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A Tasting of Surrey Wines

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Friday, 13 November, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

wine tasting

Surrey is now home to a number of commercial vineyards producing wines that can hold their own against many other international competitors.  In 2011, we hosted a tasting of local wines.  Four years on, the vines have aged to produce wines with greater complexity, producers have gained in experience and are creating more sophisticated wines and, generally, the local wine industry is now reaching maturity.

This tasting of 8 sparkling and 4 still white wines selected from eight vineyards across the county is a rare – and possibly unique – opportunity to sample the variety and high quality which are becoming benchmarks of Surrey wine.

Join us for this comparative tasting which will be led by our very own Marika Elzinga (who is married to the wine maker at Denbies and Litmus Wines).  Marika worked in her husband’s French vineyard for many years before they moved to England.  Consequently she has the skill to help us identify flavours and nuances which will give us greater appreciation of our local products.

The cost for the evening will be £15.00 per member and £18.00 per non-member and will include all the wines plus simple cheese, pate, etc to help your palate appreciate the wines.  This tasting is only open to over-18s.

The tasting will take place in the Leatherhead Institute which is close to Leatherhead Station and also the Swan Centre car park. Further details will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Important: Please note that if you swallow all the wine offered to you, you will have consumed about one half of a bottle of wine.  For this reason we will be providing spittoons or equivalent methods of disposing of excess wine.  Remember, the taste buds are in your mouth – there are none in your throat or stomach!!

 Booking is essential. If you would like to join us, please complete and return the  booking form to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before Tuesday 10th November 2015.


 For further details and enquiries, contact us at info@surreyhillssociety.org or on mobile 07530-949302.