Cellar Door Wine Tour

3 Vineyards, 11+ wines, Lunch, and a Whole Lot of Fun!

Departs from London Bridge

from £135 p/p

3 VINEYARDS

GUIDED TASTINGS
DELICIOUS LUNCH

from £135 p/p

Day Trips that Depart from Central London

Herbert Hall Wine Barrels

"This tour exceeded our expectations. It is a great alternative to sightseeing in London. The three wineries were all interesting and very different to each other, so we were able to taste a variety of wines of differing prices." - Heather (posted on TripAdvisor)

What to expect from your English Wine Tour

Join a group of fellow wine lovers for a day in the vineyards and a journey of exploration of English wine and the beautiful English countryside.

You will visit three contrasting vineyards on the day, meeting both large and small producers. We will teach you all about growing vines in the UK and the wine making process, and give you the opportunity to try a range of different styles of English wine with a guided tasting at each stop. 

All while being entertained and informed by our English Wine expert tour guides.  Day includes a delicious locally sourced picnic lunch, served with a glass of English Wine of course.

"We were planning a trip of just over a week to London and in searching for day excursions we came across wine tasting tours. We were intrigued as we had no prior knowledge of any wine industry in England. We had a lovely day trip out to wine country." - Emily (TripAdvisor) 

We won a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence award
Having a great time on an English Wine Tour

HERE'S THE DETAILS OF YOUR WINE TOUR

We pick up guests from central London at a bus stand in front of Southwark Crown Court.  The pick up point is on the south side of the Thames River near London Bridge Station, which has both Tube and Overground trains.  Departure Point: English Grounds, SE1 2HU (opposite London Bridge)

  • Our fun and informative expert English Wine Tour Guide for the day
  • Sample an array of award winning English Wines (11+ wines)
  • Drop-in, taste at the bar or barrels, time for shopping, and the move to the next vineyard
  • We pay for all tasting fees in advance with the vineyard
  • Guided Wine Tastings, sometimes by the producer
  • Delicious locally sourced lunch, served with a glass of English Wine
  • Goodie Bag – Souvenir Branded English Wine Tasting Tours Jute Bag
  • Bag of English Crisps and a bottle of Water
  • Return travel from London in luxury mini-coach or van (Mercedes)
  • Air-conditioned for transport for your comfort
  • Learn how to taste wine like a pro

Of course we do.  We make all attempts to meet all dietary requirements, including vegetiarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and more.  We use food partners, pubs or cafes, to provide excellent quality food for our guests.  If you have booked a wine tour, you will receive a lunch order form by email for your food requirements.  The lunch order form (web form) will give you a chance to state any dietary requirements or food allergies which we will pass onto the food provider.  Keep in mind that most pubs or cafes will not guarantee a nut free restaurant.

Our group size can vary from week to week but our maximum public tour group is less that 26, but most of the time we average groups of 12 - 18 guests.   Don't worry, everyone loves wine so its easy to make friends!  Wine is something that connects us all.

Weather is something that we love to discuss in England but it never stops us from "carrying on".  We advise guests to dress appropriately and if necessary wear or bring jackets or jumpers, practical shoes, perhaps an umbrella if rain is forecasted.  We do try and venture into the vineyard and are outdoors at times.  

Vineyards are always subject to change from the stated schedule.  All vineyards are booked in advance but occasionally last minute changes do happen.  Due to customer feedback we have started visiting smaller vineyards where you will have a chance to possibly meet the producer.  We may visit a larger producer also.  Keep in mind that all English vineyards are small in relative "wine production" terms.

We have a Green Tourism badge and by offering group travel in a coach we are more sustainable than a self-drive wine tourist.   Because we travel in and out of London our coaches have to be extermely clean for emission standards as London now has an Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).  Most of the coaches we use are Euro4 or Euro6 standard!  We hope to move to electric coaches in the near future but coaches are heavy things to move around at present and the technology needs to advance so that we can been even more green.  Our souvenir jute bags are reusuable and we recycle as much as possible.  We are always trying to find new ways to be more sustainable.

If you only drink big bolshy reds...then English wine probably isn't for you! (;-)  But if you have a place in your palette for award winning sparkling wine,  delicate whites, dry rosé and pinot noir reds then you will love English wine.  Our wine region is a "cool climate" which means we have higher acidity which makes us fantastic at making sparkling wine and predominantly we grow mostly Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.  Nearly 70% of everything we produce is sparkling wine.   England started its wine industry growing Germanic wines in the 1950s and some vineyards still have those grape varietals today so when possible we try to make sure that you get to try some of those wines which are of interest.   We don't have restrictions on what grapes we can grow here so we are different than France or Italy (old world) wine regions and we encourage guests to try new wines and come explore with us.

We cater to different levels of wine education on our tours.  If you want to discuss English oenology or viticulture in more depth our tour guides can definately help to answer your questions.  We try to keep the information on the day informative and presented at a level for all but please do ask questions if you want a more detailed answer.  We love curious minds!

Our coaches are new or late models within a couple of years old.  London emission standards requires us to continuously update our coaches.  We partner with reputable coach companies on a contractual basis to keep a high standard of vehicle.  All of our coaches have leather seats, full air-conditioning and heating, and we have reliable well-trained drivers.  If we use a mini-van for groups of 8-people or less, then our vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz, full leather, with air-conditioning.

We offer wine tour experiences verses a coach operator that offers wine tour journeys.  Our wine tour guides are experts in English wine so we chaperone verses chauffeur and also provide the education and history regarding our wine industry.  

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Departure point from Central London

Wine tour meeting point in London

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