English sparkling, Organic and Bio-Dynamic wines will take centre stage at the first ever Dorset Wine Festival hosted at the prestigious 10 Castle Street in Cranborne.

The focus for year one will be home grown sparkling, as well as natural organic and bio-dynamic wines. The festival will also feature over 130 wines from up to 40 producers, many of which are unavailable to try anywhere else. Producers in France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Lebanon, and New Zealand.

View our tasting list for 2017

included.gif
English vines.png

English sparkling, Organic and
Bio-Dynamic

Now with more that 1800 ha under vine with more than 450 vineyards and producing a staggering 3.5 million bottles a year we will be looking at some of the best producers and wine makers the English wine sector has to offer.

Dorset Wine Festival

Exhibitors and wines available over the 2 days

The festival will offer informative and entertaining talks throughout the day by a wide variety of international wine experts, producers, growers and wine makers.  Attendees can expect samplings, pairings and talks along with live entertainment and a selection of fabulous dining options.

Al fresco.jpg

RESERVE YOUR LUNCH or eat alfresco

We’re just as passionate about great food as we are about great wine, so at this year’s festival you can expect a carefully selected range of delicious dining experiences that will compliment your wine tasting journey.

The festival will also feature many award-winning wines from producers in France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Lebanon, and New Zealand.

Alex Boon, Festival Director said “As an independent importer, the team at Museum Wines and I have built up relationships over the past 15 years which give us access to wines not available anywhere else in the UK. Our aim with the Dorset Wine festival is to showcase some of these exclusive wines that we know are punching about their weight in terms of value. We’re also passionate about sharing the rise of the English producers, who’ve had a phenomenal year sweeping up a host of international awards, along with some exceptional natural wines. The Dorset Wine Festival promises to be a great weekend for all lovers of wine, be they expert or novice.”

The festival will offer informative and entertaining talks throughout the day by a wide variety of international wine experts, producers, growers and wine makers.  Attendees can expect samplings, pairings and talks along with live entertainment and a selection of fabulous dining options.

Dorset Wine Festival
Dorset Wine Festival
pour.jpg

10 Castle Street is situated on the edge of Cranborne Chase in Dorset. This area was a favourite of medieval kings as a hunting ground and also has links to Thomas Hardy’s classic novel – Tess of the D’Urbervilles. The grand, symmetrical exterior is typical of the Palladian style architecture, which became popular in the UK for a brief time in the mid-17th century.

The house itself boasts an extravagant history dating back to the eighteenth century. The original owners were the Stillingfleet family. It was then altered and extended by Thomas Erle-Drax of Charborough in the late 1750s. Later it was bought by Lewis Tregonwell, who became famous for building what is now the oldest property in Bournemouth. Owned by the Cranborne Estate, 10 Castle Street is a fantastic example of a traditional country mansion steeped in history, character and charm.

 

Dorset Wine Festival
Dorset Wine Festival
Dorset Wine Festival
Dorset Wine Festival