English Wine Tour to Kent from London

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Duration - 8 hours

AUD 238 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Join this tour for a fun filled day and learn all about English wine, how it's made and most importantly how good it tastes. You will visit three award winning English vineyards and enjoy a fabulous day of wine tasting and discoveries in the beautiful Kent English Countryside.

Learn about the history of English wine from an expert tour guide, taste an array of English wines, a delicious country pub lunch and ride in comfort in a mini-van or mini-coach.  Whether you live in London or you're visiting from abroad, a die hard foodie or you'd just like to try some English wine, this is a great day out for everyone.

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English Wine Tour - Kent 09:00
Full day out from London. Visit 3 Vineyards, all tastings and lunch included. Delicious country pub lunch served with wine.

AUD 238
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: London Bridge Station, London England

Tours depart from English Grounds, opposite London Bridge Station. Stand in front of Southwark Crown Court (postcode: SE1 2HU)

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Woodchurch Vineyard, Susan's Hill, Woodchurch TN26 3RE England

Planted in 2009, Woodchurch Estate is a small and unique vineyard where we will meet the producer to understand all the hard work that goes into starting a vineyard. Woodchurch specialises in sparkling wine where they have 9 acres of vineyard that produce a classic cuvée, a sparkling rosé, and a delicious blanc de blancs. They have also just released a still chardonnay. You will have a guided wine tasting with the producer and time for purchases.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chapel Down, Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG England

Traveling out of London and across the chalk soil of the Kent North Downs we will make our way through beautiful English countryside and arrive at Chapel Down Winery. Chapel Down is nestled in the 15th century shipbuilding port known as the hamlet of Small Hythe were we will explore the vineyard and learn about English viticulture. You'll enjoy a fully guided tour of the vineyard and winery and learn all about the traditional sparkling winemaking process. Then we head to their tasting room for a guided tasting of their range of English sparkling and still wines. There will be plenty of time to wonder around and browse the wine shop after the tasting.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Bull at Benenden, 5 Orchard Ct, The St, Benenden, Cranbrook TN17 4DE, UK

Enjoy a delicious lunch made with local produce and love in this charming traditional English Pub in the village of Benenden. Recorded in the Doomsday Book in 1086 Benenden is steeped in industrial history for both iron-making and cloth-making since the 14th century. The Bull Inn is a traditional old English pub where you can choose from a selection of light lunches all served with a glass of English Wine.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard, Hawkhurst Road, Cripps Corner Robertsbridge, Sedlescombe TN32 5SA England

Visit and taste some beautiful organic and bio-dynamic wine from Sedlescombe Organic vineyard. Planted in 1978 and boasts a brand new tasting facility. Excellent venue.

Duration: 45 minutes

Terms & conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Travel will be in a luxury mini-van or mini-coach depending on number of guests
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Inclusions

  • Transport by private minibus/coach (dependent on group size)
  • Tours and tastings at two award winning wineries (all fees included)
  • Two course lunch with wine
  • Sample an array of English wine
  • Entry/Admission - Woodchurch Vineyard
  • Entry/Admission - Chapel Down
  • Entry/Admission - The Bull at Benenden
  • Entry/Admission - Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

English Grounds, London SE1, UK


Recent reviews

K9948MOamandaf   21st June 2022

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Wonderful and extremely informative tour! We were lucked up at London Bridge, very comfortable minibus ride down to Kent, and visited 3 wineries. Our host Justin was very knowledgeable about English wines and we learnt a lot. Picnic lunch was fresh and tasty, with dietary requirements catered to with ease. Wines were high quality and interesting, and we even got to meet one of the wine makers himself!

862karend862   6th October 2021

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We booked this wine tour Just before the pandemic so unfortunately we were unable to go until this September 21 but throughout this time Nicola kept in touch with us and as soon as the wine tours were back operating Nicola offered us this first date back. From start to finish the day was wonderfully organised, the coach was perfectly on time, new modern and impeccably clean and it was easy to find the pick up location near London Bridge. We all had a lovely hessian bag each with water and crisps to keep. We visited three vine yards and had a perfect picnic at our second which was just delicious. All the wines offered for tasting were delicious and driving through the Kent countryside was perfect - it’s true what they say Kent really is the garden of England. Martin our tour guide was funny, knew virtually everything about English wines and was a super host with great stories about the locations vine yards and grapes. We had a super day and fantastic value for the price - go! You won’t regret it!

U8644MXelizabethm   11th September 2021

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The wine tour was absolutely perfect! Justin was so knowledgeable and friendly, and took us to some lovely vineyards with great wine - and cheese! At no point did we feel rushed, Justin let us enjoy it as much as we wanted for as long as we wanted, and honestly couldn't fault the trip one bit! Thank you so much, we had such a good time!

803yasminew   31st August 2021

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We really enjoyed this day out and would highly recommend! It was a fun trip, where we visited three vinerys and sampled 13 wines - very good value for money! It was bad weather on the day but the staff made all necessary arrangements to make us feel comfortable, everyone was friendly and highly knowledgeable. There were some very tasty wines and a lunch which was healthy and complimented the wines. We would definitely do this trip or a similar trip from the same company again!

CEHammond   8th August 2021

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Excellent day! Fantastic selection of wines to taste. Justin was a great guide, very helpful and knowledgeable. Lunch was delicious really scrummy quiche! Well done for getting the tours back up and running!

hannahgdd   6th July 2021

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Fantastic day, Natalie was a brilliant host giving us lots of brilliant information, ensuring we were on schedule but keeping a relaxed and fun atmosphere all day long. My entire family had such fun! Also, the meal we had in the middle of the day at The Woolpack was absolutely divine! Many thanks to the whole team.

Balloon_87   29th June 2021

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I would 100% recommend the English Wine Tour run by Nicola and Justin. If you are looking for a well priced private tour that includes a filling lunch, delicious wines and a great amount of knowledge shared look no further. Nicola helped ensure our booking was all taken care of and Justin ran the tour on the day. There were 5 of us in total, we visited 3 vineyards and ended up buying quite a bottles during our tour. I recommend for both for a Hen group and wine lovers who want to grow their love for English wines. Both accommodating and considerate we all really enjoyed the tour! I have recommended it to friends and I would suggest you book soon!!

Amk8688   29th August 2020

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I couldn't recommend this tour for a day out of London! Our guide Justin was extremely knowledgeable and provided a great history on the making of English wines. We visited a nice variety of vineyards, starting with the organic Sedlescombe and the moving on to Chapel Down and Woodchurch. If you are traveling from London I would recommend the local pick up, as you may end up with several bottles of wine to take home! By the end of the day I had a whole new appreciation for English wine

Rhonda375   3rd December 2019

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This tour exceeded my 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. Lunch in a small traditional English pub added to the experience. Justin was very knowledgeable and the whole experience from booking the tour to the final drop off was very professional.

AvoKATE   30th October 2019

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A fantastic day out with my girls for a 30th Bday! Loved all the wine (of course), had a great birthday lunch with delicious cake! As for the surroundings, well they tell their own story - extremely picturesque... & Tom was an amazing tour guide. Definitely going to try their other wine tours.