SUSSEX WINE TOUR
6th to 8th October 2017
£1145 per person sharing
Discover how wonderful English Sparkling Wine can be right here on our doorstep on our luxury Sussex wine tour with Special Guest English wine expert John Mobbs from Great British Wine; the region is rapidly growing in reputation for the excellent sparkling wines produced there. This tour is also available on demand for private groups; contact us using the button below.
SUSSEX WINE TOUR DESCRIPTION
It is no surprise that West Sussex Sparkling wine is of optimum quality, and you can discover this for yourself on our luxury Sussex wine tour. In fact, there is currently a controversial campaign to give the sparkling wine from the area the appellation “Sussex”! The Traditional Method used in making Champagne is commonly employed here in the production of these fine sparkling wines, as indeed are the same grapes grown and blended in Champagne production, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Furthermore, the vines are grown on the same chalky soil as one finds in Champagne in Northern France. Geologically, it is the same piece of rock connecting these two regions under the channel.
We will be exploring the Brilliant British Bubbly of the West Sussex region during this wine tour, and for the duration we will be staying at a luxury 5* star hotel in Horsham; with its fine wine cellar and award-winning restaurants, it provides perfect accommodation for lovers of fine wine and great food. The final order of visits and tastings may, at this point, be subject to change, and we will will update this page if and when it is necessary.
WINE TOUR SCHEDULE
Arrive at the 5* Hotel
eve Nyetimber Wine Tasting followed by Welcome Dinner at hotel
am Ridgeview Tour, Tasting followed by Lunch
pm Private Winery Visit and Tasting at the award-winning Wiston Estate winery not normally open to the public
eve At leisure
am Bluebell Vineyard Winery Tour, Tasting
PRICE £1145 INCLUDES:
- 2 nights Bed, Breakfast & Welcome Dinner at a luxury 5* Hotel in Horsham;
- Nyetimber tasting at the Hotel
- Welcome Dinner in the 2AA Rosette restaurant on the arrival evening, with wine;
- Lunch day 2;
- 3 special behind-the-scenes winery visits/tours/tastings not available to the general public;
- return transport from hotel to wineries;
- Collection and drop off at the Horsham Rail/Coach Station;
- Single Supplement £250.
- Company of English Wine Expert John Mobbs at welcome dinner, all winery visits/tastings/lunch
The itinerary may change slightly in order from the above, but all elements will still be included.
We expect that for this trip, many of you will make your own travel arrangements. However, we are happy to assist with booking of trains, coaches etc and, indeed, flights for anyone travelling from further afield. Please request on your booking form. If you would like to extend your trip and stay for some extra nights either here or elsewhere; we would be happy to book accommodation for you.
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