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A Taste Of: Southern France at Astley Vineyard

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST


A Taste Of: Southern France at Astley Vineyard

“A Taste Of…” is a chance to experience the drinking and culinary habits of regions around the world. For example, have you ever wondered how Italians eat and drink when they’re at home (and we’re not talking about pepperoni pizza and spaghetti bolognese)? Then look no further.

This time, “A Taste Of” takes us to Southern France. France has such a rich culinary and wine producing heritage that we thought it was important to cover each distinct region of this country. On this tasting we will explore Provence, the Rhone and Languedoc-Rousillon. Magnifique!

On this luxurious and educational evening, we will introduce you to 4 different wines (one rosé, one white, one red, one sweet). First learn about the region and each individual vineyard. Then taste these fantastic wines and learn a bit about how to analyse them. Finally, taste delicious, traditional Southern French dishes from the very same regions, and experience how they interact with the wines you are drinking.

All of the dishes at this event have been put together by Daren Bale – head chef at The Hop Pole, and owner of The Cook School, in Bewdley. The collection of delicious tapas-style dishes have been specifically selected to bring out the very best in each of the wines you will be drinking. A true wine & food pairing experience.

Details of the menu will be announced closer to the event.

Allergies: Please let us know upon booking of any allergies and food intolerances that we should be aware of.

Please note that this tasting will include seafood & meat.

13 places available (16 max), £35 per ticket

More about the wines & food

You will try four different wines at this event – one rosé, one white, one red, one sweet. Each wine will be accompanied by a dish (hot and cold) that are traditionally eaten alongside the wines.

Taxis & Transportation

If you need to organise transportation to and from our vineyard, please arrive no earlier than 6:15pm, with pick up around/soon after 8:30pm.

About your host

Chris previously worked at Harvey Nichols’ wine shop, London, where he learnt about the joys of everyday value wine, all the way up to super premium products. WSET Level 3 qualified (Distinction), Chris aims to make wine accessible and fun, whilst giving you some useful knowledge along the way.

About the chef

Local chef Daren Bale first appeared on to the local food scene when he was appointed Head Chef of 2 AA Rosette The Elms. Following this, he took on The Hop Pole in Bewdley with his wife, and also recently started up his own cookery school. Daren is a passionate supporter of local food, and we are proud to be working alongside him.

You must be over 18 to sample wine.astley


August 2
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Astley Vineyard
01299 822907


Astley Vineyard
Hampstall Lane
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13 0RU United Kingdom
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