Preview: Fizz Fest, Hambledon Vineyard, Hambledon

Preview: Fizz Fest, Hambledon Vineyard, Hambledon

England’s oldest commercial vineyard, Hambledon Vineyard, will host the 9th Vineyards of Hampshire (VoH) Fizz Fest on Sunday 23 July from 12 to 4.30pm.

Join Hampshire’s ten premier vineyards on a summer’s day as they showcase more than twenty-five different premium sparkling and still wines.

With a glass of fizz in hand and something tasty to eat, attendees can learn more about, taste and purchase this incredible variety of Hampshire sparkling and still wines.

The Vineyards of Hampshire members range from small family owned to large vineyards with exceptional wine tourism venues – all with one aim, to promote the quality of Hampshire wines.

Established in 1952, Hambledon is the UK’s oldest commercial vineyard.

The current owners, Ian and Anna Kellett, bought the estate in the late 1990s and replanted with various clones of the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier.

Today the estate has just over 200 acres under vine and concentrates on producing the very finest English fizz.

“We are delighted to be hosting Vineyards of Hampshire’s annual Fizz Fest here at Hambledon Vineyard,” says Ian Kellett, owner.

“We look forward to seeing old friends, and welcoming all wine lovers, to taste a range of sparkling and still wines in our historic setting.”

In keeping with the village of Hambledon as the historic home of cricket, Fizz Fest will be opened by representatives of the Southern Vipers cricket team – winners of the Charlotte Edwards Cup 2022, plus live music from award winning jazz vocalist, Amy Baker, provides a chilled backdrop to soak up the atmosphere.

Taste the latest vintages and enjoy deliciousF food from Hampshire’s street food stall, sip a chilled glass of sparkling in the Fizz Bar, and purchase your favourite bubbles from the shop to enjoy at home.

Vineyards of Hampshire’s Fizz Fest is intended as an over 18 event, and the tasting tent is strictly for adults, therefore there are no children’s tickets available to purchase. If visitors do need to bring any under 18s, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Tickets cost £35 per person for admission to VoH Fizz Fest including wine tastings and booking fee, master classes and vineyard tours are available with an admission ticket, but will incur an extra cost.

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