th Sept
- 21st Oct
Then the group will head to The Weald Smokery, who are well known for being one of the UK’s finest artisan food producers. We will take a short tour of the smokery, and then onto the main event…an English Wine and English Cheese pairing (with some delicious smoked meats thrown in for good measure).
You’ll get to sample a selection of some of our favourite English Wine and English cheeses and learn the all-important art to pairing food and wine; before having the opportunity to purchase any of the delights we’ve sampled (and more) from the Weald Smokery fine food store.
This tour is priced at £115 pp. to book tickets please visit the English Wine Tasting Tours Website: http://www.englishwinetastingtours.co.uk/tours/english-wine-cheese-tour/
Tours depart from London Bridge and take you out to the beautiful Sussex Countryside on the following dates:
- 17th June
- 15th July
- 19th Aug
- 16th Sept
- 14th Oct
- 11th Nov
First stop the Bolney Wine Estate for a tour at tutored tasting of a selection of their award-winning wines. Then the group will head for a two-course gastro-pub lunch, followed by a further tutored tasting at The Bluebell Vineyard Estate who specialise in English Sparkling Wine.
This gives you the opportunity to see two acclaimed English vineyards and try their varying styles while learning all about the English wine industry.
This tour is priced at £97.00 pp. and will depart from Central London, from May - November to book please visit English Wine Tasting Tours Website at: http://www.englishwinetastingtours.co.uk/tours/english-wine-tasting-tour-sussex/)
Tours depart from London Bridge and take you out to the beautiful Kent Countryside on the following dates:
- 24th June
- 22nd July
- 26th Aug
- 23rd Sept
- 28th Oct
- 25th Nov
First stop the Chapel Down Winery for a tour at tutored tasting of a selection of their award-winning wines. Then the group will head for a two-course gastro-pub lunch, followed by a further tutored tasting at The Hush Heath Winery.
This gives you the opportunity to see two acclaimed English vineyards and try their varying styles while learning all about the English Wine Industry.
This tour is priced at £97.00 pp. which all depart from Central London and run from May - November to book please visit http://www.englishwinetastingtours.co.uk/tours/english-wine-tasting-tours-kent/)