Welcome to Tonbridge Winemakers

...and we also make BEER!

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Tonbridge Winemakers

Tonbridge Winemakers  recently held their 45th Annual General Meeting. The new committee are:

Chairman                                 Philip Bisson

Treasurer                                 Chris Powis

Competition Secretary              Les Bates

Secretary                                Geoff Rishman

Committee member                 Les Maskrey

Committee member                Cathy Rishman


The club is long established and very successful. Several of our members win prestigious awards in competitions. Additionally, there is a wealth of interest in commercial wine also. Many of our meetings involve wine tastings. Portions are generous - so leave your car at home! We run a monthly newsletter which keeps members informed of club activities, wine topics, beer topics and topics of general interest. Check out the newsletter - it is reproduced on this site! Just click the "newsletter" tab.

Becoming a member

It is easy to become a member of Tonbridge Winemakers. To join simply use the "contact us" tab. Membership for a year is £15.00 for a couple and £8.00 for a single. If you join after August the rate is halved.

This website is meant to give you a friendly introduction to the club. We have many sections of general interest and many recipes and instructions are included.

If you wish to access these, simply click on the appropriate tab.

Remember, you will be warmly welcomed if you wish to join us.

French Trip 2015

An EXTREMELY successful day was had by the club and its guests on November 26 2015. Once again we are deeply grateful to Wyn Priestely for organising the event. It was highly enjoyable and went, as ever, utterly without hitch!

Well done Wyn!

The club are extremely grateful to you. We are all aware of the hard work you put it to make this event so utterly seamless.

The will be pictures downloaded onto this site as soon as I have processed them (web master).

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joan ellard-smith | Reply 24.08.2016 12.34

I have a white grape vine with over 100 bunches on it - I no longer make wine - would anyone like to come and pick them otherwise they will be wasted.

Derrick Martin | Reply 24.07.2016 10.19


Patrick Hawkins | Reply 04.06.2016 12.43

I have a couple of dozen demi johns and wine/beer making items.Is anyone interested?Please e-mail patrick.hawkins@gmx.com

Derrick Martin | Reply 08.05.2016 12.45

For sale: Demi-johns, fermentation bins, storage bins, floor standing corking machine, grape crusher and press, corks, fermentation locks etc.

david 23.07.2016 20.31

whats your email address?

Derrick 23.07.2016 10.45

Yes, which are you interest in, please e-mail me

David 22.07.2016 22.26

Is this stuff still available?

Pat Wilson | Reply 12.02.2016 11.26

I have some corks, a hydrometer jar, filter and filter papers, glass hydrometer
and a little bottle of iodine! Are they of any use?

Mr G Bowles | Reply 10.12.2015 15.24

My father has moved from his home in Hastings East Sussex and we have a large number of demejohns that we would like someone to have

Mr T Standing | Reply 23.06.2015 12.44

Does anybody want demejohns, buckets, filters, hydro jar,plastic tubing,corks and corker and lot of other stuff relating to winemaking, all for £20-00,

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24.08 | 12:34

I have a white grape vine with over 100 bunches on it - I no longer make wine - would anyone like to come and pick them otherwise they will be wasted.

24.08 | 12:22

I have a white wine grape vihich has over 100 bunches on it - I no longer make wine. I live in Orpington - is anyone interested in having these grapes? I

24.07 | 10:19


23.07 | 20:31

whats your email address?

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