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The Vintage Festival is indeed here again … but it’s happening under many roofs, not just one.

Download our What's On Guide for full details of all events, special guests and the wines we'll be featuring throughout the Festival

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Thursday

15th April

6:00PM

Welcome

What’s going on

6:05PM

winemaking

From wine roundabout to Route des Vins

If you’re stuck in a rut with the same old grapes, learn to discover new wines and varieties with confidence with Will Lyons.

6:20PM

winemaking

A celebration of sparking wine

Unboxing The Festival Sparkling Six Selection – Part 1

Taste along with our panel of experts, through different styles of sparkling wine and unbox the Festival Sparkling Six Selection.

6:40PM

winemaking

Inside the winery

Peep behind the scenes and discover some fascinating winemaker secrets.

6:55PM

Fine Wine

Fine Wine – Bordeaux tasting

Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves.

6:55PM

History

A Life in wine with Hugh Johnson OBE

Will Lyons interviews world-famous author and Vintage Festival legend Hugh Johnson.

7:40PM

Spirits Vault

RUM! RUM! RUM!

Join our live rum tasting, hosted by Paul McFadyen, leading rum expert.

8:10PM

World of wine

Wine times

Tales and anecdotes from the Old World

Some of our favourite Northern Hemisphere growers, estate owners and winemakers share stories and seasonal updates.

8:20PM

World of wine

Port – Not just for Christmas

Tune in as our wine buyer and port enthusiast Samuel Fishlock engages in lively conversation with Carlos Flores of Andresen.

8:45PM

History

‘DIRECT’: My Story with Tony Laithwaite CBE

Join Will Lyons as he chats to Tony Laithwaite about his evocative memoirs ‘Direct: My Story’.

Friday

16th April

6:00PM

Welcome

What’s going on

6:05PM

Craft beers

Brew Republic

Bringing the taproom to your front room

Meet the brewers at Orbit Beers and Anspach & Hobday - tour the breweries and join us for a quiz.

6:35PM

World of wine

Wine times

Tales and anecdotes from the New World

Favourite Southern Hemisphere growers, estate owners and winemakers share stories and seasonal updates.

6:50PM

Food & wine

Friday’s wine kitchen:

with Pasta Evangelists and Tom Laithwaite

Don your apron, prep your kitchen and sharpen your knives for a live cook-a-long demonstration with Pasta Evangelists

7:10PM

Food & wine

Wine & cheese

New twists on a timeless theme

Pull up a pew as we raise the curtain on some mouthwatering wine and cheese combinations.

7:35PM

World of wine

Vineyard Partners

Introduction to our Vineyard Partners, featuring a Q&A with the Chief Winemaker.

7:50PM

Spirits Vault

Spirits Vault

Virtual Gin & Vodka Tasting and Cocktail masterclass

8:15PM

Entertaining

Refine your tasting skills

A beginners guide to wine tasting.

Enjoy three wines specially chosen to highlight the differences between different styles.

8:40PM

Winemaking

Sustainability in wine

Sustainability, it’s the new buzz word. Catch up on the latest news with our award winning eco-winery RedHeads in the Barossa.

Saturday

17th April

5:00PM

Welcome

What’s going on

5:05PM

winemaking

A celebration of sparking wine

Unboxing The Festival Sparkling Six Selection – Part 2

Taste along with our panel of experts, through different styles of sparkling wine and unbox the Festival Sparkling Six Selection.

5:25PM

Fine wine

Fine Wine– Champagne tasting

Join Will Lyons and Ethan Boroian as they discuss these three signature cuvées.

5:55PM

winemaking

The future of english sparkling wine with Oz Clarke, OBE

Taste along with our panel of experts, through different styles of sparkling wine and unbox the Festival Sparkling Six Selection.

6:25PM

World of wine

Wine times

Tales and anecdotes from the Old World

Some of our favourite Northern Hemisphere growers, estate owners and winemakers share stories and seasonal updates.

6:40PM

Food and wine

Tom Kerridge: Cooking with Wine

Join Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge in his kitchen as he demonstrates how wine can transform a dish into something really special

7:05PM

Entertaining

Picnic perfect this spring with special guests

Top tips and inspiration for the perfect picnic including ideal wine pairings.

7:25PM

Entertaining

A sensory experience with the ministry of taste

Join The Ministry of Taste for some fun, thought-provoking and interactive wine tastings.

7:55PM

Food and wine

Turn a home wine tasting event into a gourmet’s delight with special guests

Top tips and inspirations for creating your own home wine tastings.

8:25PM

Spirits Vault

The Spirits Vault

Aged whisky - a tasting through time

8:55PM

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