OTHER WINE CLUB EVENTS
Sussex Federation of Winemakers Seminar in Eastbourne - Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2024
Further details & booking form will be emailed out to club members at the end of March.
Further events for 2024 to be announced.
Events for 2023 below to give an example of a typical year.
Afternoon Garden Party
We held an afternoon Garden Party at the Grange Tea Garden, Rottingdean from 2 pm to 5 pm. Members had exclusive use of the main garden. The tea comprised sandwiches, cakes, scones with cream and jam. Tea or coffee and pimms.
Wine Club 50th Anniversary Lunch was held at
The Star Hotel, Alfriston
For our 50th Anniversary we enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Star Hotel in Alfriston.
Visit to Albourne Winery - Tour, a Talk & Tasting
As part of the Club's 50th anniversary celebrations, we organised a Vineyard tour, a talk and tasting at the Albourne Winery for our members.
The experience was around 2 hours and included a guided walk through the vineyard and to the winery and bottle store then onto a tasting in the tasting room of 4 wines paired with 4 local cheeses.
Our Christmas Lunch was held at the Black Horse in Rottingdean and replaced our usual meeting in December.
Sussex Federation of Winemakers Weekend in Eastbourne
The Federation organised a weekend away at the Haddon Hall Hotel in Eastbourne on a full board basis. This was open to all wine club members. Arrival time was on a Friday from 3pm to the Sunday leaving after lunch. The weekend comprised several tutored wine tastings & on the Saturday evening after dinner, there was live music & dancing. The hotel is in a great location 1 minute's walk from the bandstand on the seafront and a few minutes walk from the pier or main shopping area of Eastbourne. All rooms are ensuite, with a TV and tea & coffee making facilities.