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 and TV presenters. Get a flavour of the festival via these words and pictures or these short videos.
WINE TO TASTE
The festival features 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. Click on this link to see a list of our 2018 Exhibitors (2019 listing to follow shortly). We have a nifty colour-coded system called Follow Your Taste in place to suggest wines to suit your personal preferences as well as an app along the same lines.
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 mid-2019 – sign up to the newsletter (below) to be first in line as these do sell out very quickly.
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. 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 2017 we were delighted to raise over £2,000 for child bereavement charity Simon Says. The festival has now raised more than £8,500 for local charities over three years and we’re aiming to raise a good amount this year again. 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 iconic Christmas Markets, making this the ideal chance to stock up in time for the festivities. ‘A beautiful festival in a beautiful city’ is how one person summed it up.
Tickets £35 per person