This 90-minute guided tour takes visitors through the winery and explains the production process; includes wine tasting and buffet lunch
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What You'll Get
Tours see a knowledgeable expert lead budding oenophiles around a vineyard set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Participants receive an insight into the history of English wine, and a first-hand look at the production process and machinery. A tutored wine tasting session provides visitors the opportunity to try a selection of sparkling, still and fruit varieties. Following the 90-minute tour, attendees can sate appetites courtesy of a buffet lunch featuring farmhouse pâté, 3 English cheeses, pork pies, salad, relish and crusty bread. Fare is suitably accompanied by a glass of still wine each.
Spread across 40 acres of the Hastings countryside, Carr Taylor Vineyard has produced an array of wines for over four decades. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the winery makes both still and sparkling wines, ranging from white and rose to fruit, ginger and mead varieties. The family-run business regularly holds tours of the sprawling site for visiting grape enthusiasts. An on-site shop plies the full range of beverages, which are also available to purchase online.
Carr Taylor Vineyard earned a glowing 4.5/5 stars from TripAdvisor users, earning a Certificate of Excellence 2014 in the process. Reviewers generally found tour guides informative and personable. The variety of fine beverages and calm countryside setting also met praise.
Details verified 18 February 2015.
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The Fine Print
Expires 90 days after purchase (excl. bank holidays).
Purchase: Limit 1 per 2 people. May buy 7 additional as gifts.
Booking: Booking must be by phone to 01424 752501. A list of available dates may be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restrictions: Valid on select Wed, Fri-Sun from 11am. Must arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Lunch provided at approximately midday, subject to change. Most tours take place on selected weekend dates with some mid-week dates during peak season. Must be 18 or older.