What’s On

2017 Events 


September 9th – drop in between 11am and 2pm

FREE tasting in-store with Suzette van Rensburg & Julie Maitland presenting The Lemberg Estate, S. Africa In the heart of the scenic Tulbagh Valley surrounded by the Witzenberg and Winterhoek mountains of Western Cape lies Lemberg Estate… 


Autumn Wine Tasting Dinners…


September 22nd 

Wine-tasting dinner with guest speaker Peter Rowe, hosted by Anthony Borges  £65 p/p – two tickets left

**22 september

October 6th 

Wine-tasting dinner with guest speaker Jeremy Lithgow, chef Tony Bell & host Anthony Borges £80.00 p/p – 4 tickets left

October 20th 

Wine-tasting dinner with guest speaker Julie Maitland, chef Tony Bell & host Anthony Borges £75 p/p


20 october

November 3rd  

Our pre-Christmas “special”  with guest speaker Guy Nightingale, chef Tony Bell & host Anthony Borges. Our toast Champagne this year will be  Gosset Grande Reserve £85 p/p


November 9th

Private dinner with guest speaker George Randall, hosted by Anthony Borges. Our guest chef will be Dominic Carter from The Food Station, previously of The Great House, Lavenham.



Our Wine-Tasting Dinners

Our Friday night wine-tasting dinners are offered once or twice a month.  Tickets start at £38 per person for our in-house deli supper and they range from £55 to £95 for a full four, five or six-course dinner as prepared by our chef of the evening, the ticket price depending on how high we raise the level of the bar!

Our evenings are social occasions, a mix of singles, couples and small groups, coming together to relax and chat in a convivial atmosphere after a busy working week. Guests don`t require wine knowledge to enjoy their evening, however it helps if they enjoy wine and food because here at The Wine Centre we are passionate about both!

Our Chef will be known to many of you: Tony Bell, previously with Lay & Wheeler. We also like to invite guest chefs from time to time.

We generally serve between six and nine wines with dinner. Between us we make up a table of seventeen or eighteen (including Anthony and sometimes a guest speaker). We start at 7.30pm and generally finish around 10.30-10.45 pm. Our tasting evenings are also available for private hire, an opportunity for you to bring your friends, family or work colleagues.

Enquiries welcome.  

For information about the food being offered on our supper evenings please ask. Special provision can be made for vegetarians and other special requirements.

Private Parties: Cheese & Wine private parties are also offered in the “walkabout and mingle” format for £35 per person on Friday evenings.  7-10pm for 30-40 guests.  We host your party. Again enquiries are welcome.

Tastings Away: Wine-tastings and/or Cheese & Wine tastings at your place (your home, local restaurant or village hall), £18/£25 per person.  Enquiries welcome.

Please note cheese and wine tastings can be arranged away from the shop (“Tastings Away”) – at your home, in a restaurant or even your local village hall. The minimum number of 30 guests still applies but, of course, the maximum will depend on the size of your venue! If you have sufficient tables and chairs we would be delighted to turn these evenings into sit-down events. Also, for practical reasons, we stipulate a maximum distance from the shop of one hour`s drive. Our price per person without the cheese platters is £18 per person.

Fundraising events: For fundraising events we offer our wine tasting & canapé “walkabout & mingle” supper evenings  7-10pm (Fridays) which includes an auction. Canapes are served 7-9 followed by cheese platters and auction until 10. Plenty of food offered to keep you going for the evening. These evenings are £45 per person, for which we donate £10 per person to the chosen charity.  The auction will then generate further funds. 30-40 guests.  We also offer the more intimate sit-down format with deli platter supper, table of 18 (16 guests), 7-10pm, £45 per person (all inclusive), with, again, £10 donated per ticket to the chosen charity. A smaller auction is also offered as an option.

Charitable status is required.

Terms of Sale:

Important: Please note reservations are not in themselves firm bookings. Reservations can be made in advance provided payment is received at least four weeks prior to the event. Tickets are generally released for sale again if payment has not been received by then, the assumption being they are no longer wanted. Repeat: Only once payment is received does a reservation become a firm booking. Once payment has been made the customer effectively owns the tickets and in the event of a late cancellation the ticket is forfeit. However, in the event of cancellation we will endeavor to sell tickets on behalf of customers, of course. We have a short-list of guests who have asked to be contacted in the event of cancellations so, depending on the notice, there is a good chance of re-sale. Thank you for your understanding.

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