Review by Mr J Moar
A very pleasant day.
02 November 2012
Experience the world of English wine production with the Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Lunch. Along your interesting tour with an experienced tour guide you will learn all about the history of winemaking and receive an overview of how the English make wine. Look at the differences in wine varieties and how the vineyard differs from continental ones, discussing problems such as climate and disease, harvesting and pruning. Also, learn how sparkling wine is made and about the removal of the sediment.
You will visit the bottling plant and discover how the grape goes from vine to bottle and learn everything in between. Enjoy a guided tasting session of the vineyard’s own wines. A buffet lunch is also provided, and tea and coffee on arrival.
On arrival at the vineyard, you will be asked to register before being introduced to your tour guide. The experienced tour guide will lead you out into the vineyard for an overview of English wine production.This first part of the tour will take place inside in the event of inclement weather. After the tour, you will accompany the guide to the tasting room where several wines can be appreciated and any additional questions you may have can be answered.
Tea and coffee on arrival, lunch and soft drinks, instead of wine if preferred, are all included in the price of your experience. You will also have an opportunity to purchase wine on the day.
Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue
Framlingham, Suffolk - selected weekdays and Saturdays, April to September inclusive
Hastings, East Sussex - most weekends and selected weekdays all year round
Kindly note that there may also be occasional date exclusions in September and/or October as this is when the grape harvest takes place.
It is recommended that you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow between 2 and 4 hours for the whole experience, including lunch.
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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A very pleasant day.
Well, I've "done" the visit and really enjoyed it. I've been around many vineyards in New Zealand, paticularly during the Hawkes Bay Wine Festival and I learned more from your visit than I did over there. Much of that is down to a brilliant guide who made the whole experience very interesting. My only complaint is that you had run out of mead but I'm sure to find solace in the bottles of strong ginger wine which I brought back. Thank you very much for a great day out.