Whether you’re new to the world of wine or an old hand, you’ll be made very welcome at any of our events. Each of them offer something different but all are fun, friendly and informative.
These seated tastings focus on a key country or region and highlight what makes that style so special. You’ll taste through 8 wines which will be presented by our resident Averys expert and paired with a selection of cheeses from Arch House Deli.
Our larger events like En Primeur offer a more casual approach to tasting and allow you to enjoy the wines at your own pace. You can chat to staff and often winemakers who will be on hand to offer advice. We also provide a light offer of bread and cheese.
We are always pleased to welcome special guests to host exclusive dinners in our cellars. These offer a rare opportunity to try a bespoke line-up of wines presented by the producers and carefully matched with wonderful culinary delights from McBaile Exclusive Catering.
Want to learn more about wine? Our in-depth courses offer you the chance to learn about the world of wine with a global qualification provided by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. These courses are ideal for everyone from wine enthusiasts to those looking to start a career in wine.
Celebration of Wine & Summer of Wine
Held in exciting venues in Bristol, our two big annual events give you the chance to explore wines from all over the world under one roof. We love meeting our customers and getting to know the wines you love so please take the chance to chat to us and the winemakers. With over 100 wines on show these are always the highlights of the tasting calendar!
Not just about wine…
There is always something new and exciting going on in the Cellars so keep an eye out for some of our more unusual events. From pop-up restaurants to music evenings, art exhibitions and film festivals, there’s something for everyone
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to know anything about wine to attend? No! Our tastings are designed for people of all levels of wine knowledge from the beginner with a thirst for knowledge to the expert with a cellar full of wine looking for the next big thing.
Do you send out any physical tickets? No we don’t, we’ll send out joining instructions closer to the event and then just ask for names on the door. If you are buying the tickets as a gift we can easily send out a gift certificate via email or post. Please contact our events team on firstname.lastname@example.org
How many tickets can I purchase? There is no limit on how many tickets you can buy. Our tastings are usually limited to just 70 people so make sure you book early. If you have a group of 25 people or more maybe contact us to discuss organising a private event.
Is there a dress code? No! Please feel free to arrive in whatever clothes you are comfortable in. Please be aware that our cellar is very old with a classic slate/cobble floor therefore it is slightly uneven in places so please be carefully when wearing heels.
Is there disabled access and seating? Yes, our disabled access is on Frogmore Street. It’s the big green double doors next to Sergio’s Restaurant. These doors are opened 15 minutes before the start of every event. For all external events we try to make sure that there is disabled access. If you have any enquires please contact our events team on email@example.com
When should I arrive? The start time for each event is listed on our webpage. This is the time doors open. For our seated events, if you arrive late please use our side entrance on Frogmore Street. It’s the big green double doors next to Sergio’s Restaurant. For our walk- around tastings please feel free to drop in at anytime between the allotted time.
I have bought a ticket and can no longer attend. Can I get a refund? We are able to provide full refunds on tickets if we are given one week’s notice for tastings, 2 weeks’ notice for dinners. If you contact us after the cut-off point we cannot offer a refund unless we are able to re-sell your tickets. Please contact our events team ASAP on 0117 9214146.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 220 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.