English Wine Week 2018


The Wine School of Cheshire is again preparing to host a showcase event for English Wine Week at Restaurant 1539, Chester Racecourse on Saturday 2nd June.

The English Wine Producers and the UK Vintners Association have merged to become Wines of Great Britain, to be known as WineGB, representing quality wines from both England and Wales.

The organisation’s Julia Trustram-Eve commented: “English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country.”

She added: “It marks the start of the tourist season, and the vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season – there is plenty to see and enjoy.”

This year, The Wine School of Cheshire will once again be embracing the city of Chester’s close proximity to the Welsh border to include Welsh wines within its annual feature event for English Wine Week by hosting an afternoon of food and wine tasting.

The event makes use of Restaurant 1539’s exceptional outlook over Chester’s historic racecourse, and the wine school’s founder Richard Smith is delighted at his continued association with the prestigious national organisation.

Richard said: “I am proud to have worked together with the English Wine Producers (now WineGB) at RHS Tatton Park over the last two summers presenting quality English and Welsh wines to show visitors.”

He continued: “There are around 500 vineyards in England and Wales and a selection of the best will be on tasting at this entertaining event in Chester, which will start with The Gusbourne Estate’s Brut Reserve vintage sparkling which we adopted as our house fizz in January.

“Also expected to be on tasting will be The Ridgeview Estate, supplier to both Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, together with premium winemakers such as Sixteen Ridges, Camel Valley and the Bolney Estate.”

The Wine School of Cheshire always features affordable wines which are available from local retailers.

And what’s more, the company does not sell wine, therefore allowing guests to attend without the worry of any sales pressure at the end of the event.

Tickets can be purchased via The Wine School of Cheshire’s website at