About Us (and how to book as a visitor)

The Whitewater Valley Wine Society is a wine appreciation society, based at The Raven Hotel in the village of Hook in North Hampshire. Our aim is to be friendly, welcoming and to provide a good mixture of fun, learning and social events.   If you enjoy wine, then you are very welcome to come along and join us for an informative evening of fun and learning.

The Society has been meeting in Hook for 35 years, during which time we have tasted wines from almost every part of the world.

Most of our evening tastings are led by a guest speaker. Each year we introduce some new speakers, whilst retaining our favourite speakers who return to present different topics on a regular basis.

The Society now has about 60 members. About half of our members live in Hook, with most of the remainder living across North Hampshire. Attendance at our tastings is usually in the mid 30s, with a maximum of 42 (which avoids overcrowding and allows plenty of space for all).

From time to time, we also organise a number of special events, including fine wine dinners, visits to local restaurants, barbecues and summer garden parties.

The photo shows members enjoying the tasting at a typical evening at The Raven Hotel.  Those attending are seated on tables of 6 or 7, so if you are a newcomer, it’s a great way to meet other members! If you are on your own, we’ll make doubly sure that you receive a warm welcome!

If you’d like to come along to a tasting as a visitor, please book through Clive by e-mail to


Please note that attendance is by pre-booking and pre-payment only.   The guest charge is £24, which reduces to £20 if you subsequently decide to join.

Click here to read what our presenters say about us