Celebrate Hampshire’s premier wines at the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival, this year hosted by the award-wining Exton Park and opened by Strictly Come Dancing Judge, Craig Revel Horwood.

This is the seventh annual wine festival held by the Vineyards of Hampshire, who are dedicated to promoting Hampshire’s superb quality sparkling and still wines, and the county’s unique terroir.  It includes some of the top vineyards in the county: Black Chalk (nr Winchester), Cottonworth Vineyards (Andover), Danebury Vineyards (Stockbridge), Exton Park Vineyard (Meon Valley), Hambledon Vineyard (Waterlooville), Hattingley Valley (Alresford), Jenkyn Place (Alton) and Raimes (Titchborne).

The Vineyards of Hampshire wine festival has established itself as a popular event in the wine and spirits calendar and is a highlight in the county’s summer social scene, attracting locals, holidaymakers and industry experts to the region.

Co-organiser, Caroline Stevens from Danebury Vineyards says, ‘Every year the Vineyards of Hampshire wine festival attracts increasing numbers of wine and food lovers. It is a wonderful day out tasting, purchasing and learning about English wine in a quintessential English vineyard.’  ‘We are also incredibly excited about Craig Revel Horwood opening the festival this year for us.  He is local to Hampshire and is a huge supporter of our wines’.

Hosted by Exton Park Vineyard set in the glorious Meon Valley, guests will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers, take part in wine workshops and join guided tours of Exton Park Vineyard.

Under marquees there will be over fifteen sparkling and still wines on offer to taste and buy. Local food stalls selling the finest Hampshire produce, Hampshire street food stalls and entertainment courtesy of the Alresford Ukulele Band.  The festival is part of the Hampshire Fare Food Festival running throughout July.  Early booking is recommended.