Vineyard Events

English Wine & Food Festival

Following on from the success of the English Wine and Food Festival hosted at Brightwell Vineyard in June 2021, vineyards in The Thames & Chilterns Region will be coming together again for the weekend of 25th/26th June 2022 at Cobbs Farm, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

Members of the public will have the unique opportunity to taste, compare and buy award-winning local wines in one beautiful location. The public can meet winemakers, growers and a Master of Wine specialising in English Wines and learn more about the grape varieties that do well in our climate. Exotic names like Bacchus, Ortega and Phoenix rub shoulders with classic varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to produce superb wines that reflect the local terroir.

Pairing the wide range of crisp, fruity wines with freshly made dishes on offer will make the Festival a must-visit event for wine-lovers and foodies alike. Wine tastings, vineyard walk and local artisan food and craft suppliers will make this a lively, informal and informative afternoon - a real celebration of the wonderful variety of wines and food that the Thames & Chilterns Region has to offer.

For more details see the website:

Grape Harvest

The grape harvest at Brightwell Vineyard takes place on most week days and weekends during the month of October. Volunteers are welcome, no previous experience is necessary.

If you would like to contact us regarding our harvest and picking, please email the vineyard: [email protected]

English Wine Week

English Wine Week from 18th to 26th june 2022 is a celebration of English wines organised by WineGB. The week presents an ideal opportunity to get to know English wines better, as vineyards and retailers highlight the many fantastic wines that are readily available for you to enjoy.

English Wine Week is a great time to visit vineyards and enjoy the many events and promotions taking place as well as take part in in-store tastings.

Brightwell Vineyard will be participating the the English Wine and Food Festival on the last weekend of English Wine Week 2022, see above.