What’s on this Bank Holiday weekend: 5  wine-related things to do

What’s on this Bank Holiday weekend: 5 wine-related things to do

Make the most of the last long weekend of summer and enjoy some English wine adventures

Relax here:

Head to Great Fosters in Egham, Surrey, to lounge by their 1920s-style pool accompanied by a glass (or two) of English sparkling wine by Nyetimber. The vineyard and hotel have teamed up to offer a special spa day package for visitors which includes lunch, a glass of fizz and a goodie bag filled with pool-side essentials.  

Drink here:

Geography wine bar in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, opened in the autumn of 2019 offering an extensive selection of wines from across the globe, including a number of English wines you won’t find on the menu at most wine bars. Owned by wine enthusiasts Aubrey and Fleur Sainsbury, this quirky little spot on the High Street is all about supporting local.

Fleur and Aubrey from Geography wine bar in Tunbridge Wells

Eat here:

Isaac At in Brighton is the first restaurant in the UK with an all English wine list, with a selection of Sussex wines, beers, and other beverages on offer including bespoke wine and juice pairings. To make the most of your time here, we suggest going for the tasting menu and asking the sommelier to recommend an English pairing for each course.  

Stay here:

Book one of the three luxury lodges at Tinwood Estate near Goodwood in Chichester, Sussex, and you can fall asleep overlooking the vines. Each lodge has a private terrace, where you can enjoy sundowners, use of the barrel-shaped sauna and a fully-stocked wine fridge!

One of the lodges at Tinwood Estate

Walk here:

Denbies Secret Vineyard Trail takes you at a leisurely pace to some of the most beautiful viewing points in the 265-acre vineyard in Dorking, Surrey including areas not normally accessible to the public. Experience far reaching panoramic views over the estate and the North Downs as an expert wine guide talks you through the history of the vineyard, grape varietals and wine production techniques used here. £25 per person.

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