Whether you’re a wine connoisseur wanting to test your palate or a novice to the world of wine, a selection of venues in NewcastleGateshead offer unique wine tasting experiences.

    From informal servings of flights of wine, to fully guided wine tasting accompanied by food, to the more unusual wine tasting experience, take a look at some of the top wine tasting venues in NewcastleGateshead. 

    You’ll know your pinot from your sauvignon in no time…

    1.Dobson & Parnell

    Dobson & Parnell is a renowned restaurant located in the heart of Newcastle's vibrant Quayside. The restaurant is known for its contemporary British and European cuisine, carefully curated wine list, and exceptional customer service. When it comes to wine, Dobson & Parnell has an extensive selection of local and international wines that pair perfectly with their menu offerings.

    The wine list at Dobson & Parnell is curated by the restaurant's sommelier, who carefully selects each bottle to complement the flavours of the dishes. The list includes a range of red, white, and rose wines from different regions of the world, including France, Italy, Spain, and the United States.

    In addition to their impressive wine list, Dobson & Parnell also offers a tasting menu, where customers can sample a selection of wines paired with different dishes. The tasting menu is a unique way to experience the restaurant's culinary offerings and wine expertise. The popular luxurious restaurant also hosts frequent wine tasting events.

    Dobson & Parnell is a must-visit destination for wine lovers in Newcastle. The restaurant's commitment to exceptional service, delicious food, and carefully selected wines make it the perfect spot for a memorable dining experience.

    Escape the Everyday Dobson and Parnell interior

    2.Hotel Du Vin

    Join Hotel du Vin's Head Sommelier for a wine tasting session in the Victoria Tunnel on two Fridays in every month. Begin the evening at 6pm at the Hotel bar and lounge with a glass of arrival bubbles, followed by a mini Tunnel tour, learning about its history and hearing some great stories, before starting the wine tasting within the Tunnel. The sommelier will introduce and talk about 3 lovely wines from around the world and there will also be a blind tasting - can you guess your wine?



    Cavavin is neatly tucked away under the arches on Westgate Road and sells a range of wines, champagnes and spirits. As well as the extensive range available to buy, they offer a wine tasting experience focusing on five different wines. Taking place within the heart of Cavavin wine shop, the fairly informal evening allows attendees to enjoy wines from all over the world. 



    Fenwick Newcastle's wine room is a luxurious and sophisticated space that offers wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts a truly unique experience. Located within Fenwick department store in Newcastle, the wine room features an impressive collection of over 600 wines from all around the world. The wine room is designed to cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences, with wines ranging from affordable everyday options to rare and prestigious vintages. The collection includes wines from all the major wine regions, including France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as lesser-known producers from countries such as Slovenia and Hungary.

    The space itself is beautifully designed, with floor-to-ceiling glass cabinets showcasing the impressive wine collection. The knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on choosing the perfect wine for any occasion. 

    Fancy wine tasting on the go? Venture into Fenwick food hall and indulge in a superior wine-tasting experience with the state-of-the-art Enomatic wine dispensing system, a technology that stores wines at the correct temperature and in perfect condition. Purchase a card in-store to taste 25 ml samples or enjoy glasses (125ml and 175ml) of 16 different wines to discover your new favourites, a perfect pit stop! The space also hosts regular wine tastings and events, allowing customers to explore and learn more about the world of wine in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. 

    Fenwick Newcastle's wine room is a true gem for wine lovers, offering an unrivalled selection of wines, expert advice, and a beautiful space to enjoy them in.


    Blackfriars is an award-winning restaurant located in a 13th-century medieval friary in the heart of Newcastle offering a selection of wine tasting events throughout the year. Taking place in Blackfriars Tasting Room, the events offer the chance to sample wines from around the globe, alongside some snacks in case you get peckish!  The tasting consists of fizz on arrival and six samples of wine. 

    Escape the Everyday Blackfriars Blackfriars

    Want to find out more about NewcastleGateshead's food and drink scene?

    NewcastleGateshead has so much to offer for the foodies amongst us! We have taken the time to find the best spots in the city for food and drinks. For more information on food and drink in the city, click here

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