Gotherington Wine Club

The Wine Club is now in its 47th year and the 2023 programme is packed full of exciting new events and guest speakers.

Costs have escalated over the past year and unfortunately, we are having to increase our charges in order to continue to provide a programme of events to the same standard expected by members at our monthly meetings. We need to ensure that income exceeds outgoings and have enough funds to cover unexpected costs.

Membership fees for 2023 are £25.00 per person and £5.00 per evening attendance.

Guest entrance fees are £10.00 per evening visit.

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.

Once a member, you pay just £5 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 Nicolson

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


Do come along as our guest and try us out for just £10 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     21st     Going Eco –  Wines in alternative containers (e.g Boxed Wines)  

March         21st     Edgmond Wines – A taste of South Africa      

April           18th     Would I Lie To You?  – Only one person is telling the truth about the wine!

May           16th     Blended Wines – Not always just a single variety of one grape
June           20th     Nikki Jarrett – Wine Educator

July             18th    Supper & Sipping  Picnic, Wine & Music at the JWP Pavilion

August       15th    Summer Outing –  Vintage Bus Tour of the Cotswold

September 19th   Members Favourites – Share your memories of wine

October       17th      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   21st      Go Brazil Wines – Brazilian Wines

December    19th     Christmas Meal & Party at The Shutter Inn


January         16th     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.