Viti-Culture, the one day trade event that focuses on technical developers, innovators, supplies and services directly or indirectly involved in wine production, is adding an English & Welsh Wine Fair for UK wine enthusiasts.

The event takes place on Thursday 1 June at Plumpton College. The trade element of the show opens at 10am. For 2023 the show is extending into the late afternoon to incorporate an English & Welsh Wine Fair and ticketed Wine Tasting Masterclass with the Three Wine Men’s Oz Clarke OBE, who is also Viti-Culture’s Show Patron, and Tom Surgey.

Oz and Tom will welcome guests at 4pm to the tasting and give a brief introductory speech at the beginning of the tasting. They will then mingle among the guests introducing them to the range of wines available at the different stands. The Wine Fair will also include a paid for ticketed Masterclass Wine and Cheese pairing session led by Oz and Tom. Tickets are available to book up until one week before the event; or until they are sold out. Tickets are £48 and are available from the show’s website.

A shuttle minibus will be provided to take visitors from and to Lewes town centre and station to encourage attendance from the locality and out of area visitors.

During the day at the trade event, a series of seminars and debates will be taking place, aimed at those currently in the wine industry or considering coming into viticulture. These include two debates led by Plumpton College Wine Division and seminars including ‘Regenerative Viticulture’ led by Justin Howard-Sneyd MW and a PiWi from grape to glass focused session of 3 talks led by Professor Greg Dunn from Plumpton College Wine Division.

Plumpton will also be hosting a ‘Careers in Wine’ area within the exhibitor space throughout the day and prospective, future, current and past students will be invited to attend the event by both ourselves and the college, giving them opportunity to discuss their career in wine and network with producers.

Plumpton College Wine Division Tours are available to book in the ‘add-ons’ section of the tickets.
For the full programme of activity at Viti-Culture Live, please visit their website.