Rotary charities receive nearly £900 as visitors enjoy Northamptonshire wine festival

Brackley Wine Festival. From the left, Sue Hampshire, Brackley Rotary president, Andrea Hargrave MW, of Character Wines and Trevor Davies, organizer, of Brackley Rotary. NNL-150425-191213009
Brackley Wine Festival. From the left, Sue Hampshire, Brackley Rotary president, Andrea Hargrave MW, of Character Wines and Trevor Davies, organizer, of Brackley Rotary. NNL-150425-191213009

A wine festival in Northamptonshire attracted hundreds of visitors and raised nearly £900 for Rotary charities.

The seventh Brackley Wine Festival was held at Brackley Town Hall on Saturday. The event was sponsored by Direct Legal & Collections of Brackley.

Brackley Wine Festival. Julie Tinn of The Grapevine, Culworth. NNL-150425-191252009

Brackley Wine Festival. Julie Tinn of The Grapevine, Culworth. NNL-150425-191252009

Organised by Brackley Rotary Club, nine merchants attended the festival including members of the Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants and local independent suppliers.

The event organiser, Rotarian Trevor Davies, said: “It was pleasing that both merchants and visitors were prepared to travel great distances to be with us. The festival provided another tasting opportunity for wine lovers to discover and buy new wines without the risk of the wine not being to their palate.”

Brackley Wine Festival. John Green of Bordeaux and Beyond. NNL-150425-191329009

Brackley Wine Festival. John Green of Bordeaux and Beyond. NNL-150425-191329009

Brackley Wine Festival. Left, Warren Edwardes of Hyde Park Wines and Tony Hill of Bordeaux and Beyond. NNL-150425-191419009

Brackley Wine Festival. Left, Warren Edwardes of Hyde Park Wines and Tony Hill of Bordeaux and Beyond. NNL-150425-191419009

Brackley Wine Festival. The Winety display. NNL-150425-191431009

Brackley Wine Festival. The Winety display. NNL-150425-191431009