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Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Lunch for Two

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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.

What's Included?

  • Tea or coffee on arrival
  • Winery Tour and Vineyard Tour (as part of a group) with an experienced member of staff
  • Guided tasting of the vineyard’s own wines
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • Experience gift pack

What happens on the day?

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.

Participant guidelines

Minimum age: 18

The Woodbridge, Suffolk venue is wheelchair accessible, at Hastings, East Sussex there is some slightly uneven ground in the vineyard, occasional steps and one flight of stairs to the tasting room

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location

Availability

  • Vouchers are 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.

What should I wear?

We recommend you wear suitable outerwear for the weather as well as sturdy footwear as there is some walking involved

What about the weather?

The experience is not weather dependent.

Whilst the walk around the vineyards is better in the dry, if it does rain, the schedule can usually be altered to accommodate the walk.

The experience will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Most of the activities take place under cover and are not weather dependent.

Additional information

Please make any special dietary requirements known at the time of booking.

Maximum number of guests per tour is 40.

Upon arrival please present your voucher to a member of staff.

What about insurance?

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.

How it works

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.

Locations

  • East Sussex - Hastings
  • Suffolk – Framlingham
Brand:
Virgin Experience Days
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