New Map Celebrates Food Heroes

New Map Celebrates Food Heroes

In recognition of the interest and value food and drink provides to the Winchester district, Winchester City Council have launched a map to highlight and promote some of the wonderful local producers found across the Winchester district. The map has been launched to coincide with the return of the hugely popular Hampshire Food Festival which runs throughout July and across and beyond the Winchester district, showcasing the diverse offer of Hampshire’s larder with a range of experiences and events to be enjoyed.

The Winchester district is very fortunate to be the home to a few of Hampshire’s firsts – the map reveals more information. It is also full of food and drink producers, some of whom can offer an experience to visitors, such as tastings and tours.

From wasabi and trout to lavender and gin, there is a lot of choice for visitors and residents who want to support and shop local across the district. To explore the producers, go to and plan your foodie break, exploring experiences and supporting the district’s local heroes.

Ian Kellet, owner of Hambledon Vineyard since 1999, says: “We are delighted to work with Winchester City Council in promoting Hampshire’s Firsts. Today we are one of the leading sparkling wine producers in England and visitors to Hampshire can join us for a vineyard tour and tasting, a cream tea, or visit our pop-up restaurant.”

Cllr Lucille Thompson, Winchester City Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Culture, comments: “This map is a welcome addition which showcases the enormous variety of food and beverages that are produced throughout our lovely district. As we approach the summer season, I do hope it will be of use to visitors, but I also hope it will act as a reminder to our residents of the rich diversity we have on our doorstep and encourage everyone to shop local."

Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager, Hampshire Fare, added: “It was a real joy working with the team at Visit Winchester on this food trail project. The Winchester district is extensive. As well as the historic city of Winchester, the district covers market towns and villages, chalk downlands and river valleys, and really does have something for everyone in terms of delicious produce. It is certainly a place to explore and enjoy tasting what is grown and made here, that is for sure!”