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  • Eat. Sleep. And drink wine

    Eat. Sleep. And drink wine.

    A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and a pick me up for the soul, The Vineyard is a real treat for anyone wanting to getaway for the weekend.

    Your break at a glance:

    • 2 nights in a luxurious room
    • 7 course tasting dinner with matching wines
    • 5 course tasting dinner
    • 2 relaxing spa treatments
    • Full English breakfast
    • Full use our "5 Bubbles" spa
    • Bottle of Peter Michael wine
    • Signed copy of Daniel Galmiche's cookbook.

    From £555 per person*

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    *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 Dates
Day Course

Residential Course Dates 

Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th August
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st September
Sunday 19th to Monday 20th October
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 
Monday 18th August
Sunday 14th September
Sunday 19th October
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.