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Laithwaites Wine Festival

Olympia, London - 17th & 18th May 2024

We’re pleased to announce, our BIG Annual Wine Festival is BACK

Yes, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2024 you can join us at our new home – Olympia, Kensington – and enjoy a packed roster of exciting events and delicious wines. 
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Join us at London’s Kensington Olympia (home to our first Wine Festival in 1980) for the biggest wine show in our history. There’ll be more winemakers to meet and more wines to taste than ever. An entire world of wine to enjoy at one of London’s most impressive venues.

A far cry from our early days as ‘Bordeaux Direct’. Tony Laithwaite would ferry wines back from France in his trusty old van for customers to try in our little shop beneath a Windsor railway arch. But the idea remains the same – for you to discover great wines and have fun.

And you’re guaranteed to do both as you meet your favourite winemakers at the wine event of the year.

Laithwaites Wine Festival takes place May 17th and 18th.

See you in London, glass in hand!

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Our Wine Festival is SO much more than just a tasting. Here’s why ...  

  • Taste over 350 wines – all included in the ticket price
  • Chat to more than 100 producers from 17 countries
  • Explore artisan food stands, English fizz, luxury spirits and more
  • Join expert-led tastings and take part in unique sensory experiences
  • Make the most of your day with your FREE tasting guide and complimentary tasting glass

Whether you come to meet new friends, get the gang together, treat your partner, or for a great work social – make sure you don’t miss this brilliant day out. And if you’re stuck for a great gift idea ... we’ve got just the ticket. But hurry – spaces are filling fast! 

UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE FINE WINE EXPERIENCE  

Why not give in to temptation and upgrade your ticket for access to the Fine Wine Room? It’s a rare opportunity to sample some of the best bottles from across the world, all in one place.  

  • Taste top-tier wines from classic regions, including Cru Classé Bordeaux and fine Burgundy
  • Discover iconic New World estates from Australia, California, Argentina, New Zealand and more
  • Sip vintage Champagne from legendary Grand Marques, such as Bollinger and Moët & Chandon
  • Savour luxurious dessert wines from Sauternes, Tokaji and beyond
  • Experience exceptional spirits, including Armagnac and Cognac

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will not get a physical ticket. For the Wine Festival you will be sent details for your e-ticket/s in the month prior to the Wine Festival which we ask you to bring with you to the Wine Festival either printed, or this can be displayed on a mobile device – if you cannot find this, please check your spam folder or get in touch with us on 03330 148 200.

On entrance to the Wine Festival, Vineyard Partner and Fine Wine tickets will be swapped for a wristband to give you access to the Partner Lounge and Fine Wine Room.

Tickets are valid only for the date and time booked. If you are unable to attend the Wine Festival session you have booked, please contact us immediately. We are unable to cancel and refund any Wine Festival tickets.

Please note, for our Wine Festival, if you wish to cancel at least 14 days before the Wine Festival we will issue you a credit for the value paid or change of date/time (subject to availability). After this time, tickets cannot be cancelled, refunded or changed.

No-show bookings are non-refundable, and you will not be able to rebook for a different date. To cancel (wine credit only) your place at the Wine Festival or change the date/time please call 03330 148 200 or email events.feedback@laithwaiteswine.com. For further details please visit laithwaites.co.uk/eventterms.

Tickets can be bought on the door, subject to availability. Please inform security if you'd like to purchase a ticket and they will show you to Orders & Information.

We will send these by letter in the post. Please note if you purchase a ticket/s the week of the Festival we cannot guarantee the post and so if you can provide as email address this would be best.

We cannot allow anyone into the Wine Festival that has not bought a ticket.

Olympia, London has good disabled access. If you have any queries about access, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 03330 148 200 or email events.feedback@laithwaiteswine.com and we’ll work with you to make it work for you.

We have a strict no admittance policy to anyone under 18 years old since alcohol is being served, including babes in arms and pushchairs. We reserve the right to ask for photographic identification with proof of age.

There are many spittoons placed around Olympia and we ask you to use them. There are also water stations with copious quantities of mineral water for you to help yourself to. We are keen that everyone enjoys themselves, but we encourage everyone to sip splendidly and taste responsibly. For more information, please visit drinkaware.co.uk. We reserve the right to refuse alcohol to anyone who we feel has over-imbibed.

  • A professional photographer will be present at the Wine Festival. The photographs/videos may be used for marketing and promotion in our publications and on our digital channels.
  • There is no smoking allowed within Olympia, London.
  • Please dress comfortably, there is a small charge for items in the cloakroom at Olympia, London. No fancy dress is permitted at the Wine Festival.

The Fine Wine Room is a truly memorable experience – whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

Just remember to upgrade your ticket when you book. 

Delight your favourite wine lover with the ultimate wine tasting experience

Download a gift certificate to print out here 
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MAIN ROOM TICKETS

FINE WINE ROOM TICKETS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PURCHASE A MAIN ROOM TICKET TO ACCESS THE FINE WINE ROOM

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PURCHASE A MAIN ROOM TICKET TO ACCESS THE FINE WINE ROOM

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PURCHASE A MAIN ROOM TICKET TO ACCESS THE FINE WINE ROOM