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Gotherington Wine Club

The first AGM of the then Gotherington Wine Makers took place on Thursday 11th November 1976 when 17 members were present.

2024 is our 48th year of the Wine Club and we will be soon making plans to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2026.

Membership fees for 2024 remain at £25.00 per person and entrance fees are £5.00 for members and £10.00 for guests. After two guest visits we feel that on the third visit the visitor should become a member. The membership fee will be calculated depending on the time of year joining.

We hold 9 Wine Club meetings in the Village Hall (doors open from 19.30), picnic in the park in July, summer outing in August and Christmas party in December

Established for over 45 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.

Once a member, you pay just £5 entrance fee on the night which includes wine tasting of 6 wines, a light Ploughman’s Supper AND a raffle ticket for a bottle of wine!

For more information contact:

Chair: Howard Samuels    07707 467736
Secretary: Jane Nicolson …….
Treasurer: Ray Chase ……..

Committee Members: Linda George, Pam Hemingway, Cora Patel, Gary Thompson, Jane Nicolson, John Key

For more information please contact the Secretary or anyone on the committee.


February     20th     The Southern Hemisphere (Presented by Edgmond Wines)

March         19th    Wines of Bohemia

April           16th    Eastern Mediterranean Wines

July             16th    Supper & Sipping  Picnic, Wine & Music at the JWP Pavilion

May           21st    It’s All Greek To Us

June           18th     D’Arcy Wines of Cheltenham

August       20th    Summer Outing – To be announced

September 17th   Members Favourites

October       15th      Wine Taster of the Year Competition

Our annual members’ wine tasting Competition and award

The last winner presents a blind tasting just to check how much you DON’T know about wine. Maybe this year it will be the lowest score that wins???

November   19th      French Wines

December    17th     Christmas Meal & Party


January         21st     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?

2023 Annual Outing – Vintage Bus Tour of the Cotswold


2019 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 previous 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.