Discover Kent’s world-renowned vineyards all in one place at Westgate Hall’s Canterbury Wine Festival™.

The “Vineyard of England” comes to Canterbury for a one-day wine-tasting event with Master of Wine Clive Barlow. Indulge in our county’s vibrant viticulture, meet the award-winning vineyards including Balfour Hush Heath, Biddenden Vineyard, Chartham Vineyard, Heppington Vineyard, Simpsons Wine Estate, Wayfarer Wines, the Wine Garden of England and Terlingham, Gorsley and Chalkdowns, presented by Corkk wines. Taste over 35 locally produced wines and buy your favourites to take home. Enhance your experience and burgeoning wine collection by booking a Masterclass with wine expert Clive Barlow.

Saturday 25 June 2022
Sessions: 11am – 2pm / 3pm – 6pm
£35pp / £70pp for two – includes over 35 wine tastings per person
Add a masterclass with Clive Barlow for an additional £20

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Hosted with Master of Wine Clive Barlow, sample and evaluate over 35 wines, exploring different grape varieties and infusing your taste buds with the flavours that are making Kent one of the most exciting and fastest-growing wine provinces in the UK.

Come with friends and loved ones for a day of indulgence and pleasure, in our relaxed and welcoming venue – the only place you’ll find Kent’s vineyards brought together. 

*Please drink responsibly. Spittoons will be available and must be used frequently throughout the event.

Getting here

Our address is Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT. Westgate Hall is close to all major road and bus routes to Canterbury city centre, and adjacent to the 190 space Pound Lane car park (charges apply – the car park is owned and managed by Canterbury City Council, postcode CT1 2BZ – please drink responsibly).

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“Having the opportunity to talk to and listen to the wine growers, I’ve discovered less well-known vineyards as well as firm favourites”
Participant

Why Canterbury? A World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination in Kent, with vineyards on its doorstep and less than an hour from London by train

Why Westgate Hall? Canterbury’s great award-winning century-old former drill hall is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of both stations

Why Clive Barlow? One of only 418 Masters of Wine in the world, Clive is an international wine judge and educator and has a long connection with the English wine industry. He has experience of both the Kent wine industry and the wider wine community, as well as running significant wine events.

Clive has worked as a consultant for a number of companies such as Waitrose, Sotheby’s, Whitbread and the Institute of Masters of Wine, among others. Clive’s Press Wine Services is Canterbury’s longest-running independent wine merchant, based at the award-winning Goods Shed.

Headline sponsor: Burgess Hodgson

“Westgate Hall is a space that brings our community together, holding the same values as those we have at Burgess Hodgson – supporting local people, whilst giving a world-class service. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Canterbury Wine Festival.”

Key Partner: Girlings Solicitors

“We are delighted to once again be supporting the Canterbury Wine Festival by Westgate Hall, having supported the inaugural festival in 2019. As we all begin to enjoy reconnecting together, bringing Kent’s world-class viticulture to its spiritual heart in Canterbury is a truly special occasion for all of us to enjoy.”

Andrew Watson, Managing Partner, Girlings

Canterbury Wine Festivl logo lock upIf you’re interested in attending our Canterbury Wine Festival trade event on Friday 24 June 2022, please get in touch with Clare at clare@westgatehall.org.

*Please drink responsibly. Spittoons will be available and must be used frequently throughout the event.

The Canterbury Wine Festival™ is a Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) Ltd project. Images: Carlos Dominguez | Visit Canterbury | Simpsons Wine Estate @ Thomas Alexander | Heppington Vineyard | Biddenden Vineyard

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