Wine and Winemaking

In England, vines have been grown and wine made since Roman times, and we now have over 400 working vineyards here. In spite of this, and the high-quality wine that is produced, England still isn’t on the map of wine producing countries. So, let me introduce you to some great vineyards producing award winning wines. We can visit just one to give you a taste of English wine and how it is produced, or we can make a day of it and visit all three!

Lily Farm Vineyard – located in a tranquil situation and surrounded by beautiful East Devon countryside, this vineyard is run by Alan and Faye, who will give you a private guided tour and wine tasting, explaining to you their unique story of how the vineyard first came about.

Old Walls Vineyard – located near the site of a Bishop’s palace, this vineyard offers great wine and spectacular views, as well as a great insight into vine growing and wine production. Ken, the owner, will take you on a private guided tour of the vineyard and winery, then give you a chance to sample some of the wines.

Sharpham Vineyard – located above the River Dart stands this 500 acre farm designed in 1770 and overlooking fields and wooded slopes. With a tally of International Awards this is one of England’s foremost quality wine producers. Along with a selection of award winning cheeses this makes for a great tasting experience. We can take a walk amongst the vines, enjoying the scenery and the fact that you’ve got some great wines to try shortly afterwards.

If you want to know more about this subject and how Alex can build this and / or other trips into your stay in Devon then contact him now on 01803 812556 / 07585 928070 or fill in the form.