Every year the festival works with a local charity partner and to date we’ve helped raise over £6,500 for good causes. In 2017 we are delighted to be supporting child bereavement charity Simon Says.

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Simon Stanley was a 37-year-old teacher from Southampton who died from cancer. His wife Sally found there was no bereavement support locally for their two small children.

Their experience led to the establishment of Simon Says, which supports children through the often devastating effects of losing a loved one, and helps them rebuild their lives and move on. It’s estimated there are around 12,500 Hampshire children who have experienced a significant bereavement.

We’re very proud to be working with Simon Says in 2017 as our charity partner. Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the nomination process – we really value your input. Sorry to those who we couldn’t support but we now have a fabulous line-up of potential future partners too!

As ever, the lovely people from Simon Says will be running the cloakroom and prize draw at the festival. Last year we raised £3,363 for The Murray Parish Trust so it would be wonderful if we could beat that. Thanks in advance to everyone for their generosity (both prize donors, Simon Says staff and you, our lovely festival goers!)

We will be publicising the list of fabulous prizes to be won in due course. Those interested in supporting the 2017 prize draw should contact Rosie via email.

To remind you, prizes for the 2016 draw included:

T&Cs: The Wine Festival’s decision is final. In no way does buying a ticket entitle purchasers to prizes. Winners will be announced after the festival. The Wine Festival reserves the right to publicise all winners’ names on this website and via social media. Free delivery for bulky items is to mainland UK addresses only. Bulky and/or fragile items may need to be picked up from Winchester after the event. Restrictions may apply. Wine Festival Ltd accepts no liability for prizes or any related issues beyond putting winners in touch with prize donors. In some cases, prizes may need to be re-assigned. Values quoted are approximate only and in no way can these prizes be exchanged for cash or swapped, passed on or sold. For more details please see our Terms & Conditions.

24-25 November 2017
Tickets £30 per person