These are the most beautiful vineyards in Britain

These are the most beautiful vineyards in Britain

According to money.co.uk Surrey vineyard Denbies tops the list of most instgrammable vineyards in the UK

New research has revealed Britain’s most picturesque vineyards and Denbies in the heart of the Surrey Hills has come top of the list.

For its World Wine Report, consumer spending expert Money.co.uk analysed over 100,000 Instagram hashtags associated with 693 British vineyards to reveal the most Instagrammable vines in the country.

Llanerch Vineyard in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, took second place on the list, followed by Cornwall’s Camel Valley Vineyard.

Kent and Cornwall both had two entries on the list, as well as Camel Valley in third place, Knightor Winery, just a stone’s throw from Eden Project, came in eighth, while Hush Heath and Biddenden in Kent came in ninth and tenth place.

Fifty per cent of the vineyards listed are in the South East of England.

1. Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Vineyard in Dorking is spread over 265 acres. Credit: Helen Dixon

Denbies Wine Estate, located in the Surrey Hills, is the most picturesque vineyard in Britain. offering wine tasting, alongside two restaurants and a hotel with outstanding views of the 265-acre estate.

2. Llanerch Vineyard

In addition to producing award-winning wine, Llanerch Vineyard is less than 25 minutes outside Cardiff city centre and is home to a restaurant, hotel and cookery school.

3. Camel Valley Vineyard

Located in Bodmin, Camel Valley Vineyard is home to international award-winning English Sparkling wines, a Royal Warrant from The Prince of Wales, and spectacular views over the Cornish countryside.

4. Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate near Haywards Heath in West Sussex has beautiful views across the vines from its terrace

Known for being one of the earliest commercial vineyards in the UK, Bolney Wine Estate is located near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, where visitors can indulge in tours, tastings, walks along the vineyard trails and a restaurant which overlooks the ripening vines. 

5. Three Choirs Vineyard

Located in the Cotswolds countryside, this 75-acre estate is one of the oldest in the UK, and currently offers tours, tastings and tapas at its on-site restaurant.

6. Wyken Vineyard

Situated on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, on a site once occupied by the Romans and recorded in Domesday, the ancient estate of Wyken is not only home to a seven-acre vineyard, but also a flock of Shetland sheep, a traditional orchard and kitchen garden which supplies the estate’s Michelin Guide restaurant. 

7. Hambledon Vineyard

Founded in 1952, Hambledon Vineyard, in Hampshire, is England’s oldest commercial vineyard and prides itself on its award winning English Sparkling Wines which are produced by the only fully gravity-fed winery in the UK.

8. Knightor Winery

Just a stone’s throw from the Eden Project in Cornwall, Knightor Winery produces premium quality English still and sparkling wines, and is also a wedding and events venue, with on-site accommodation and dining facilities.

9. Hush Heath Estate

Hush Heath Estate in Staplehurst has beautiful nature walks and artwork to enjoy among the vines

Hush Heath Estate’s flagship Balfour Brut Rosé was the first English Sparkling wine to be served in BA First Class and the official English wine of the London 2012 Olympics. Visitors to the winery, in Staplehurst, can experience expert-led tours, tastings, vineyard walks and nature trails within the 400 acre estate.

10. Biddenden Vineyard

Rounding out the top 10 most beautiful wineries in Britain is Biddenden Vineyard in Kent. Producing award-winning wines, ciders and juices, Biddenden Vineyard offers visitors the choice of both self-guided or private tours.

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