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English Wine Week Events

Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June 2016


English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers.  There are a wide range of activities which take place across the country to celebrate English Wine Week.

English Wine Week starts over Spring Bank Holiday which is also half term holiday for most schools. It marks the start of the tourist season, and the vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season – there is plenty to see and enjoy.

Please see below the listing details of forthcoming events and news about the events will be posted on our news pages. Don't forget to follow #EnglishWineWeek on twitter @englishwine and @englishwineweek!

English Wine Week 2016

Find out what's on for this year's English Wine Week:

31 Events

Saturday 14th May 2016
to Sunday 29th May 2016

Food & Wine Event

Featuring English vineyards and wines from Sussex, Kent and beyond, as well as wine celebrities, tastings and food pairings, with restaurants, bars and pubs across Hastings getting involved, the 1066 Food and Wine Festival is not to be missed.  The final weekend of the festival coincides with the start of English Wine Week, so expect to see even more local vineyards on show and fantastic English wines to taste!


More details coming soon - check www.1066wineandfoodfestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

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1066 Wine and Food Festival
East Sussex

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Thursday 26th May 2016

Food & Wine Event

Thursday 26th May - 7.30pm  |  £75.00 per person

Delicious wines & delectable dishes, celebrating the start of English Wine Week.
Set in the stunning Mansion House, guests joining Luton Hoo’s gourmet wine dinner evening will enjoy wine and canapés on arrival followed by a three course meal with specially paired English wines. The English wines will be presented by Master of Wine Dereck Smedley who will educate guests on the pairing.

£75.00 per person.
To book, please contact the Reservations Team on: 01582 698888.


Tasting of yellow fin tuna
lime tartare, seared loin, rillette, saffron rouille and charred green beans

Wine pairing: The Nonconformist 2014, Warden Abbey Vineyard

Assiette of lamb
Salt baked loin, hay baked shoulder, pithivier, roast artichokes, celeriac pave, split lamb dressing

Wine pairing: Gusbourne Pinot Noir 2012, Berry Bros & Rudd

Exotic fruit trifle
passionfruit marmalade and amoretti biscuit

Wine pairing: Noble Harvest 2014, Denbies

Contact Details

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa
The Mansion House

01582 734437
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Saturday 28th May 2016
to Sunday 5th June 2016

Vineyard Event Food & Wine Event

Free Wine tasting with every meal

10-4pm Tuesday - Sundays during English Wine Week (28th May - 5th June)


Kerrry Vale Vineyard are delighted to offer a free mini wine tasting, with 6 of their award-winning still wines (white, rosé and red) to all customers purchasing a meal during English Wine Week.

Free self-guided tours of the vineyard also available.


Contact Details

Kerry Vale Vineyard
SY15 6HU

01588 620627
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Saturday 28th May 2016

Vineyard Event

Saturday 28th May 11am - 4pm

Visit our beautiful vineyard to sample tastings of our award-winning organic still and sparkling wines. Chat to the team about our passion for quality English wine, take a stroll around the vineyard, and enjoy a glass of wine whilst overlooking stunning views of the Surrey Hills.

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Albury Organic Vineyard
Silent Pool
Shere Road

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Saturday 28th May 2016

Vineyard Event Food & Wine Event

Kicking off Dedham Vale Vineyard's English Wine Week celebrations, a special wine tasting event and vintage vehicle rally beside the vines.


From tractors to TVRs, admire the classic vehicles and sample the Dedham Vale Vineyard Wines at our free wine tastings.  Plus we'll have a BBQ beside the lake and pop-up tea shop in the Tasting Barn.


Open 11am - 4pm.  Free entry.


For more information, visit the Dedham Vale Vineyard website: www.dedhamvalevineyard.com

Contact Details

Dedham Vale Vineyard,
Green Lane,

01206 271136
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Saturday 28th May 2016
to Sunday 5th June 2016

Food & Wine Event

Throughout English Wine Week Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa will be offering a special tasting menu, with each course being paired with a different - and delicious! - English wine.

Available at both Lunch and Dinner service throughout English Wine Week.

Contact Details

Adam C Smith
Ockenden Lane
West Sussex
RH17 5LD

01444 4161111
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Saturday 28 May, 6.30pm & 7.30pm

Enjoy the early summer evening commencing with our outdoor Vineyard Train Tour.  Sparkling wine & canapes will be served at the top of Ranmore at one of the most spectacular view points of the vineyard overlooking Box Hill & Dorking.  Followed by a three course meal in the Gallery Restaurant.

£55.00 per person / Loyalty Club £49.50

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Denbies Wine Estate
London Road

01306 876 616
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Fourth & Church, 84 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2EB

Saturday 28th May 7:30pm

£50.00 per person

A deluxe wine-tasting extravaganza, showcasing two excellent ranges of wines from a couple of mavericks of the English wine world.

Peter Hall from Breaky Bottom near Lewes will talk you through his award winning and delicious sparkling wines. This is a great opportunity to meet one of the legendary winemakers, with over 40 years of English wine production experience.

Dermot Sugrue from Wiston Estate near Pulborough has been in charge of making wines at Wiston Estate from their first vintage. The strikingly clean, dry and complex style of his wines are comparable to some of the best growers champagnes.

Led by compere henry Butler (of Butlers Wine Cellar), you will compare and contrast wines from both estates, interjected by wit and humour from these vinous superstars.

There will also be Pinchos, Crostini including house cured fish and English cheeses designed by the team at Fourth & Church to compliment the wines shown.

Celebrating the start of English Wine Week and the end of the International Cool Climate Wine Syposium 2016 (hosted by Brighton).


To book, and for more information, go to the Butlers Wine Cellar website: www.butlers-winecellar.co.uk

Contact Details

Butlers Wine Cellar
Fourth & Church
84 Church Road

01273 698 724
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Saturday 28th May 2016
to Sunday 5th June 2016

Throughout English Wine Week the wine list at Yardarm will be taken over by English wines and ciders representing different styles and locations across Britain.

Contact Details

Yardarm Wine Shop and Bar
238 Francis Road
E10 6NQ

020 8556 2444
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Saturday 28th May 2016
to Sunday 29th May 2016

Vineyard Event

North Downs Terroir !

Sat 28 & Sun 29 May, Sat 4 & Sun 5 June, 10.30am-4.30pm


Godstone vineyards offering you a chance to 'Taste their Terroir'!  A great range of tasting packages combining British food and Godstone's hand picked wines.


Booking via www.godstonevineyards.uk.

Advanced booking recommended

Contact Details

Godstone Vineyards
Flower Farm
Flower Lane

01883 744590
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