Blog 15 - English Wine Night

We are missing showing visitors around our vineyard, offering tastes of our wines and hearing your comments – just as much as we hope you are missing us during the lockdown!

Chelsea Fringe Henley

We can however offer a “virtual” tour and tasting – especially to afficionados of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This year’s Chelsea Fringe broadcast a short 5-minute film of Fairmile Vineyard From Grape to Glass, where you can still appreciate the dramatic views, and hear Martin Chapman of Watlington Fine Wines deliver his verdict on our wines.

English Wine Night

Our trade association Wine GB launched English Wine Night on Good Friday to promote wines from the UK’s seven separate wine-growing regions, including Wales. Each Friday evening they have offered online tastings, tours, videos, photographs and a competition to win a case of wine (6 bottles) from a different UK wine region each time.

This Friday 5th June at 7pm is the turn of Thames & Chilterns region where you will be able to see different footage from Fairmile Vineyard and learn about other excellent vineyards only a little further afield.

If you are conversant with social media, tune in at 7pm onwards using the hashtag #EnglishWineNight via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Alternatively check out WineGB’s #EnglishWineNight page.

Contact your fine wine merchant if you would like to “join” the tasting or you can order supplies direct from our online shop.

Click-and-collect sales continue for those living close to the vineyard as you can safely make payment online and set up a convenient time to collect, observing social distancing guidelines. We continue to offer free deliveries of one case or more within Henley on Thames. Please phone or email your requirements.

Stay healthy and raise a glass to better times ahead.

Jan and Anthea

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