The UK’s vineyards are producing some highly-regarded wines as vines mature, winemakers get more skilled at making the best of their “terroir” (position, soil, climate) and as global warming is moving the limits of wine production further north.
Here we present a small selection of English vineyards which offer accommodation amongst the vines, usually with the opportunity to visit the cellars, meet the winemakers, taste and buy:
The Goudhurst Inn, Kent -owned by Hush Heath Estate
Pub, restaurant and hotel in the heart of Kent – the Garden of England and just a short drive away from the award-winning vineyard and winery, Hush Heath Estate. – Still and sparkling wines, vineyard tours and tastings!
Littleton Lodge, Wiltshire close to a’Beckett’s Vineyard, Wiltshire’s largest vineyard, established in 2001 and now extending to over 11 acres – award winning English Sparkling and Still Wines and Cider and Apple Juice – vineyard tours and tastings! A separate business, but Littleton Lodge overlooks the vineyard and serves a’Beckett’s wines – see Littleton Lodge
Rathfinny Wine Estate, East Sussex where the Flint Barns have been beautifully restored and extended to the highest standard, forming a beautifully appointed “home away from home”. English Sparkling wines – “Sussex Sparkling”. Estate tours and tastings. see Rathfinny Wine Estate
Mersea Island Vineyard near Colchester, Essex and is just 20 minutes walk from the beach! – self-catering cottage – a family owned business committed to providing high class Guest Bedroom accommodation, weekly Holiday Lets, quality English Wines and Beers.- still white and rosé and spakling wines – see Mersea Island Vineyard
Denbies Farmhouse B&B in Surrey – in the heart of England’s largest vineyard, where the original farmhouse has been tastefully refurbished to accommodate seven, modern, double en-suite rooms. Farmhouse conservatory overlooks the garden and 265 acres of sweeping vines red, white and rosé and sparkling wines.- Wine Tours, tastings and restaurant – see Denbies Farmhouse B&B
Glyndwr Vineyard, South Wales – self-catering cottage surrounded by lawns, orchards and a 6-acre vineyard! Glyndwr Vineyard is the oldest and largest established vineyard in Wales. White, red, rosé and sparkling wines. Vineyard and Cellar Tours – see Glyndwr Vineyard.
The Vineyard, Lamberhurst, Kent – right next to the Lamberhurst vineyards, one of the oldest vineyards in Kent, set amongst 20 acres of beautiful countryside. This charming inn features a restaurant, rooms with terraces and lovely gardens – white, rosé and sparkling wines. Vineyard tours and tastings – see The Vineyard, Lamberhurst
Camel Valley, Cornwall – two lovely cottages nestling in beautiful countryside on the south-facing side of the Camel Valley owned by the vineyard, the largest in Cornwall. Still and sparkling white wines – Vineyard Tours and tastings see Camel Valley
Three Choirs, Gloucestershire – 11 bedrooms of which 8 are Vineyard View Rooms and are situated next to the restaurant close to the shop and winery, and 3 are Lodge Rooms located about 500 m away nestled amongst the vines. Red, white, rosé and sparkling wines.Vineyard tours and tastings – see Three Choirs
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There are also some wine-themed hotels in the UK