Noble Vines Wine School

Wine is our passion

Noble Vines was the foreunner to and inspiration for Barbera & Champagne. Noble Vines  was set up in 2011 by a small group of wine professionals, all united by a love of wine and desire to pass on their knowledge to others. We offered official wine courses leading to WSET qualifications as well as more relaxed approach to wine tasting with like-minded people. Our students enjoyed  interactive, informative and entertaining learning experiences.

Our classes ranged from: tastings for social or corporate events, introductory classes where you’ll meet new people and gain confidence with wine, or achieve a professional qualification to add a string to your bow.

We had great fun running the courses but found that there just wasnt enough activity to make it viable to continue running classes for comparatively small groups of people.  In our travels we met a lot of wine producers and discovered some fabulous wines which are not generally imported to the UK so we set up Barbera & Champagne to import niche wines from small family producers, principally in Italy, Spain and France. These are wines that we personally enjoy and which we consider to be best in class for their particular price bracket.

Simona and Chris have also run very successful wine tours to Italy and Spain for groups of  20+ people, an activity we intend to continue within Barbera & Champagne