Black grapes on the vine

Explore Waddesdon online

Discover Waddesdon's wine story online

Waddesdon has a strong connection to wine that may be unfamiliar, so discover the history and learn some top wine terminology below.

Discover more about our wine through this film


Understanding wine terminology

Want to understand how a wine can be dry or what is meant by a rich wine with a long aftertaste?

Sometimes terminology relating to flavour is a language all of its own, but this guide will help you understand official terms used by the wine experts.

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How to hold a wine tasting at home

Want to learn more about wine? Enjoy this step by step guide, complete with top tips and advice from our wine experts. Learn everything from how to pick the wines to analysing them in five simple steps.

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Waddesdon wine to your door

Whilst our on site wine shop is currently closed, we are still able to offer our professionally chosen selection of wines through our online shop.

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8 tips for pairing food with wine

Planning on cooking something special and looking for the perfect wine to go with your dish? Waddesdon’s wine expert, Peter Tompkins, gives his tips on how to perfectly pair wine with food.

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Online shop

We stock an unrivalled range of Rothschild wines and offer home delivery.

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We appreciate your ongoing support at this challenging time. As a charity, this period of unplanned closure represents a real challenge for many historic houses and heritage sites, including ours.

If you’re able to help us, please do buy something from our online shop. All profits go towards the upkeep of Waddesdon for future generations. We really do appreciate it.

The wine cellars in pictures