The Grand English Wine Tour

11 days

This Grand English Wine Tour across the south of England is ideal for those looking to explore our very own shores, from Hampshire to Camber Sands, with award-winning sparkling wines along the way. Stay in a grand old English country houses and enjoy the ultimate luxury English experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Stay ten nights in a selection of luxury boutique hotels, historic estates, and manor houses nestled in the picturesque English countryside

  • Explore in style with a chauffeured English wine tour around some of the most acclaimed vineyards in Hampshire

  • Visit stunning wineries and taste award-winning sparkling wines

  • Unwind with an exclusive wine tasting at the estate with a unique and varied selection of wines

  • Embark on a private river cruise up the River Dart for a guided wine tasting with a light lunch

  • Enjoy a private wine tour visiting the 16-acre chalk vineyard in the rolling South Downs

  • Explore in style with a private English wine tour around some of the most acclaimed vineyards in Sussex and Kent

from $5,692 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together, in double/twin room occupancy. Use this itinerary to inspire your bespoke English wine tour.

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Trip details

Day 1

Arrive in Hampshire, a charming country retreat set in a restored Georgian manor, nestled in the picturesque English countryside of one of the most breathtaking counties.

In the evening, enjoy seasonal, locally sourced ingredients from Hampshire markets and farther afield (dinner is not included).

Day 2

Enjoy a full-day chauffeured private English wine tour. Meet with your guide after breakfast and discover the very best vineyards in Hampshire. Discover the unique, fully gravity-fed, state-of-the-art winery before tasting the Classic Cuvée sparkling wines. You’ll unwind with a quintessential English pub lunch.

End the day with a visit to a family-owned boutique vineyard producing award-winning English sparkling and still white wine.

Day 3

After breakfast, enjoy a chance to leisurely walk among the grounds before driving down to Devon through the Wiltshire countryside. Stay in a superb country house hotel set within a 28-acre estate in Devon, with panoramic views of the beautiful Exe estuary.

In the late afternoon, a private tasting has been arranged. Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting at the estate with a unique and varied selection of wines.

Day 4

Wake up to spectacular views over the estuary. After breakfast, why not take a stroll into Lympstone Village.

Explore the cobbled quays and harbour while marvelling at the architecture and visit the Parish Church or stroll along one of the many footpaths that criss-cross the village. Weather permitting, take a boat across the estuary and visit the beautiful grounds and gardens of Powderham Castle (please ask for details).

Drive down to the South Devon coast, and take a private river cruise up the River Dart for a guided wine tasting and light lunch. Following this will be an opportunity to take a walk around the picturesque and historical town of Dartmouth.

Day 5

Meet with your private guide for your wine tour around Devon.

You’ll travel south into the beautiful East Devon countryside, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the historic Jurassic Coastline. Visit a small family-run boutique vineyard established in 2005 that produces award-winning, world-class wines.

Discover more family estates with explanations of the vine varieties and challenges of growing grapes in Devon, ending with a tasting of some of the best sparkling wine that England has to offer. Nestled in the Teign Valley, you’ll discover an estate dating back to the 1600s!

Day 6

Drive down to the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside. Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel steeped in over 900 years of history.

Once refreshed, your local driver will transfer you to a beautiful 6000-acre estate in West Sussex, nestled right in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs. Enjoy a private tour of the 16-acre chalk vineyard with its stunning wine barn overlooking the vines.

Day 7

After breakfast, enjoy a chance to leisurely walk among the grounds or into the village of Amberley before heading to your next destination, Camber Sands, a coastal hideaway just outside Rye in East Sussex.

Your hotel is famed for rest and relaxation, so we advise exactly that. Take a peaceful stroll along the stretches of sandy beach, perhaps while drinking in a sumptuous sunset.


Day 8

Discover the Garden of England on a private English wine tour. Start the day visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Hush Heath Estate, home of the award-winning Balfour Brut Rosé. Hidden away in the Kent countryside near Staplehurst, the estate produces one of England’s most iconic and exclusive sparkling wines using the traditional method.

To crown the day, visit the the most-awarded English sparkling wine producer. The original estate in Kent dates back to 1410!

Day 9

Spend the morning wandering the medieval town of Rye, the sort of place you thought existed only in fairytales. Walk the quaintly named cobbled lanes, such as Mermaid Street, lined with medieval, half-timbered houses where you’ll find unique shops, historic pubs, and local restaurants to delight.

Relax in a stunning country house hotel in the depths of Ashdown Forest for complete serenity.

Day 10

Meet with your private guide after breakfast and discover a sprawling collection of rural towns and pretty villages set in pristine countryside.

Today you’ll visit the cream of the crop: a beautiful family-run vineyard set amidst bluebell-strewn woods; a gorgeous vineyard and winery nestled at the foot of the South Downs; and, in the heart of rural Sussex, one of England’s oldest vineyards. Discover the state-of-the-art wineries and then taste their award-winning wines.

Day 11

After a lavish breakfast, wander through the grounds to discover secret gardens, paths through woods and elegant lakes. Depart to London for your journey home.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do.

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“Thanks for taking the time and trouble to call. You really have set the standard by which we compare all other companies!! Thank you so much for organising a fantastic itinerary with such an interesting and varied range of stop-overs. We are already starting to think about next year’s trip to France so would welcome any suggestions.”

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