Exhibitors

Wine Festival Winchester is very proud to have the following exhibitors at the 2017 festival:

If you’re interested in exhibiting, 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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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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Bride Valley Vineyard

We are a small family company, aiming to produce very high quality sparkling wine on our farm in South West Dorset, where we have planted 10 hectares of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and and Pinot Meunier. Our eventual production will be around 40,000 bottles.

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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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Cantina Goccia

Cantina Goccia is a family run vineyard deep in the heart of central Italy producing award-winning wines that remain true to their Umbrian heritage. We focus on producing high quality modern wines in low volumes and sell direct to individuals and leading restaurants in the UK. Our wines have won silver and bronze medals at the Decanter and IWC Awards and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has rated our Nesso and D’oro wines as “very, very good.”

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Champagne Deutz

One of the oldest members of Champagne’s prestigious Grandes Marques houses, Champagne Deutz of Aÿ, France, has been making distinctive champagnes marked by finesse, elegance and complexity since 1838. The house has upheld the traditions of fine Champagne making handed down through five generations.

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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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Chapel Down

Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer with a world-class range of sparkling and still wines and an award-winning range of Curious beer and cider.  Based in Tenterden in Kent, Chapel Down offers a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with an award-winning range of Curious beer and cider.

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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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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

Launched last May, the 55 acre Exton Park Vineyard lies on the coveted chalk slopes above Hampshire’s Meon Valley, and produces award-winning white and rose sparkling wines. It has been planted over the past ten years with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay on varying terroirs, for the wide range of flavours needed for the winemaker’s skilful blends. All the wines are made solely from grapes grown on Exton Park’s large estate. Already with three Gold medals to its name, the Rose NV is currently Wessex Vineyard’s Wine of the Year.

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Freyja’s Wines

Love wine, but don’t know about all that terroir and chateaux stuff? Freyja’s Wines is YOUR independent online wine shop, delivering next day in the UK, MondaySaturday. My mission is to remove the mystery and leave you with the magic – great wine at great prices. You’ll see that I’ve photographed each wine surrounded by its most prominent flavours to help you imagine what it will taste like. I’ve written my own tasting notes too, with suggestions on what food to pair it with, why I think it’s a cracking wine, and a bit of history too.

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From Vineyards Direct

From Vineyards Direct offers a small range of delicious and affordable drinking wines delivered to your door at prices well below traditional merchants. Wines are very carefully hand-selected predominantly from France, Spain and Italy and all of them represent fantastic value for money.

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Furleigh Estate

Furleigh Estate is dedicated to the production of fine still and sparkling wines from grapes grown in Dorset.  Since launching in 2009, Furleigh Estate has won many national and international awards including an IWC trophy and gold medals in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships and the Effervescents du Monde held in Dijon.

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Gosset Champagne

Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. It was founded in Aÿ in 1584 by Pierre Gosset an alderman and wine-grower who made mostly red wines.
The Renaud Cointreau family have owned Gosset since 1993 and have kept production levels moderate in order to protect the quality and character of their wines. Grapes come mainly from premier and grand cru vineyards surrounding Epernay.

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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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Majestic

With a range of 800+ wines and Champagnes, friendly expert staff, free daily tastings and monthly wine events, Majestic makes shopping for wine fun, engaging and informative. Minimum purchase is 6 bottles (any 6 – think pick ‘n’ mix for grown ups!) and it’s free delivery to anywhere in UK mainland.

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Marks & Spencer

At Marks and Spencer we work closely with top producers around the world to make exclusive high quality blends. Our dedication to quality ensures that we consistently win more medals for our wine than any other supermarket, as well as winning the Decanter Supermarket of the year for 2016.

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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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Oxney Organic Estate

Oxney Organic Estate is a vineyard and winery near Rye in East Sussex, part of a large organic farming estate. Established in 2012 the wines have already received awards and industry recognition. The winery practices small batch winemaking and a very natural approach giving the wines time to develop. In the 20 acre vineyard under vine tillage for weed control and a gentle and natural approach to disease control produces healthy, balanced and natural fruit.

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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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Quinta do Noval

Quinta do Noval is widely regarded as one of the leading lights in Port, and has always done things a little differently. Situated just outside Pinhao in the heart of the Douro valley, Quinta do Noval is a single estate port shipper with a focus on quality, terroir driven Ports and table wines.

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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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Red Squirrel Wine

Red Squirrel Wine is a young retailer and importer specialising in out-of-the-ordinary wines and rare grape varieties. From Albariño to Zenit, from the Adelaide Hills to the South Downs, selling to wine lovers nationwide as well as to the trade. We offer free delivery, no minimum purchase, and our innovative wine club – the WineBox.

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Rude Wines

Broaden your vinous horizons with Rude Wines – an independent online wine retailer bringing you fun & inspiration with every sip. Enjoy free delivery on orders of 12 bottles or more.

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Seresin Estate

Seresin Estate, situated in Marlborough at the northern tip of the South Island, New Zealand was founded by Michael Seresin in 1992.

The estate has embraced organic culture from the beginning, and more recently the more rigorous biodynamics.

 Wine making is based on minimal intervention.
 Wine of Passion, Grace & Spirit.

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Sub-Zero & Wolf

Sub-Zero & Wolf, the leading manufacturer of premium refrigeration and cooking appliances worldwide, are synonymous with state-of-the art kitchen technology, delivering specialist culinary results in the home without compromising on style or luxury.

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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 Olive Shop

The Olive Shop brings you the best Mediterranean foodstuffs from Greece. Carefully packaged at source, our products retain all of their natural flavours and aromas. As the UK’s One-Stop-Shop for natural flavour we are hoping that your culinary adventures will always begin here.  Greece in a bottle..!

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The Vinorium

The Vinorium stands out amongst the crowd simply by the enormity of our range, which we deliver by the bottle, to anywhere in the world. We are now considered to be one of the largest stockists of mature Australian wines found in Europe. Innovation and a thirst to find the very best wines around the world are core to The Vinorium’s principles. Our e-commerce website offers real-time stocks, delivered to any UK mainland address within 24 hours. Our Kent based warehouse wine shop is filled with 20,000+ bottles of superb wine. Bordeaux, Australia and the USA are our core focus, however our diverse wine portfolio is staggeringly beautiful, which we cannot wait to share with you in November.

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The Wine Society

The Wine Society is a mutual business, unique in the wine world, was Decanter magazine’s National Retailer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013. 2014 and 2015 and is the 2016 International Wine Challenge Merchant of the Year and Online Retailer of the Year. Wines range from £5.25 to £500+. 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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Top Note Design

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

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Villa Maria

Villa Maria, a family-owned winery in New Zealand, was founded in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich who, through his dedication to quality, has led Villa Maria to claim the title of New Zealand’s Most Awarded Wines.

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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 Cocktail Week

Hampshire’s PREMIER cocktail festival! Winchester Cocktail Week (www.winchestercocktailweek.co.uk) returns to the city for its third year in 2018 and with many of the local cafes, bars, retailers and restaurants taking part, the festival promises to be even bigger and better than it has ever been before. From 5-11 February, wristband holders will benefit from discounted signature cocktails, exclusive masterclasses and decadent parties! Event organisers, Cabinet Rooms (www.cabinetrooms.com), will be on hand at the Wine Festival to tell you more and serve you up a little taster of what’s to come in February!

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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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Wine Utopia

Wine Utopia is a local independent Wine Merchant based in Winchester, Stockbridge and Kings Worthy. We offer over 500 unique and small production wines and spirits from across the world. We are also a New Zealand specialist with a huge range to choose from! www.wineutopia.co.uk.

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Wines of Chile

Chile is a unique country: long and thin, with the mighty Andes in the east and the vast Pacific Ocean to the west. Nestled in the middle are the wine regions, a tapestry of terrors that rightly earn Chile its fame as a winemaker’s paradise. Come and explore for yourself, we look forward to tasting you through an array of delicious wines.