Enjoy an organic tipple among the vines of an English country gem.
Homesick Romans once planted vines in Somerset, and it’s an ancient tradition that continues at Quoins – one of only nine organic vineyards in Britain.
Buoyed by trips to Africa and South America, expert Alan Chubb planted the vineyard in 2002 – discovering a gorgeous Roman mosaic in the process; now Quoins is home to four delicious varieties that feature among England’s best.
Tucked away on the edge of the Cotswolds, getting to Quoins is an experience in itself – and when the journey’s over you can join a tour of the vineyard, with talks on organic production and biodiversity, and buy one of Quoins' 3000 yearly bottles at market price. Take it steady, though: you've got to make it home, remember…
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