Wines and Beers of Hampshire
Understanding the Wines and Beers of Hampshire
Hampshire, which is located on the southern coast of England, is the most populous county in the country.
With an overall area of 3,700 square kilometres, this is found to be the home to several tourist attractions.
There are many seaside resorts and a couple of national parks. So, a trip to Hampshire will be a great treat to the eyes.
Wine Tasting in Hampshire
I’d say the right route to find out the wine that is appropriate for you is to taste it. As such, Hampshire and Surrey have some great vineyards with the facility to book tours and taste their wines.
Several of them are offering free tastings and hence, once you are in Hampshire, don’t miss the golden chance to taste some great wines.
Personally, I found the Hampshire Wine School is the great place to start off.
Hampshire Wine School
This is an independent wine education company and is not affiliated to any of the wine merchants there.
As such, they are organizing tastings of the following products:
So, this would happen to be a one-stop destination to taste all the products in a single go.
In addition to the tasting events, they are also organizing some workshops and courses for people who would like to learn about the wines.
Thus, the Hampshire Wine School would make you a better wine shopper by eliminating the guesswork in buying wines.
Once you are here, you will get the opportunity to learn about various grape varieties, wine producing nations, tips to taste wine, and even the tips on wine pairing. However, remember that they don’t sell any wine or beer.
Coates & Seely
This is the winery that is located just eighty miles north of the world-famous chalk hills Champagne. As such, the vineyard is enjoying soils and climate identical to the Champagne region.
Established in the year 2006, this vineyard is found to be planted with the varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Pinot Meunier. I would say this is the perfect place to taste some great sparkling wines of England.
Other Vineyards of Hampshire
- Exton Park Vineyard
- Hambledon Vineyard
- Hattingley Valley Wines
- Jenkyn Place Vineyard
- Beaulieu Vineyard
- Birchenwood Vineyard
- Bishop’s Waltham Vineyard
Breweries of Hampshire
Again, Hampshire and Surrey are found to have some outstanding and passionate breweries that are operating independently. These are known to produce some crafting and classic beers.
A few of these breweries are found to be offering guided tours to the visitors thereby, providing the tourists the chance to discover some of the brewing secrets.
Once you are inside the brewery, you will be able to touch and taste the malted barley, breathe in the aroma of hops, and taste the fine produce.
Here, let’s see a couple of breweries…
Andwell Brewing Company
This is an award-winning brewery and is found to be producing some internationally-acclaimed beer.
The beers produced here include:
- Resolute bitter
- Gold Muddler
- King John
- Ruddy Darter
- Pilsner hop
This is a popular brewery of Hampshire, which was founded in the year 1980. Per week, this brewery is found to be producing an average of 1,500 gallons of beer.
The beers produced include cask beers, bottled beers, and old bounded beers.
As such, they are specialized in producing:
- Golden ales
- Barley Wines
Other Breweries of Hampshire
- Bowman Ales
- Flack Manor
- Havant brewery
- Itchen Valley brewery
- Longdon brewery
- Newtown brewery
- Ingwood brewery
- The triple FFF brewery
- Upham brewery
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