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Manchester - Rhone growers - Walkaround tasting

07 Mar 2023 6:00 - 08:30 pm

The Southern Rhone is, without doubt, a region worth exploring, home as it is to some of the most characterful, satisfyingly rich and heady blends that the wine-world has to offer. Grenache and mourvèdre dominate, producing wines with substance, generosity and sun-ripened fruit which are the essence of Southern Rhône reds, and it is the promise of such abundance of flavour that has its fans returning again and again. 

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Producing over 3.5m hectolitres, there is a vast range of styles and quality to be had from wines produced in the Southern Rhône. From the simple and cheerfully fruity Côtes-du-Rhônes, which can offer excellent value for money, through to the heady heights of Châteauneuf-du-pape, whose red wines combine immense strength with perfect elegance, there is something to suit every taste and budget. 

However, there are also fascinating whites and rosés to be found, from producers such as Domaine Maby in Tavel and Domaine de Montine from Grignan-les-Adhémar, which serve to provide an elegant counterpoint. 

We are delighted to be joined once again by many of the growers and representatives of these remarkable estates, including Domaines Jaume, Morchon and Escaravaille and Clos de Cazeaux, as we take a table-top tour of the vineyards of the Southern Rhône. 

Gigondas, Domaine de Gour de Chaulé 2017

Splendidly rich and full-bodied, plummy with hints of blackcurrant and spice....


Gigondas Domaine de Gour de Chaule 2019

Gigondas Domaine de Gour de Chaule 2019


Vacqueyras Blanc Les Clefs d'Or, Clos des Cazaux 2021

White Vacqueyras remains something of a rarity and is based on the clairette ...


Magnum of Vacqueyras Blanc Vieilles Vignes, Clos des Cazaux 2020

A barrel-aged blend of 60-year-old clairette with a little roussanne and viog...


The Society's Exhibition Vacqueyras 2020

Vacqueyras is a key appellation in the southern Rhône, here made from a blend...


Gigondas Le Souiras, Clos des Cazaux 2018

From a single Gigondas vineyard planted with old vines of grenache, this abun...


Laudun Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Blanc, Château Courac 2021

Lovely full-flavoured white Rhône from a village that is especially well-know...


Côtes-du-Rhône, Château Courac 2018

Full-bodied fruity Rhône red from the village of Laudun, matured for four yea...


Magnums of Laudun, Château Courac 2015

Husband and Sicilian wife manage this 250-acre estate with great flair. This ...


Côtes-du-Rhône Sablières, Domaine des Escaravailles 2019

This is a grenache-dominated Rhône red blend from the village of Rasteau, ful...


Cairanne Le Ventabren, Domaine des Escaravailles 2018

Ripe, rich and with great density of fruit in 2018, this gorgeously fruity Ca...


The Society's Côtes-du-Rhône 2021

Ripe, fruity grenache-syrah blend from an outstanding producer in Vinsobres. ...


Côtes-du-Rhône, Famille Jaume Bag-in-Box (5 litres)

Bag yourself the chance to enjoy Côtes-du-Rhône on tap! This box contains fiv...


Côtes-du-Rhône, Domaine Jaume 2021

Three generations of the Jaume family farm some 200 acres of vineyard in the ...

France     £9.50   Bottle     £114.00   Case of 12

Ventoux Les Ribes du Vallat, Château Juvenal 2021

Made from the clairette grape with a little viognier, this is a full-flavoure...


Ventoux Rouge Ribes du Vallat, Château Juvenal 2019

A lovely, focused, ripe and, full-bodied Rhône, with the hallmark freshness o...


Ventoux, La Terre du Petit Homme, Château Juvenal 2018

Sumptuous, full-bodied red from the Ventoux from mostly old vines with the sy...


Lirac Blanc La Fermade, Domaine Maby 2022

Full-flavoured, yet crisp and refreshing Rhône white. This never ceases to am...


Tavel Cuvée Prima Donna Rosé, Domaine Maby 2021

Tavel is always a deep-pink, full-bodied Rhône rosé, inevitably designed to a...


Lirac Rouge La Fermade, Domaine Maby 2020

Bold, Mediterranean flavours in this full-bodied red from the southern Rhône ...


The Society's Exhibition Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020

Dark and fruity Châteauneuf from the Mayard family, refined and richly textur...


Magnum of The Society's Exhibition Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Dark, fruity, refined and richly textured with a flavour of ripe fruit and ge...


Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Mayard 2021

The influential Mayard family split their estate along family lines. This is ...

France     Original price: £32.00     £32.00   Bottle     Original price: £384.00     £384.00   Case of 12

Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc Comtesse Madeleine, Château de Montfaucon 2020

From an iconic estate that faces Châteauneuf across the Rhône river, this is ...


Côtes-du-Rhône 'La Cote', Château de Montfaucon 2019

Fabulous vintage for this Côtes-du-Rhône. Reminiscent of the wines of Lirac w...


Lirac Rouge Baron Louis, Château de Montfaucon 2018

The wines at this historic estate, which looks over the Rhône opposite Châtea...


Château de Montfaucon, Monsieur le Baron de Montfaucon, Gard Rouge 2017

Highly idiosyncratic Rhône red made from as many as 17 grape varieties, both ...


Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Séguret Rosé Soubois, Domaine de Mourchon 2021

A rosé made from syrah and raised in oak barrels, this is a full-flavoured, c...


Séguret Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Tradition, Domaine de Mourchon 2020

From hillside vineyards above the decidedly pretty Rhône village of Séguret, ...


Séguret Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Tradition, Domaine de Mourchon 2018

From hillside vineyards above the decidedly pretty Rhône village of Séguret, ...


Côtes-du-Rhône Les Arbousiers, Domaine la Réméjeanne 2019

Over the hill from Château Courac, Rémejeanne makes fabulous wines that effec...


These events are all about ensuring our members get to taste as many of our wines as possible. They vary in size and theme, but all provide a relaxed environment for our members to guide their own tasting with a glass and booklet provided on arrival. Whether you want to discover something new, reconnect with an old favourite or try a wine you’d never ordinarily approach, then our walkaround tastings could be for you. 

Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets? 

We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.  

Can I bring a non-member? 

Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.

Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?

Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact and we will try to help.

Do I get a discount on wines after events?

After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount

What is your cancellation policy?

Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.

Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?

Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.

Why not consider a Tasting ticket as the perfect present this Christmas with a great range of styles suitable for beginners in wine right through to experienced tasters? You can buy tickets to in person events as gifts as well as our 'wine sample packs' or bottles for certain online events.

To turn a ticket into a present, simply email and let us know the details and we can send you a PDF gift voucher over email or a print out in the post.


If you have any questions, please email or visit this web page for more details.

Manchester Hall, Manchester

07 Mar 2023 6:00 - 08:30 pm Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Greater, Manchester M3 3BT
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