Wine is a beverage loved by many in the UK, for some it’s a nice accompaniment for a tasty meal, or a glass after work and for others it’s their vice. This tour and tasting experience is the perfect gift for any wine lover, inviting them to try an assortment of delicious wines, along with learning more about how their favourite tipple is made.
Every year, vineyards across the country produce thousands of bottles of flavoursome wines. This experience will provide a behind the scenes insight into how these wines are able to reach the shops as you walk around the vineyard. Most importantly, you’ll get to sample some of the fine wines they carefully craft, where you’re sure to experience new flavours, expanding your wine palate.
With different vineyards across the country all offering peaceful and tranquil surroundings, they open the opportunity to explore more of the local area before or after this delightful wine tasting experience.
You’ll be shown around the vineyard by an experienced tour guide, taking you on a journey to discover the fascinating history of English wine. Expect to learn about the wine-making process from start to finish, from the growing and pruning of vines, along with grape-picking, fermentation, blending and finishing off with the most important part- the bottling! Of course this experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting some of the delights the vineyard has to offer, which you’ll typically enjoy after the tour.
The programme on offer will depend on your selected location. Please note, at the Oxfordshire location, this includes a winery and brewery tour and tasting tour for two.
If you’re feeling peckish or fancy a spot of lunch before or after your wine-filled experience, most of the vineyards included in this gift experience package have cafes or a restaurant perfect for a delightful bite to eat.
This experience is available on selected dates depending on location, generally between March to October (some venues are available throughout the year).
Your time at the vineyard will be about 1 to 2 hours.
There'll be a maximum of 50 people in your group.
Unfortunately, this experience is not suitable for spectators.
To participate in this experience you must be at least 18 years old.
You will need to have general fitness as there is some walking involved.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Chilford Hall (Cambridge, Cambridge)
Lucy from Finance, June 2018
What did you get up to?
We visited Chilford Hall on a lovely day and had a great time wandering around the vineyard and being told interesting information about the wine making process from our guide. The actual vineyard was around a 15 minute walk away and it was great to get some fresh air. We got to sample a great variety of wine and it made me realise that you don't need to source wine from France, Spain or overseas as we have plenty of delicious, locally produced wine here in England! We also decided to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea on-site after the tour! A lovely summer day out overall.
What did you enjoy the most?
I loved the sampling part of the experience as I was taught exactly how to taste wine and what to look out for. All the wines were delicious!
I would highly recommend indulging in an afternoon tea after your tour. Please see our photo, china cups galore!