With 2021 set to be another stellar year for the staycation, the UK’s best vineyards have been revealed for a summer full of fun!
Holiday letting company, holidaycottages.co.uk, has scoped vineyards up and down the country to reveal six of the very best. Get ready to celebrate…
1. Chapel Down Vineyard, Kent
Located at the edge of The Weald in Tenterden, Chapel Down is the world’s leading English winemaker, but as well as rose, white and sparkling wines, the vineyard also produces gin, vodka beer and cider – lots to choose from. Chapel Down even has the accolade of having the same chalky soil as the famous Champagne region in France, which helps give their wines that distinctive flavour.
2. Camel Valley, Cornwall
Situated on Cornwall’s famous Camel Trail, Camel Valley near Bodmin is the only vineyard in the UK to hold a Royal Warrant. The vineyard produces sparkling, rose and white wines, with the sunny Cornish temperature ideal for viticulture. If you’re looking for an unforgettable day out in Cornwall – their wine-tasting sessions may be the perfect ticket!
3. Nyetimber, West Sussex
Nyetimber has been producing award-winning sparkling wines for over thirty years, with their vineyards spread across Hampshire, Kent, and West Sussex – and plans to extend even more due to such high demand for the product! Why not visit Nyetimber’s beautiful vineyard in West Chiltington on one of their open days and sample the fruits of their labour yourself? You won’t be disappointed.
4. Llanerch Vineyard, Wales
The largest and oldest premier vineyard in Wales, Llanerch Vineyard is set among 20 acres of beautiful Glamorgan countryside. They produce five different varieties of rose, sparkling and white wines in their Cariad wine brand, and offer vineyard tours and tastings for guess. If you’re exploring Wales on a staycation, make sure to add this to your to-do list.
5. Ryedale Vineyard, York
The UK’s most northern vineyard, Ryedale Vineyard is hidden away at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, just 30 minutes’ drive from York and under an hour’s drive from Scarborough. Ryedale Vineyard offers guided tours and tastings sessions, so be sure to check it out on your next North Yorkshire trip!
6. Rathfinny, Sussex
Located in the popular Sussex South Downs, Rathfinny produces a variety of sparkling wines and offers year-round tours of their vineyard to wine enthusiasts! The winery produces wines with the traditional in-bottle fermentation method commonly used by Champagne makers in France, so you’re sure to get a taste of class in every glass!
Commenting on the best vineyards in the UK, Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at holidaycottages.co.uk says: “This year is set to be another year for the Great British staycation, and for anyone fancying something a little different to do on their UK trip, a vineyard visit might just be a wonderful alternative!”
If you need anywhere to stay nearby any of these vineyards, be sure to book your stay with us, and to find out more of the UK’s best vineyards, visit: https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/blog/the-best-uk-wine-tasting-and-vineyard-tours-in-the-uk