Events

Here’s our pick of wine-related events coming up at our premium listed vineyards over the next 3 months or so. Events typically include winery tours, tastings, pop-up restaurants, food-pairing events, wine education and lots more.

Events listed here do not include frequently running events, such as weekly tours. For these, please check our vineyard map to find your local vineyard or contact us for suggestions.

Christmas Party and Carols at Astley Vineyard 14 Dec

Christmas Party and Carols at Astley Vineyard

  • Astley Vineyard, Stourport-on-Severn, UK
  • 14 Dec 2018
  • 7 PM - 10 PM
  • £5

In the eternal words of Slade: "IIIIIIT'S CHRIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAS!"

'tis the week before Christmas, so why not come out and get merry with Astley?

Hearty winter wines, sticky sweet pudding wines, Christmas carols and plenty of Christmas cheer. Just what you need to keep warm this winter.

So sit back in the cellar door, and enjoy a quiet glass of wine on our candle-lit terrace overlooking the private woodland.


Christmas Art Fair at Chartham Vineyard 15 Dec

Christmas Art Fair at Chartham Vineyard

  • Chartham Vineyard, Station Road, Chartham, UK
  • 15 Dec 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • No charge for entry

Enjoy this exhibition of paintings and pottery, taste the wines and purchase a range of tempting gifts - with affordable prices ranging from £5 to £450.

Exhibitors include Rick Garland, Dizzy Pragnell, Cherry Tewfik (Potter) & Canterbury Society of Art.

All items in the exhibition are for sale, and individually priced in the tasting room / gallery.

Pottery can be paid for and taken home on the day of purchase; paintings can be paid for and (generally) collected on 23nd of December.


The Cornish Drinks Experience 15 Dec

The Cornish Drinks Experience

  • Padstow, UK
  • 15 Dec 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4 PM
  • £85

A visit to Cornwall’s first ‘plough to bottle’ distillery at Colwith Farm near Lostwithiel, for an exclusive tour and tasting of their fantastic Gin. You will learn what goes into making each and every bottle starting at the beginning of the process with the humble Colwith Farm potato.

Lunch is calling and there is no better place than overlooking the vineyard at Trevibban Mill near Padstow to have a taste of four of their wines, alongside a delicious combination of charcuterie and cheese, while we admire the view and learn a bit more about Trevibban and their award-winning wine.

It’s then time to move to our third stop of the day, which sees us finish with the fantastic Padstow Brewing Company, within their dedicated tasting rooms in the town centre. Here you will enjoy a tasting flight of six beers and this gives you a chance to get to grips with all of the unique styles the brewery produce right in the heart of Padstow.

Cornish Drinks included, lunch, transport and guidance throughout – what’s not to love?


Christmas Art Fair at Chartham Vineyard 22 Dec

Christmas Art Fair at Chartham Vineyard

  • Chartham Vineyard, Station Road, Chartham, UK
  • 22 Dec 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • No charge for entry

Enjoy this exhibition of paintings and pottery, taste the wines and purchase a range of tempting gifts - with affordable prices ranging from £5 to £450.

Exhibitors include Rick Garland, Dizzy Pragnell, Cherry Tewfik (Potter) & Canterbury Society of Art.

All items in the exhibition are for sale, and individually priced in the tasting room / gallery.

Pottery can be paid for and taken home on the day of purchase; paintings can be paid for and (generally) collected on 23nd of December.


Wedding Fair at Aldwick Estate 13 Jan

Wedding Fair at Aldwick Estate

  • Aldwick Estate, Redhill, Bristol, UK
  • 13 Jan 2019
  • 10 am - 3 pm
  • No charge

The chance to meet Aldwick Estate's caterers, some of their recommended suppliers, and the team at Aldwick.

Additionally, the latest wine releases will be available for sampling and the team will also be able to answer any questions couples have regarding the venue and plans for a wedding at the estate.

The event is free to attend, no booking is necessary.


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines at Hanwell Wine Estate 20 Jan

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines at Hanwell Wine Estate

  • Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, UK
  • 20 Jan 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • £385

Enjoy your time at the newest Sparkling Wine Estate in the East Midlands learning all about wines as part of WSET Level 2.

Let Amanda of Defining Wines take you to the next level of the wonderful world of wines and gain your level 2 qualification, all in the beautiful setting of the Hanwell Wine Estate.

This is a 3 day course held on successive Sundays - 20th & 27th January, 3rd February; all 3 dates must be attended to qualify.


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine 28 Jan

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • 4b Middle Brook St, Winchester SO23 8DQ, UK
  • 28 Jan 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 5 PM
  • £445

Ideal course for wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in depth knowledge of wines and spirits or for those in the drinks and hospitality industries who want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Three day course at Winchester Distillery's very own Blend Academy. all dates must be attended: 28th, 29th & 30th January


Cheese  ‘Meats’ Wine at Bolney Wine Estate 01 Feb

Cheese ‘Meats’ Wine at Bolney Wine Estate

  • Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, UK
  • 01 Feb 2019
  • 7 PM - 9 PM
  • £30

Cheese is one of the many wonders of the world; meat has been part of our basic diet from the beginning, now we want to share with you why they pair so well with wine.

Bolney will be matching eight wines (including foreign wines they have carefully selected for our shop) with eight different meats and cheeses.


Bentwood Chair-Making 2 Day Workshop 02 Feb

Bentwood Chair-Making 2 Day Workshop

  • Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, UK
  • 02 Feb 2019
  • 10 am - 4 pm both days
  • £195

Working alongside a small group, John will demonstrate how to hand-craft hazel, bending and cutting it to form a stunning garden seat.

The workshop will run for 2 days, Sunday 2nd Feb & Monday 3rd Feb.

The course includes a homemade two course lunch each day


WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine 05 Feb

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • 4b Middle Brook Street, Winchester, UK
  • 05 Feb 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
  • £150

Ideal course for those working in the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages and spirit lovers with a thirst for more knowledge.

Fee includes study materials, all samples, tuition and examination paper.

The course venue is Winchester Distillery's very own Blend Academy.


Vineyard Experience (Tour & Tasting) at Hanwell Wine Estate 09 Feb

Vineyard Experience (Tour & Tasting) at Hanwell Wine Estate

  • Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, UK
  • 09 Feb 2019
  • 2 PM - 4 PM
  • £17.50

Enjoy a vineyard tour & tasting in the surroundings of this beautiful Nottinghamshire vineyard.


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines with Enjoy Discovering Wine 09 Feb

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • St James Tavern, Romsey Road, Winchester, UK
  • 09 Feb 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
  • £150

This one day course is ideal for wine lovers with a thirst for more wine knowledge or those working in the drinks and hospitality industries. No prior knowledge is required. It is a good starting point for understanding different wine styles, food and wine pairing and best storage and service conditions.


WSET Discovery Day Wine Course with Enjoy Discovering Wine 09 Feb

WSET Discovery Day Wine Course with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • 4b Middle Brook Street, Winchester, UK
  • 09 Feb 2019
  • 10 AM - 4 PM
  • £60

This day is suitable for all levels of wine enthusiasts but is focussed on levels 2/3.

The day comprises a tutored tasting session covering all of the components of the WSET systematic approach to tasting as required for level 3 - but overall this is about a fun and relaxed day of delicious wine.


Valentine’s Day at Bolney Wine Estate 14 Feb

Valentine’s Day at Bolney Wine Estate

  • Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, UK
  • 14 Feb 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 10 PM
  • £45 dinner + £20 for wine flight

Bolney Wine Estate would like to welcome you to celebrate a day of love, in particular a love of wine!

You will be greeted with a glass of Bolney Bubbly and nibbles, followed by a four course, locally sourced tasting menu. There is also an optional wine flight of delicious award-winning wines from Bolney paired with each course.

Follow the MORE INFO link for full menu and suggested wine pairings.

Bookings Required


Beginners Oil Painting 16 Feb

Beginners Oil Painting

  • Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, UK
  • 16 Feb 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4 PM
  • £95

Join Rural Antics and create your own landscape oil painting in a day.

Local artist Sara Penrose will guide you step-by-step to creating your own canvas, and a delicious locally-sourced lunch is included.


Fun Food & Wine Pairing Lunch with Enjoy Discovering Wine 16 Feb

Fun Food & Wine Pairing Lunch with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • King Alfred, 11 Saxon Road, Winchester, UK
  • 16 Feb 2019
  • 11 AM - 3 PM
  • £95 incl. Four Course Lunch

Whether you are a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between, this will be an enjoyable, fun and informative day. You will learn a lot, be surprised, and come away much more confident in pairing wine with food.


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines at Bolney Wine Estate 28 Feb

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines at Bolney Wine Estate

  • Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, UK
  • 28 Feb 2019
  • 10 AM - 4 PM
  • £175

Bolney Wine Estate will be hosting its first ever WSET courses. This is a full day course with a two course seasonal buffet lunch served and tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.

By the end of the day you will walk away with a more in-depth knowledge about wine and the results of your exam two weeks after.


Battle of the Chefs – Celebrating International Women’s Day at Bolney 01 Mar

Battle of the Chefs – Celebrating International Women’s Day at Bolney

  • Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, UK
  • 01 Mar 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • £29.50

In celebration of International Women’s Day we have planned our menu around three celebrated female chefs. Will it be Nigella Lawson with her tempting starter or Mary Berry with her unusual dessert?

3 course Set menu


WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine 04 Mar

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • 4b Middle Brook Street, Winchester, UK
  • 04 Mar 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 5 PM
  • £445

This three day course covers the main categories of spirits and liqueurs as well as the influences of production methods on the different styles available in each category. You will develop high level analytical testing skills while also exploring the use of spirits in cocktails.

Three day course at Winchester Distillery's very own Blend Academy. all dates must be attended: 4th, 5th & 6th March.


Vineyard Experience (Tour & Tasting) at Hanwell Wine Estate 09 Mar

Vineyard Experience (Tour & Tasting) at Hanwell Wine Estate

  • Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, UK
  • 09 Mar 2019
  • 2 PM - 4 PM
  • £17.50

Enjoy a vineyard tour & tasting in the surroundings of this beautiful Nottinghamshire vineyard.


Fun Food & Wine Pairing Lunch with Enjoy Discovering Wine 09 Mar

Fun Food & Wine Pairing Lunch with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • King Alfred, 11 Saxon Road, Winchester, UK
  • 09 Mar 2019
  • 11 AM - 3 PM
  • £95 incl. Four Course Lunch

Whether you are a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between, this will be an enjoyable, fun and informative day. You will learn a lot, be surprised, and come away much more confident in pairing wine with food.


The Bolney Wine Estate Spring Fayre 17 Mar

The Bolney Wine Estate Spring Fayre

  • Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, UK
  • 17 Mar 2019
  • 10 AM - 4PM
  • Free entry

We will have an array of stalls selling local crafts and produce.

Our Eighteen Acre cafe and restaurant will be open on the day selling lots of charming treats and savouries for you try.

Come and explore our vineyard trail, perfect for children and adults alike!

A day not to miss!


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine 29 Apr

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • 4b Middle Brook St, Winchester SO23 8DQ, UK
  • 29 Apr 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 5 PM
  • £445

Ideal course for wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in depth knowledge of wines and spirits or for those in the drinks and hospitality industries who want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Three day course at Winchester Distillery's very own Blend Academy. all dates must be attended: 29th & 30th April and 1st May.


WSET Level 3 Award in Wines with Enjoy Discovering Wine 02 May

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines with Enjoy Discovering Wine

  • 4b Middle Brook Street, Winchester, UK
  • 02 May 2019
  • 9 AM - 5 PM
  • £765

This six day course followed by an examination is ideal for the wine connoisseur or for those in drinks and hospitality industries who want to learn about wine in a thorough structured manner, and gain an internationally recognised wine qualification.

May 2, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 examination 7 June 2019

During this course you will taste around 80 different wines.


Vineyard Experience (Tour & Tasting) at Hanwell Wine Estate 11 May

Vineyard Experience (Tour & Tasting) at Hanwell Wine Estate

  • Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, UK
  • 11 May 2019
  • 2 PM - 4 PM
  • £17.50

Enjoy a vineyard tour & tasting in the surroundings of this beautiful Nottinghamshire vineyard.


Want to pair wine with cheese? Take WSET courses? Learn how to disgorge your own sparkling wine? Find out how wines are blended? Find all of these and more in our Wine Cellar Door event listings!

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