This year’s festival brings with it the chance to experience plenty of one-off events as local producers come together and collaborate to offer fresh and tempting events.
River Cottage Canteen and the Winchester Distillery are coming together on Tuesday 7th July for a ‘Winchtini’ Night. Enjoy a three course local produce meal cooked by the talented River Cottage chefs with a Winchester Distillery Martini on arrival. £32.95 per person, booking essential. Find out more.
There will be an exclusive pop-up restaurant evening held at Packridge Farm near Romsey on Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th July. T.A.S.T.E dining company will serve a menu of Hampshire ingredients and local wines. Adults £30, booking essential, find out more.
Whilst pop-up specialists Savage Kitchen will appear at Cottonworth Vineyard on Saturday 25th July. Tour the vineyard before sitting down to enjoy a locally sourced feast and take part in wine tasting. Adults £30, find out more. They are also serving a Taste of the New Forest dinner at Lisa’s Larder. Two dates are already sold out but a new date has now been added. Find out more.
Cheese and chocolate? On Tuesday 14th July at 7.30pm these two tasty treats will come together for an evening of chocolate and cheese tasting accompanied by wine. Adults £30, booking essential, find out more. On Thursday 23rd July a Banquet of Local Produce will be served at The Green Man in Winchester, adults £25, booking essential, find out more.
On Sunday 12th July six of Hampshire’s award-winning vineyards invite you to join them at Hambledon Vineyard for a tour, tastings and local produce and hog roast. Adults £5, booking advisable, find out more. Jenkyn Place Vineyard near Bentley will also open it’s gates to guests on several dates in July for the chance to tour the vineyard and experience tutored tastings with the producer. Find out more.
Setley Ridge Vineyard will treat diners to a delicious locally sourced meal in a beautiful vineyard setting for their Supper Under the Vines event on Saturday 11th and 25th July at 5.30pm. Adults £47, booking essential, find out more.
Indulge in a five course locally sourced dinner at Stansted Park Farm Shop on Saturday 11th July at 7.30pm. £35 per person, booking essential, find out more. On Thursday 30th July Ideal Collection and Sunnyfields are teaming up to serve a fantastic four-course vegetarian dinner with live music. Adults £30, booking essential, find out more.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of Lyburn Farm and Cheese Makers with a tractor and trailer tour followed by an alfresco cheese supper on the 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 21st July. Find out more.
On Friday 3rd July there is an opportunity to experience an evening ramble at a buffalo farm and tuck into a BBQ with beer and wine. Free but booking essential, 01794 301031. Find out more