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Take a look at the tasting list of over 140 wines that were at Dorset Wine Festival 2018


Spotlight 2018
Wine of South africa

The theme for this year has been inspired by the Western Cape. South African winemakers have been experiencing a highly exciting, yet challenging, phase in history with severe water shortages leading to the smallest yield in 13 years. Wine quality has catapulted and we have a fantastic array of winemakers bringing their produce for you to sample.


Our fantastic line up 2018

Oz Clarke ~ Steven Spurrier
South African Winemakers
Les Caves ~ Pol Roger ~ Erica Dent
Museum Wines ~ Gritchie Brewing Company
Acantha Lang ~ Mother Ukers
Ambassadeur Art
See the full list here


Mad Hatter's Tea Party Kids CLUB  - £10 per child

For children, their friends, and most certainly for those who love cake! Our walled gardens will open to the little mad hatters in your life. They can enjoy cakes, jam sandwiches, entertainment in our supervised Alice in Wonderland themed tea party - so you can go and enjoy a relaxing glass of Rosé in peace. Limited availability, book now!


VIP DINNER hosted by Oz Clarke  -  £140pp

Join Oz Clarke and the winemakers from Dorset Wine Festival for a fabulous wine themed dinner on Saturday 7th July at 7pm. Your ticket includes standard entrance to both days of the festival and a seat at our VIP 4 course al fresco dinner with unlimited wine, hosted by Oz .

View menu here


What was included

Unlimited wine tasting from 11am-6pm
Tasting glass - Official programme

Talks and masterclasses from world wine experts
Oz Clarke on wine, Steven Spurrier , Erica Dent
South African Wine - Q&A and blind tastings-
Learn about wine for beginner
What is natural wine?  -  How to food pair and much more!
Art Exhibitions  -  Free onsite parking -

What else

Live DJ & Bands from 12pm
A fantastic array of lunch options from 12pm
Fine dining, street food, oysters & champagne
Afternoon Tea from 2pm
Buy your favourite wines from the day
Raffle to win £1000 of wine
Mad Hatter's Kid's Club
Screening of World Cup Quarter Finals

About Dorset Wine Festival 2018

Our area of special interest this year will be Southern Africa where we have spend a great deal of time sourcing and tasting some incredible wines for you to try. The South African wine industry is the ninth largest producer of wine in the world and contributes 4% to global production. South Africa exports 440 million litres of wine annually and sells 400 million litres locally. There is a great difficulty in South African wine making as this will be the 3rd year of drought in the Western Cape which faces producers with challenging times with low yields however this should mean an exceptional quality of fruit. 

Year on year South African wine makers are producing the best vintages with 2018 be no exception. We will all look forward to tasting them and many other fine wines from around the world at this year's 2018 Dorset Wine Festival.