Free Wine Tasting Event 19th Sept: MORE INFO!       |      WE ARE OPEN!

Free Wine Tasting Event 19th Sept: MORE INFO!       |      WE ARE OPEN!

09 Jul 2020 / Event


Virtual Wine Tasting – Saturday 4th July 2020

Hosted by Martin Fowke – our Head Wine Maker here at Three Choirs Vineyards.

Martin has been our head wine maker and production director for over 30 years at Three Choirs Vineyards. He oversees the entire production process from choosing which grape varieties we grow, to making the final important decisions on our wines before they go into the bottle.

About this tasting session ‘Comparing Vintages’

We often talk about variations in vintages but actually, not many people get the opportunity to taste the wines side by side. This is where this tasting comes in!

The idea behind this tasting is to be able to look at differences in the growing season and taste the different vintages side-by-side.

We can then discuss how these differences have affected the wine, and what we have done in the winery that may have varied. We will then look at how the older wine has aged in the bottle, and maybe suggest how the newer vintages might also age.

The 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages were all quite different, and it has taught us to try to make the right wine in the right years. So plenty to discuss and all very interesting!

Which vintages are being compared?

We’ll be comparing our Pinot Noir 2017 vs 2018, two very different wines from two very different vintages. Talking about ripeness and skin contact. These are not available online and have been added to the case deals exclusively for you just for the tasting.

You’ll also find the Coleridge Hill 2017 and 2019, to look at the similarities and differences of the vintages and how and why wines age.

As a first, we’re adding our cans of Dry White Fizz to compare against our ever-popular Classic Cuvee n/v, and some cans of our delicious Red to taste. We will teach you about the technology and environmental aspects of wine in a can and see if there’s any difference in taste between can and bottle.

Want to come and stay on our vineyard? Experience one of England’s oldest vineyards by sleeping amongst the vines, eating in our brasserie and tasting our award-winning English wine. Book it all online right here on our website!

Enjoy the tasting and look out for more! Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter to be the first to know.

The Three Choirs team.


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Room Availability

We have been overwhelmed by the response since we opened up bookings, so we are sorry if you have been struggling to make a reservation for a room so far. Winter is lovely in the vineyard and we have good availability from mid November onwards, so perhaps planning a Winter escape might be the perfect thing to look forward to. There will be a table for you in our brasserie, so no need to book this separately as our online table booking system is currently suspended. Thank you for your unfailing support during this tricky time - your kind messages have kept us all going, and to those that have made a booking over the next couple of months, we very much appreciate that you have made making a visit to the Vineyard one of your first post lockdown priorities. We hope to see you for a glass of something fizzy soon!

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