Discover English Vineyards and their Wonderful Wines.
English Wine Week takes place from June 18th to June 26th. A whole week dedicated to celebrating the fantastic wine made in England. There are so many amazing vineyards producing delicious wine, each with its own unique story and character.
In this blog post, we’ll explore a few of these vineyards and discover what makes their wines so special. So whether you’re a wine lover or just looking to learn more about English wine, read on for an interesting and informative journey through English vineyards!
English wine is becoming more and more popular, with good reason.
The quality of wine produced in England is increasing every year, and there are now some world-class wines being made here. The climate in England is ideal for growing grapevines, and English wine producers are making the most of this by producing some fantastic wines.
There are many different vineyards throughout England, each with its own unique wines and many of the vineyards are located in stunning surroundings.
Here are just a few of the many English vineyards that you could visit:
Denbies is the largest commercial vineyard in England with 265 acres under vines and produces a wide range of award-winning wines, from sparkling wine to red wine.
Denbies Wine Estate is a one-of-a-kind venue that offers a wide range of events and activities throughout the year. From their Burns’ Night celebrations to the famous Bacchus marathon, there is something for everyone at Denbies.
In addition to their daily indoor and outdoor tours, they can also hold private functions with their bespoke packages. Whether it’s a conference, team building event, private dining experience or your wedding, Denbies Wine Estate is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.
There are also two restaurants to frequent; The Conservatory which offers a Surrey Hills Breakfast every weekend between 9.30am – 11am and the 3rd floor Gallery Restaurant featuring a menu based on produce sourced primarily from the local area and boasts panoramic views over the vineyard.
Whether you’re looking for a light breakfast or a gourmet dining experience, the chateau-style building has something to offer everyone.
Nestled in the picturesque Chiltern Hills, this family-run business produces both wine and beer combining both traditional and modern methods. They have produced a range of award-winning English wines and In addition to their drinks, they also offer a range of delicious platers to enjoy.
Their vineyard tours are very popular and offer a great opportunity to learn about the history of the business and how they make their wines and beers.
Nyetimber is located in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex and is one of the most well-known English wine brands producing some outstanding sparkling wine.
They have a range of different wines, from classic cuvées to speciality rosés and are classed.
A tour of the Nyetimber Estate and vineyards will allow you to walk among some of the oldest vines in England while taking in stunning views of the rolling hills of the South Downs all while learning about the history of Nyetimber and how their wines are made. You’ll also get to try a selection of their wines, including a tasting of Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage, Blanc de Blancs 2014 and Cuvee Chérie Multi-Vintage.
The Nyetimber estate is also home to a British iconic bus with a handcrafted wooden and copper bar. This unique bus is filled with character, celebrating its iconic heritage.
Passengers can relax and enjoy a glass of Nyetimber from the comfort of the Upper Deck which provides the perfect vantage point from which to witness the best of iconic British events.
The Nyetimber estate is a truly unique place which celebrates the best of British culture. If you’re in the area, Nyetimber is definitely worth a visit! Their vineyard tours are very popular and booking is essential.
Chapel Down is the largest producer of wines in the UK. Visitors to Chapel Down Vineyard in Kent can enjoy a variety of vineyard tours, wine tastings, and dining experiences. The vineyard offers guided tours of the grounds and facilities, as well as tutored wine tastings led by experienced staff.
Guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner in the on-site restaurant, which features locally sourced ingredients and wines from the Chapel Down vineyards.
For those looking for a more immersive experience, the vineyard also offers overnight stays in its luxurious accommodations. No matter what type of experience you’re looking for, Chapel Down Vineyard is sure to have something to suit your needs.
The Three Choirs Vineyard is the largest and oldest vineyard in Gloucestershire. The first vines were planted in 1973 in a small area of 1/2 an acre, and the vineyard has now expanded to 75 acres.
The vineyard produces a variety of wines, including reds, whites, and rosés and their Vineyard is open for wine tastings and tours. It also offers a brasserie and rooms and lodges for you to stay to complete your vineyard tour.
The Three Choirs Vineyard is a beautiful place to visit, and it is well worth a trip for any fan of fine wine.
Kings Cote Estate is set in 160 acres of stunning countryside in the heart of England. The estate is home to a variety of wildlife and boasts a winding river, fishing lakes as well as five kilometres of natural woodland walks.
The team at Kings Cote Estate and Vineyard is committed to producing high-quality award winning wines that reflect the unique terroir of their West Sussex vineyard.
A family-owned business, Kings Cote Estate is set in 160 acres of stunning countryside home to a variety of wildlife and boasts a winding river, fishing lakes as well as five kilometres of natural woodland walks.
There are 70 acres of vines which have been operating organically since 2019, planting a variety of grape varietals using sustainable growing practices to produce a range of whites, reds, and rosés.
The vineyard also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including wine tastings, conferences and events.
Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine at one of their events or simply enjoying a bottle at home, Kings Cote Estate and Vineyard’s commitment to quality shines through in every sip.
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If you’re thinking of trying English wine for the first time, or if you’re a seasoned wine drinker looking to explore some new wines, then English Wine Week is the perfect time to do it.
There are events taking place all over the country, so there’s sure to be something happening near you and these are just a few of the many wonderful English vineyards that you could visit.
So why not celebrate English Wine Week by discovering some of these fantastic wines for yourself?
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