23rd July, 2023 12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Vineyards of Hampshire (VoH) Fizz Fest is on for the ninth year! Join 10 Hampshire vineyards on a summer’s day at England’s oldest commercial vineyard – Hambledon Vineyard.
Fizz Fest is the VoH flagship event and one not to be missed, with this successful group of vineyards showing over twenty-five different premium sparkling and still wines. With glass of fizz in hand and something tasty to eat, attendees can learn more about, taste and purchase the incredible variety of Hampshire sparkling and still wines.
The Vineyards of Hampshire members range from small family owned to large vineyards with exceptional wine tourism venues. This year the association welcomes newest member, Quob Park Estate. All share one aim: to promote the quality of their Hampshire wines.
Ian Kellett, owner of Hambledon says: “We are delighted to be hosting Vineyards of Hampshire’s annual Fizz Fest here at Hambledon Vineyard, Hambledon. We look forward to seeing old friends, and welcoming all wine lovers, to taste a range of sparkling and still wines in our historic setting.”
Established in 1952, Hambledon is England’s oldest commercial vineyard. The current owners, Ian and Anna Kellett, bought the estate in the late 1990s and replanted with various clones of the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. Today the estate has just over 200 acres under vine and concentrates on producing top quality English Fizz.
Fizz Fest 23 will be opened by the talented Hampshire Hawkes ladies cricket team and is proudly sponsored by NFU Wickham and Winchester, de Mellow & Co, Harwoods and Martin & Company. Tickets are now available for admission and tasting, along with tutored vineyard tours and exclusive masterclasses such as Wine and Food Pairing with Erica Dent of Enjoy Discovering Wine; Riedel Wine Glass Experience with brand ambassador Martin Turner or a Chardonnay class with Katrina Smith from Tipple Talk.
Taste the latest vintages in the dedicated tasting tent, enjoy a chilled glass of sparkling in the Fizz Bar; purchase your favourite bubbles from the shop to enjoy at home; listen to the live music from award-winning jazz vocalist Amy Baker and absorb the atmosphere, whilst eating delicious food from Hampshire street food stalls.
Vineyards of Hampshire comprises of Black Chalk, Cottonworth, Danebury Vineyards, Exton Park, The Grange, Hambledon, Hattingley, Louis Pommery England, Quob Park Estate, and Raimes.
|Date/Time:||23rd July, 2023 12:00pm – 4:00 pm|