Bespoke corporate and group events
We have a wealth of experience organising bespoke wine tastings for corporate clients and for groups and clubs.
From initial contact we will talk you through options for your event. We work with the budget you set and based on your preferences devise a tasting that is personal to your organisation or group.
The world of wine is an immense and fascinating place and we take great pleasure in helping people explore it. Events can be formal tutored tastings or more informal social events. Popular recent tastings have been Wine and Cheese Tastings, Blind Tastings, Wines of Burgundy, Wines of South Africa, The Classic Six Varietals tasting and Champagne and Sparkling Wines.
Our upstairs tasting room has the capacity to seat 32 or 18 in a chairman-style format. From our own kitchen we can provide artisan cheese, pate or charcuterie boards or we can arrange bespoke catering packages from other local independents.
Please feel free to contact us either by phone on 01423 522270 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or amanda@harrogate wines.com
'Wine and Cheese Tasting'
Below is an example of a wine and cheese tasting with a cost per head of £25.
1 - Swaledale Goat matched with Thorne and Daughters ‘Rocking Horse’ from South Africa
Lighter cheese works so well with dry white wines, the acidity of the cheese working in harmony with the acidity in the wine. The freshness of the wine is another factor matching with the freshness of the cheese.
2 - Montagnola Affiné matched with Klevener de Heiligenstein from Alsace, France
Unique to a small area around the village of Heiligenstein, the grape Klevener has a lot of richness and body, making it the perfect wine for many cheeses. This is a lighter blue and the richness of the wine slots in perfectly with the creamy blue.
3 - Comté (14 – 17 months matured) matched with Escarpment ‘Pahi’ Pinot Noir from New Zealand
Comté is such a nutty cheese and the light juicy red fruit of Pinot Noir works so well. Pinot Noir also has a good amount of acidity which helps cut through the richness of the mature Comté.
4 - Taleggio matched with Tommaso Bussola Valpolicella from Italy
This might be Valpolicella but think of this more like Amarone, it’s rich and concentrated and wonderfully powerful. It has a hint of sweetness and it’s this that really makes it a perfect match for the rich soft Taleggio.
5 - Barbers 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar matched with Niepoort LBV Port from Portugal
No wine and cheese tasting would be complete without a drop of Port to finish the night off. Port and its big bold flavours really do lend it to the more full-bodied cheese, with more than enough flavour to handle the excellent aged Cheddar from Barbers.
All cheese supplied by the Cheeseboard of Harrogate