Wine and Food Experiences
Immerse yourself with our range of bespoke English wine tasting and vineyard experiences visiting some of the UK’s best vineyards, cider makers and brewers. We specialise in crafting wine and food tours like no other which delight the senses, educate the mind and transport you to the serenity of the stunning vineyards of Kent & Sussex.
Taste award-winning wines hosted by the winemakers and feel like royalty with your personal, chef’s table experience serving you a delicious lunch of regional delicacies and wine pairings among the vines. At our core we are English wine enthusiasts and local foodies on a mission to share our love and knowledge of English wines and regional gastronomy with you.
Discover hidden gems, love incredible wines and savour the culinary delights of the South East with Vine + Country.
TOUR WITH US
A Vine + Country tour includes:
- Exclusive access to several vineyards/producers,
- Private tutored tastings and vineyard guides,
- A Privately catered chef’s table experience and wine pairings
- Full catering options (detailed here),
- Regional from home or train station collection and drop off,
- All experiences can be tailored for full or half-day itineraries.
- Complementary concierge service for accommodation bookings and travel arrangements
We work hard to ensure that every venue visited compares well against the others of that day to give you a greatest depth of experience. In addition we can arrange for extended premium tasting experiences at some venues, organise your local accommodation from our growing list of B&B and hotel partners and can assist with any transport connections you may require.
We require a minimum of 2 persons per booking. To avoid disappointment please try to book at least 7 days in advance. Dogs are always welcome but please make this clear during booking.
Kent or Sussex Wine Experiences
From £125 pp
Join us for a luxury day exploring a wide range of vineyards across Kent or Sussex. Nestled amongst captivating rolling landscapes and picturesque villages explore hidden gems of the English wine scene, taste amazing and award winning wines, meet inspiring winemakers and feast on delicious grazing platters of local cheeses, meats and breads whilst sat out in dreamy vineyards. One of our Kent or Sussex wine tours provide the best way to experience the full range of English wines and styles from artisan producers, perfect if you’re new to English wine or wine tasting or just looking for an indulgent and relaxing day out.
There’s nothing more splendid!
English Sparkling Wine Experiences
From £135 pp
This truly luxury wine experience is aimed to give you a taste of some of the finest wines in England. Visiting producers who’s breathtaking architectural wineries are only outdone by the striking elegance and finesse of their wines. The vineyards visited during this tour all deliver their own authentic reflection of the best of English wine making.
Enjoy exclusive tasting rooms, premium wine tastings and idyllic wine gardens. Savour a bottle or two made from the vines planted around you whilst feasting on a variety of thoughtfully prepared, deliciously rustic dishes celebrating regional produce.
There is no finer way to experience the English movement!
Natural and Organic Wine Experiences
From £125 pp
One of our favourite tours which follows philosophies close to our own hearts. This engaging itinerary will introduce and explore wine producers who are dedicated to crafting outstanding wines with a difference whilst upholding sustainable principles and supporting the ecology of the land they work. This is where simplicity meets the exceptional and the elegant!
Discover ancient techniques, wines that will turn a head and spark a few debates and even some of the best ciders in the South. Sustainability and minimal intervention are the buzz worlds here and the results are truly delicious!
Cider and Craft Beer Experiences
From £95 pp
Kent & Sussex has a beer and cider making heritage which dates back several hundred years. As a result they’re home to some of the best craft breweries and funky cider makers in the country! We know of at least a dozen where you’ll find brews the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else!
Relax aboard this private charter through beautiful countryside while we take you to discover the finest tasting brews in atmospheric tap rooms and rustic farmyards. Follow them up with a selection of artisan cheeses, breads, local cured seafood and charcuterie that celebrate the region.
The only problem on this tour is that you won’t want us to take you home.
The Best of Everything Experiences
From £105 pp
Our tours above are themed to provide balanced experiences, however, if you can’t decide, perhaps you just love the sound of it all, or you’ve got a particular tour requirement, no problem. We can put together your own pic’n’mix tour. Want to try craft beers, fine ciders, still and sparkling wines all in the same day? Or perhaps you have a particular preference for sparkling ciders, rosé wines and chocolate…you’re in the right place.
With our range of partners we’d be happy to build you a one-of-a-kind tour!
On the Menu
Our wine tour lunch menus are simple, honest, made using the best naturally in-season ingredients and grown right here plus you’ll find little rustic touches such as warm farmhouse breads to tear into. Our menus are a representation of the region and a celebration of time and place following the principle that “what grows together goes together”.
For an example of our tour menus please check out our Menu page “here”
If you would like to upgrade your tour lunch we can arrange a multi-course premium tasting menu for added luxury, available at specific venues; including a selection of dishes, each a celebration of the region and paired with the wines of the moment. Please ask for more details during booking.
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