Gotherington Wine Club

We are pleased to say that after a few dry months, Wine Club is now up and running once again. We celebrated with our Annual Picnic in The Pavilion on a beautiful Summers Evening. It was so good to see all of our friends once more and share a glass or two. Thanks to Ray and his guitar and everyone who sang along!

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 7.45pm 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!


February     15th     Members’ Favourites –  Wines Selected & Presented by members’ 

March         15th     Appellation Nation 

One of our very own local Wine Merchants from Montpelier, returns to chat about their favourite subject     

April              19th    Affordable Alternatives – A Presentation By Committee member Jane Nicolson

Stuck on Sauvignon Blanc? Jane aims to prise you out of your comfort zone with some tasty alternatives to your favourites

May               17th    Sunday Times Wine Club – The inside story

Presented by Laithwaites, it tells the story of Tony Laithwaite and his long standing association with the Sunday Times.

June              21st      Cocktails & Mocktails –   Shaken or Stirred?

Wine Based Cocktails to try for Summer

July               19th      Supper & Sipping  Picnic, Wine & Possibly music at JWP Pavilion

Our annual picnic in the park

August         16th      Summer Outing –  Half Penny Green Wine Estate

A road trip by coach to Bobbington where there is plenty to see and do during the day trip

September  20th      Italian Evening – Ciao Vino

Exploring Italian Wines accompanied by Italian Food

October       18th      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???

Come and enjoy the tasting – it’s always fun!!!

Members £3 Non-Members £5

November   15th      Majestic Wines – Wine and Cheese Pairing

A Selection from our local Majestic Wine shop along with our own Cheese Pairings

December    13th     Christmas Meal & Party


January         17th     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?

Joining Fees

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
Secretary: Christine Godsell    01242 672821
Treasurer: Ray Chase                              email:

Committee members: Linda George, Pam Hemingway, Cora Patel, Gary Thompson, Jane Nicholson

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

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.