Visiting a Vineyard

There are over 400 vineyards in the United Kingdom. Not all are fully open to tourists. The following are amongst the ones who have manned shops, but it is as well to check on their web sites as to whether they are open on the day thay you want to visit.
  • Chapel Down (Tenterden)
  • Lamberhurst (Kent)
  • Biddenden (Kent)
  • Barnsole (East Kent)
  • Denbies (Surrey)
  • Painshill Park (Surrey)
  • Battle (Sussex)
  • Barnsgate Manor (Sussex)
  • Carr Taylor (Sussex)
  • Sedlescombe Organic (Sussex)
  • Stanlake Park (Berkshire)
  • Setley Ridge (Hampshire)
  • Wickham (Hampshire)
  • Old Walls (Devon)
  • Sharpham (Devon)
  • Yearlstone (Devon)
  • Kenton (Devon)
  • Camel Valley (Cornwall)
  • Llanerch (South Wales)
  • Parva Farm (South Wales)
  • Three Choirs (Gloucs)
  • Tiltridge Frome Valley (Worcs
  • Astley (Worcs)
  • Buzzard Valley (West Midlands)
  • Wroxeter (Shropshire)
  • Chevelwarde Organic
  • Shawsgate (Suffolk)
  • Wyken (Suffolk)
  • Mersea (Essex)
  • Carters (Essex)
  • Most vineyards will provide samples on request, providing that you look over 18!. These samples will vary in size and are usually free. (Unlike many continental vineyards who charge)
  • If you wish to visit one of the other vineyards, give them a ring. This will ensure that there is someone to greet you. In many smaller vineyards, the owner is often only there at weekends, or may be busy working in the vineyard.
  • Tours of the vineyard, where available, are usually charged for and should be arranged in advance.
  • During English and Welsh Wine Week (usually the last week in May, many vineyards not usually open to the public have open days. See the English wine producers site for details.
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