Social events

Upcoming events

For details about our upcoming events and dates, please see below or visit the national WineGB website, found here. To register for events, contact the General Secretary at southeast@winegb.co.uk

Post Harvest/pre-Christmas Celebration – 12 December 2023 at Fourth & Church, Hove.  For further details, please email southeast@winegb.co.uk.

Events 2024

January – Commercial Vineyard Managers Forum – venue tbc

February – Small Producers Workshop – venue tbc

February – social event at Vagabond in London

March – launch of the WineGB SE Map at Wiston Estate 

April – AGM -venue tbc

May– Marketing Forum -venue tbc

June– Study tour to Alsace, France – dates tbc

We run a number of exciting member events through the year. These include: 

AGM & Technical Conference

This annual event for all members is usually held in March/April, and comprises a short general Annual General Meeting, an update on our latest activities and a Technical Conference with guest speakers sharing knowledge on a variety of topics to benefit all members. Attendees can also enjoy networking over a delicious lunch.

Socials: Summer BBQ

All our members can relax and enjoy our summer BBQ, usually held in September. Members can network, exchange ideas and socialise.

Alongside delicious food and drink, members can enjoy activities such as vineyard tours, tutored tastings, quizzes, guest speakers and other wine related activities. All members and their friends are invited.

Socials: Harvest Celebration Meal

A post-Harvest celebration meal, usually held in November. Members can network, exchange ideas and socialise.

Alongside delicious food and drink, members can enjoy activities such as vineyard tours, tutored tastings, quizzes, guest speakers and other wine related activities. All members and their friends are invited.

Forums: Vineyard Managers' Forum

Regular member networking and knowledge sharing for Vineyard Managers. Following a vineyard tour by the host vineyard manager (rotated by county for each session), ideas are exchanged and discussed on a wide range of topics including, grapevine trunk disease, pruning methods, cane selection, frost protection and vineyard machinery.

Forums: Winemakers' Forum

Regular member networking and knowledge sharing for Vineyard Managers. These sessions start with a tour of a producer’s winemaking facilities, followed by informative discussions around practical issues, such as base wines, comparative cold stabilisation techniques, pre bottling SO2 regimes and pre bottling activity.

Forums: Business Forum

This ad-hoc forum covers business matters that are relevant to running a vineyard/winery and selling your wine.

Presenters are often invited to these sessions and cover interesting and relevant topics, such as wholesaling, tax and accounting, heath and safety, which generate useful and interactive debate.

Study Tours Abroad

We have held a number of study tours to European countries to allow members to learn, socialise, network and more. Tours include visits to wineries, vineyards, tastings, technical speakers and delicious food and drink. Regions visited so far include Champagne, the Loire, Germany, Alsace and Italy.

WineGB: National Member Events

Our national body, WineGB, holds many social and professional events - from the WineGB Awards, Celebration Wine Tasting & Lunch, to the Trade Tasting, educational events, webinars, socials, English Wine Week and more.

Stand at WineGB Trade & Press Tasting

WineGB South East member producers are invited to display their wines on our regional stand at this prestigious trade tasting held annually in London by WineGB. Members are also able to attend the tasting, should they wish to network and sample the wines on show.

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