Vineyards & wine tasting
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 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
Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard is one of the most idyllic tourist attraction locations in 1066 Country, near Hastings.
Location: Sedlescombe, East Sussex
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