Beaujolais Nouveau Night

Oxford Botanic Garden | £35 | Age 18 +

On Thursday 18th November, we are celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau day at Oxford Botanic Garden with a special event.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. The Gamay grapes that go into Beaujolais Nouveau are handpicked in the Beaujolais province of France. The wine actually originated about a century ago as a cheap and cheerful drink produced by locals to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Read the full story here: The Fastest Wine in the World.

Our celebration will be taking place at 6pm on November 18th, in the Conservatory at Oxford Botanic Garden. Guests are invited to hear from Andrew Wood, a DPhil student from the department of Zoology and Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford, who is conducting research into the impact of climate change on vineyards and wine production. Andrew will give a presentation on the creation of Beaujolais Nouveau and his research. This will be followed by a wine tasting of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau with sommelier-in-training, Jem Duckmanton, and an informal Q&A social to wrap up proceedings.

Your ticket includes a glass of wine for tasting at the event. Additional bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau will be available to purchase at the event at £15 a bottle.


From 11th Nov, tickets for this exclusive event are now open to the public. Please follow the link below to purchase.