Celebrating English Wine Week

Hampshire vineyards and wines have grown in popularity thanks to our beautiful landscape, ripe soil and chalk rivers.

So if you're keen to take a dive into local wine and vineyards or want to sharpen your wine tasting skills, here are some Experiences to get you started...

Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Cheese

Tour around the stunning vineyards with a resident expert to learn about vine growing in the English climate followed by a tour around the winery to learn more about the production processes involved in top quality winemaking.

You will then be welcomed into their tasting room for a tutored tasting of the wines before being treated to a platter of locally sourced cheeses, accompanied by your choice of either charcuterie, or Hampshire smoked trout.

Andover | £30 pp

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Private Wine Tasting at Home

This fun private wine experience pits Old World against New World Wines - blind tasted for even more fun!

The 2 hour tutored tasting includes comprehensive tasting notes and the hire of ISO tasting glasses This tasting includes a rapid introductory session on how to taste – explained in a no-nonsense practical way and then a wine tasting of 6 wines.

At home | £430 (up to 12 people)

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Learn the Art of Winemaking

How do you make a white, rosé, red or orange wine? What is the difference between a Champagne and an English Sparkling wine?

Why use oak, amphora, plastic or stainless steel barrels?

During the 2-hour session you will be able to discover all aspects of the oenologist's work and taste their different products.

Lymington | £20 pp

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Wine Safari

Enjoy an e-bike safari along the New Forest Wine Route for an exclusive wine tasting at our newest vineyard and cidery.

Collect your retro style e-bikes along with your route map and head off from Milford on Sea and enjoy a scenic and fun-filled, power assisted cycle to the vineyard. Hop off and settle in for a tasting led by Guillaume, our expert and passionate oenologist.

Afterwards, enjoy a browse of the newly planted vineyard or pop a blanket down in the fields for a picnic before exploring more of the New Forest on your way home.

New Forest | £120 pp

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Foraging Experience with Wine Tasting

Explore the fields and hedgerows surrounding the Black Chalk Winery where you will be introduced to a host of edible plants, herbs, and berries that grow wild in the area. You'll learn how to identify different species, and discover which ones are safe to eat.

On the return leg of your adventure, enjoy a guided tour of our Rivers vineyard and the winery, where you'll learn about how we look after our vines and make our wines. Rounded off with a tutored tasting of two of our wines, expertly paired with canapés made from foraged ingredients. It's the perfect way to round off an unforgettable day of foraging and discovery.

Andover | £70 pp

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