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14 incredible UK vineyards every wine lover should staycation at this year

You won’t believe these vineyard tours are on your doorstep

Looking forward to getting back into the swing of weekend minibreaks as the stress of the pandemic eases? Join the club! There's a host of wonderful vineyard stays available right on your doorstep this spring - and they won't break the bank, either.

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We've rounded up the best UK wine tasting experiences with overnight stays you can book now for this autumn. There are some amazing vineyards across England and Wales to discover – who needs Provence and Tuscany when you have these beauties nearby! British winemaking should not be underestimated; we're known for producing delicious sparkling wines, whites and rosés – and the market is steadily growing. And what better way to support UK businesses than by enjoying a glass of vino in the sunshine?

Chapel Down Wine Experience, Kent

One of the UK's best-known winemakers, Chapel Down produces some of the most amazing sparkling and still wines, as well as award-winning beers and ciders. Take a tour of the vineyards and state-of-the-art winery, before tumbling into bed at Sissinghurst Farmhouse, a charming rustic B&B.

Chapel Down Wine Tasting Tour for Two, £50, Virgin Experiences

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Rathfinny Wine Estate, Sussex

Famed for their Sussex Sparkling wine, this small vineyard is a real gem. Stay at the gorgeous, on-site Flint Barns for a romantic and rustic autumn getaway. Rathfinny Wine Estate is also the perfect location for long hikes in the surrounding countryside (when you're not downing the vino, of course).

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Hush Heath Estate Winery, Kent

Set across 400 acres of stunning Kent countryside, Hush Heath is best known for their famous Balfour Brut Rosé. Stay at the Goudhurst Inn on the estate, which boasts four boutique suites, locally-sourced food and dining room.

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Holmfirth Vineyard, West Yorkshire

Holmfirth Vineyard is a Yorkshire gem with incredible views of the Holme Valley. The best part about a visit to the seven-acre vineyard has to be its stunning restaurant with panoramic views. Groupon currently has a fabulous deal available: "39 for afternoon tea plus a vineyard tour and wine tasting for two people.

Holmfirth Vineyard Tour and Afternoon Tea for Two, £39, Groupon

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Llanerch Vineyard, South Wales

We bet you didn't think you could find vineyards like this in Wales! This charming venue in Hensol, South Wales is a farmhouse hotel cookery school and vineyard all rolled into one. Celebrated for their Cariad wines, Llanerch Vineyard is the perfect retreat for any foodies out there.

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Sharpham Wine and Cheese, Devon

Sharpham is a great option for all the cheese lovers out there. Aside from the winery, there's also a dairy farm on-site so your tour will include trying their internationally-loved cheeses. Boasting breathtaking views of the River Dart, there are plenty of local options to stay nearby.

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Bolney Wine Estate, Sussex

The stunning Bolney Wine Estate has a huge range of tours available - you can even go virtually! Virgin Experiences has come up trumps with a £90 Grand Gourmet Tour for two, which includes a two-course seasonal lunch and a tour of the 18-acre grounds, not to mention tasting opportunities galore to try their award-winning red, white, rosé and sparkling wines.

Bolney Wine Estate Tour and Lunch for Two, £90, Virgin Experiences

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Kingscote Vineyards, East Sussex

One of the most established winery experiences in the UK, this Kingscote Vineyards minibreak is perfect for visitors looking for an action-packed weekend, with walking and fishing available on site. The nearby Gravetye Manor is the perfect escape.

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Oxney Organic, East Sussex

Oxney is the largest single-estate producer of English organic wine. Their 35 acres of vines account for around 20 per cent of all organic grapes grown in the UK. Stay in the stunning Jacobean house in the vineyard itself or in their cosy shepherd's huts, or in nearby Stone Cum Ebony at The Oxney Barns.

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Secret Valley Vineyard Glamping, Somerset

Fancy a bit of glamping? Secret Valley Vineyard is the ultimate destination for wine-lovers looking for a relaxing minibreak at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Virgin Experiences is doing a cracking deal for a two-night stay for £135. Vineyard tours and tastings are also available.

Glamping Break for Two at Secret Valley, £160, Virgin Experiences

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Three Choirs Vineyards, Gloucestershire

Three Choirs wine is a favourite tipple nation-wide – and their highly informative tour won't disappoint. There's a brasserie on-site for post-tasting refreshment and a great choice of accommodation, from log cabins to idyllic rooms overlooking the vineyards.

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Gusbourne Vineyard, Kent

The Nest at Gusbourne Estate is now open to visitors for vineyard tours, luxury picnic experiences and wine tastings. Just a 40-minute train ride from London St Pancras, the vineyard provides a picture perfect day out in the rolling hills of Kent. Gusborne, famed for producing award-winning sparkling wines, is the only three-time winner of the IWSC English Wine Producer of the Year - so you know you're in for a treat.

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Carr Taylor, Hastings

Carr Taylor has been producing award-winning English wines since 1971. Their sparkling and still wines are hand-picked, produced and bottled at their family vineyard in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are some amazing deals to be had on wine-tasting tours right now, including £19 instead of £49 for a vineyard tour for two people (featuring an impressive lunch buffet) or £36 for four people - total bargain!

Carr Taylor Vineyard Tour for Two, £19, Wowcher

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Ridgeview, East Sussex

Situated in the beautiful South Downs, Ridgeview has been producing world-class sparkling wine for 25 years. They were one of the first English vineyards to focus solely on the production of sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties Tours last 1.5 hours and promise killer views. Treat yourself to a romantic weekend away and stay in this super cute Duck Lodge B&B complete with hot tub.

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