Exhibitors

Wine Festival Winchester is very proud to host the following exhibitors at the 2018 festival:

If you’re interested in exhibiting in 2018, please contact Festival Manager Rosie (hello@thewinefestival.co.uk)

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Averys

Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK’s most pioneering wine merchants. At the heart of what we do – and have done for over 220 years – is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you’re looking for ‘real’ wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd

With two Royal Warrants, more than 300 years of history and eight Masters of Wine, Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s original wine and spirit merchant. We offer a selection of over 4,000 bottles to wine and spirit lovers in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Hampshire through our stores, warehouses & outlets, and to people across the world through our award-winning website.

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Black Chalk

Black Chalk, which launched to critical acclaim earlier this year, is a boutique English Sparkling Wine made from grapes sourced from Hampshire’s finest chalkland vineyards. Award-winning winemaker, Jacob Leadley, has created Black Chalk alongside family members. There are two wines which will be shown at The Festival: Black Chalk Classic and Black Chalk Wild Rose; both are a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The wines, are available in independent merchants and restaurants in Winchester, Hampshire and beyond, as well as via www.blackchalkwine.co.uk

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Bodega Garzón

Located in a picturesque setting on rolling hills, Bodega Garzón is a family estate in the idyllic country of Uruguay. In a latitude similar to the best wine regions of the world, it is just 18 km. from the Atlantic Ocean, benefiting from the influence of its clean, fresh breeze.  Unique to the region, Bodega Garzón is leading the change in winemaking innovation, varietal experimentation, and sustainability.

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Bodega Norton

Bodega Norton, is one of Argentina’s longest established wineries. It was founded in 1895 by Edmund J.P Norton, an English engineer, when he planted vines in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. With 120 years of experience, and an exceptional winemaker, Jorge Riccitelli, one of Argentina’s most highly respected, Norton has positioned itself as a leading winery and an expert in Malbec.

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Buckingham Schenk

Buckingham Schenk is one of the UK’s top wine importers, selling award-winning wines since 1974 from most major wine producing countries. Particularly strong in Spain, Italy, France and Argentina. We work with a small number of selected wine producers and have a growing stable of brands, including Viñalba, Menestrello, Amicone, and Buckingham Estate.

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C.V.N.E

C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalise on the flourishing new trade in wine.  It is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. Now in its fifth generation, the company has been quoted on the Madrid stock exchange since 1997.

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Champagne Drappier

Drappier has over 200 years of history and experience in Champagne making. Based in the Aube, in the picturesque village of Urville, Drappier still occupies their cellars built by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. Today under the stewardship of Michel Drappier, the family owned house remains loyal to their values: Provenance, Excellence & Distinctive style. Drappier creates Champagne full of character while using extremely low levels of sulphur and dosage.

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Chococo

Chococo is an independent, Dorset-based artisan chocolate company offering a unique range of award-winning chocolates. Our products are freshly hand-made using origin chocolate together with local, seasonal ingredients and are available online and also at our shop on Winchester High Street, where customers can also enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, tea, cakes, sundaes and more.

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Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest single estate vineyard. Family owned and run, Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. The estate lies in the heart of Surrey overlooking Box Hill, where Denbies produces an award-winning range of white, red and sparkling wines.

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Eat Spain, Drink Spain

‘Eat Spain, Drink Spain’ is an initiative of Foods and Wines from Spain, a promotional organisation forming part of the Commercial arm of the Spanish Embassy here in the UK.

The aim of the campaign is to bring these two great assets of Spain together – our diverse and exciting wine offerings and our provenance-led authentic foods and to allow food and wine lovers alike to explore for themselves the sheer wealth of vinous and culinary opportunities that Spain offers.

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Enjoy Discovering Wine

How many taste buds do you have? We are all different so come and test your tolerance to bitterness to help you understand your personal preference to wine and food. You will be amazed! Offering WSET® Wine & Spirit Education Trust qualification courses for career enhancement or simply personal enjoyment. Awarded Riedel’s WSET® Wine Educator of the Year 2013.

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Exton Park Vineyard

Exton Park Vineyard lies on the coveted chalk slopes of the South Downs above Hampshire’s Meon Valley, and produces award-winning white and rose sparkling wines, all made from grapes grown exclusively on  this 55 acre single-estate. Over ten years, the vineyard has been carefully planted with the classic Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier varieties  on varying terroirs and aspects, for the wide range of flavours needed for the winemaker’s skilful and pioneering blends. Since their launch in May 2015, Exton Park’s wines have already been awarded three Gold medals, and over twenty Silvers in the main national and international competitions.

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Garcés Silva

With a long lasting tradition spanning many generations, the Garcés Silva family has developed a deep bond with the land. In 1999, the family planted the first vines in their property in Leyda, thus becoming pioneers in producing Sauvignon Blanc , Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay with an ocean-view.  With their two wines; Boya and Amayna, they show two different expressions of their unique terroir.

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Hattingley Valley

Hattingley Valley is a family owned business specialising in premium English sparkling wines. Located just North of Winchester, Hattingley Valley was established in 2008 and planted our first Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines. Our talented wine making team is led by Emma Rice and Jacob Leadley, both of whom trained at Plumpton College. Emma was awarded the prestigious title of Winemaker of the Year in 2014 and reclaimed this honour in 2016 to become the first woman to win this award twice!

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Hutchings & Brant

Unique and stylish wine gifts. Style that makes you smile!

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Jake’s Artisan Foods

Jake’s hand-cut pork pies from Hampshire feature slowly cooked morsels of subtly seasoned free-range pork, chopped by hand, in a classic hot-water crust. Best served with a bottle of your favourite wine.

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Joie de Vin

Discover wines the French usually keep for themselves! The best wines are made by small growers who craft the best possible wine from each plot of vines. Our mission is to seek out these winemakers.  Barrel-fermented whites, oak aged reds, old bush vines.

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Louis Jadot

From the tip of Chablis to the toe of Beaujolais, from regional, village, 1er Cru and Grand Cru wines Louis Jadot produces Burgundy and nothing but Burgundy. The familiar Bacchus head label has become the reliable stamp of quality and consistency from what can often be a confusing region.

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Nyetimber

For over 25 years Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world, including Champagne. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes and is regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine. Owner and Chief Executive Eric Heerema and winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to producing wines of exceptional quality.

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Parsonage Farm Charcuterie

Parsonage Farm, nestling in the Bourne Valley in north-west Hampshire, produces handmade charcuterie from its carefully reared animals.

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Plaimont Producteurs

Situated in the heart of South-West France, Plaimont’s vineyards stretch from the Pyrenean foothills to the rolling Gascony hillsides. The appellations are made up of AOC Saint Mont, AOC Madiran, AOC Pacherenc and IGP Côtes de Gascogne. Plaimont Producteurs is well known for its work with indigenous grape varieties of the region and reintroducing ancient grape varieties.

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Raimes English Sparkling

RAIMES English Sparkling is grown with passion on our farm in Hampshire.  Our vineyards are ideally situated on the chalk slopes of the South Downs National Park near Winchester.  Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grown and tended by our family, and expertly crafted in the traditional way by Hattingley’s Emma Rice and Jacob Leadley

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Riedel

Riedel were the first company to design glass shapes according to the character of the wine and, subsequently, are the modern day inventors of the functional wine glass.

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RR Elite Wines

RR Elite Wines specialises in selling boutique wines produced by the Rickety Bridge Winery in the Western Cape, South Africa. Rickety Bridge wine estate is undoubtedly one of the most progressive wineries in the Cape. Shadowed by the Dassenberg mountains, the mild Franschhoek valley is the perfect canvas for winemaker Wynand Grobler to create a portfolio of outstanding Franschhoek wines.
“Making good wine is a skill – fine wine is an art”

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Sud de France Languedoc Roussillon Top 100

The annual Top 100 competition selects wines from the expanded region of Occitanie – which covers the Languedoc-Roussillon vineyards as well as part of the Rhône Valley and the South-West.  Earlier this year, judging chairman Tim Atkin MW and the panel of 17 top writers, principal buyers and sommeliers tasted their way through 634 entries from 209 producers to select the best red, white and rosé wines to create the 2018 Top 100.   So you’ll be assured of tasting some of the most exciting wines of the year – showing off character and finesse.

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The BIB Wine Company

The BIB Wine Company offers a range of seriously good wines from small and independent producers, all in the Bag-in-Box (BIB) format. The wines are selected by Head of Wine, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW and sourced direct from sustainable growers. This family run company is fast encouraging quality-conscious drinkers to discover the benefits of the BIB – wines that last up to 6 weeks once open, better value, and better for the environment. The range is available via their online shop and flexible and convenient subscription service ‘The BIB Wine Club’.

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The Chesil Rectory

The Chesil Rectory is one of Winchester’s finest medieval buildings. It was totally refurbished & re-opened in 2008 by Mark Dodd & a group of friends, with the aim of creating Winchester’s best modern British restaurant using local producers & celebrating Hampshire. The team, all passionate about food & wine, have established a relaxed & intimate restaurant providing exceptional quality, service & local menus in a convivial atmosphere.

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The Myers Touch

The Myers Touch specialises in interior architecture and design to create bespoke kitchen living spaces that offer far more than conventional cooking environments.

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The Myers Touch – Dining Club

An exclusive dining experience in a unique and intimate setting.

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The Wine Society

The Wine Society is a mutual business, unique in the wine world. Decanter magazine’s Outstanding Retailer of the Year 2018 (the seventh time in eight years) and the International Wine Challenge Wine Club of the Year 2018, wines range from £5.75 to £500+. There is something for every palate and every pocket … and more value-for-money than you can shake a bunch of grapes at!

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Thyme and Tides Deli

Opened in July 2010, Thyme & Tides is a charming Deli, Bistro & Fishmonger in the heart of Test Valley. The perfect place to meet & catch up over a coffee or a bite to eat, purchase high quality foods in the deli & fresh fish from our fish counter.

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Top Note Design

Top Note Design create original handmade gifts and bespoke artwork for wine lovers.

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Waitrose Cellar

Waitrose Cellar is the new online wine service from Waitrose. We have a range of over 1200 wines, champagnes and spirits – including online exclusives and fine and rare wines. There are also guides to the top wine regions, tasting videos and food and wine pairings + cellar specialists who are always on hand to help.

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Winchester Distillery

The Winchester Distillery, established by local resident Paul Bowler in 2014, produces premium spirits and alcoholic concoctions inspired by the Hampshire countryside and its wealth of botanicals.

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Wines of Germany

Wines of Germany is the UK marketing arm of the Deutsches Weininstitut; creating greater awareness for German wine in the UK with the trade, press and consumers.

Wines of Germany will be at the 2018 Winchester Wine Festival, showcasing a selection of this year’s Top 50 winners. Join us to taste through the German regions with a selection of German favourites – Riesling and Pinot Noir – as well as some the more unusual grapes of Germany, including Scheurebe and Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris).

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Wines of Portugal

Discover Portugal at Wine Festival Winchester. Across Portugal’s immense variety or terroirs, using the plethora of unique grape varieties and blends, this small but diverse country has lots to offer. Grape-growers and winemakers take a creative, skilled, technical yet also artistic approach. The wines we make are unique and distinctive. Difference is what Portuguese wines are all about!