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  • Wine Festival Weekend

    Wine Festival Weekend

    14th November - Wine Festival Dinner

    £120 per person

    7pm arrival for 7.30pm

    We begin the Wine Festival Weekend with a fantastic five course dinner matched with two superb wines per course selected from wineries who will be showcasing their wines for you to taste the following day. Join us for this special dinner and enjoy great food, wine and company.

    Five course dinner with two matched wines per course and Schramsberg Californian sparkling wine aperitif - £120 per person

    Stay the night with breakfast from just £269.50 per person*

    15th November - Wine Festival Tasting

    £25 per person

    12pm to 4pm
    Join us for our fifth annual wine festival with over 150 wines available to taste from suppliers around the globe. Have fun and deepen your wine knowledge, chat with suppliers and winemakers, and attend our masterclasses throughout the day. Taste and enjoy wines from Peter Michael Winery, Schramsberg, Rudd Estate, Champagne Taittinger, Boutinot, Les Caves de Pyrene and more.

    Wine ticket - £25 per person

    Masterclass ticket - £5 per person

    Discover more about this weekend

    Please call us on 01635 589407 to book


    *Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double.


WSET Level 1 Award in Wine

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in wine and would like to know more about the different wine styles, food and wine pairing and the correct way to store and serve wine. As this is an introductory course, no prior knowledge is needed.

Residential Course Dates
Day Course

Residential Course Dates 
Sunday 23rd to Monday 24th November
Sunday 7th to Monday 8th December

Residential course at a glance

  • Full day of WSET Level 1 Award in Wine training including exam and wines
  • Three course lunch with matching wines in our restaurant
  • One night in a luxury room with breakfast
  • Five course dinner with wines - a right and wrong wine match with each course
  • Tour of our 30,000 bottle cellars
  • Use of spa facilities throughout your stay.

From £400 per person

Please call us on 01635 528770 to book

Day Course Dates 
Sunday 23rd November
Sunday 7th December

Your day course at a glance

  • Full day of WSET Level 1 Award in Wine training including exam and wines
  • Three course lunch with matching wines in our restaurant
  • Tour of our 30,000 bottle cellars

£150 per person*

Please contact us on 01635 589407 to book

Course synopsis

1. Professional WSET tuition by WSET-Certified Tutor
2. Introduction to wine
3. Introduction to wine tasting – taste and describe wines using the WSET® Systematic Approach to tasting
4. Wine service and storage – learn the correct way to store, serve wine & recognise common faults found in wine
5. Social responsibility – a guide to sensible drinking
6. Types and styles of wine – learn about what makes wine different
7. Grape varieties – learn about the characteristics and styles of wine
8. Introduction to food and wine matching
9. Number of wines tasted – a minimum of nine wines
10. Study material – WSET Level 1 Award in Wine study guide
11. Duration of course – 1 day inclusive of examination
12. Examination – 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes
13. Certification - all students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

Please call us on 528770 to book

*Payment is to be made in full at the time of booking the course. This is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The Vineyard reserves the right to cancel the course should there be less than six people booked on the course at any one time. For registration purposes, you are advised to book to attend a WSET course at least 12 working days in advance of the start date of the course.