The New Champagne: Private Group English Sparkling Wine Tour in Surrey Hills

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The New Champagne: Private Group English Sparkling Wine Tour in Surrey Hills

Various Locations, Surrey Hills

£1160
  • Add an additional guest +
    £145

“With British wines winning international awards, there's no need to go to France to enjoy a vineyard tour” The Guardian Food & Drink

Why we love it

English Sparking Wine Tours (ESWT) will take your group of English sparkling wine enthusiasts on a unique tour around the finest vineyards of the Surrey Hills. Enjoy a day of fizz and fun with oenophile Mike Keeble, owner of ESWT, whose passion it is "to share the amazing abundance of excellent of sparkling wines with you…as this is one of England’s best kept secrets!"

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a one-day English sparkling wine tour for up to eight people in Surrey Hills
  • Embark on an exclusive guided tour of three award-winning vineyards: one large (Denbies), one boutique (High Clandon) and one organic (Albury)
  • Tutored tasting of a variety of English sparkling wines, rosés and white wines
  • Savour a fabulous lunch of local, artisan produce from the Surrey Hills in an Olde English Pub
  • Tour an award-winning gin distillery (Silent Pool), including a tutored tasting of gin
  • Includes pick-up and drop-off at Guildford mainline station by luxury minibus

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experiences is unique to TRULY guests

Description

ESWT was started with a passion to champion great English Sparkling Wines. ESWT’s owner, Mike Keeble, had organised a group trip to Champagne with friends, and having returned, realised the real treasure that was right on his doorstep.

Discover how English Sparkling Wine is made, and why it is as good or even better than Champagne. Visit three different vineyards (one large, one boutique and one organic) and taste their amazing and varied produce. Feast on a lovely pub lunch, be driven from location to location in a luxury minibus/coach, and finish a thoroughly enjoyable day visiting a spirit distillery for a tasting of their award-winning Gin.

Here's what to look forward to

Denbies

The UK’s largest vineyard whose wine now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production, the first ever gold for an English rosé wine, and most recently an international gold for Denbies Noble Harvest Dessert wine.

High Clandon

A boutique vineyard whose Succession Cuvée 2009 vintage Brut, created in the traditional method (la Méthode Champenoise), won three international prestigious awards in 2015 - two golds and a bronze, one of only seven English sparkling wines to achieve this. The gold’s came at the International Wine Challenge 2015 and the Sommelier Wine Awards 2015, and the bronze at Decanter’s World Wine Awards 2016.

Albury

An organic vineyard whose wines are of the highest quality. The first UK producer of “Petillant Naturel” grows over 21,000 vines of traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as a still rosé, first released in May 2016, and quality sparkling wines.

Silent Pool Distillery

Located on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, the distillery takes its name from the mythical, spring-fed pool nearby from which it draws its water. Their signature ‘Silent Pool Gin’ won Gold at the World Spirit Awards 2016 and was voted Best Local Producer in the food and drink category at the Muddy Stiletto Awards.

Description

ESWT was started with a passion to champion great English Sparkling Wines. ESWT’s owner, Mike Keeble, had organised a group trip to Champagne with friends, and having returned, realised the real treasure that was right on his doorstep.

Discover how English Sparkling Wine is made, and why it is as good or even better than Champagne. Visit three different vineyards (one large, one boutique and one organic) and taste their amazing and varied produce. Feast on a lovely pub lunch, be driven from location to location in a luxury minibus/coach, and finish a thoroughly enjoyable day visiting a spirit distillery for a tasting of their award-winning Gin.

Here's what to look forward to

Denbies

The UK’s largest vineyard whose wine now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production, the first ever gold for an English rosé wine, and most recently an international gold for Denbies Noble Harvest Dessert wine.

High Clandon

A boutique vineyard whose Succession Cuvée 2009 vintage Brut, created in the traditional method (la Méthode Champenoise), won three international prestigious awards in 2015 - two golds and a bronze, one of only seven English sparkling wines to achieve this. The gold’s came at the International Wine Challenge 2015 and the Sommelier Wine Awards 2015, and the bronze at Decanter’s World Wine Awards 2016.

Albury

An organic vineyard whose wines are of the highest quality. The first UK producer of “Petillant Naturel” grows over 21,000 vines of traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as a still rosé, first released in May 2016, and quality sparkling wines.

Silent Pool Distillery

Located on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, the distillery takes its name from the mythical, spring-fed pool nearby from which it draws its water. Their signature ‘Silent Pool Gin’ won Gold at the World Spirit Awards 2016 and was voted Best Local Producer in the food and drink category at the Muddy Stiletto Awards.

Sample Itinerary

9am Pick up at Guildford mainline station or other nearby mainline station by luxury minibus/coach.

9.30am Arrive at Denbies for the tour and tutored tasting, sampling a selection of sparkling wines.

11.15am Board luxury minibus/coach to next vineyard.

11.45am Arrive at High Clandon; a small scale vineyard that won International Wine Challenge Gold 2015 and was only one of seven English Sparkling Wines to do so.

1.15 pm Leave High Clandon for 5 minute drive to the lunch venue and organic vineyard, Albury, overlooking the Surrey Hills. Lunch of local Surrey Hills produce and post-lunch tasting of a selection of sparkling wines and a rosé (2011 was drunk on the Queens Barge for her Diamond Jubilee).

3.30pm Leave to go to the finale of the day; Silent Pool gin and spirit distillery.

5.15pm Finish the tour and return to station by luxury minibus/coach.

6pm Arrive back at Guildford mainline station or other nearby mainline station.

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Travel to Guildford mainline station or other nearby mainline station is not included.

This experience is available Thursday to Saturday every week from May to November, inclusive. We advise you book for either Thursday or Friday, as there is very limited availability on Saturdays.

Pick-up and drop-off is included from Guilford mainline station or other nearby mainline station by luxury minibus/coach.

Guests will receive discounts on purchases at most locations on the day and can pay for any additional products or services desired in full, on-site on the day.

Note that at least 21 days’ notice is required for any cancellation or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Itinerary

9am Pick up at Guildford mainline station or other nearby mainline station by luxury minibus/coach.

9.30am Arrive at Denbies for the tour and tutored tasting, sampling a selection of sparkling wines.

11.15am Board luxury minibus/coach to next vineyard.

11.45am Arrive at High Clandon; a small scale vineyard that won International Wine Challenge Gold 2015 and was only one of seven English Sparkling Wines to do so.

1.15 pm Leave High Clandon for 5 minute drive to the lunch venue and organic vineyard, Albury, overlooking the Surrey Hills. Lunch of local Surrey Hills produce and post-lunch tasting of a selection of sparkling wines and a rosé (2011 was drunk on the Queens Barge for her Diamond Jubilee).

3.30pm Leave to go to the finale of the day; Silent Pool gin and spirit distillery.

5.15pm Finish the tour and return to station by luxury minibus/coach.

6pm Arrive back at Guildford mainline station or other nearby mainline station.

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Travel to Guildford mainline station or other nearby mainline station is not included.

This experience is available Thursday to Saturday every week from May to November, inclusive. We advise you book for either Thursday or Friday, as there is very limited availability on Saturdays.

Pick-up and drop-off is included from Guilford mainline station or other nearby mainline station by luxury minibus/coach.

Guests will receive discounts on purchases at most locations on the day and can pay for any additional products or services desired in full, on-site on the day.

Note that at least 21 days’ notice is required for any cancellation or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA

Clandon Downs, High Clandon, Surrey GU4 7RP

Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

Denbies Wine Estate London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA

High Clandon Estate Vineyard Clandon Downs, High Clandon, Surrey GU4 7RP

Albury Vineyard Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

Silent Pool Distillery Shere Road, Albury, Surrey GU5 9BW

The New Champagne: Private Group English Sparkling Wine Tour in Surrey Hills

  • Add an additional guest +
    £145