British Staycationers can now taste and buy award-winning wines and artisan food without going abroad!
Vineyards in The Thames & Chilterns Region have joined forces with local producers of artisan foods, to bring award-winning local English wines and mouth-watering locally produced artisan food to the great British “staycationing” public in one beautiful location at the English Wine & Food Festival, Brightwell Vineyard, Wallingford, OX10 8LJ on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 2021.
Visitors will have the unique opportunity to taste, compare and buy award-winning local wines, meet winemakers, growers and a Master of Wine specializing in English Wines and learn more about the grape varieties that do well in our climate. Exotic names like Bacchus, Ortega and Phoenix rub shoulders with classic varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to produce superb wines that reflect the local terroir.
Pairing the wide range of crisp, fruity, still and sparkling wines with the locally produced food on offer will make the Festival a must-visit event for wine-lovers and foodies alike.
Activities during this “stay local, buy local” weekend include: wine tastings from Vineyards in the Region, wine to buy by the glass, bottle or case, tutored tasting sessions, more than 30 local artisan food and craft suppliers offering tastings and purchase of their quality goods, music throughout the day.
For more information and to book your tickets visit the Festival website: www.englishwineandfoodfestival.co.uk for an up to date list of all exhibitors.
The English Wine & Food Festival is organised by the Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association
Venue address: Brightwell Vineyard, Shillingford Road, Wallingford, OX10 8LJ
Opening Times: 11am to 5pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 2021
Entrance: Adult day ticket: Early Bird (before 26/6/21) £8; after 26/6/21 £10; Two day ticket £16.
Includes wine tastings, glass and programme. Children under 18yrs free but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available in advance online and on the day.
Tutored Wine Tastings: £5 per head, bookable and payable on the day (limited numbers)
Activities: wine tastings and sales, Tutored wine tastings, local artisan hot and cold food, pay bar, vineyard walk, meet the producers, local vineyard information.
COVID-19: This outdoor event will adhere to Government guidelines at the time regarding Covid-safe practices
Refund policy: full refund (minus booking fee) if we are forced to cancel the event due to COVID-19 restrictions.