Last weekend the eighth edition of Vineyards of Hampshire (VoH) Fizz Fest took place at Black Chalk Vineyard in Hampshire and welcomed 1000 people. VOH’s flagship event highlighting Hampshire’s premier vineyards showing over twenty different sparkling and still wines to taste, was opened by TV wine expert, Helen McGinn, on the afternoon of Sunday 24th July 2022.

Helen McGinn, TV wine expert, best-selling author and Hampshire resident, says, “I was thrilled to open this year’s Vineyards of Hampshire Fizz Fest. It’s always an unmissable event on my calendar this year it exceeded expectations. Well done to everyone who took part, showing almost 1000 people what fantastic wines we have on our doorstep!”

Held in the bucolic setting at Black Chalk’s ‘vineyard circle’, the day saw visitors from Hampshire soak up the sun and sample a selection of Hampshire’s finest food producers. There was also a chance to visit the state-of-the-art winery, sample local wine from Black Chalk, Cottonworth, Danebury Vineyards, Exton Park, The Grange, Hambledon, Hattingley, Raimes, Louis Pommery England at the VoH tasting Marquee and learn more about the art of wine-making and tasting with a selection of masterclasses. Guests took advantage of the ample hale bales seating, and sat amongst the cool shade provided by the vines to sip their wine and enjoy food from the various Hampshire producers whilst enjoying live music.