Wine Festival Winchester is a chance for everyone (no matter how much or little you know) to enjoy a feast of fabulous wines in the company of Susie & Peter, Masters of Wine from BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. Get a flavour of the festival via these words and pictures or these short videos.
WINE TO TASTE
The festival will feature hundreds of delicious wines which all visitors can sample for free, from brilliant English wine producers to prestigious global brands via local wine shops and a wide range of quality wine suppliers. We’ll be announcing our 2017 exhibitors soon so please keep an eye out. We’ll have a nifty colour-coded system called Follow Your Taste in place to suggest wines to suit your personal preferences on every table.
Exclusive festival discounts mean that you can not only find the perfect bottles for the festive period (and beyond) but also save money in the process. Only those attending the festival will have access to these discounts, so the outlay on the ticket can prove a wise investment! Every visitor will also get a free wine glass and wine bag to take away with them.
Susie & Peter will be on hand to chat, help recommend wines and be your hosts and guides. There will also be delicious masterclasses featuring plenty of wine plus other delightful morsels. Tickets for masterclasses are booked separately from your main entrance ticket and will be going live soon – sign up to the newsletter (below) to be in the know.
FOOD, FREEBIES & OTHER TITBITS
The festival is all about enjoying wine and making new discoveries in a fun and friendly atmosphere amid the stunning surroundings of Winchester’s neo-Gothic Guildhall. There’ll be music, freebies for every visitor and a delightful range of local food from charcuterie to pies, cheese and chocolate. Not only that but we will be putting together a fabulous prize draw to benefit a local charity, for which you can buy tickets on the day.
In 2016 we were delighted to work with The Murray Parish Trust as our charity partner, raising over £3,300 in the process. The festival has now raised more than £6,500 for local charities over three years. We run a prize draw at the event, all funds from which go to our nominated charity, and which regularly features wonderful prizes.
Not only one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic cities, Winchester is also fast becoming a national gastronomic capital. A broad and exciting range of local wine producers and merchants complement the UK’s largest farmers’ market and a host of excellent restaurants and food suppliers. The festival also coincides with what is now one of the UK’s most renowned Christmas Markets making this the ideal chance to stock up in time for the festivities.
Tickets £30 per person