Events & Study Tours

Cocktails at Bolney Vineyard
Winery Visit
Barbecue at Bolney Vineyard

WineGB South East run a number of events throughout the year. These include:

  • The Annual General Meeting, members’ lunch and presentations from experts in their field - held in March.
  • Biennial study tours – usually held in the summer (see Study Tours section for more details)
  • The WineGB South East Forums for vineyard managers, winemakers and wine business
  • The Summer BBQ – usually held in September
  • Harvest Celebration Meal – usually held in November

All members and their friends are invited to our social events; usually places are supplied at subsidised rates for up to four guests from one vineyard. For more details about upcoming events dates, please see the Industry events calendar, found here, or contact  the South East Region General Secretary.


This is held once a year, usually in March, and comprises a short general AGM, an update on our latest activities and a Technical Conference with guest speakers.  There is also an opportunity to network with other members over a delicious lunch.


Our Social Events, such as the Summer BBQ and Harvest Celebration Meal, allow our members to network, exchange ideas and socialise. Alongside delicious food and drink, we hold tutored tastings, quizzes, invite speakers and hold other wine-related activities at these events. We offer subsidised places for members and their families, so you don’t have to be a member to join in! See the Industry Events calendar for the latest upcoming social events.


WineGB South East organise biennial study tours to allow members to learn from other wine producing areas of the world and get to know each other. To date we’ve been to Champagne (2011), Alsace (2013), Germany (2015) and North-East Italy (2017).

These tours consist of visits to small and large producers, wine tasting, some social time, masterclasses from industry professionals, and other wine-related learning activities. The tours to date have received great feedback from all who attended.

In the past we have managed to secure grant funding towards the cost of visits to ensure members’ receive the best learning experience at a reasonable, subsidised cost. We hope to secure further funding for future tours.

For more details about this tour study tour, please contact the General Secretary at [email protected]

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