Norwich Wine Week

Norwich Wine Week hit the city for its inaugural year from 3-10 June 2023. Bringing together the best local wine experts, merchants and producers in a city-wide celebration of wine, Norwich Wine Week aimed to shine a spotlight on the area’s flourishing wine scene, tapping into a wealth of local knowledge and passion.

The Showcase

Over 25 cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and retailers took part the NWW Showcase, offering a wide variety of popular sold out events from talks and tastings to discounts and menu pairings, bringing in footfall to the city.

Feedback from businesses was extremely positive with all those who responded wanting to take part in the event in future years.

Businesses who took part in the showcase benefited from a unique package of marketing and PR support from Norwich BID and VisitNorwich including: Regular features on Radio Norfolk, Inclusion in press and PR coverage, toolkit of Wine Week branded materials including bar coasters, window lights, posters and social media assets.

The Festival

The week culminated with a two-day festival in Chapelfield Gardens. Complete with music, food and, of course, lots of delicious wine to try and buy. The festival sessions were carefully timed to encourages attendees to use the city’s hospitality businesses after the festival closed.

Held within the heart of the city, Norwich Wine Week culminated in the weekend festival in Chapelfield Gardens, welcoming vineyards, merchants and wine enthusiasts for a 2 day festival celebrating the very best Norfolk wines had to offer. With exhibitors such as Adnams, Burn Valley Vineyards, Virgin Wines and Chet Valley Vineyards, exclusive Tasting Sessions curated by Norfolk Wine School, there was a little something for both wine novices and experts.

The Festival sessions were carefully timed to encourage visitors to carry on the evening and explore Norwich’s many restaurant’s, pubs and bars.

Sustainability is key to everything we do, and Norwich Wine Week was no exception. With over 1,600 reusable Norwich Wine Week glasses used, reducing the need for over 6,900 single-use cups, a recycling rate of 68%, 100% renewable energy, and Net-zero waste to landfill.