Discover Fabulous local wine and food

A very big THANK YOU to all the people who made the English Wine and Food Festival 2021 such a success: to the vineyards and wine tutors, food traders and artisan producers, the musicians, sponsors and support staff who all helped create a wonderful atmosphere over the weekend; to the Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Assoc, Brightwell Vineyard and Brightwell Marquees in organising the event and providing a great venue. 

A unique opportunity to taste and buy award-winning English Wines and locally produced foods

Vineyards in the Thames and Chilterns region are presenting their exciting wines at the English Wine & Food Festival at Brightwell Vineyard, Wallingford, on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 2021, from 11am to 5pm each day. 

You will have the opportunity to taste, compare and buy award-winning local wines in one relaxing location. Meet winemakers and growers, a Master of Wine specialising in English wine, and learn more about the grape varieties that do well in our climate. Exotic names like Bacchus, Dornfelder and Phoenix rub shoulders with classic varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to produce superb wines that reflect the local area. Try many different wines and styles before you purchase glasses of wine to enjoy at the event, and bottles to take home.

Along side the participating vineyards, local food producers will be cooking up tasty meals and selling beautifully made culinary delights. Pairing the wide range of still and sparkling wines with the freshly made dishes on offer makes this a rewarding event for wine-lovers and foodies alike.

​Wine tastings and sales, vineyard walks, local artisan food and craft suppliers, make this an enjoyable, informal and informative afternoon – a real celebration of the wonderful variety of wines and foods that the Thames and Chilterns region has to offer.

COVID-19: this outdoor event will comply with government guidance regarding COVID-19 safe procedures in place at the time of the festival.

AGE POLICY: under 18's will be admitted for free but must be accompanied by an adult

DOG POLICY: only care and support dogs on a lead will be allowed at this event.

Start the festival early and grab yourself some official Festival merchandise! Make sure to share your style on social media and tag us!

sponsorship packages are still available! please get in touch if YOU WANT TO SUPPORT us.

It's going to look a little different this year, but we hope it will be just as much fun!

The Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association (T&CVA) was formed in 1988 to share knowledge, and promote grape growing and winemaking the area of the Thames river valley and the Chiltern hills, which encompasses the Counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Today the T&CVA has members spread between commercial vineyard owners, viticulturalists, winemakers, winelovers and drinkers with a general thirst to learn more about the making of wine.

The Association has members residing in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Greater London and France.

Brightwell Vineyard

At the heart of the Thames and Chilterns wine growing region, Brightwell Vineyard adjoins the south side of the River Thames, 1 mile north of the historic town of Wallingford and 8 miles south of the city of Oxford. 

With good road, bus and rail links, Brightwell Vineyard has ample parking, seating and picnic areas for guests to relax and enjoy the festival atmosphere.

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Photography by Cereta Drewett

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