English Wine Week starts today! Do you know what that means? Pack up your picnic blanket, family and dog and head on out to one of Britain's award-winning vineyards to try out some of the greatest wine the UK has to offer!
Possessing an array of awards for their wines including Gold for their Rose Brut at the 2011 International Wine Challenge; Chapel Down have been collecting awards including 'Kent's Best Vineyard' in the Taste of Kent awards and Best Leisure and Tourism Business 2012 at the annual Kent Excellence in Business Awards.
Making some of the most incredible UK wines, the awards of Camel Valley talk for themselves. The 2008 White Pinot Noir Brut and 2009 Pinot Noir Rose Brut are merely a couple of the excellent wines that have conquered and you can take on the vineyard's tour and tasting.
Located in Surrey, Denbies is one of the UK's biggest vineyards. The soil in the area has been deemed as ideal for growing grapes ever since the Romans occupied the territory. Featured throughout the tours was a surround-vision cinematic experience, tours of a winery indoors and a train that transports you all around the estate, in addition to a running guide commentary.
Oh, and for all those of you that aren't wine lovers..
...Is a family-run farm that welcomes thousands of visitors each year, where you can sample, explore and relish a day spent with the whole family. What's more is that it's free entry, there's free parking and, no doubt, free samples of cider, wine, juice and jam!