Experience the world of English wine production with the Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Lunch. Along your interesting tour with an experienced tour guide you will learn all about the history of winemaking and receive an overview of how the English make wine. Look at the differences in wine varieties and how the vineyard differs from continental ones, discussing problems such as climate and disease, harvesting and pruning. Also, learn how sparkling wine is made and about the removal of the sediment. You will visit the bottling plant and discover how the grape goes from vine to bottle and learn everything in between. Enjoy a guided tasting session of the vineyard's own wines. A buffet lunch is also provided, and tea and coffee on arrival.
Need to Know
On arrival at the vineyard, you will be asked to register before being introduced to your tour guide. The experienced tour guide will lead you out into the vineyard for an overview of English wine production.This first part of the tour will take place inside in the event of inclement weather. After the tour, you will accompany the guide to the tasting room where several wines can be appreciated and any additional questions you may have can be answered. Tea and coffee on arrival, lunch and soft drinks, instead of wine if preferred, are all included in the price of your experience. You will also have an opportunity to purchase wine on the day.