Wine Tasting Group

The Wine Tasting Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. The group is open to any U3A members with an interest in wines or a desire to know more about them. One of the members acts as host on a rota basis. The host is responsible for choosing 3-4 wines and giving the group an introductory overview of them. After tasting, the group discusses the wines and compare views with published expert opinion.

Members must confirm their attendance in advance to the Group Leader, to enable the appropriate number of bottles to be purchased and other arrangements to be made.

Occasional visits are also organised. See below.

Group Leader

If you wish to join us, please contact Richard Moore on 01844 290972 or


There is a £5.00 attendance charge to cover the cost of the wine and any other incidental expenses.


St Mary’s Centre
Church End
HP17 8AJ

Next Events

September 11 – visit to Chafor -Buckingham.
Chafor is an award winning vineyard in Gawcott just south of Buckingham.The cost is £21 per head to include a glass of their sparkling cuvee, a tour and a tasting and cheese and biscuits

Timing and transport – The timing is ‘Late afternoon’ which I will take to be 1700 So we need to be leaving Haddenham (if that is your start point) no later than 1615. Our plan is to share lifts to get there.

October 9 – tasting at St Mary’s Centre
The October event is a ‘standard’ tasting upstairs in St Marys centre at 1930 hosted by Doug Stuckey, cost £5. Bring your own glasses.

November 13 @ 1900 – visit to Waddesdon
The November trip to Waddesdon is a tasting in the cellars underneath the chateau hosted by Peter Tompkins the Wine Advisor at Rothschild Waddesdon. Cost £30. Includes nibbles.

December 11- annual Christmas tasting in St Marys Centre
This is a bring and share food event with flights of wine selected by Richard.


Wine tasting at Walingford Vines at Wallingford