Gotherington Wine Club

Established for over 40 years and run by members, we have grown into a real community group. It’s a great starting place to meet other people in the Village so we would highly recommend our Wine Club to newcomers.


Come for a Taster Evening as our guest and try us out for just £5 payable on the night.

We are a great mix of friendly Gotherington (and beyond) folk who enjoy a few glasses of wine together followed by a a light ploughman’s supper. It’s a non-profitmaking social evening of fun, in a very relaxed atmosphere, which is centred around a different wine related topic each time. We meet once a month (3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30pm for 8pm start) in the Village Hall. We are not stuffy in any way – we don’t sell wines and we certainly don’t offer spitoons!

2018 Programme of Events

February          20th              A presentation and selection by Laithwaites accompanied by tasting notes.

March                20th              Wine Cruise on the Garonne, a “virtual” river trip with stop offs for wine tasting along the way.

April                   17th               Local Vineyards  A selection of wines from the surrounding area.

May                     15th              A lesson from Nikki Jarrett, Wine Educator

June                    19th            What’s my wine?

July                      17th            Supper & Sipping at the Village Pavillion

August                TBA            SUMMER OUTING

September        18th            Fish Chips & Fizz

October              16th            Wine Taster of the Year Competition

November         20th           Sixteen Ridges Vineyard Presentation

December          15th           Christmas Meal & Party at The Shutters

January               15th          AGM followed by Chairman’s Choice

As you can see we have an interesting programme of events planned for this year – Once you’ve given us a try, why not join?

Joining Fees

Our Annual Membership Subscription is just £15. Once a member, you pay just £3 entance fee on the night which includes all wine, a light Ploughmans Supper AND a raffle ticket for a bottle of wine!

For more information contact:

Chair: Howard Samuels           01242 672492
Secretary: Christine Godsell    01242 672821
Treasurer: Les Howard

Committee members: Paul Cotter, Linda George, Allen Keyte, Cora Patel, Helen Revell, Gary Thompson

New members and visitors are most welcome, for more information please contact the Secretary or anyone on the committee.


Local Wines Presentation 17th April 2018

A successful evening and very much enjoyed by the Wine Club – we do encourage supporting our local Vineyards!

Some of our members have asked for more information regarding the wines we tasted – we are happy to oblige – Click on the links for more information, tasting notes, prices.

Our first tasting was a Sparkling White “Classic Cuvée” purchased direct from Three Choirs Vineyard  at Newent. Presented by Howard.

Second was a 2016 white “Bacchus 2016” purchased direct from Woodchester Valley Vineyard at Woodchester, Stroud. Presented by Christine.

Third, was a white “Estate Special Reserve 2015” from Compton Green Vineyard at Newent and also available from Waitrose (£8.99) & Cheltenham Promenade (£8.00) occasionally. Presented by Gary.

Fourth, a Rose “Rosé 2017” from Poulton Hill Estate  Poulton, Cirencester. Presented by Alan.

Fifth, a red “Ravens Hill 2015” from Three Choirs Vineyard at Newent. Presented by Cora.

Sixth, “Montpellier Red 2009” from Strawberry Hill Vineyard at Newent. Presented by Gary.

Special thanks to Three Choirs and Woodchester Valley for donating Vineyard Tour vouchers for our Raffle Prizes.