27th & 28th June 2015

Lydiard Park, Swindon SN5 3NY

Yealands Estate International Wine Classes

A highlight of the Festival, this is your chance to develop an even greater appreciation and understanding of Wine from around the world in a relaxed, fun interactive environment with some of the most well-known and respected wine experts in the UK.

Yealands Estate Wines produce award winning New Zealand wines, recently earning the title of the “World’s Best Sauvignon Blanc” are the proud sponsors of the International Wine Theatre.

Please Note:

Each talk is limited to 70 people, this is to ensure we can give the best possible talks and devote time and attention to the wines. After each talk the marquee will be cleared so we can set up for the next talk. The talks are free to attend and are on a first come first in basis. Note children under 18 are not admitted to the Wine Theatre due to Licensing.

What’s On - Wine Tastings

Saturday Events

Saturday June 27

4.30pm to 5.15pm
South African Wine Stars from Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch presented by Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster

Come and taste the best of the Cape! Kleine Zalze is a highly awarded, family-owned winery in Stellenbosch South Africa, where wine has been made since 1695 and today, the tradition of producing outstanding quality continues. Attention to detail in the vineyards, along with traditional winemaking methods aided by modern technology, result in wines of … Continue reading South African Wine Stars from Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch presented by Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster

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Saturday June 27

3.15pm – 4.00pm.
German Wine – Cool Climates, Cool Grapes and Some of the World’s Coolest Wine with Anne Krebiehl MW

German wines are incredibly versatile, food friendly and delicious. Grown in marginal, unique climates they bring real thrill to your table. They are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and there are more great examples available on the shop shelves than ever before. People all over the country are now turning to a glass of … Continue reading German Wine – Cool Climates, Cool Grapes and Some of the World’s Coolest Wine with Anne Krebiehl MW

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Saturday June 27

2.00pm – 2.45pm
Premium Wines from “New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year”presented by Megan Watts from Yealands Family Wines.

In November 2014 Yealands Family Wines was named New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition. This rounded off a tremendous year as Yealands were also awarded the International Green Company of the Year by The Drinks Business. Discover their story whilst tasting Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc, their … Continue reading Premium Wines from “New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year”presented by Megan Watts from Yealands Family Wines.

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Saturday June 27

12.45pm - 1.30pm
‘Noble by Nature’ Canard-Duchêne Champagne Masterclass presented by Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster.

Founded in 1868, this is a Grande Marque house, uniquely located in Champagne’s Montagne de Reims. Today, it is one of Champagne’s sustainability pioneers – try our delicious Cuvée Léonie Organic Champagne. Discover other styles – Brut, Rosé and our prestigious Blanc de Blancs. Finally, there’s the elegant Authentic Reserve. Exclusive to Waitrose, it offers … Continue reading ‘Noble by Nature’ Canard-Duchêne Champagne Masterclass presented by Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster.

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Saturday May 16

11.30am to 12.15pm
Love This, Love That with Waitrose’s Matthew Dicks.

Join Matthew Dicks for a fabulous adventure exploring the world of unfamiliar grape varieties. Venture into the unknown and sample some top summer tipples whilst comparing them to everyday wines. Lots of delicious examples for you to try and a must for the curious amongst us! www.waitrosecellar.com Twitter: @waitrosewine Twitter: @winestratford

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Yealands Estate Wines Sponsor the International Wine Theatre

Yealands Estate Wines produce award winning New Zealand wines, recently earning the title of the “World’s Best Sauvignon Blanc” are the proud sponsors of the International Wine Theatre. A highlight of the Festival, this is your chance to develop an even greater appreciation and understanding of Wine from around the world in a relaxed, fun … Continue reading Yealands Estate Wines Sponsor the International Wine Theatre

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Sunday Events

Yealands Estate Wines are the proud sponsors of the International Wine Theatre.

Yealands Estate Wines produce award winning New Zealand wines, recently earning the title of the “World’s Best Sauvignon Blanc” are the proud sponsors of the International Wine Theatre. A highlight of the Festival, this is your chance to develop an even greater appreciation and understanding of Wine from around the world in a relaxed, fun … Continue reading Yealands Estate Wines are the proud sponsors of the International Wine Theatre.

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Sunday June 28

3.45pm – 4.30pm
Burgundy from tip to toe with Louis Jadot – a tasting with Quentin Sadler

Wine educator Quentin Sadler takes us on a journey through the vineyards of Burgundy tasting the wines of Louis Jadot. This renowned producer makes wines that are sought after around the world and which perfectly illustrate the complexities of this prestigious wine region. www.louisjadot.com Twitter: @ljadot Twitter: @quentinsadler

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Sunday June 28

2.30pm – 3.15pm
The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Story presented by Megan Watts from Yealands Family Wines.

Yealands Estate is located in the rugged Awatere Valley, Marlborough – New Zealand’s premier wine growing region – and is the most significant privately owned vineyard in the country. Hear how founder Peter Yealands chose the Awatere Valley to plant Sauvignon Blanc, and taste the wonderfully diverse styles from Yealands Estate, crafted by Chief Winemaker, … Continue reading The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Story presented by Megan Watts from Yealands Family Wines.

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Sunday June 28

1.15pm – 2.00pm
Gonzalez Byass Sherry Masterclass

Join Neil Phillips The Wine Tipster as he guides you through the fascinating world of Sherry, from bone-dry Tio Pepe Fino to unctuously sweet Delicado Pedro Ximenez and everything in between. Enjoy the diverse styles of this great Spanish wine and discover its rich history, the best perfect serve and some unexpected food matches. www.gonzalezbyassuk.com … Continue reading Gonzalez Byass Sherry Masterclass

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Sunday June 28

12.00 – 12.45pm
Chile – diversity and excellence – a tasting with Quentin Sadler

Wine educator Quentin Sadler leads us in a fascinating tasting of Chilean wines that illustrates the amazing diversity of grape varieties, regions and styles that are emerging from this exciting wine producing country that never stands still. Long famous for producing world class and great value Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlots, Chile is in fact a … Continue reading Chile – diversity and excellence – a tasting with Quentin Sadler

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