Exhibitors

Wine Festival Winchester is very proud to host the following exhibitors at the 2020 festival:

If you’re interested in exhibiting in 2020, please contact Festival Manager Rosie (hello@thewinefestival.co.uk)

Black Chalk

Black Chalk, which launched to critical acclaim last year, is a boutique English Sparkling Wine made from grapes sourced from Hampshire’s finest chalkland vineyards. Based in the Test Valley with tasting room, shop and a soon to be built winery 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.

Champagne Gosset

Champagne Gosset was founded in 1584 and is the oldest wine house in Champagne. Gosset wines are characterised by their purity and expressiveness. The grapes come mainly from premier and grand cru vineyards surrounding Epernay and Aÿ. Their winemaking style is characterised by minimal intervention, extended ageing and no malolactic fermentation.

The Grande Reserve, a blend of three vintages and three grape varieties, is powerful and shows perfect balance.

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.

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.

Enjoy Discovering Wine

Do you like certain wines? Do you have different tastes in wine to your friends? Visit our stand to explore your personal preferences and how food can dramatically change how a wine tastes. Enjoy Discovering Wine run professional and fun WSET® wine courses and, therefore, in just ten minutes with us on our stand you will have a ‘wow’ moment and you may learn something amazing about yourself!’

H&B Style

H&B Style is an independent boutique on Southgate Street, Winchester (opposite Hotel du Vin). We focus on selling gifts, accessories and fashion that are unique, interesting, quirky, or just plain lovely. We like to make a statement with eye-catching style for home, for her or for him. Whatever we find always makes us smile.

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!

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.

James Hocking Wine

With over 20 years experience in the world of wine, specifically Californian Wine, James created James Hocking Wine to showcase the best that the Golden State has to offer.  Over the years James has gathered an intimate and respected knowledge of Californian Wine, taking part in Decanter tasting panels, Imbibe Sommelier Wine Award tastings, and is a certified WSET tutor.  With his ability to share his enthusiasm with everyone, wine buff or beginner,  he will introduce you to your new favourite wines.

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.

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.

The Myers Touch – Dining Club

An exclusive dining experience in a unique and intimate setting.

The Wine Society

The Wine Society is a mutual business, the original co-operative wine merchant, unique in the wine world. Voted Decanter magazine’s Best Online Retailer 2019 and the International Wine Challenge Wine Club of the Year 2019 (both for the third successive year), wines range from £5.95 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! Every wine lover should be a member of The Wine Society.

Top Note Design

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

Vranken-Pommery

Louis Pommery, the founder of our champagne house, came up with modern and fresh wines. This is the spirit that guided us when we set out to study the most expressive terroirs to produce sparkling wines around the world. A new fresh modern product, created for the english market.

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.