Sparkling South East England
Sparkling South East
VIP Luxury Wine Tour
4 day trip from £1,260 pp
After meeting you at a pre-arranged location, travelling by coach or mini bus to your hotel in the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
After checking in we are visiting Hush Heath Estate which has 400 acres of manicured vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands and is home to the award winning wine Balfour Brut Rosé. There will then be an escorted tour of the estate, state of the art winery and a tutored tasting.
We will then travel to the Goudhurst Inn, also owned by Hush Heath Estate, for a wine pairing dinner.
After a free morning to relax or enjoy the sights we shall visit Chapel Down Wine Estate, located in the Kent countryside close to Tenterden, a picturesque market town. Here we will have a guided tour of the vineyard and herb garden before visiting the winery followed by a tutored tasting.
We will stop in Tenterden for dinner before our return to the hotel.
Today begins with a visit to an award winning, state of the art family run wine estate in the beautiful Sussex Downs where a tour and tutored tasting has been arranged followed by a light lunch. In the afternoon there is a visit to Ridgeview Wine Estate, another award winning family run estate.
Ridgeview have won many awards and trophies including English Wine of the Year four times. Their sparkling wine was recently served at the Queen's official Diamond Jubilee and at President Obama's State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. We can taste these award winning wines ourselves during a vineyard and winery tour and a tutored tasting.
On return to the hotel the evening will be your free time.
Today takes us to one of the largest wine producers in the UK, family owned and run since 1984.
The day commences with a film about the geology and history of the estate and the changes in the vineyard through the seasons. We then visit the winery and have a tasting in the atmospheric cellar where the award winning wines will be paired with carefully selected local produce. Lunch will follow in the restaurant with spectacular views over the vineyards and surrounding countryside.
After lunch we will visit a small independent vineyard owned by two enthusiastic wine lovers in the heart of East Sussex, before our return to a pre-arranged meeting point.