A well-known figure on the Edinburgh wine scene, Tom Cannavan is an award-winning wine writer and publisher of wine-pages.com and brings you the Edinburgh Festival of Wine, an unmissable day for the capital’s wine lovers. There will be over 350 brilliant wines on tasting – included in your ticket price – fantastic discounts if you choose to buy, and a superb programme of masterclass tastings with some of the world’s greatest wines. Tom will be there too of course.
Tom and his team have run a major wine festival in Glasgow since 2002, and he co-hosted a popular Edinburgh wine fair from 2011 until 2016. Since 2017 he has brought his Festival of Wine to Edinburgh, with 2017’s and 2018’s events selling out completely and rave reviews from the 500 wine lovers who attended. The Festival is open from 12:30pm until 5pm, with re-entry via the Festival wristband.
We’ll have plenty of new names and new wines in 2019, but the 2018 Programme and Exhibtor links above will give a flavour of what to expect. We’ll update with 2019’s information as soon as possible.
We love great wine, and we want to share the love at this fantastic event. You’ll discover superb new wines while our exhibitors pour and discuss their wines with you – with Tom on hand all day to share his knowledge too. Our beautiful venue, The 5* Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street, will add to the sense of occasion.
- 350+ very high quality wines available to sample
- Superb value masterclasses featuring the world’s greatest wines
- Discounts on wines to purchase or order on the day
- Perfectly timed to plan your Christmas wines
- Magnificent venue right in the city centre
- No booking fees on tickets
Priced at £25.50 with no booking fee, tickets include all tasting samples and are on sale now. The masterclass programme will be announced in due course, and ticket holders will be the first to know. Please note that the Festival always sells out months in advance.
Want to exhibit? Request our information pack.
Our Edinburgh Festival takes place in the stunning 5* Balmoral Hotel, in the very centre of Edinburgh at 1 Princes Street. Adjacent to Waverly station, with tram and bus stops immediately outside, the Balmoral is the best address in the city and surrounded by shops, hotels and restaurants.
The Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes Street
“Still can’t stop smiling. Thanks to everyone – that was just a sublime event.” One of our attendees
“Really fantastic event and from what I saw greatly enjoyed by all who attended.” One of our attendees
“Perfectly pitched and so far we have had a really good response and orders.” One of our exhibitors
“Very friendly and knowledgeable people on the stalls and a great selection.” One of our attendees