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.
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:
- Four self-discovery tickets for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery
- Three course lunch for two at River Cottage Canteen Winchester
- A mixed case of Exton Park’s award-winning sparkling Brut Reserve, Blanc de Noirs and Rosé, together with a tour for four people of this 55-acre vineyard in the Meon Valley, and a personal tasting with the winemaker Corinne Seely. (Mutually convenient date to be arranged).
- A meal for two at Rick Stein Winchester including a bottle of house wine.
- A cookery course to the value of £185 at Season, The Exclusive Cookery School at Lainston House
- Hair and Beauty gift card to the value of £150 donated by Guillaume Vappereau
- Three course dinner (including a bottle of wine), bed and breakfast at The Westgate, Winchester
- Three-month fitness membership (worth £130) at Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club
- Two tickets to the 2017 Grange Festival
- An accompanied tour and tasting at Hattingley Valley winery (and vineyard, weather permitting) in 2017 for two people
- A set of 4 Riedel Vinum Shiraz glasses (RRP £90)
- Two-bottle gift pack of Danebury Madeleine Angevine 2013, an award-winning still dry white wine
- T-shirt and gift voucher donated by Piecaramba
- Privilege card for use in the golf ball machine at Winchester Golf Academy
- £150 Maxims voucher
- Signed photo of European, PGA tour and Olympic Gold medal winning golfer Justin Rose
- Cellar Wines gift voucher worth £75
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.
Tickets £30 per person