There are so many fantastic events, promotions and highlights taking place during English Wine Week this year and we wanted to share some of the stories with you - read on!
TOURS AND TASTINGS
We are open on Saturday 25 June for tours and tastings at 12:30 and 2:30. Booking via our website. The Cellar Door is open 10-4. You can even arrive by steam train to Eridge station by @spavalleyofficial and it's a 5 min walk over to the vineyard. Come visit us and try our new wines. Find out more here
CANTERBURY WINE FESTIVAL
Saturday 25 June
Celebrate English Wine Week with Kentish wines! The “Vineyard of England” comes to Canterbury for a one-day event on 25 June. Meet many of Kent's vineyards, try a range of sensational locally produced wines and buy your favourites to take home. Tickets also available for a tutored tasting. Read more here
ENGLISH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
25 & 26 June, at Cobbs Farm, Berkshire
A unique opportunity to meet winemakers and growers, and taste and buy award-winning wines from across the Thames & Chilterns region and delicious locally-produced foods. The event this year will be hosted by Alder Ridge Vineyard at Cobbs Farm, Berkshire. Find out more and book your tickets here
MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD
22 & 23 June at Albury Organic Vineyard
Enjoy a magical evening of music amongst the vines accompanied by a complimentary glass of Albury sparkling wine. Find out more here Additional events taking place include Biryani & Bubbles (SOLD OUT), English Wine & Cheese Tasting and a Vineyard Tour & Tasting.
to celebrate English Wine Week
To celebrate English Wine Week Harrow & Hope are giving one lucky follower the chance to win a bottle of each of their current releases. Find out more here.
To kickstart English Wine Week, Hattingly Valley have teamed up with the Great Northern Hotel to give you a chance to win a three course meal for two with a bottle of our Blanc de Blancs and a tour for two of our winery. Find out more here.
IG LIVE GUIDED TASTING - POSTPONED
Now 29 June: Sugrue South Downs, Blackbook & Westwell
Postponed from 23 June, join award-winning winemakers Dermot Sugrue, Sergio Verrillo and Adrian Pike in an entertaining and informative IGTV live guided tasting of their respective wines. Order your wines here
ENGLISH WINE WEEK
at Reserve Wines
We will be celebrating English Wine Week across our five Manchester sites, as well as across our digital channels. Activities will include a Wine Tasting Masterclass on 23rd June, co-hosted by Tom Whiteley of Henners. Find out more here
ENGLISH WINE TASTINGS
18 & 25 June at The Wine School of Cheshire
Join us to taste fine English wines including Gusbourne Estate's Vintage Sparkling Blanc de Blanc as served at Buckingham Palace and the 2012 Olympics. Find out more here
YORKSHIRE WINE TRAIL
Discover some of England's most northerly vineyards
Several vineyards across Yorkshire have created their own trail in time for English Wine Week. Discover more about this exciting region here
CELEBRATE OUR NEW VINTAGE
at Gusbourne Estate
15% OFF ALL PELEGRIMS PRODUCTS
Products from English grape extract
We use grape extract from Westwell in Kent in all of our products. To celebrate English Wine Week we're offering customers a special 15% discount to raise awareness of English wine and how exceptional it is in both wine and now in skincare! Find out more here
EXTON PARK VINEYARD AND SIMPSONS WINE ESTATE TASTINGS
22 & 23 June at Bedford Street Wines
Join us for two incredible evenings of wine tasting and learn about Hampshire's Exton Park (Find out more here) and Kent's Simpson Wine Estate. Enjoy tasting four superb wines from each vineyard. Find out more here
THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WINE
at Yardarm, London
From urban eco therapy projects to big business we photographed and interviewed the women who have, are and will shape the scene. We are holding a wine tasting on 24 June of 6 wines with lots of chat and a chance to see the Women Behind the Wine project too. Find out more here
ENGLISH WINE WEEK EVENTS
hosted by The Wine Society
The Wine Society are hosting three events over English Wine Week. Two online tastings to enjoy: 'Sip Size' tasting hosted by the Wine Society tasting team featuring wines from Nyetimber, Camel Valley and Three Choirs and an Evening with Rathfinny together with a Sparkling Dinner with Nyetimber at their Stevenage HQ.
ENGLISH WINE WEEK DISCOVERY TOUR WITH VINE + COUNTRY
Discover some of Sussex's best vineyards on 24, 25 & 26 June
Indulge in a day of stunning Sussex vineyards, sample delicious wines, tuck into a luxury picnic hamper AND they do all the driving!
PICNIC IN THE VINEYARD
hosted by The Wharie Experience throughout English Wine Week
To celebrate English Wine Week, we propose a picnic basket to be enjoyed in the vineyard. The basket includes a selection of local cheeses, charcuterie, and fruits as well as a complimentary glass of wine.Bookings must be made by email or telephone before noon of the day before. Further details here.
ENGLISH WINE WEEK PRODUCER TASTING
at Noble Green Wines on Friday 24 June
Come and meet some of the English Producers we work with who will be showcasing a selection of their wines and discussing how the wines are made and vineyards looked after. Find out more here.
WINE LAUNCH AND TASTING
at Bluebell Vineyard on Wednesday 22 June
Join us to celebrate the launch of our new Ashdown range. Try new special edition wines plus sample recent vintages from our current collection. Contact email for event listing: [email protected]
JOIN OUR VINEYARD TOUR
on 25 June at Hanwell Wine Estate
All are welcome to take our self-guided vineyard tour, including points of interest around the vineyard, free wine tasting and free samples of local wines. Ask the expert, Helenka Brown will be on hand to take your questions between 11am-1pm. Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cake available. Further details here.
CELEBRATION TASTING WITH PORLOCK OYSTERS & ENGLISH FIZZ
hosted by Somerset Wine Co. on Saturday 25 June
Come and join us to celebrate English Wine Week with Porlock Oysters from Somerset and English Fizz! Alternatively you can enjoy smoked salmon from local smokery Brown & Forrest, with brown bread and Somerset butter. We will have guest speakers from local West Country vineyards - Fiona Wright from Langham Estate in Dorset and Sandy Luck from Aldwick Estate in Somerset. Further details here.
at Langham Wine Estate on Thursday 23 June
Join us in our stunning winery for a 4 Course Wine Dinner paired with our sparkling wines. Head Winemaker, Tommy Grimshaw, will talk you through our winemaking ethos, and the wine pairings for the evening. Find out more here.
DAILY DIFFERENT PRODUCER TASTINGS
at Hawkins Bros.
Join us at Producer tastings each day at our shop in Milford. We are an independent wine retailer specialising in fine English wines and are delighted to offer tastings from the following vineyards during English Wine Week: Nutbourne, Hundred Hills, Wiston Estate and Greyfriars Vineyard.
NEW ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE
launched by Searcys
JOIN OUR VARIED EVENTS
at Woodchester Valley Vineyard
ENJOY SOME SOMERSET STUNNERS
at The Wine Shop, Winscombe, Somerset
BRUNCH AND BUBBLES
at Denbies Estate on 18 June
ENGLISH WINE WEEK TASTING
at Bottles 'n' Jars on Tuesday 21 June
Come join us at a very special tasting where we’re bringing the incredibly talented peeps behind two of London's Urban wineries to East Finchley for a fun & informal night of wines, chat, snacks, and tunes. It’s a unique opportunity to meet the hero's from two of our favourite English wineries; Black Book Winery & London Cru. Find out more here.
10% OFF 6 BOTTLES OF ENGLISH WINE OR FIZZ
at EW Wines
To celebrate English Wine week, we are offering 10% discount for any mixed 6 purchases across our English Wines range. Try something new, revisit an old friend or treat yourself to a Nyetimber 1086!
In-store ONLY promotion, 18th to 26th June 2022. Find us here.
RAISE A GLASS OF DORSET WINE
at Morrish & Banham/Electric Pubs
We at Morrish & Banham (Bridport and Dorchester Branches) will be celebrating English Wine Week alongside our Electric Pub Company (The Pymore Inn, The Worlds End, The Elm Tree - all in Dorset) by offering speciality wines by the glass. We will also be promoting our wider selections in store of all Dorset Wines. Find out more here.
WINE TASTING HOSTED BY NORFOLK WINE SCHOOL
Focus on East Anglian wines on 23 June
It's no secret that the warm, dry climate of East Anglia produces some of England's best still wines. Norfolk landed firmly on the world wine map back in 2017 when a locally produced wine won the Platinum Best in Show award at the Decanter World Wine awards; but the most exciting times are yet to come! Come and explore the wines of the local region. Find out more here.
ENGLISH WINE WEEK AT WISTON ESTATE
Restaurant delights and special offer
To celebrate English Wine week, Wiston have a summer-inspired dessert and wine pairing at their restaurant, Chalk. There is also an special offer to subscribers and visitors to their shop of a 10% discount when buying a case of Wiston Estate Rosé 2014. And to finish off the rosé extravaganza, they have released their Wiston Rosé NV in Magnums! Find out more.
FOLC & VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLY THE FLAG FOR ENGLISH WINE WEEK
Folc served in Upper Class
'MONEY CAN'T BUY' CASE OF EXCLUSIVE ENGLISH WINES
to celebrate English Wine Week
We are really celebrating this year. Last year we served something like 40,000 bottles of English wine across THE PIGS, showing our true commitment to home-grown wine. In fact, THE PIG-in the South Downs in Sussex, is home to the very first PIG planted vineyard.
To show our appreciation of these amazing wines we have launched a competition to win a 'money can't buy' Exclusive English Wine Week Case. Sourcing bottles that are no longer available, special releases, back vintages and even a couple of incredible new releases on limited allocation. For more information and to enter
JOIN OUR CELEBRATIONS
at Bluestone Vineyards on Friday 24 June and throughout the week
Join our English Wine Week celebrations. These include a wine tasting evening with one of our stockists, Yapp Bros.. Grant Berry is leading this tasting and showcasing a range of chardonnay and pinot noir wines. This of course, includes our wonderful sparkling wines, Bluestone Classic Cuvee and our Bluestone Cuvee Rosé. Find out more here. In addition we are holding pre-booked and bring your own picnics through English Wine Week.
TOUR AND TASTINGS
at Stopham Vineyard
Happy English Wine Week! To celebrate, we are holding free tastings of our wines. Stopham Vineyard grows and produces still and sparkling wines in the temperamental English climate. Nestled in the heart of Sussex, we translate the diversity of the South Downs into every bottle of English wine. We are open for tours every Saturday. Find out more here
PODCAST WITH OZ CLARKE OBE
England – the Newest New World Wine Country
Get in to English Wine Week with Wine Enthusiast Podcast all about English wine. Contributing Editor Christina Pickard talks with Oz Clarke about the future of English wine and the how we should approach an ever-changing industry. Tune in here
HELEN McGINN PREVIEWS ENGLISH WINE WEEK
on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen on 18 June
Helen McGinn, the award winning author, presenter and creator of The Knackered Mother's blog, column and Wine Club, tasted an English red, white and sparkling on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen to highlight English Wine Week. To view this tasting, go to the BBC iPlayer and it starts at 1:04:58.
TOUR THE VINEYARD
at Warden Abbey on Tuesday 21 June
Come and visit our vineyard and find out about our community vineyard project and how we nurture our vines throughout the year. Currently the vineyard is carpeted with red and white clover, the roses are flowering and even the vines are beginning to flower too. After the tour, sample a couple of our delightfully fragrant wines. Find out more here.
22% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE
from a'Beckett's Vineyard
We are offering 22% off on purchases of wine from the vineyard and via our website during English Wine Week. Just use voucher code EnglishWineWeek22 to receive the discount. Further details here.
English Wine Week Takeover
This week, in celebration of English Wine Week, we are delighted to be involved in Brad Horne’s @winetimelondon English Wine Week Takeover. Alongside a number of incredible English producers and industry leaders, who will feature throughout the week, WineGB will be taking over Wine Time London and championing EWW on Wednesday 22nd June. We will be posting throughout the day, rounding off with a liveinstagram at 6:30pm with our CEO Simon Thorpe MW. Be sure to tune in all week – details on the calendar.
SPARKLING WINE TASTING
at Philglas and Swiggot on Thursday 23 June
Join us for a guided tasting evening of the fine sparkling wines of England to celebrate English Wine Week 2022. We will be tasting wine from Kent, Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex and see how the classic Champagne grapes are grown in the south of England. The tasting will include five glasses of wine and a selection of English cheese and crackers. We will be offering 10% off all English wines after this event and during the entirety of English Wine Week 2022. Find out more here.
10 ENGLISH WINES YOU NEED TO TRY
recommended by The Three Drinkers
With English Wine Week now in full swing, we wanted to shine a light on one of England’s greatest exports: English wine! Gone are the days when English wine was considered to be a joke. Our wines, both still and sparkling, are now being embraced as some of the very best out there. Here are some great bottles from producers that really should be on your radar.
CELEBRATING THE PARTNERSHIP
between Booths and Ridgeview
To celebrate English Wine Week and the partnership between Booths and Ridgeview, two family businesses, Booths have put together a film showing the process of producing their English Sparking Wine. View it here. In addition, Booths are offering their cardholders 15% off
on a selection of English Wines in store until 28th June.
ENGLISH WINE WEEK CELEBRATION
Join us in our Faversham Wine Store on Saturday 25th June as we celebrate the end of English Wine Week by opening some of our favourites for tasting in store.
As well as sampling some of the wines, for one day only we’ll be giving you 10% off any English wine purchased, whether it’s just one bottle or a dozen. More details here.
MAJESTIC LAUNCHES FIRST DEFINITION ENGLISH STILL WINE
for English Wine Week
Majestic, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, are celebrating English Wine Week 2022 with the launch of a new Definition Bacchus – the first still English wine to join the company’s own label range. Read more here.
TOAST THE SUCCESS OF ENGLISH WINE WEEK
with Vineyards of Hampshire
English wine has come a long way since English Wine Week was established in 2006. Since then, the number of vineyards has more than doubled, with over 700 wineries now operating around the country as English wines continues to boom in popularity. To celebrate English Wine Week at home, there’s still time to order one of our Vineyards of Hampshire cases. The ‘Classic Hampshire’ case (£200) features six classic blends from Vineyards of Hampshire, including Louis Pommery England Brut NV, Cottonworth Classic NV and Black Chalk Classic 2016, amongst others. Buy here. To continue the celebration, join us at Fizz Fest on 24 July. More details here.
IG LIVE CHAT ABOUT ALL THINGS ENGLISH WINE
21 June at 7:30pm with @drinkwithmeuk and @nadiainlondon
Please join us for a fantastic evening talking all things English Wine. We will each have a wine of our own choice which we will be discussing and invite you to come along with an English wine of your choosing and contribute to our conversation to see why people are loving what our great nation is producing. Find out more here. Find out more here
OPEN HOUSE FOR ENGLISH WINE WEEK
Saturday 18 June at Simpsons Wine Estate
Kent producers Simpsons Wine Estate will be hosting their first summertime Open House event, offering the perfect chance to visit our state-of-the-art winery, taste brand-new releases and to stock up your cellar to toast this national wine festival. Find out more here
ONLINE WINE TASTING: "THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX"
an exploration of English wines grown in East Anglia/Essex on Saturday 18 June
We take a tour of six wines whose grapes were grown in the East of England to prove that, for top quality still wines, we should all be looking closer at Essex. Read more here
ENGLISH WINE EXTRAVAGANZA WITH OZ CLARKE & SUSY ATKINS
at Wickhams Wines on Saturday 18 June
Join Wickhams, Oz Clarke OBE, Susy Atkins, Stephen Barrett, Mike Best MW and Pip Vanhem together with a host of English wine producers for an afternoon celebrating the extraordinary rise, breadth and calibre of English wine. Find out more here and book your tickets
OPEN AT THE VINEYARD
at Oatley Vineyard on Saturday 18 June
Open without appointment at our lovely, secluded, family-run vineyard all week for wine sales, taste-before-you-buy, wines by the glass/chilled bottle in the vineyard. Enjoy our crisp dry wines overlooking the vines that made them, deep in Somerset countryside. Find out more here.
THE BIG ENGLISH WINE FESTIVAL
Saturday 18 June in Cheltenham
Join us for an afternoon of English & Welsh wine! Taking place at the start of English Wine Week, this event promises to be one of the biggest and best of its kind, with 20 English and Welsh wine producers attending and 75+ still and sparkling wines to taste. Find out more and book your tickets here