Sailing & Wine Tasting Aboard Seafin £95
Join us for a sunset wine-tasting cruise with full buffet dinner and drinks included, in the delightful environment of the stunningly beautiful Seafin. Enjoy learning about wines from around the world and how to taste wine like a professional FOR ONLY £95pp. Discover new favourites and learn more about the wines you already love, whilst sailing. We will help you to squeeze just a drop more enjoyment out of every glass of wine – cheers!
Some stunning wines to taste, a delicious dinner PLUS a fabulous cruise aboard a stylish yacht – what's not to like? All for £95pp. Book your place NOW as places aboard Seafin are extremely limited!
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These fabulously entertaining events can make an original and interesting gift – purchase a place and we shall send you a gift voucher and wallet upon request. A beautiful present, beautifully presented!
Seafin is based at Port Hamble Marina in the picturesque village of Hamble-le-Rice, near Southampton. The postcode for your Sat Nav is SO31 4QD.
You can get to Hamble by road, by train or even plane. If in doubt, or if you are lost, call Paul on 07717 467608 or the Marina Office on 023 8045 2741.
1. Exit at junction 8 on the M27
From the M3 follow signs for M27 Southampton
From the A3 follow signs for M27 Portsmouth/Southampton
2. From junction 8, take the A3024 to Southampton/East Docks/Hamble up the hill (short dual carriageway)
3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hamble Lane/A3025 to Hamble.
4. Continue to follow Hamble Lane through 2 roundabouts and one set of traffic lights.
5. At 3rd roundabout, take 1st exit and then first left into Satchell Lane.
6. Continue along the lane and follow signs to Port Hamble Marina, which will be found on the left after about 1.5 miles.
Once in the marina, follow the road around and take any parking place available. Parking permits are available from the Marina Office. State that you are on ‘Seafin’. Please display the permit clearly on your dashboard. We would be grateful if you could inform your Event Organiser that you will require a permit at least a few days prior to the charter. This ensures that the Marina Office are aware of the number of vehicles arriving. ‘Seafin’ is at the end of ‘F’ pontoon, which is near to the Marina Office.
WINE TASTING EVENINGS ABOARD SEAFIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Saturday 19th May 2018, 6.30pm-10.30pm – Old World vs New World Wines (BLIND tasted for even more fun!)
Saturday 9th June 2018, 6.30pm-10.30pm – Wines from Spain
Saturday 14th July 2018, 6.30pm-10.30pm – (Re-)discover French Wines on Bastille Day!
Saturday 4th August 2018, 6.30pm-10.30pm – Wines from Italy
- SATURDAY 19/05/18, 6.30pm-10.30pm (CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE ON EVENTBRITE) 'OLD WORLD WINES VS NEW WORLD WINES', SUNSET SAILING ABOARD SEAFIN, WITH BUFFET-STYLE DINNER AND WELCOME DRINKS
TONIGHT'S WINE THEME: Join us aboard Seafin, as we taste several pairs of wines made from the same grape variety, but from different countries. Do you think you can tell the difference between Zinfandel from California and Primitivo from Puglia, between a French and an Argentinian Malbec? – by the end of the night you will be able to! We will compare grape varieties such as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and learn more about the best locations and producers from the Old World and the New World. It is only when you taste these wines together that the differences really stand out, and the comparisons can bring some amazing insights into wine styles. We will taste wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, California, and compare them to wines from France, Italy, Germany and Spain. All in all, a fantastic opportunity to taste 6 exciting wines from 6 different countries and discover those you like best. Challenge the way you think about wine - forever, AS ALL WINES WILL BE TASTED BLIND FOR EVEN MORE FUN!
- SATURDAY 09/06/18, 6.30pm-10.30pm (CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE ON EVENTBRITE) 'DISCOVER WINES FROM SPAIN', SUNSET SAILING ABOARD SEAFIN, WITH BUFFET-STYLE DINNER AND WELCOME DRINKS
TONIGHT'S WINE THEME: Join us as we taste a selection of fantastic wines of Spain that are the buzz-words in the wine industry at the moment. At the core of this area we find the classic RIOJA joined by the youthful NAVARRA. We shall explore what the terms 'Crianza', 'Reserva' and 'Gran Reserva' actually mean in terms of wine flavours, by tasting one of each style. To the South we find the mountainous and high-class RIBERA DEL DUERO (commanding the highest prices in Spain!) district, with the racy TORO and aromatic RUEDA areas in close proximity. On the Galician coast we find RIAS BAIXAS where some of Spain’s most distinguished whites are found.
- SATURDAY 14/07/18, 6.30pm-10.30pm (CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE ON EVENTBRITE) '(RE-)DISCOVER THE GREAT WINES OF FRANCE ON BASTILLE DAY!', SUNSET SAILING ABOARD SEAFIN, WITH BUFFET-STYLE DINNER AND WELCOME DRINKS
TONIGHT'S WINE THEME: Join us aboard Seafin as we taste wines from the very best vineyards in France. We will taste our way around the major wine regions of France - Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, the Rhone Valley, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon - and sample the fascinating range and variety of delicious wines which they produce. Starting in the Loire with lively aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, we'll head northeast to the sunniest place in France (yes Alsace!) where we'll taste some excellent Riesling or Gerwurztraminer and then south through Burgundy for delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Continuing south we reach the Rhone valley where we will try a fabulous Syrah. We'll obviously travel to Bordeaux and taste one of the best Cabernet/Merlot blends on the planet. Finally we'll journey into the soft warm climate of the Mediterranean to taste wonderful ripe wines from the Languedoc and Rousillon - currently producing some of the most interesting and best value wines in France, including that of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt (THE only Rose wine in the World to make it to the 100 Best Wines of 2014!). Come and understand why even Hollywood loves French wines! ;-) The French are guilty of "drinking the best and exporting the rest", but thanks to Cecile's expertise and very own wine cellar, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste "the real deal" and discover what the fuss about great French wines is finally all about. It will be a hugely entertaining evening as we celebrate Bastille Day altogether! You will also pick up a fascinating array of information and wine tips along the way. A great way of learning more about French wine and discovering the variety and value is on offer from the Grande Dame of the wine world.
- SATURDAY 04/08/18, 6.30pm-10.30pm (CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE ON EVENTBRITE) 'DISCOVER WINES FROM ITALY', SUNSET SAILING ABOARD SEAFIN, WITH BUFFET-STYLE DINNER AND WELCOME DRINKS
TONIGHT'S WINE THEME: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Italy. Time for some tasty traditional classics!
‘A country famed for its delicious food, versatile reds and delicate whites. You simply can't go wrong with Italy!’ – Cecile
A country that defines food and wine matching with many exciting wines produced from the big three regions; Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto. BAROLO, BARBARESCO, AMARONE, MONTEPULCIANO and CHIANTI are just a few famous wine names you’ll discover from these classic regions. In addition we’ll investigate why the TWO biggest phenomenon in the UK have been two Italian whites, PINOT GRIGIO and PROSECCO, and where these easy-drinking wines have surfaced from, and why they tick our boxes. We also love introducing you to wines and grape varieties you might have never heard of, but which have become our very own favourites and may become yours too after this tasting! GAVI DI GAVI, SOAVE for the whites and PRIMITIVO from Puglia and NERO D'AVOLA from Sicily for the reds, will definitely be worth trying, trust us ;-)