Craig Revel Horwood opens VoH Fizz Fest 2019Posted on:August 16, 2019
Vineyards of Hampshire Sparkling Wine Festival 2019
Sunday 21st July
The Vineyards of Hampshire’s 7th Fizz Fest was another sparkling success with over 1,200 English sparkling wine lovers attending in the warm sunshine.
This year, hosted by Exton Park Vineyard in the glorious Meon Valley, the event was opened with an exciting ‘sabrage’ by Strictly Come Dancing Judge, Craig Revel Horwood.
Co-organiser, Caroline Stevens from Danebury Vineyards says, ‘’We are very grateful to Craig for his wonderful support of the Vineyards of Hampshire, and are delighted that he is planting his own vineyard at his Hampshire home’’
This is the 7th annual wine festival held by the Vineyards of Hampshire, who are dedicated to promoting Hampshire’s superb quality sparkling and still wines, and the county’s unique terroir.
With a free wine glass in their hand, the attendees poured into the main marquee to taste over fifteen different sparkling wines on offer from the eight award-winning vineyards that make up the Vineyards of Hampshire; Black Chalk, Cottonworth Vineyards, Danebury Vineyards, Exton Park Vineyard, Hambledon Vineyard, Hattingley Valley, Jenkyn Place and Raimes
Many also attended wine workshops and partook in the wonderful array of local food stands, accompanied by music from the amazing Alresford Ukulele Jam.
This year’s host, Kit Ellen of Exton Park Vineyard, says, ‘’The Vineyards of Hampshire Annual Fizz Fest is fast becoming a date in the July diary for wine lovers, and we are delighted with the resounding success of the event this year. It’s a testament to the growing popularity of Hampshire still and sparkling wine, and we’re incredibly excited to see how the festival develops in the future.’’