A walk around the vineyard first & small woodland. If you are visiting outside summer then you might want to wear wellies / walking shoes for this part as we found it damp underfoot. Enjoyable half hour stroll with information posted along your walk. Then to the serious part. We enjoyed a good ploughmans lunch sitting outside in the Autumn sunshine and were then given a very informative half hour, maybe more, tasting session of six or seven wines. All in all an enjoyable, educational and fruitful two to three hours.
Autumn Glory Winery Escape for Two
Whether you're looking for a fun activity to share with a loved one or an extra special experience gift voucher for a wine-loving parent or friend, then take a closer look at this superb Autumn Glory Winery Escape - a Tour for Two at one of England's leading vineyards, situated near Hastings on the Kent/East Sussex border.
Explore England's premier organic vineyard, the largest and oldest organic vineyard in the UK! Sedlescombe featured prominently in the BBC TV's 'Inside Out' episode on local wines and featured exclusively in The Times in June 2016 after being the first UK vineyard to win an international wine competition outright.
This experience is the perfect day out for a couple with a passion for fine wine. You, or the lucky recipient of your gift, will enjoy every moment of this unforgettable experience. Not to mention the chance to buy Christmas wine pressies all round!
Autumn Glory Vineyard Experience for Two:
1. Welcoming glass of Mulled Wine with mince pie,Tea or Coffee on arrival.
2. The Vineyard & Woodland Nature Trail - A walk through 3 vineyards and an ancient English Woodland - A chance to test out your outdoor autumn clothing and boots! Wellies are provided, if required.
3. 'Vines & Wines - The Sedlescombe Story' An entertaining 30 minute video showing you some of the unusual activities and adventures involved in setting up and running a vineyard!
4. A hot and hearty Autumn Glory Organic Pumpkin Soup with locally baked artisan bread, followed by a Ploughman's Lunch accompanied by a glass of low alcohol Sedlescombe Organic Golden Apple Wine.
5. A guided tour of the 'Winery in Autumn' where you can see the wines fermenting and the wine making processes will be explained.
6. Wine tasting of 6 International Award winning whites, rose, red and sparkling English wines produced at Sedlescombe.
This experience is an activity which is available 7 days a week from 11am to 3pm from 1st November until 18th December 2015.
Following your welcoming drink you will set off on the Trail through 2 vineyards and woodland where you will learn about how organic and biodynamic vineyards differ from ordinary vineyards as well as the history of the vine in England and Sedlescombe.
You will also see the Self-build House constructed on the site in just 3 weeks in 1989.
It's then back to the Barn for a hot and hearty autumn glory organic pumpkin soup served with artisan breads, followed by a ploughman's lunch and a glass of lunch-time low alcohol organic Apple Wine.
After lunch you will move round to the winery for a brief talk about some of the procedures necessary to make top quality wines in England and see some of the fermenting vats of new wine. Perhaps you'll even get offered a taste of 2015 New Wine?
Moving back to the 'Bar-in-the-Barn', you'll be able to taste the whole range of fabulous home-grown organic and biodynamic international award winning wines, including whites, red, rosé and sparkling.
Wine tasting can be hungry business, so you will both be able to enjoy either the delightful country cuisine with a hot and hearty soup with very special artisan breads, not forgetting the complimentary glass of Sedlescombe organic Apple wine, of course!
At the end of the tour you can visit the vineyard shop where you can buy your favourite tipple of the day as well as all the Christmas wine you'll ever need and some extra special wine gifts for friends and family too. This is a fantastic experience for wine lovers where you will learn a lot about the wine-making process and enjoy tasting some of the most delicious organic wines around; share this experience with a special someone, or treat a friend or parent to a wonderfully unique experience gift they'll remember forever!
Price per Couple: £49.50
Available: 7 days a week between 11am - 4pm.
Available from November 1st until 3 days before Christmas.
Your visit can last as long as you like. On average, a visit which includes lunch takes about 2 hours.
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“A lovely treat!”
First of all, this place was wonderful value for money as we were using a voucher for 2 of us with wine tasting, self guided tour and afternoon tea.
On the website they say to get the bus from Hastings, however this bus is very sporadic. We'd have had to wait for 2 hours! So we got a taxi from the station, about £20 each way.
On arrival we were given a sheet and told which way to explore. I'd recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes for outdoor walking. It wasn't a strenuous walk however. You could spend from 30 mins up to about an hour walking around, and the choice is yours.
The afternoon tea might be the best we've had. Sandwiches were fresh and tasty, perhaps some might think limited in choice. Scones were definitely the best I've tasted. A nice selection of mini cakes too. Perfect amount.
We were given taster amounts of 5 different wines. Unfortunately we were given the last wine (red) during our meal and I don't think it went, so the taste was ruined slightly. We were also given 2 liqueurs to try.
The barn were the tastings take place is wonderfully decorated. A great atmosphere.
We were given a talk about the history of the place which was probably a highlight as we learnt a lot and took away some great information.
This was the first vineyard is been to. I would recommend this to friends.