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Wine Tastings in Cumbria

Celebration weekend!

 Wine Tastings in the Lake District

Plan your event. Remember that the Lake District is a an all year round venue. .

Lake District and Cumbria Holiday Peoperties


Lake District National Park

This is a good example of a holiday property set in the exquisite scenery of Eskdale. There is much to see and do in this area. Muncaster Castle and gardens are close by, and picturesque Ravenglass, a one time Roman port on the estuary of the river Irt. From here the famous miniature steam railway runs up the valley to Boot. It is also a walkers paradise. The dramatic and iconic mountain vista overlooking Wastwater, the deepest lake in the Lake District,  is at the head of Wasdale, just a few miles away.

Lake District and Cumbria Wine Tastings

 What could be a nicer way to celebrate than having a wine tasting in the Lake District?

It's a world class location, notable for it's superb scenery of picturesque lakes and mountains, with a great many activities available from Mountaineering, Hiking Sailing, Cycling and Canoeing, to Theatre and Cinema, Musical Events, Fine Dining and shopping expeditions. There are Hotels, Pubs, Camping and Caravan sites galore, many Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses and thousands of furnished houses and holiday propertied to let. The possibilities are endless.

The Lake District is also an excellent base for exploring further afield; Emperor Hadrian's Roman wall, the Solway coast, the unspoiled Eden Valley, the charming Yorkshire Dales, the glorious North Pennines (A.O.N.B.), and the historic and scenic Dumfries & Galloway, in south-west Scotland.

One activity that seems to have increased in recent years, is the renting of large holiday properties in stunning locations, for a weekend, by a group of friends or family (or a combination of both) for the purpose of a Celebration. A Birthday Party, a Retirement or Anniversary Party, or probably the most popular, a Lake District Hen Party Wine Tasting.

Derwentwater:English Lake District


Celebration Wine Tasting Events in Cumbria

 Each and every one of my wine tastings is tailor made, using high class wines of character; wines that have an interesting story to tell.  At one 60th birthday Celebration  Party, in a Keswick Hotel, the wines were a selection of wines from all over Europe, at another, in the Eden Valley home of friends, who were hosting this Secret Surprise Wine Tasting 60th birthday party for a friend, the wines were half french, which they wanted because they knew France well and half italian, which they wanted to know better.  Their friend enjoyed his Secret Surprise Party very much, especially when tasting the Valpolicella Ripasso wine from the Veneto. He rolled his eyes and said, "Ooh! This is crying out for a steak!".

To my mind, for a memorable event, memorable wines are essential. So, I avoid using ordinary 'run of the mill' wines. Usually we taste a selection of from 6 to 8 wines and I spend the first five minutes talking about wine tasting techniques. During the wine tasting I also talk about food and wine pairing. It's all great fun, and very relaxed, but participants will also get to know some useful tips about food and wine pairing. what to look for when reading wine labels, and how to choose wines to buy!

So, if you fancy a wine tasting and family and friends get-together in the Lakes - What are you waiting for?

PRICES: As From January 2020 For a Group of up to 10 people tasting 8 different wines £280.00 .minimum, plus £25 per person. for each additional person.


PRICES: For A Group of 6 to 8 people for a tasting of 6 wines, £250.00.

Optional additional items: Fun Wine Quiz,  based on the wine tasting (Special bottle of wine for the winner): £25.00

Speciality food item to match one of the wines £25.00 Usually this is a home made Tarte Flambe (Flammerkuche in Alsation dialect) or a home made Italian Pizza.

Terms: 50% deposit payable when booking to reserve the date. 50 Balance payable ten days prior to the event.

Details of these and other wine tasting activities can be found on these pages . Please don't hesitate to contact me for information or advice. Click on the link above to go straight to the Cumbria Properties to let; all are suitable for wine tastings for six people or more.

A group of 6 friends after a 40th birthday Celebration Wine Tasting 

Lake District Wine Tasting

Lake District Wine Tasting

Birthday Celebration Party -  Ambleside Holiday Cottage. 

Group of friends from the West Midlands

Extract from Russel and Tracey's thank you letter:

'... thank you so much for the time and effort you put into our tasting session at the weekend. Your ears must have been burning as you were the topic of conversation for the rest of the weekend, all good I must add.

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Lake District Celebration Wine Tasting 

​Scene from a 'thinking women's'  Hen Party Wine Tasting in a beautifully appointed holiday property (a roomy farmhouse in Eskdale), where the bride-to-be, a school teacher in Greater Manchester, receives the prize for coming ''top of the class'  in the wine quiz.

Corporate Client Wine Tasting