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Wine rack at The Vineyard Hotel Newbury
  • Christmas Stayover

    Christmas Stayover - Two Night Break

    Indulge in food and wine heaven, unwind in our boutique spa, make the most of your room and take time to enjoy the company of friends and family.

    24th December
    • From 3pm - Arrive and find your Christmas tree in your room ready for your own personal touch
    • 5pm - Wine Masterclass
    • From 7pm - Four-course dinner in our restaurant
    • 8pm - Enjoy the soulful sounds of carol singers

    25th December
    • Morning - Wake up and check if Santa has delivered any presents
    • From 8am - Leisurely Bucks Fizz breakfast
    • From 12pm - Five-course Christmas Day Lunch
    • 7pm - Buffet dinner

    26th December
    • From 8am - Leisurely bucks fizz breakfast
    • Carriages

    From £675 per person*

    Please call us on 01635 528770 to book

    Discover more about this Christmas break

    With over 30,000 bottles and 3,000 bins in our cellars, we have wines to match every food, mood and palate so make the most of our sommelier team and ask for their recommendations on wines to match with your dishes.

    Every luxury Double room comes complete with perfectly plumped pillows, fresh linen and an Italian marble bathroom. During your Christmas break relax in our tranquil spa making the most of our sauna and steam rooms, Jacuzzi and circular pool.

    *Subject to availability. Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room.

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
Day Courses 2016

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 Double room with breakfast on a Sunday
  • Tour of our 30,000 bottle cellars
  • Use of spa facilities throughout your stay.

From £322.50 per person

Please call us on 01635 528770 to book

Day Course Dates 

21st February, 20th March, 17th April, 19th June

Your day course at a glance

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

£199 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 01635 589407 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.