English wine production is turning heads on both sides of the Channel. There are nearly 400 commercial vineyards dotted around England, from Cornwall to Suffolk and Yorkshire. Many are open to the public and offer luxury on-site accommodation in B&Bs, self-catering cottages and barn conversions so you can really make the most of your wine-tasting experience. What could be better than learning about all things wine while looking forward to a sip or two of the homegrown sparkling stuff as the sun sets across the perfectly contoured vineyard.
Sample some of the best wine, cider and juices in the country in Kent.
Location: Tenterden, Kent
Sample the fruits of this Derbyshire vineyard in the charming countryside of The National Forest, and then go to sleep in a pyramid-roofed bedroom.
Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Explore the vineyard and sample the wine and beer produced in this truly independent brewery in Oxfordshire.
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Dedham Vale Vineyard is a great place to experience wine tasting whilst enjoying the pristine rolling English countryside.
Location: Boxted near Colchester, Essex
Surrey has a wealth of drinks producers creating delicious award-winning wines and beers right across the county.
Location: Dorking, Surrey
Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard is one of the most idyllic tourist attraction locations in 1066 Country, near Hastings.
Location: Sedlescombe, East Sussex
Don’t miss a trip to Tanners Wines, independent and family-owned since 1842 which is one of the top wine merchants in the UK.
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
English sparkling wine is enjoying a renaissance.
Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
How about a glass of English wine? That’s award-winning English wine. Come to Holmfirth Vineyard and discover their home-grown delight.
Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Enjoy an organic tipple among the vines of an English country gem.
Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
An ex-RAF pilot and his wife grew their wine into an international triumph. Catch a glimpse and a taste in historic Bodmin.
Location: Bodmin, Cornwall
Explore the peace and tranquillity of the Furleigh Estate vineyard, before getting down to the real business of testing out the wines for yourself.
Location: Bridport, Dorset
Making wine in the Garden of England.
Location: Biddenden, Kent
Take a trip around the world's wines in Newcastle.
Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Sample wines from England’s most northerly vineyard.
Location: York, Yorkshire
Bathed in the sunshine and shelter of the South Downs in Sussex, enjoy some fine English wines direct from grape to glass.
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Discover award-winning wine produced in the beautiful Devon countryside and enjoy a tasting in the picturesque estuary town of Topsham, near Exeter.
Location: Topsham, Devon
Taste the best of Sussex with a bespoke village tour, visiting award-winning vineyards and sampling sparkling wines.
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
With great wine tasting sessions, tours and luxury touches, here are some of the best vineyards to visit in England.
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