25th May to 2nd June 2019
The great grape harvest of 2018 has created a buzz about the English wine industry. English Wine Week is a national campaign to raise awareness and promote English wines across the country. Events are being held in English vineyards and wineries, restaurants and retail shops nationally.
Take part and join us at Woodchester Valley Vineyard where we have a full programme of events for the week offering opportunities to try English wine, visit our vineyard and winery, and learn about wine making in the Cotswolds. Please see below for details of our English Wine Week programme and details of some exclusive one-off events.
In addition to these special events, we also have our vineyard and winery tours running on Wednesday through to Sunday, including our brand new sparkling wine tours! Please click here for more details and to book these events.
Our Cellar Door Shop will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm, with all our wines available to taste. We will be offering a promotional discount for all case sales, as well as a chance to win a free tasting for four people and a night in our Vineyard Barn rooms.
Our popular Walking Wine tour is back. Explore our beautiful Woodchester vineyard in depth with founder Fiona Shiner; who will be giving a fascinating talk about how the vines are managed throughout the entire season. Perfect for experienced and novice ‘green finger’ fans. There will of course be an opportunity to sample a ‘Taste of the Cotswolds’ after the tour.
When? Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 11am.
Cost? £10 per person.
Please note this an outdoor event over uneven surfaces so please ensure you have appropriate footwear & clothing. This event will proceed even in inclement weather.
Love wine? Love pizza? Then join us at the vineyard for an informal evening of English wine & wood fired pizzas baked fresh on site. We’re teaming up with Velo Bakery & Pizzeria who will be making their popular authentic sourdough pizzas using locally sourced ingredients in their wood fired oven. Relax in our tasting room (or if the weather is kind, on our terrace) as you enjoy what we and Velo Bakery do best - great wine & pizza!
When? Thursday 30th May 2019, from 6pm until 9pm.
Cost? £20 per person. This includes a 125ml glass of wine of your choosing and a pizza. A selection of wines will be available to taste and then purchase by the glass or chilled bottle to enjoy on site. Booking is essential and places are limited. Last orders for pizza is 8pm.
To celebrate English Wine Week we will be launching a selection of new wines including our highly anticipated Sauvignon Blanc 2018, our very popular Pinot Rosé 2018 and our long awaited Reserve Cuvée 2016 sparkling wine. The wines will be accompanied by a selection of locally made canapés.
Launch events are always popular, so book now to secure your place.
When? Friday 31st May 2019 6.30pm.
Cost? £15 per person, redeemable against purchases of 12 bottles or more on the night.
Wine lovers & chocoholics rejoice! We’ve curated a delightfully decadent afternoon of our English sparkling wines paired with bespoke hand-made artisan chocolates to tease your tastebuds!
We’ll explore how our ‘traditional method’ sparkling wines are made with a tour of the winery followed by a luxurious tasting of all four of our sparkling wines, including our two year lees aged Reserve Cuvée 2016 - each accompanied by a bespoke chocolate to complement the wine.
When? Sunday 2nd June, 3pm
Cost? £25 per person
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