Hampshire Wine School hosts Wine Tastings in 3 main locations - in Winchester, in Southampton and in Poole (Dorset). All locations have easy to reach venues, centrally located with excellent transport links - see below for more information on each of our MAIN venues.
As we use multiple venues in all 3 cities, please refer to each specific tasting for their correct venue.
WINCHESTER - Green Man Pub at 53 Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EH as well as Mercure Wessex Hotel on Paternoster Row, Winchester, SO23 9LQ
SOUTHAMPTON - White Star Tavern at 28 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3DJ as well as Mercure Dolphin Hotel at 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN
POOLE - Guidhall Tavern at 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1NB as well as Hotel du Vin on Thames Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1JN
WINCHESTER - Based within Winchester City centre, the Green Man Pub at 53 Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EH is minutes away from all of the delights Winchester has to offer: the Cathedral, the Guildhall, the theatre and the shops. Our wine tastings are held in their stunning function room, called the 'OutHouse', in the courtyard. The Green Man is a gem of a pub in a quiet corner of Winchester, opposite The Screen Cinema and above the Cathedral, within walking distance of the train station.
The Green Man is so much more than a city pub though. It is a welcoming local, a stylish hang-out and a great meeting place. It is also the new venue for Hampshire Wine School and their weekly Wine Tastings! Their 'OutHouse', a beautifully decorated and completely independent function room situated just outside the main building is our very own little wine paradise!
The style is funky vintage – reflecting the design flair of owner Jayne Gillin who, fed up with not being able to find the kind of stylish yet relaxed bar she wanted on her doorstep, decided to create her own. The glitzy bar displays a very good selection of wines by the glass – a cause for celebration all on its own. And there’s a pleasant female-friendly and groups-welcoming ambiance. This is where everyone wants to meet up and where friends simply chill, with a glass of wine in hand.
"This is just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Spanish Wine tapas evening. Have the use of an exclusive room at the Green Man Inn (Winchester) was excellent and your enthusiasm and expert knowledge on this subject certainly has helped me to appreciate the subtle variations between wines from each region, how the storage and ageing process alters the end product and taste. Reading the label on the back of the bottle will have so much more meaning now!" (Christian K, June 2014).
SOUTHAMPTON - Located in vibrant Oxford Street, Southampton, the White Star Tavern 28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ has been singled out for recognition by the AA (with five stars!) and awarded a much coveted 2 rosette that recognises ‘excellent restaurants that stand out in their local area'. Our wine tastings are held in their cosy meeting room, on the first floor.
Their seasonal menu makes superb use of great local ingredients which help to create an exciting selection of modern British classics. It’s no wonder then that their bar and restaurant is such a popular venue for their guests who can choose to eat in the relaxed bar area or in the sanctuary of the stunning restaurant.