Wine Tasting & Wine Courses in Hampshire
Hampshire Local Wine School
A very warm welcome to Hampshire Local Wine School. We are a local, independently-owned wine education company.
We host regular wine tastings, courses and food and wine experiences in Southampton and Winchester for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more.
We are not affiliated to any wine merchants or retailers and offer you impartial recommendations and advice.
Our events are run by friendly wine tutors and are relaxed and informal with an emphasis upon learning by tasting. Whether you are new to wine and want to learn more, want to explore different countries or grape varieties, or simply want to enjoy good company and good times, we have a tasting for you. No previous wine tasting experience is necessary.
We like demystifying wine in a no-nonsense way ... so join us for a very fun, unpretentious and educational tasting!
We organise private parties, hen/stag dos, corporate events, team-building experiences and staff training too. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote and more information about our numerous services.
You can also book to join our virtual wine club, our online tastings, ask us to organise a private online tasting for you and a group of friends or enquire about our face-to-face corporate and staff events.
WINNER OF THE BEST NEW MEDIA AND ONLINE BUSINESS 2014 (Venus Awards – sponsored by Natwest and Volkswagen). We have also been AWARDED a CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE by South East Star Magazine in 2019, and a CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE by Leisure Solutions Magazine in 2019 for their services to the food & wine industry. Awarded BEST OF BRITAIN 2019 by Update Magazine for our dedication to revolutionise wine education. Awarded BEST WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE in 2020 and again in 2021 by UK Wedding Planner Magazine for our hen parties. Awarded BEST EDUCATIONAL WINE SCHOOL (SOUTH EAST ENGLAND) 2020.
Hampshire Wine School's Owner and Chief Tutor, Cécile Bergart
- was a guest champagne expert for Channel 4 'SuperScrimpers'
- was a regular guest speaker on BBC Radio Solent
- was an approved staff educator for Marks and Spencer, Claridge's and The Dorchester
- was a 2014-2015 Ruinart Champagne Ambassador in the UK
- was a judge at the 'Glass of Bubbly' International Competition in 2017
- is a published sommelier and wine educator (lately in the Hampshire Cook Book, alongside Delia Smith, Paul Hollywood, Rick Stein, Marcus Wareing)
- is a champagne educator for the Champagne Bureau UK
If you are craving something constructive to do with family members from across the globe, friends or colleagues, we can host a private or corporate online wine tasting for your group with everyone tasting the same wines, from only £220 for 6 devices/households.
All our Courses & Tastings (online and face-to-face) can also be purchased as Open Gift Vouchers –starting from only £30 and with a much-longer-than-expected 2-year expiry date and perfect for any occasion! No tasting experience required.
Read our numerous 5-star reviews on Google and the amazing customers' feedback which earned us the TripAdvisor's 2022 Traveller's Choice Award. Thank you! We are extremely proud to announce that, SINCE 2015, WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED 2 CERTICATES OF EXCELLENCE FROM TRIPADVISOR EVERY SINGLE YEAR (1 for our School in Southampton and 1 for our School in Winchester) and are therefore now PART OF THEIR HALL OF FAME! Thank you for all your wonderful 5-star reviews.
Have fun learning about wine!