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English winery experiences & tours

Brilliant English wineries are not rare anymore. Here are some of the best, just a stone's throw from London. Book your tours in real-time, or use our itinerary planner to help plan, create, and book your ultimate wine tourism experience. 

Private Guided Tour
Biddenden Vineyards
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £40
Join us at Biddenden, Kent's original vineyard where we have 3 generations of expertise spanning over 50 years, to learn more about the story of our family run vineyard and taste our award-winning selection of English wines. Our private guided tours are for small groups of up to 8 people, offering you an in depth insight into Biddenden Vineyards’ history and winemaking. Your own personal guide will escort you around the vineyard and winery explaining the processes and any specific areas of interest you may have. Your guide will then accompany you through a tasting of four selected Biddenden wines. Tours cost £40 per person, minimum booking of 2 people required. Gift vouchers can be purchased for a tour however please note these can only be redeemed for a tour booked through VinTrail and cannot be used towards the purchase of Biddenden Vineyards products, in our shop or online. Please consider the British weather conditions when you visit and bring suitable footwear, like wellies, that can be changed into for walking around the vineyard.
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1.5 hrs
Group
Gift
Wine Tasting Experience
Simpsons' Wine Estate
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £12.5
We are delighted to welcome you to Simpsons' Wine Estate for a succinct and sumptuous Tasting Experience.   You will be guided through a very special tasting of wines from Simpsons' Wine Estate in our elegant Glass House Tasting Room, offering a wonderful vantage point overlooking our world-class winery.   Our exquisite English still and sparkling wines will be available to purchase after the event via our Cellar Door.    _______________________________________________________ Do not hesitate to contact 01227 832200 or [email protected] for any further details or to postpone your booking should you experience Covid19 symptoms prior to your scheduled event.    This event is for over 18's only. Due to operating a strict production environment, we sadly cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age or dogs.   We thank you for your understanding.   The Glass House Tasting Room is situated up two flights of stairs. Please do contact our Events Team to discuss any accessibility arrangements prior to your visit.   We advise all our guests to drink sensibly and consider means of transport when attending our events.
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1.5 hrs
Group
Vegan Dinner | 14th January 2023
Balfour Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £60
To celebrate "Veganuary", Balfour Winery will be hosting a special vegan six-course dinner in our tasting room, The View, on Saturday 14th January. The evening starts at 7.30pm with a pre-dinner glass of Balfour sparkling wine, with an inventive vegan six-course set meal to follow. The evening will conclude at 10.30pm and we recommend you arrange transport to and from the Winery well in advance. The full range of vegan Balfour wines and Jake's Drinks will be available for purchase on the evening from our Cellar Door bar in addition to alcohol-free sparkling wine, Wild Idol. Places must be reserved in advance as there is a limited number of tickets available. Any food allergies must be highlighted to our team when pre-ordering. Saturday 14th January 2023 | 7.30pm - 10.30pm | £60
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English
Group
Gift
Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting
Tinwood Estate
West districts Sussex United Kingdom
From £21
The Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting is £21 per person and takes 1.5 hours. This includes 3 glasses of sparkling wine and a tour around the estate, after the tour you are welcome to stay for an extra glass or a cold bottle of wine of your choice. Reserve your Tinwood Estate event tickets here. To book, select the date and time you would like to attend, and choose any extras you would like, such as our sumptuous Cheese Platters.
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1.5 hrs
Group
Winter Open House 2022 - General Admission & VIP Masterclass Experience
Simpsons' Wine Estate
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £25
General Admission + VIP Masterclass Experience Tickets £25.00 per person - Proceeds donated to Demelza Hospice Care for Children Simpsons' Wine Estate is delighted to offer a VIP Masterclass Experience as an exciting extra to our Winter Open House Event on Saturday 12 November 2022.   Assistant Winemaker, Den’e Van Wyk, accompanied by either Charles or Ruth Simpson, will guide you through a special tasting of our premium wine releases.   Nestled in the elegant Glass House Tasting Room, which offers a superb vantage point over our world-class winery, the Masterclass will give you a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the magic of winemaking and the chance to ask questions throughout the session.   Revel in the complexity of our luxurious Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs sparkling wines, together with an exclusive tasting of our Q Class 2020 magnums.   Select your preferred time and enjoy this wonderful experience, including entry to the Open House event.   This event is for over 18's only. Should you require any further details or to discuss any accessibility arrangements prior to your visit, please call 01227 832200 or email [email protected] We advise all our guests to drink sensibly and consider means of transport when attending our events. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  
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1 hr
Group
Winter Open House Event - General Admission
Simpsons' Wine Estate
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £5
General Admission Select this ticket to join us anytime from 11am - 4pm Tickets £5.00 per person - Proceeds donated to Demelza Hospice Care for Children Join us for the Simpsons’ Wine Estate Winter Open House! It is the perfect chance to visit our state-of-the-art winery, taste our latest releases and to stock up your wine cellar in the lead up to the most wonderful time of the year.   We are proud to continue our partnership with Demelza Hospice Care for Children, who offer end of life care for children and young people, alongside bereavement support for family members across Kent, South East London and East Sussex. The proceeds from the ticket sales for this event will go to Demelza.   In addition to our exquisite English wines, we will also be showcasing the range from our southern French sister estate, Domaine Sainte Rose, as well as some Christmas gifting inspiration complete with magnums and hampers. We will also be joined on the day by various local partners and friends to add to the celebratory atmosphere.   This year’s VIP experience is taking place in the form of a Masterclass session. Nestled in our elegant Glass House Tasting Room, you will be expertly guided through tastings of our most premium wines by our Assistant Winemaker accompanied by one of our Co-Founders. (Please see our VIP ticket for £25.00 per person, which includes General Admission.)   We look forward giving you a warm welcome to Simpsons' Wine Estate to put you in the festive spirit.     This event is for over 18's only. Should you require any further details or to discuss any accessibility arrangements prior to your visit, please call 01227 832200 or email [email protected] We advise all our guests to drink sensibly and consider means of transport when attending our events. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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5 hrs
Group
Wine Dinner with Hide and Fox
Simpsons' Wine Estate
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £125
Simpsons' Wine Estate is pleased and proud to have developed such a wonderful friendship and working partnership with the Michelin-starred restaurant, Hide and Fox, which is located in Saltwood, near Hythe, Kent.    Chef Patron, Allister Barsby, and fellow Owner, Alice Bussi, are joining us to present a delicious five course dinner, showcasing local ingredients and masterful cooking, coming together to create superb dishes, each perfectly paired with a different Simpsons' wine.   Allister’s innovative take on classic British and European food is informed by a love of fresh seasonal produce, his roots on the Kent coast, and in-depth experience as an award-winning chef. Alice has made waves of her own both as a sommelier and manager, and together they have created Hide and Fox to deliver truly exceptional dining.   This exclusive event starts at 4pm, with your hosts from Simpsons’ taking you for a gentle stroll through the beautiful village of Barham to our nearby Roman Road Vineyard. Here you will enjoy a glass of our award-winning sparkling wine, whilst hearing about the establishment of our Estate and special vineyard sites.   Once back at the Winery, you will be poured another exquisite sparkling wine from our range, accompanied by appetisers, whilst discovering more about the production of our high-quality English wines. Afterwards, we will adjourn to the atmospheric Press Barn, where Hide and Fox will present five exquisite dishes, each to be enjoyed with a paired wine from Simpsons’ Wine Estate.   This is a rare opportunity to revel in cuisine of exceptional quality from one of the top restaurants in Kent, whilst sipping carefully crafted wines from one of the world’s most exciting wine regions, all in the unique surroundings of the Estate and hosted by members of the Simpsons’ team.   Tickets are extremely limited and priced at £125.00 per person.
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6 hrs
Group
Sunset Sessions
Simpsons' Wine Estate
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £40
As we look towards the long, hazy summer evenings, we invite you to join a Sunset Session tour and tasting experience.   The experience will begin with a walk to the idyllic and iconic Roman Road Vineyard, where you will learn about how the vines are grown and harvested whilst luxuriating in a glass of one of our sumptuous sparkling wines (Great British weather permitting!).   Returning to the state-of-the-art winery, you will be guided through the art of still wine and Classic Method winemaking. After this, you will enjoy a delicious tasting of Simpsons’ current release wines in the comfort of The Glass House Tasting Room.   In addition, Macknade, the South East’s leading food hall in Faversham and Ashford, will be providing a delectable platter of locally-sourced cheese and charcuterie to pair wonderfully with our award-winning wines.   The evening will finish with a flourish, with a trip down our helter-skelter! _____________________________________________________  Do not hesitate to contact 01227 832200 or [email protected] for any further details or to postpone your booking should you experience Covid19 symptoms prior to your scheduled event.   Please do make contact with us should you wish to discuss any dietary requirements at the time of booking, in order for us to try to put the necessary arrangements in place, where possible. This event is for over 18's only. Due to operating a strict production environment, we sadly cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age or dogs.    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The Glass House Tasting Room is situated up two flights of stairs. Please do contact our Events Team to discuss any accessibility arrangements prior to your visit.   We advise all our guests to drink sensibly and consider means of transport when attending our events.
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3 hrs
Group
Vineyard and Winery Tour and Tasting Experience
Simpsons' Wine Estate
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £25
Escape to the idyllic Elham Valley and join a fascinating tour of Simpsons' Wine Estate, situated in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   Weather permitting, your visit will begin with a walking tour of the iconic Roman Road vineyard, where you will learn more about how the vines are planted, trained, nurtured and harvested. You will then return to our world-class winery, where you will be guided through the art of our award-winning still and Classic Method winemaking.   Your tour will culminate in a very special tasting of wines from Simpsons' Wine Estate in our elegant Glass House Tasting Room, offering a wonderful vantage point overlooking the winery.   Our exquisite English still and sparkling wines will be available to purchase after the event via our Cellar Door.  ____________________________________________ Do not hesitate to contact 01227 832200 or [email protected] for any further details or to postpone your booking should you experience Covid19 symptoms prior to your scheduled event.   Due to operating a strict production environment, we sadly cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age or dogs.   Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The Glass House Tasting Room is situated up two flights of stairs. Please do contact our Events Team to discuss any accessibility arrangements prior to your visit.   We advise all our guests to drink sensibly and consider means of transport when attending our events.   
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3 hrs
Group
Yuletide Yoga
Balfour Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £45
Yuletide Yoga with Move into Yoga Relax and unwind on our candlelit mezzanine with an hour of Yin Yoga. Then enjoy a tasting of three Balfour Wines and a delicious platter of charcuterie, vegetables and cheese, including a freshly baked camembert. What to wear: Anything that is comfortable to move in. Yoga is practiced with bare feet so trainers aren’t required for the class.  What to bring with you: A bottle of water and a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise one will be provided for you. 
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2.5 hrs
English
Group
Balfour Wine and Dine Experience
Balfour Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £175
Indulge in the ultimate Balfour experience.   Your day begins with a private transfer from Marden train station (if required). Looked after for the day by one of our Balfour Tour Guides who will be your personal host during your visit.   Upon arrival at the winery, enjoy a glass of our English sparkling wine on our upstairs terrace overlooking Nannette’s vineyard.   Your host will show you hidden areas of the Estate not available on other tours and provide you with an in-depth insight into our viticulture practices, our woodland and wildflower conservation programme and the wonderful wildlife and nature that live on our 400-acre Estate, creating our own ecosystem with vast biodiversity.   After the tour you will visit our state-of-the-art Winery* where you will be given a comprehensive overview of the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. This will be followed by a tutored tasting, in our owner’s private tasting room, of six Balfour wines including new release and limited-edition wines.   Following your tutored tasting, relax and enjoy a delicious, seasonal three-course lunch expertly prepared by our Head Chef. Each course will be paired with a glass of wine specially selected by our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias.   At the end of your afternoon, a private transfer will take you back to Marden train station.  
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English
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Gift
Winter Wine Experience | Nov 22 - Apr 23
Balfour Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £45
Discover our world class, award winning wines and how our Estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands with a passion for nature, conservation and sustainability. Indulge in the secrets of the Balfour Winery and Hush Heath Estate history either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard (weather permitting) or the balcony overlooking the Manor while one of our knowledgeable tour guides bring to life some fascinating stories from our past. Then become immersed in the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of winemaking from grape to glass in our short film. On a Saturday and Sunday* the Balfour Winter Wine Experience may include a look in our state-of-the-art winery to be guided around our incredible facility showing winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. To conclude there will be a tutored tasting of six of our Balfour wines.
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English
Group
Gift
Vinyasa Yoga in the Vineyard
Balfour Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £65
Vinyasa in the Vineyard - Move into Yoga with Hannah Combine yoga, nature, wine and food for a relaxing day out in the heart of the Kent countryside. A unique opportunity to reconnect with nature and yourself with this gentle vinyasa flow yoga class set in the vineyards at Balfour Winery, in the heart of Kent.  Be led by our guide on a tour of the vineyards while you make your way to a secluded spot for your class. Focusing on gently strengthening, stretching the body and calming the mind with breathing and relaxation techniques, this class is suitable for beginners and improvers.  Included in this half-day experience is a tasting of three Balfour Wines and a delicious lunch of charcuterie, seafood, cheese and vegetables.  What to wear: Anything that is comfortable to move in. Yoga is practised with bare feet so trainers aren’t required for the class but sensible footwear should be worn for the walk. Provision has been taken to host the class undercover if it is raining however the nature walk will go ahead whatever the weather so dress appropriately.  What to bring with you: A bottle of water and a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise one will be provided for you.  Thursday 28th July | 10am | £65pp Sunday 18th September | 10am | £65pp
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English
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Oastbrook Estate Vineyard Tours
Oastbrook Estates Ltd
Kent Kent United Kingdom
From £25
Small groups can be accommodated on a private tour of the vines to help grow your interest in the ever expanding English wine scene.  The vineyard tours will also explain the establishment of the vineyard and our future plans.  We will finish, of course, with a wine tasting to try out the fruits of our labours.
2 hrs
English, Portuguese
Group
Standard Vineyard Tour & Tasting
Chapel Down Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £20
Guided tours include a 60 minute tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by a tutored tasting of 6/7 of our award winning sparkling and still wines. Arrive at the Chapel Down Wine and Fine Food Store, Tenterden, Kent 15 minutes prior to you tour and check in with a member of staff at the till point. Meet your guide at the guided tour assembly point at the back of the shop where your host will take you around the vineyard and winery. The tour culminates with a tutored tasting of 6/7 of our award winning still and sparkling wines. After the tasting, feel free to browse the lovely shop or take a look in our herb garden.  Notes for customers taking a vineyard tour and tasting: Please wear comfortable/suitable shoes  No dogs allowed on the guided tour or in the shop but are allowed around the vineyard on a lead No wine glasses on the tour Due to our health and safety regulations, high visibility vests must be worn at all times whilst on the tour. These vests will be provided by the tour guide.  The tour goes ahead in all weathers (rain or shine!) Soft drinks will be provided if preferred and for visitors under the age of 18.  Children are welcome on our guided tours and tastings but please note the experience is very in depth so please bring something to keep them entertained! If you require further information, please call the Retail Team on 01580 766111 or email [email protected]
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2 hrs
Group
Vineyard Tour
Gusbourne
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £25
A two-hour hosted tour in which you’ll find out what makes our corner of England so special for winemaking. Enjoy a guided walk in the vines, a tour of the winery and a tutored wine tasting in our tasting room.   Our hosted Vineyard, Discovery and Estate tours involve visiting our working winery and wine tasting, so are not suitable for children.
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2 hrs
Group
Tour of Nanette’s Vineyard
Wine Garden Of England
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £30
An expert member of the Balfour team will give you a close up tour of the vines, together with a story of the life of the vine, and how Balfour Winery came into being.
1 hr
Group
Discovery Tour
Gusbourne
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £75
Arrive at 11am for a hosted tour of the vineyards and winery, followed by a tutored tasting in the Nest, including some special wines that don’t feature in our standard hosted tour. We will then serve seasonal sharing platters, designed to complement the wines. We expect to be finished at 3pm.   Our hosted Vineyard, Discovery and Estate tours involve visiting our working winery and wine tasting, so are not suitable for children.
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4 hrs
Group
Estate Tour
Gusbourne
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £95
Join our Estate Tour and spend an afternoon unwinding in the countryside, tasting our wines over a leisurely lunch. Your day will begin with welcome drinks, before embarking on an extended tour of the estate and vineyards. You will then enjoy a wine tasting in our picturesque tasting room overlooking the vines, including some exclusive rare release and limited-edition wines, paired with a seasonal three-course lunch.   Our hosted Vineyard, Discovery and Estate tours involve visiting our working winery and wine tasting, so are not suitable for children.
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4 hrs
Group
A Taste of Squerryes
Squerryes Winery
Wine Garden of England Kent United Kingdom
From £28
Join us over the growing season and enjoy a tour of our vineyard and learn about the 300 year old Squerryes Estate, the fascinating history of the spirit of our house, and the story of how a disagreement with a French Champagne House led to the Warde family planting vines on the North downs at the Gateway to the Garden of England. ‍Begin the tour by walking the vines with one of the Squerryes team and learn about what grapes we grow, why we grow them, and what makes our North Downs terroir so special. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of 3 wines from our portfolio in our exclusive Cork Room where you will learn about how the wine is made and how and why each one is unique. Your tasting will include our current Brut release, our exclusive Rosé and our Blanc de Blancs.
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1.5 hrs
Group