Ten of the Best Vineyards to Visit in the UK

You don’t have to go abroad to visit an established vineyard producing quality wine - you can tantalise your taste buds right here in the UK. Nestled in the stunning English countryside and dotted all around the country, we’ve picked out the best of the best for you to enjoy.

Three Choirs, Gloucestershire

Situated just south of the Malvern Hills, Three Choirs was established in 1973 and has been growing ever since, they are now the largest producer in the region. They grow 30 different varieties of grape from Bacchus and Sevyal to the lesser-known Phoenix and Regent and each blend is as delicious as the next. Uncover the secrets behind their winery and enjoy tasting some of their finest wine samples. Make a weekend of it and stay in one of their relaxing lodges overlooking the beautiful vineyard for a peaceful getaway to the countryside.

Camel Valley, Cornwall

Head to Cornwall and experience Camel Valley, a family-run success. The Lindo family's wine business has flourished since it was founded in 1989. They have won multiple awards and their wine is sold at Rick Stein’s, they supply Waitrose nationally and even export to Japan. Take a grand tour guided by a wine-maker and taste their most famous wine, Cornwall Brut. Marvel in the beauty of the landscape on the terrace glass in hand or if you’re not ready to go home, stay in one of their luxury holiday cottages overnight.

Chapel Down, Kent

Chapel Down is a leading wine-maker in the industry. They are the official supplier to No. 10 Downing Street, the first English wine to be offered at Ascot Racecourse and it was served at HRH Prince William and Kate’s wedding among many other accomplishments. Their grapes are all grown in the south-east of the country, the chalky soil and climate conditions creating the perfect Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes to name a few. They have several awards under their belt and a broad range of wine styles, from crisp and vegetal to rich and tropical. Take a guided tour to learn more about Chapel Down and taste some of their award-winning wines. Open to the public everyday between 10am – 5pm.

Denbies, Surrey

With the biggest vineyard in the country, Denbies is not to be missed if you love wine. Chalk soils and a warm and dry climate contribute to the success and consistency of the wide range of wine styles and exceptional quality. Wander through vineyards on the 7-mile public footpath or put your feet up and enjoy the sights from the train. Learn all about the history of Denbies with the cinematic short film at the start of your tour and see all the behind the scenes of the winery before putting your taste buds to the test. 

Langham Wine Estate, Dorset

Visit the Langham Wine Estate in Dorset throughout the year. Their wines are solely made from the classic Champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Every bunch is lovingly handpicked, and Langham are striving to minimise environmental impact while still producing high quality bubbles. Visitors can enjoy lunches and afternoon teas, as well as the chance to join in picking grapes, loading the press and meeting the team. Of course, you can take a guided tour of the winery and the vineyard, or if you prefer, head off on your own self-guided tour and come back to three delicious wines to enjoy. 

This is a marketing article by Towergate Insurance.

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