COVID-19 UPDATE: We have now restarted our vineyard tours with a slightly reduced schedule and a reduced capacity. In line with the current Government regulations we can only accept up to a maximum of 6 guests per booking on our tours. Please read our full Covid-19 update here before booking onto one of our tours. Please note that we now require all guests to wear a face covering on arrival at the vineyard, for the duration of the tour and any time that you are not seated at your allocated tasting table. We will also ask all our guests at the start of our tours to confirm that they are not experiencing any Covid-19 symptons. If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptons please do not come on your tour – we will happily reschedule your booking, or provide a full refund if rescheduling is not possible. 

If you’d prefer not to commit to a date at this time then our tour vouchers are available for sale here and are valid for 2 years.

Read our full Covid-19 update here

 

Visit the Vineyard

Join us on one of our tours and learn about the world of English wine. Our tours are friendly, informal and informative and will give you an insight in the world of wine-making and the chance to try a range of our multi-award winning wines.

Our tours run year round however timetables vary seasonally. We have two tours to choose from, our classic tour and our sparkling wine tour. Please note that ALL tours must be pre-booked via our website, we do not have any walk-in tours. Our tours are for over 18s only and I’m afraid we don’t allow dogs on our classic and sparkling tours. 

We also have a programme of events throughout the year such as Fizz & Chips evenings with the award winning Simpson’s Fish & Chips or vineyard tour and dog walk. Why not join us for our Grand Christmas Tasting in December or our Pinot Noir launch in November. To find out more about our events or to book, please click here

Classic Vineyard & Winery Tour

Vine to Wine

Join us on a  journey of discovery through the vineyard, into the winery and finally into the glass and learn all about the fascinating world of  viticulture and winemaking in a cool climate. Taste a selection of our uniquely Cotswold still and sparkling wines and ‘drink in’ the Cotswold views in our Tasting Room. (5 wines, 4 still and 1 sparkling)

 

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Our classic tour, includes the following;

  • An aperitif and introduction to the vineyard on arrival
  • A walk through our Woodchester vineyard site, including explanations of the grape varieties grown, and the life cycle of the grapes
  • A tour of our winery, with details of the winemaking process
  • A full tutored tasting of 5 of our current wines (4 x still wines, 1 x sparkling)
  • Opportunity to meet our team and ask questions and purchase bottles of wine from our farm shop.
  • Take a virtual tour

Tickets are £15 per person and must be booked in advance.

Tours run year round usually at the following times although please see our latest update below for the most up to date schedule during the Covid 19 pandemic.

1st April - 31st October: every day except Mondays

1st Nov – 31st March: Tuesday - Saturday.

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Sparkling Vineyard & Winery Tour

 

Discover the effervescent world of Sparkling wine, visit the vineyard and winery and explore the different production methods used across the world to produce sparkling wines. With English Sparkling wines enjoying world wide recognition, try for yourself and taste a selection of our uniquely Cotswold English Sparkling wines. (5 wines; 4 Sparkling Wines and 1 still)

 

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For those who would like to learn more about sparkling wine production and sample our full range of sparkling wines, the tour includes:

  • Glass of sparkling wine on arrival with an introduction to sparkling wine production
  • A walk through our Woodchester vineyard site, including explanations of the grape varieties grown, and the life cycle of the grapes
  • Tour of the winery focussing on sparkling wine productions methods
  • Sit down tutored tasting of 5 wines (4x sparkling wines and 1x still wine).
  • Includes a selection of nibbles (please let us know about any allergens on booking)
  • Opportunity to meet our team and ask questions and purchase bottles of wine from our farm shop.

Tickets are £20 and must be booked in advance.

Tours run year round usually at the following times although please see our latest update below for the most up to date schedule during the Covid 19 pandemic.

1st April – 1st November:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

2nd November – 31st March: Friday 

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WINTER 2020 TOUR SCHEDULE

During the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve adapted our tour schedule slightly – please see the timetable below for the latest up to date tour schedule. We’ll be updating this throughout the summer.


GROUP BOOKINGS

If you are a large group of more than 8 people please contact us directly to discuss options for your visit, whether you are a group of friends, wine society, or other social group.

Please note that hen and stag parties are not suitable for our public tours, please enquire about a private booking.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What procedures do you have in place regarding current Government guidelines relating to Covid-19?

  • We have reduced the capacity on our tours and increased the size of our tasting room to allow us to adhere to social distancing guidelines throughout the tour. Hand sanitising stations have been provided throughout the tasting room and we ask that you sanitise your hands on entry. We will be asking all guests to confirm that they are not experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptons before we start the tour, and collecting one set of contact details per household to comply with the Government Track & Trace guidelines. Please bring your mask or face covering as you will need to wear this whilst you are in the winery. The tour guide will brief everyone at the start of the tour to any procedures that need to be followed and direct you during the tour. Please read through our Covid-19 updates here before coming on the tour where we will have the latest up to date information.
  • If you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptons then please do not come to your tour – we will happily reschedule free of charge or refund you in full if this is the case. 
  • Please DO NOT bring any guests with you who have not been booked on the tour in advance. With reduced capacity our tours are booking up quickly and if guests who are not booked arrive to a fully booked tour we will have to refuse entry to ensure we can continue to comply with Government Covid guidelines. If you have a guest who you’d like to add to your booking, please give us a call to check if there is space.

How do I get to you?

  • Once we have received your reservation and payment has been processed, you will receive an email with detailed directions on how to find us. If you do not receive this, please check your spam inbox, or contact us if you haven’t received it.

Are children allowed on the tours?

  • Unfortunately our vineyard tours are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

Can I bring my dog?

  • Unfortunately we cannot have dogs on our classic or sparkling vineyard and winery toiurs. We do offer our popular vineyard tour and dog walk at certain time of the year where we welcome dogs of all ages and sizes so please consider booking one of these. 

Is there a taxi firm I can contact to book a ride back?

  • There are several local firms which we have used and can be booked in advance. We have used the following firms in the past:
    • Wonky Wheels 01453 767878 
    • Lady Cars 0796 996 3351

What if I need to change/cancel my reservation?

  • Please contact us at least 48 hours before your tour date if you need to amend or cancel your reservation. We will offer a full refund or can re-book you for another date with 48 hours notice. If you develop Covid-19 symptons within 48 hours of your tour – please do not come on your tour. In these circumstances we will happily reschedule your tour free of charge, or provide a full refund if you are unable to reschedule.
  • I’m afraid other than this we cannot offer refunds if you cancel your booking with less than 48 hours notice. If circumstances are beyond your control, please get in contact with us directly.

I have a gift voucher which I’d like to use against my booking; how can I do this?

  • If you have received a gift voucher, you will have a voucher code included. Please select your dates as normal and add to the basket. The gift voucher code can be entered at the check-out and this will deduct the value of the gift voucher from your order. Please note that if your email/voucher states that you have a ‘coupon code’ then this should be entered in the coupon code box at the check-out. If the full value of your voucher has not been used on this purchase, then the balance will remain to be used on another purchase.

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