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 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 spittoons!
2020 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Tuesday February 18th – Back to the 70’s
An evening of fun and nostalgia – Chianti, Mateus Rose and all that…How far we’ve come!
Tuesday March 17th
Appellation Nation – Presents a taste of wines from the “New Regions”
Tuesday April 21st
Tivoli Wines – Cheltenham’s Boutique Wine shop and Wine Library gives us a a presentation on “Extreme Vines”
Tuesday May 19th
Cocktails & Mocktails – Shaken or Stirred?
Tuesday June 16th
Sunday Times Wine Club Presentation – An insight into mail order wines
Tuesday July 21st
Supper & Sipping at The Pavilion – an evening Summer Picnic at the JWP Pavilion with possibly some music again from our Treasurer!
August Summer Outing – TBA
Tuesday September 15th
Fish, Chips & fizz – always a popular favourite
Tuesday October 20th
Winetaster of the Year – Our annual wine tasting Competition and award
Tuesday November 17th
Majestic Wines Presents – Y Viva Espana!
Tuesday December 15th
Our Christmas Party Dinner and Dance
AGM & 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?
Our Annual Membership Subscription is just £15. Once a member, you pay just £3 entrance fee on the night which includes all wine, a light Ploughman’s Supper AND a raffle ticket for a bottle of wine!
For more information contact:
Chair: Howard Samuels 01242 672492 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Christine Godsell 01242 672821 email@example.com
Treasurer: Ray Chase email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee members: Paul Cotter, Linda George, Pam Hemingway, Cora Patel, Gary Thompson
New members and visitors are most welcome, for more information please contact the Secretary or anyone on the committee.
This Years Annual Summer Picnic on Freeman Field…
What a fabulous evening we had, everyone excelled themselves and the food was delicious. It was made even more special by one of our members Ray, who brought along his guitar and some song sheets.
Our 2019 Summer outing to the Black Country Museum..
This years trip to the Black Country Museum was a huge success and great fun. Some people were a little troublesome though and needed a good whack to keep them in order in the Victorian Classroom….Chairman!
Those Mad Hatters again! Always trying it on!
A snippet of last years events…
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.