Big English Wine Easter – #BEWE

#BEWE Fundraiser

#BigEnglishWineEaster – will now support those in the U.K. drinks and hospitality industry who have been most affected by the impact of the pandemic. All money raised will be split equally between The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action.

#BigEnglishWineEaster will encourage consumers to buy a bottle of wine – or two! – from their local or favourite vineyards and wineries, and taste and share on social media between 7pm and 8pm on Saturday, 3rd April, tagging #BigEnglishWineEaster & #BEWE.

Great British Wine are organising an English Wine themed raffle as part of the fundraising initiative. Details of the prizes available can be found below.

Two ways to support:

  • 1. Producers are invited to donate a percentage of their sales from the Easter Weekend.
  • 2. Anyone can enter the #BigEnglishWineEaster Raffle for a chance of winning one of a number of fantastic prizes donated by producers, restaurants and the trade at large.

#BEWE Raffle

We are super-excited to be supporting #BigEnglishWineEaster by hosting a Raffle of wonderful prizes kindly donated by English Wine producers and supporters.

We will be doing a live prize draw on Instagram on Saturday 3rd April from 8pm – Hit the ‘DONATE NOW’ and pledge a minimum of £10 to be entered into the raffle for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes:

  • A take away with English wines for 4 people (Covid-aware) delivered anywhere in the UK together with Riedel Glassware (total value £380.00) – Roger Jones of Little Bedwyn
  • Mixed Case of Black Chalk sparkling wine including Classic 2015, 2016 and 2017, and Wild Rose 2015, 2016 and 2017 – first chance to taste the 2017s! – Black Chalk
  • Mixed Case of 6 Wines from Chapel Down, Gusbourne, Simpsons Wine Estate, Squerryes, Biddenden and Balfour Hush Heath – Wine Garden of England
  • An elegant Nick Munro Trombone Wine Cooler (worth £100) and 2 bottles of Poulton Hill Rosé – Nick Munro & Poulton Hill Estate
  • A Magnum of Coolhurst Lady Elizabeth Rosé 2014 – Coolhurst Vineyards
  • A Magnum of Fox and Fox Tradition Blanc de Noirs 2014 – Fox & Fox
  • 4 x tickets for Tipple Talk May Wine Club on Thursday 6th May (worth £100) – Katrina Smith/Tipple Talk
  • Balfour Nouveau Jeroboam & Signed Taco Cat Shirt –  Fergus Elias, Hush Heath
  • 4 x Bottles John’s Mystery English Wine Selection – John Mobbs/Great British Wine
  • 2 Bottles of Busi Jacobsohn Brut 2018 – Busi-Jacobsohn
  • A Bottle Each of All Angels Classic Cuvée 2014 and Sparkling Rosé 2014 – All Angels
  • Vineyard Tour for 2 – Gusbourne
  • Bottle of Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2020 and a Tasting Experience for Two – Simpsons Wine Estate
  • Bottle of Albury Silent Pool Rosé 2019 and a Tour for Two – Albury Organic Vineyard
  • ‘Mini Vertical’ of Dalwood Still White Wine – a bottle each of 2018 and 2019 vintage as well as a Tour for Four – Dalwood Wine Estate
  • Bottle of Huxbear Classic Sparkling 2017 and a Tour for Two – Huxbear Vineyard
  • Bottle of Sugrue South Downs Cuvée Boz Blanc de Blancs 2015 – Sugrue South Downs
  • Bottle of Mystery Limited Edition Wine – Lyme Bay
  • 2 x Bottles of Danebury Reserve 2018 – Danebury Vineyard
  • Bottle of Nutty Vintage Brut & a Tour for Two – Nutbourne Vineyards
  • Bottle of Albury Estate Classic Cuvée and Fairmile Vineyard Rosé – The Good Wine Shop
  • Bottle of Ridgeview Oak Reserve – Ridgeview Wine Estate
  • Bottler of Artelium Curator’s Cuvée – Artelium Wine
  • Duo of Bottles: Bacchus 2018 and Pinot Gris 2018 – Stopham Vineyard
  • Tour Voucher for 2 to the winner’s choice of featured vineyard on the website – Wine Cellar Door
  • Tour for Four plus a Pack of Three Wines – Amber Valley Vineyard
  • A bottle each of Cotswolds Hills English White and Rosé – Cotswolds Hills

Charity Information

About The Drinks Trust

The Drinks Trust is the drinks industry community organisation. Since 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. Today, we provide vocational, practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry.

In 2020, The Drinks Trust provided support to nearly 5,000 beneficiaries through both wellness services and financial aid, delivering over £1.2 million of support, compared to just over £500,000 spent in regular years.

About Hospitality Action

When the first national lockdown began in March 2020, Hospitality Action helped many thousands of hospitality households in financial crisis. Just as in March, today millions of hospitality workers can’t go to work, and many thousands have lost their jobs for good. Since the outbreak of the pandemic Hospitality Action has worked tirelessly to help as many people as possible by providing emergency grants to keep food on the table, to assisting vulnerable industry retirees access local support, and by providing mental health resources for those who have struggled during the crisis.

Please show your support by getting involved with #BigEnglishWineEaster. Details of wineries participating can be found via and