England is blessed with several long-established, friendly and family-run vineyards. They have decades of experience dedicated to perfecting the art of producing award-winning English wines. With this vineyard tour and tasting, in East Sussex, the two of you will gain a fascinating insight into the world of English wine production. Learn about the history of winemaking as an experienced guide shows you around the 37 acres of vineyards, hear how the vines are trained to grow and discover the differences between our vineyards and those in other countries. You'll visit the bottling plant and will then be shown to the tasting room to sample some of the award winning creations on offer. Should you find a new favourite, don't forget to stop by the shop to make a purchase, after what is sure to be an enlightening experience for the both of you.
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After registering at the vineyard the two of you will be introduced to your tour guide and your experience shall begin. You and the tour group will be shown to the 37 acre vineyard for an overview of English wine production, where you will hear about the different wine varieties grown and learn how the vineyard may encounter problems such as weather and disease. A visit the winery and bottling plant will enable you both to discover the secrets of the winemaking process from the arrival of the grapes, to the bottling of the finished wine. You will then be welcomed into the tasting room where several of the award winning wines can be appreciated and any additional questions you may have can be answered. Before you leave don't forget to visit the shop for the opportunity to purchase some wine to take away with you.