Hitchin Wine and Food Festival
19th October 2012
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Now a firm fixture in the Town’s social calendar the Hitchin Wine and Food Festival takes place this year on Saturday 24th November 2012. This is our 4th year and we think our best ever!

Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary are delighted that this year we are holding the event in two fantastic venues. The thriving Market Place, right in the heart of Hitchin, where you can wander amongst our colourful gazebos, and enjoy the sights and smells of the delicious food. Exhibitors cooking will tempt the taste buds and invite you to explore the delights of freshly prepared culinary masterpieces, washed down with some fine ale from our local brewery.

The Sun Hotel, a gorgeous venue close to the bustling market place, where 12 independent wine merchants will offer over 60 wines from around the world all under one roof.

This year we are bigger and better than ever, we have more experts on hand to share their experiences and love of wine and they are offering an amazing programme of winetasting master classes.

To secure your wine tasting tickets £5.00 please contact us hwff@tilehouserotary.org

Last year approximately 1000 people attended the event and we are anticipating increased numbers this year as we continue to promote the Festival throughout North Herts, South Beds and beyond. The fine wines and beautiful food we have on offer will kick start your Christmas shopping; who wouldn’t be impressed with locally sourced gifts?

Every single penny of profit goes towards Rotary projects supported by The Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse (we’re the noisy mob often found on Hitchin Market Place on a Saturday). In the past 12 months the Hitchin and wider community have helped us raise the money to support local, national and international projects and charities.


Bordeaux & Beyond Ltd www.bordeauxetbeyond.co.uk  Fine French Wines from Independent Vineyards & Artisan Winemakers.

Bat and Bottle Wine Merchants www.batwine.co.uk Based in Oakham and delivering nationally, Italian wine like you never knew existed.

Hyde Park Wines Ltd  http://hpwines.co.uk Incorporating ‘Sticky Wine’ and ‘Wines for Spice’

Proscecco Noble Vines www.noblevines.co.uk The educational Wine Experience

The Woburn Wine Company http://www.woburnwine.co.uk We are a new and exciting wine company, come with us on a world adventure with our superb selection of wines!

Beverly Bollons’ Wine Collection http://www.bbwinecollection.co.uk/ bevbollons@aol.com We offer a wide range of wines produced by superb wine makers from around the world

Harlequin Wines http://www.harlequinwines.co.uk We aim to source wines of character and quality.

Carte du Vin http://www.carte-du-vin.co.uk We offer beautiful, rare wines from quality vineyards in Europe and beyond.

Nick Dobson Wines http://www.nickdobsonwines.co.uk Specialists in terroir-driven wines, heroic winemaking and mountain wines.

Ninesprings Wine http://www.ninespringswine.co.uk Our aim is to source wines from the smaller independent wine producers.  We specialise in South African wine.

Gastro Nicks Ltd http://www.gastronicks.co.uk We spend our time sourcing artisan produce, always direct from the producer.

Aldeby Wines http://www.aldebywines.co.uk Our wines are all made by small producers who passionately care about what they are making - quality is everything.


The Giggly Pig Company http://www.gigglypig.co.uk 75 different flavours of sausages made from our hand reared, rare breed pigs

Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil t/as P E Mead and Sons http://pemeadandsons.co.uk Rapeseed Oil is grown, pressed and bottled by the Mead family

Cardona & Son http://thecardonagoodlife.blogspot.co.uk rare breed sausages and local honey

Drummonds of Hertfordshire Cheese Co http://www.drummondscheese.com/

drummonds.cheese@hotmail.co.uk A small local company specialising in unusual cheese.

Seasons Fruit and Veg http://www.seasonsfruitandveg.co.uk Our aim is to provide you with top-quality, fresh produce at the best price

Med Foods Ltd http://www.medfood.co.uk MedFood began with our passion for high-quality Mediterranean food to the market.

chancham http://www.chancham.com We are a very British,
family run company
 making fabulous sauces 
in good ol’ blighty.

Pilkington Farms http://www.rarebreed-beef-lamb-pork.co.uk We are passionate about the production of quality meat and many of our production methods meet or exceed organic standards.

Clockhouse Catering http://www.clockhouse.biz/catering/catering.htm Quality, home-cooked meals delivered to your door

The Cherry Tree http://www.cherrytreepreserves.co.uk highest quality Pickles, Chutneys and Preserves

Redcoats http://www.redcoats.co.uk Cooking demos

The Victoria http://www.thevictoriahitchin.com Everyone’s favourite local

Spits n Pieces http://www.spitsnpieces.co.uk Hog Roasts for every occasion

Rotary Beer Stand In Association with Tring Brewery

Rotary Mulled Wine

Rotary Cakes – beautiful homemade delights

Rotary decorate a biscuit – one for the children

The Sun Hotel Ballroom Masterclass times


  • 12 noon Prosecco Noble Vines
  • 1pm Bordeaux & Beyond Ltd
  • 2pm Ninesprings Wine
  • 3pm Hype Park Wines Ltd
  • 4pm Nick Dobson Wines
  • 5pm Prosecco Noble Vines

The Market Place Cookery Demo

  • 11am Redcoats Cookery Demo
  • 2pm Redcoats Cookery Demo
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