Our wine tasting this year will focus on reasonably priced South American wines, that are readily available in the Lymington area. It will led by wine enthusiast John Nicholls.

South America has been making wine since the 1500s, when Franciscan monks planted Mission grapes to make wine for religious purposes. Viticulture and the monks then spread from Peru to Chile and subsequently into Argentina. In the late 1800s, plantings of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmanere grapes gave South America the leg-up needed to make exceptional wines.

The South American wine industry is now booming as a result of some unique circumstances, Argentina has become the World's 5th largest wine producing country and Chile the 9th largest, just ahead of Portugal.

Come to our annual wine tasting on Wednesday evening 7th July, at South Lawn Hotel, to find out what makes South American wines unique, what excellent value for money they represent and where you can purchase them.

Please book your attendance online in the Members Area of the website. 

The cost per person is £TBA inclusive of tea or coffee on arrival, the wines tasted and the accompanying "nibbles". 

Cheques for the appropriate amount, made payable to Lentune Probus Club, should be sent to the event organiser Dave Foot, by 8th June.