Wine Tasting In Herefordshire
When wine tasting in Herefordshire, Worcestershire or Gloucestershire you will learn how to slosh, swill, sip and spit (noooooooooooooo) like a pro at the loveliest wine tasting experiences offered.
Let’s be honest: the world of wine can seem pretty confusing from a layperson’s perspective. When confronted with all those endless bottles in the supermarket or the bar, it can be tricky to know where to start. Even harder can be poring over the wine list in a posh restaurant and convincing the sommelier – or your date – you know what you are talking about. Which is why if you really want to tell your Merlots from your Malbecs and your Rieslings from your Riojas wine tasting events are perfect.
With wine tasting experiences in Herefordshire you can broaden your wine knowledge with an evening of wine tasting or an afternoon vineyard tour. Expert wine tasters discuss various wine regions, introducing fascinating new wines and exciting grape varieties. Take the time sampling different premium wines, learning how to correctly taste and understand the subtlety of what makes each wine distinct.
Check out the wine and spirit tastings in Herefordshire, we guarantee in no time at all you will be dazzling your dinner party guests with your wine chat in no time. Bottoms up!
The Secret Bottle Shop
The Secret Bottle Shop are an independent Wine & Spirits business based in Hereford, Herefordshire. The small but select team have a keen interest in all things Wines, Champagnes and Spirits. They offer a unique and exclusive range of products; a world-wide wine selection from your everyday drinking wines, to the more elite fine wines.
Exclusive, secret wine tasting events are organised throughout the year, including the Hereford Wine Festival and Christmas Wine Tasting perfect for everyone! Learn from Brand ambassadors and their own expert staff and get the chance to sample some truly incredible products!
Castle Brook Vineyard
Castle Brook Vineyard is run by the Chinn family in Ross On Wye, Herefordshire, who are best known for producing Wye Valley Asparagus at Cobrey Farms in Herefordshire. Their Castle Brook Classic Cuvee is a traditionally styled Brut, which has been made with Champagne grapes to produce the highest quality English sparkling wine.
Lying on a steep south-facing slope, in the rain shadow of the Black Mountains, but with plenty of warm westerly air, the area is renowned for its fruit and vegetable production, and has the second largest area of grape vines in the UK.
Three Choirs Vineyards
This is England, but not as you know her. Vines rustle instead of oak leaves. There are no ancient castles, but historic vineyards still have stories to tell. Yes, at Three Choirs, Newent, Gloucestershire, there are 75 acres of England.
The Three Choirs Vineyards offers an unforgettable grape-to-glass experience. Uncovering the stories of their vines starting at the Cellar Door, the wine tasting tour guides will take you to the edge of the vines, inspiring and informing you as they explain the growing process.
Frome Valley Vineyard
Frome Valley Vineyard stands on the banks of the river Frome at Paunton, Worcestershire. On a south facing slope surrounded by orchards, hop yards and rolling meadows it is easy to see why the site was chosen over twenty years ago.
Frome Valley Vineyard have a 1.5ha vineyard with nine different vine varieties. There is also a demonstration vineyard showing the main trellising systems used throughout the world. Their shop sells seven still wines together with the award winning sparkling wine as wells as cider and brandy.
Coddington Vineyard in Ledbury, Herefordshire grow three grape varieties and produce single variety wines from them, including an award winning and very popular Bacchus. On a south facing slope, the mature vines absorb the warmth of the sunshine late into the autumn. This allows the grapes to ripen slowly, important in the production of delicate, floral, aromatic English wines.
You can combine a stroll through the vines, wine tasting and a visit to their shop or arrange a Garden and Vineyard Tour during the summer months.
Sixteen Ridges Vineyard
All of Sixteen Ridges wines are produced at their winery in the historic town of Ledbury. They operate a well organised farm and winery, but lift the lid off of the winery, and discover their strive to challenge convention; an approach which is at the core of the entrepreneurial owner Angus, and the award winning winemaker Simon. They are constantly challenging themselves to entice their customers to try something new.
Visit them and enjoy browsing their selection and learning more about their exciting range.
Herefordshire Wine Tasting Experiences
In conclusion if the thought of choosing a bottle of wine from a supermarket leaves you feeling faint, it might be worth turning your attention to the local drink tasting experience, most offering an online store, providing all manner of added assistance.
Whether you’re a novice or a WSET-certified wine expert, these local tasting experiences offer help with food matching, gift buying or storage suggestions and make purchasing wine enjoyable and effortless. If you’re looking to stock up, deals can often be had with bigger cases, perfect for parties or larger gatherings.
We have attended many wine and spirit tastings and find them friendly, relaxed and unpretentious. At the end of the day it’s wine, right? They want everyone to have a great time tasting great wines, and leave with an increased appreciation of the wines you drink, and more confidence in your ability to choose wines in the future. Essentially they want you to become your own wine guru!
Check out some of our preferred Christmas Day Wines, and great ideas for paring wine with food.
Wine Lovers, Gin Lovers, Spirit Lovers Unite. Herefordshire hosts wine and spirit Christmas Tastings from prestigious growers and suppliers to help get your drink sorted for Christmas.
Wine Tasting Gift Ideas!
Many of the local wine merchants and producers offer gift vouchers for a variety of wine tasting events, either for specific dates or left open.