The Wine Garden of England Festival at Rochester Cathedral 2018


Love great wine? Curious about the Wine Garden of England?
Want to sample the delights from some of England's finest vineyards...?

Then you are invited to sip, share and discover the stories behind some of England’s finest wines at the brand new and exclusive Wine Garden of England Festival at Rochester Cathedral, taking place on Saturday 17th November.

Sponsored by Southeastern and set in the hallowed halls of the stunning Rochester Cathedral, this exclusive English wine festival will honour both Kent's top wine producers, and one of the county’s very first producers – a monk who championed viticulture at the cathedral more than 1,000 years ago. For the first time in a millennium, the cathedral will host an English wine festival for the public, where guests can take in the stunning architecture and experience the rich history and heritage of Kent's wine.

During times sessions throughout the day, ticket holders will meet the expert winemakers, sample over 30 premium English wines and enjoy a host of fascinating talks and tutored tastings throughout the day.  You will also have the chance to purchase and take home a delicious range of still and sparkling wines from a range of English vineyards. From the large-scale producers to boutique wineries, the full scale of English wine production will be represented at this exciting new festival.

Hosted by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester and the Wine Garden of England partnership, this ticketed event will be the first public outing for the Kentish wine partnership.

Tickets for The Wine Garden of England Festival at Rochester Cathedral will be on sale from the first week in September.

To register your interest in the event and receive updates on ticket sales, please complete the form below.

Click here for more information about things to see and do in Rochester, and start planning your visit to the festival!

Travelling by train?  Book your Southeastern ticket here