Shop Tasting

On certain evenings through the year, Kernowine hosts various wine, beer, cider and spirits tastings in our Falmouth shop. Whether you’re a Rioja or Sauvignon Blanc fan, or just want an alternative to the same old, same old – why not book on to one of our classes.

The classes don’t cost too much and you’ll have a laugh informally learning about the wines of the world – and we do some food matching as well, like our sweet wine and dessert class – plus cheese matched with wine, port, Madeira and sherry nearer Christmas.


Winemaker tasting class – Matetic Vineyards’ Julio Bastías in person at Kernowine – 10 July

On Wednesday 10th July we have the privilege of hosting one of Chile’s top winemakers at the wine bar in Falmouth.

Julio Bastías from Matetic Vineyards makes one of the country’s top Syrahs and also helps to produce a series of excellent cool climate wines made from Pinot Noir, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Their vineyards were planted in 1999 and most of their wines are organic and biodynamic.

The winery is located in the Rosario Valley, situated between the coastal valleys of Casablanca and San Antonio. The company places great emphasis on supporting their local community and workforce. They participate in social and educational work near the winery, such as making environmental improvements at the local primary school and helping to promote local handicrafts to improve the economic situation in their area of Chile.

Tickets will cost £25pp – it’ll take place between 6-7.30pm and will include a few snacks plus the wines. 

Pop into the shop to book a ticket or email


When we’re not so busy in the shop (mainly through the winter months) we will be offering tastings at home – whether you live in Cornwall or are just visiting our lovely county for a week or two. We’ll bring the wine and some tasting glasses – you just relax and try some of our favourite wines, beers, ciders and spirits. More details to follow and get in touch for corporate tastings.

We won’t unfortunately be offering WSET courses any time soon as our application to open an APP (Approved Programme Provider) was rejected by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, despite their being a local need in the Falmouth area for wine tuition. Del had also been on the waiting list to become a WSET wine educator for more than two years without getting on a course, so has consequently withdrawn his request to become a WSET educator. Kernowine will instead become a provider of Wine Scholar Guild courses in due course.