Greater London, United Kingdom
What could possibly go better together than English wine and English cheese? Quite simply nothing, they were made for each other!
This wine tour will consist of a tour and tasting at the award winning Chapel Down Vineyard. Followed by a picnic lunch amongst the vines with of course a glass of Chapel Down wine.
Then we head to Silcocks Farm, who are well known for their delicious cheeses and organic produce which is all made right there on the farm. They will introduce you to the cheese making process and organic farming, and then onto the main event…an English Wine and English Cheese pairing with some of our favourite English Wines and English Cheeses.
You’ll get to sample a selection of some of our favourite English Wine and English cheeses and learn the all important art to pairing food and wine; before having the opportunity to purchase any of the delights we’ve sampled (and more) from the fine food store.
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Stop At: London Bridge Station, London England
Wine Tour Departs opposite London Bridge Station at The English Grounds, SE1 2HU.
Duration: 2 minutes
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, 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
Stop At: Silcocks Farm Shop and Cafe, Grange Rd, St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6TL, UK
Silcocks Farm is a pure organic farm where quality and goodness thrives! Here we learn all about the cheese making process and get to try Silcock's famous cheeses. We will enter the milk production diary and venture into the cheese room to discuss with the cheesemaker herself. Then for the main event we pair 6 of our favourite English Wines with 6 of our favourite English Cheeses in a seated guided tasting. Delicious!
Duration: 2 hours