Taste over 600 wines from leading UK importers and wineries seeking distribution. Discover the other side of California showing lesser known wines and regions at a free pour tasting in the garden. Take time to attend one of two seminars conducted within Westminster Abbey hosted by acclaimed author Kelli White who will guide us through Napa’s mountains and valley floor, while Karen MacNeil, award winner and author of The Wine Bible, explores cooler climate coastal wines.  Relax with friends and colleagues in a beautiful garden in the heart of London and enjoy a drink at the Bubbles Bar and Californian-inspired food matched with key varietals at different food stations.

Main Tasting

California has something for everyone with more than a hundred different wine regions spanning 1,200 kilometres in length, from the North Coast to the Sierra Foothills, from the Inland Valleys to the Central Coast finishing in San Diego in Southern California. You will find several varietals and blends on offer including Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with world class quality in abundance.

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Food & Wine Matching

Whet your appetite at one of several food stations within the garden serving California-inspired regional dishes matched with Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and white varietals.   Service will be available from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Free Pour Tasting

This tasting offers visitors the opportunity to discover lesser known regions within California.  This is an informal, free-pour tasting which will take place throughout the day near the main tasting area.


11.30am Napa Valley: Mountain vs Valley Floor by Kelli White
2.30pm Coastal Wines: North to South by Karen MacNeil
at Cheynegates, Westminster Abbey

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The California Wine Institute will be joined by importers and wineries in London and Dublin at their annual tastings this September.  These two events will feature over 1,000 extraordinary wines from the length of California with ground-breaking seminars, free-pour tastings and Californian style cuisine to excite your taste buds.  Come and enjoy Californian hospitality at its best.

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