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PETERSHAM CELLAR - A COMPARISON OF WINE STYLES photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - A COMPARISON OF WINE STYLES

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On Saturday 4th July, Petersham Cellar invite you to a guided wine tasting during which they will be comparing styles of wine, explaining the viticulture and the production process behind these wines. We will be differentiating between light whites and structured reds, whilst sampling five delicious handpicked wines. This will be a great chance to try something new and take advantage of exclusive event only discounts on a number of vintages.

Hosted at Petersham Nurseries, the wine tasting will be open at a maximum of 15 people. Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN AUTUMN photo

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 08th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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For this, the second in a two-part series on growing your own vegetables, we look at keeping your plot active through the end of summer, autumn and into winter.

We begin by discussing late sowing options for early September, whilst the ground is still warm, as well as sharing our expert knowledge on hardy crops for winter and protecting your plot against frost.

Autumn is also a key time to prepare your vegetable garden for the next growing season; we discuss replenishing nutrients in the soil through to planning your planting for a spring harvest.

This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener, however this event is equally interesting for the more practiced gardener and questions are welcomed throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
PICKLING & PRESERVING FOR THE WINTER AHEAD  photo

PICKLING & PRESERVING FOR THE WINTER AHEAD

Thursday, 17th September 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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This winter we had a great time pickling and preserving for the year ahead at Petersham Nurseries – from lemons, to artichokes – celery to carrots, even distilling rose petals.

We are strong advocates of Zero Waste and as part of the Hubbub initiative (www.hubbub.org.uk) to raise awareness and end food waste, we decided to include a cookery workshop on pickling and preserving your surplus ingredients.

During this workshop we will demonstrate and discuss how to get started, the range of produce you can pickle and preserve – sharing our expert tips and tricks along the way.

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
PETERSHAM CELLAR REGIONAL WINE LUNCH - PUGLIA photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR REGIONAL WINE LUNCH - PUGLIA

Saturday, 19th September 2015 03:00pm - 05:00pm

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On Saturday 19th September we will be exploring and tasting wines from the region of Puglia.

Puglia is a long, thin wine region in the far south-eastern corner of the 'boot' of Italy. Puglia produces more wine than any other Italian region usually making up around 17% of the national total! For a long time much of the wine made here was shipped north to Turin were it was used to make Vermouth, or to France where it was used to give structure to French wines when the local harvest was either poor or insufficient. In recent years, Pugliese vintners have changed their views and tastes and are pursuing wines that effectively balance sweetness, acid, alcohol content and density.

We invite you to join us for a delicious late lunch as we explore the terroir and viticulture of Puglia further, introducing you to some incredible wines.

This Wine Lunch will be hosted at Petersham Nurseries, led by our expert team of sommeliers. They will be introducing and guiding you to taste five handpicked wines, paired with a menu prepared by the Petersham Nurseries Café team. Those who attend will be eligible to take advantage of a number of event only discounts on the collection.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS DEMONSTRATION photo

STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, 19th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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As the late summer colour fades we look to autumn and how to continue adding interest to your garden using seasonal container displays.

This is a great event for small garden owners or those of you who want to add a burst of autumnal colour to your window-boxes, patios and balconies.

There will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice - from bulb layering, to how to prolong the life of your displays. Questions will be welcome throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
PETERSHAM CELLAR - 2015 MOST LOVED WINES photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - 2015 MOST LOVED WINES

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A late summer wine tasting celebrating the most popular wines from the Petersham Cellar 2015 collection.

The Cellar's knowledgeable sommeliers will take you through a guided tasting of their five best loved wines, offering an expert insight into why these particular vintages impressed the team most.

This intimate event, limited to only 15 guests – will be perfect both as a starting point to wine tasting, as well as a great opportunity for connoisseurs to put their questions to the experts.

Those who attend will be eligible to take advantage of a number of event only discounts on the collection.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
PETERSHAM CELLAR - WINES FROM SOUTHERN ITALY photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - WINES FROM SOUTHERN ITALY

Saturday, 05th September 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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We invite you to join us on Saturday 5th September for a late summer tasting focusing on wines from Southern Italy.

Have you recently discovered some intriguing wines during your summer holidays in Italy? This tasting will be a great chance to get to know some of the lesser known wines you may not have come across, along with flagship ones from these extraordinary Italian regions, including Puglia and Sicily.

Those who attend will be eligible to take advantage of a number of event only discounts on the collection.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY  photo

PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY

Sunday, 06th September 2015 11:00am - 04:00pm

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Petersham House Garden (adjacent to Petersham Nurseries) the private garden of Petersham Nurseries' owners Francesco & Gael Boglione will open to the public on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for the National Gardening Scheme - a registered charity.

This is a chance to see the 150" long double borders in September abundant with grasses, aconitum, Japanese anemones and helium’s.

The nursery will be stocking many of the plants you see in the borders that we have sourced from specialist suppliers so you can create your own Petersham border whether it is choosing a section of the border or combinations of planting that take your fancy!

Entrance to Petersham House Garden is via Petersham Nurseries. Tickets available on the door only. All funds raised from the small entrance fees are donated to the National Gardens Scheme – a registered charity. The NGS currently give away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. For further information please visit www.ngs.org.uk

A Great Day Out...
Why not make a day of it and enjoy slower means of travel to Petersham Nurseries, enjoying Richmond and the Thames along the way. We can be reached by Hammerton’s Ferry from Marble Hill Park; or by ferry or train to Richmond from central London – followed by a leisurely stroll along the Thames Embankment and Petersham Meadows. For further details please refer to the travel pages of our website. Parking at Petersham Nurseries: as parking is extremely limited at Petersham Nurseries, we urge all customers to travel by alternative means. Nb. Tickets are not bookable in advance, have to be paid for at the entrance to the gardens on the day.
SEPTEMBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SEPTEMBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 20th September 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch and glass of wine.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP photo

THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 10:30am - 04:00pm

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The cutting garden at Petersham Nurseries is a source of inspiration and beauty. Walking along it each morning is an absolute pleasure as it evolves and changes with the seasons.

This September we invite you to our second full day-workshop, as we share our knowledge on how to create your own cutting garden and have a succession of flowers to cut and fill your home with beautiful blooms throughout the spring and summer.

We will begin the morning on how to plan and plant spring bulbs. Our horticultural experts will give practical tips on how to grow a succession of seasonal flowers for cutting. This includes: what to plant to help ‘lift’ a garden, providing extra colour and scent; planting to ensure continuous flowering throughout the growing seasons; how your planting can attract beneficial insects.

The morning will finish with a practical exercise as you plant a seed tray of heritage varieties of sweet peas for you to take home.

After lunch (provided by the Petersham Nurseries Teahouse) there will be an introduction to seasonal cut flower arranging. Our in-house florist will mentor you as you create your own take-home cutting garden posy arrangement, demonstrating how to capture the best of your spring garden flowers.

Attendees of this event will take home a seed kit to get started on their autumn sowing of seeds, their just sown tray of sweet peas and their own small posy arrangement of cut flowers. Tickets £125.00 with tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are included in the ticket price.
SUCCESSIONAL BULB PLANTING IN A CONTAINER photo

SUCCESSIONAL BULB PLANTING IN A CONTAINER

Friday, 16th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Prolong the life of your spring-flowering containers using successional bulb planting techniques.

During this practical workshop you will learn how to layer bulbs within a container so that they flower at different times. In turn you can look forward to a beautiful successional display of wallflowers, violas, hyacinths, narcissus and tulips for many months to come.

This is a hands on workshop where you will plant your own container of bulbs to take home.
PETERSHAM CELLAR PORTFOLIO WINE TASTNG - AUTUMN PORTFOLIO SELECTION photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR PORTFOLIO WINE TASTNG - AUTUMN PORTFOLIO SELECTION

Saturday, 17th October 2015 12:30pm - 03:00pm

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To welcome the new season, our knowledgeable sommeliers will be hosting an exclusive autumn portfolio tasting.

This is an unmissable afternoon, as we invite you to taste through our whole range at your own pace for just £10, redeemable towards a case purchase (6 bottles or more) on the day.

We will have everything from Prosecco to snappy whites as well as reds ranging from everyday, to more elegant and refined bottles – all handpicked and perfect for the season. This will be a great chance to try something new and take advantage of exclusive event only discounts on a number of vintages.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 24th September 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN photo

BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN

Friday, 02nd October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Spend the morning with our horticultural experts as they share their knowledge on bulb planting this autumn and look forward to a colourful and fragrant spring and early summer.

Learn how and where to plant bulbs, the key to maintaining healthy bulbs, how to anticipate and counter pests and blight, as well as find inspiration for colour schemes and design.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL AUTUMN MENU  photo

HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL AUTUMN MENU

Thursday, 08th October 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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The fourth installment in our series of seasonal menu workshops - the team demonstrate how to create a seasonal menu using autumnal ingredients.

“With autumn comes a list of exciting new ingredients: the warm, earthy notes of squash, sweet chestnuts and walnuts, the late-ripening wine-speckled pods of borlotti and creamy pale skins of cannellini beans, the last of the tomatoes, sweet red peppers and heavy fat aubergines. Not forgetting fresh porcini, cobnuts, figs, grapes, blackberries, quince, apples and pears” explains Lucy Boyd (Taken from Kitchen Memories).

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 11th October 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch and glass of wine.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
ROSE PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS photo

ROSE PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday, 13th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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With such a variety of roses and instructions pruning can sometimes be appear daunting. Let this workshop give you the essential keys to maintaining healthy plants, as well as encouraging new growth and a succession of beautiful blooms the following season.

During the morning’s workshop our expert horticulturalists will be discussing the types and varieties of roses and appropriate seasons to prune. They will share their knowledge on how pruning can assist with pest prevention as well as stimulate new growth. You’ll leave equipped with the technical know-how, including techniques and tools required.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
AUTUMN FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP photo

AUTUMN FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, 07th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Autumn is a magical time of year and our gardens are so often filled with the most beautiful and rich foliage, berries and branches and leaves. Why not make the most of it by using this Autumn palette of deep, warm, natural and earthy colours in floral arrangements for your home.

With guidance from our floristry experts, Ronny de Koning and Thomas Broom, and set within our beautiful glasshouse, create your own long-lasting, vibrant and natural seasonal arrangement to take home. Using flowers from our cutting garden, everything that you need will be provided on the course, and you will leave with the confidence, skills and knowledge to carry on with your own foraged flowers and foliage.

Whether you are a beginner looking for a comprehensive introduction to the world of floristry, or someone with experience, this course is sure to inspire and motivate. Refreshments provided. Tickets are non-refundable.
FRUIT PRUNING IN AUTUMN photo

FRUIT PRUNING IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 10th November 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Having a fruit tree in your garden can be very rewarding. With the correct care they will not only yield a delicious crop, but can also be great for introducing structure - even within a smaller garden or courtyard.

During the morning’s event we will be sharing our expert knowledge on autumn pruning: a key element in training your fruit tree and ensuring a good harvest of fruit every year.

This is the perfect event for beginner gardeners who are keen to learn the basics of autumn pruning, from when to begin and the tools you will need. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to our experts and acquire the knowledge to nurture your fruit tree year-round.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
INDOOR BULB PLANTING FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON photo

INDOOR BULB PLANTING FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Friday, 06th November 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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Indoor bulbs are the key to having beautiful scent, flowers and growth in the depths of winter. They anticipate spring outside which can sometimes seem like a phantom at this time of year. Hyacinths, Amaryllis and the various Narcissi (from “Paperwhites” through to “Bridal Crown”) can all be planted now so that you have blooms for the festive period.

Spend the morning in our enchanting glasshouse and set to work under the guidance of our horticultural experts to create your own take-home planter of festive bulbs.
STYLISH FESTIVE PLANTING photo

STYLISH FESTIVE PLANTING

Tuesday, 01st December 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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Join us for an informative talk and demonstration on stylish festive planting. Our horticultural experts will demonstrate how to create your own stunning container displays, as you see dotted around Petersham Nurseries, and that celebrate the seasons offerings using: Hyacinths, Amaryllis and the various Narcissi, from “Paperwhites” to “Bridal Crown”.

There will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice - from bulb layering, to how to prolong the life of your displays. Questions will be welcome throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING photo

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

Wednesday, 09th December 2015 10:30am - 01:00pm

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Learn how to craft a traditional Christmas Wreath using seasonal foliage with Petersham Nurseries' in-house florists: Ronny de Koning and Thomas Broom.

Over the course of the morning they will share their knowledge and experience, working with you on your own creation to take home.

Tickets £85.00, including all materials plus tea/ coffee & cake on arrival. Tickets are refundable up to 72-hours of the event.
ANNUAL CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING photo

ANNUAL CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING

Thursday, 03rd December 2015 07:00pm - 10:00pm

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Rekindle some old fashioned Christmas spirit and join us for our annual evening of candlelit shopping and carols at Petersham Nurseries.

Find festive gift inspiration, handmade wreaths, Christmas trees, gift wrapping, Christmas decorations and hampers, as well as delicious mince pies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.

The Teahouse will open from 6.00 – 8.30pm, serving a delicious selection of seasonal treats.

Please visit us by walking, cycling, or public transport where possible. Thank you.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING photo

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

Tuesday, 08th December 2015 10:30am - 01:00pm

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Learn how to craft a traditional Christmas Wreath using seasonal foliage with Petersham Nurseries' in-house florists: Ronny de Koning and Thomas Broom.

Over the course of the morning they will share their knowledge and experience, working with you on your own creation to take home.

Tickets £85.00, including all materials plus tea/ coffee & cake on arrival. Tickets are refundable up to 72-hours of the event.
NOVEMBER 'TRUFFLES' WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

NOVEMBER 'TRUFFLES' WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 15th November 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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We conclude our series of monthly Wild Food Walks this year with a special event focusing on truffles, sloe and preserves.

We will set out on our local wild food walk as normal, and although we are sure not to find any on our walk - Claudio will be talking all things truffles, from their history, to the types and varieties and traditional truffle foraging methods. Following the walk we will return for a light brunch, during which Claudio will be offering tastings of white Italian truffle; Perigord and other less known species.

We leave for our walk promptly at 9.30am, which lasts about an hour, after which we will return to the Nurseries for a light brunch. Our Wild Food Walks are limited to a minimum of 10 guests per walk, maximum 18. Tickets: £50.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £45.00 for students and Slow Food London members. Tickets are non-refundable.
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 26th November 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - WINE & CHEESE photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - WINE & CHEESE

Saturday, 26th September 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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What goes better than wine and cheese? Italy is awash in cheese as well as wine, so we'd like to invite you to explore the culture of the country through these two classic pairings. Building your palate through this tasting, you'll be able to understand how to put together your own wine and cheese pairing at home.

Those who attend will be eligible to take advantage of a number of event only discounts on the collection.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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