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English sparkling wine month

Sat 31 July to Sat 28 August (Saturday & Sundays)

Free with house and grounds admission

Grounds admission applies


Here at Waddesdon we are championing the ever-expanding world of English wines. English Sparkling Wine Month, taking place throughout August, will celebrate some of the very best producers right here on our doorstep, and is designed to capture the imagination of guests and hopefully introduce visitors to a new favourite tipple.

The month-long celebrations will both begin and end with an indulgent Dinner with Gusbourne Estate Wines.

Guests can look forward to an early-evening drink in the Grade-1 listed grounds of the Manor, before heading inside to the historic Manor Restaurant to enjoy a seasonal four-course menu designed by Waddesdon’s Head Chef, Ben Thurkettle. Dishes such as cauliflower panna cotta and tuna carpaccio will be complemented by exceptional wines from the Gusbourne Estate, including their brilliant Gusbourne Guinevere

Book dinner with Gusbourne estate wines

Local producer tastings

We will host individual producer highlight tastings in the sun-drenched courtyard outside the Waddesdon wine shop.

7 & 8 August – Gusbourne Estate Tasting hosted by the team at Waddesdon

21, 22 August & 28, 29 August – Chafor wines tasting hosted by Tim Chafor

Pizza and Bubbles

Join us on the shop courtyard on 14 and 15 August for our Pizza and Bubbles event.

Harrow and Hope will be providing tastings of their incredible wines. Harrow & Hope is a tribute to traditional method viticulture and winemaking, to the unique characteristics of Marlow and to the spirit of adventure. The wines you taste will all be available to purchase from our wine shop.

Pizza will be available to purchase from the incredible Mozzerellanation their authentic, distinctive taste that their log fired oven gives is unmistakable. No other form of cooking can replicate it.