From luxury wine weekends, to English Wine books to add to your collection, there’s plenty in the world of English wine travel to look forward to. Here’s everything to have on your radar…
BOOK A VINEYARD HOLIDAY HERE: Oxney Organic Estate, Sussex
If you’re looking for a cool alternative to a hotel, Oxney Organic have the option to stay in one of their self-catering Shepherd’s Huts. The Hunt Shepherd’s Hut is located in a small paddock next to the Pinot Noir in the Hunt Block. The Dobson Shepherd’s Hut is located in a small paddock facing the Chardonnay in the Dobson Block. While you’re there, take the opportunity to join one of the vineyard and winery tours. This is the best way to learn about organic winemaking and viticulture at Oxney Estate.
EXPLORE A NEW WINE REGION WITH: Kent Wine Tours
If you’ve always wanted to plan a multi-vineyard trip, but you’re not sure where to start, hire Kent Wine Tours. They will transport you through the picturesque Kent countryside where you will discover some of England’s award winning vineyards. As well as recommending the best vineyards and lunch spots to visit, Kent Wine Tours books everything for you and provides transport by way of private minibus. Be sure to book using the code ER2021, and your trip will be upgraded to include a free bottle of wine and a keepsake video of your personal trip.
UPGRADE YOUR WINE LIBRARY: English Wine
Here at ERW, we’re big fans of Oz Clarke’s aspirational wine career and we can’t wait to add his latest book release to our collection. Helping you find the best English and Welsh wines, from fizz and whites, to impressive reds. A great addition to any wine library, stack it with the rest or give it to someone as a thoughtful gift.
DISCOVER NEW WINE ACCESSORIES: Partner In Wine
British brand Partner In Wine keeps your wine the perfect temperature on-the-go. Partner In Wine’s stainless steel design makes socially-distanced drinks a walk in the park. From baby pink to vivid red, there’s a design for everyone. And don’t forget to check out the brand’s tumblers, too – ideal for drinking in the sun.
PLAN A TRIP HERE: Ridgeview Wine Garden, Sussex
Set beside their picturesque vineyard, Ridgeview have created the perfect spot to sit back in the sunshine. With a glass of English Sparkling Wine in hand, enjoy the stunning view of the captivating ridge from which they get their name. Nestled beside Ridgeview’s stunning Chardonnay vineyard, the Wine Garden is the perfect spot for a socially-distanced get-together. There is an inspired selection of seasonal and locally-sourced dishes to choose rom, including small plates, sharing platters and artisan boards. Relax in this safe yet celebratory atmosphere with stunning vineyard views. Order a Ridgeview tasting flight on the side, served with tasting and winemaking notes, for your own self-guided tasting.
PLAN A MODERN COUNTRY BREAK WITH: Toppesfield Vineyard
If you fancy a country break but can’t be without life’s luxuries, Toppesfield Vineyard is the venue to know. This property has all the luxury touches you’d expect from a top hotel and the interior is modern and chic. From the floor to ceiling glass doors to the stylish nickel bar, you will feel spoiled the moment you enter. The best part? It looks right out over the vineyard, so you can enjoy a glass of wine in the jacuzzi right beside the vines.
PLAN A LUXURY GETAWAY WITH: Luxury Wine Weekends
This three night luxury weekend break was designed for those who want to experience the best that Kent has to offer. Founded by Kent Wine Tours’ Abi Ireland, it specialises in bespoke wine tourism, including travel and itinerary management, and expert recommendations. Unwind in 5 star luxury accommodation after a day of wine tasting. In the evening, private chefs prepare a delicious, locally sourced meal for you, carefully paired with Kent wines by their in-house sommelier. The team will book all meals and travel for you so all you have to do is show up. Bliss. Book with code ER2021 and get an additional bottle of wine and a personalised video of your trip.