For customers with slow Internet connections, this process may take up to five minutes long.
Please be patient and do not refresh your web browser, or press the back button on the tool bar otherwise you may be charged twice for this transaction.
Discover the fascinating world of English Wine during a remarkable Vineyard Tour followed by a light lunch, a delicious hamper or a delightful platter, depending on which location you choose.
France, Italy and Spain may spring to mind when we think of fine wine and picturesque vineyards, however, there is no need to fly away.
England is known for its beautiful countryside and this where we hide our magical orchards brimming with vines and different varieties of grape. The world had begun to uncover our secret as the demand for wine is more than ever and as a country, we now produce thousands upon thousands of excellent bottles of wine every year.
During this experience, you and your guest will tour one of England's exceptional vineyards, but don't worry, you don't need to be a wine connoisseur!
You will learn the history of wine, how vines are grown and pruned, how the grapes are selected and about the different stages of winemaking. You may even visit the caves where the wine is aged to understand the role temperature has to play in the ageing progress.
Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase a bottle if you would like to, before replenishing with your afternoon treat.
Tours typically run May to September, depending on location.
You'll spend between 2 to 4 hours at the venue, depending on location.
This experience is for two people, there will be others on tour on the day.
The minimum age is 18 years old, you will need to take ID.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
On the basket page, you can select from the following delivery options:
Seedlescombe Organic Vineyard, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Robert from Marketing, September 2023
What did your experience entail?
I travelled down to the sunny Sussex countryside to visit England’s oldest organic wine estate. The vineyard is tucked away in the quintessential British countryside, a short drive away from Robertsbridge or Battle. I was greeted with a warm welcome upon entering the modern barn where the wine shop and tasting room are located.
We swiftly departed on the walking wine tour which lasted approximately an hour and a half. An experienced wine tour guide showed us around the picturesque acres of vineyards with frequent stops to taste the organically produced wine. The tour guide was able to cater to all levels of wine knowledge, from novices to experts, all whilst explaining each stage in the organic and biodynamic wine production journey. Over the course of the tour, we sampled 6/7 of the wines grown at Sedlescombe vineyard some of which retailed at over £30 a bottle.
Once the tour culminated, we were provided with an exceptional Ploughman’s lunch which was surprisingly the highlight. There was a large sample of quality produce to sample including: artisan bread, a warm sausage roll, locally made cheeses, green salad, pickles and relishes. All enjoyed whilst sat on their sun facing patio!
What did you enjoy the most?
My favourite part was the ploughman’s lunch which was a fantastic spread of quality, local produce all enjoyed sat in the sunshine overlooking the picturesque Sussex vineyard.
1. Make sure, if travelling by train, to pre-book a return taxi from either Battle or Robertsbridge train stations. The rural location may make Ubers slightly difficult to order on arrival!
2. Take time to browse the shop after the tour and lunch – there is a wide selection of wines and gifts which make a great present.