It is summer and, although the weather is not always the best, a great way to relax if you are a wine lover can be a staycation dedicated to your passion. In the past we talked about wine holidays abroad, today we deal with the topic of weekend wine tours in the UK.
The best ideas for a break dedicated to wine in the UK
When you think of the world of wine, Italy and France immediately come to mind, and then California and Chile. Yet it is possible to enjoy excellent wine-themed holidays even without moving too much and staying in the UK. In a period like the current one, in which the so-called staycations are strongly recommended, it could be a good compromise to still take a break without having to board planes.
Bike tour and wine tasting in Kent
It is no coincidence that Kent is also known by the name “garden of England”: in this region, it is possible to enjoy some of the most characteristic landscapes of the nation, among which are also included vineyards from which delicious wines are created.
An excellent idea for a tasting and nature break could be to leave the car and rent a bicycle to move between wineries and vineyards enjoying nature. Starting from Ashford, for example, you can rent an electric bike and visit the Hush Heat Winery and the Biddenden Vineyards in the area.
A Sussex break to discover the vineyards
Another good idea for a break or a tasting weekend without going too far is that of a stop in Sussex. In this area, easily accessible from London even for just a day, there are some of the most famous wineries in England, including the award-winning Court Gardens Farm with its Wine Vineyard and the vineyards and cellars of the Bluebell Vineyard Estates.
Taste the English sparkling wine a stone’s throw from London
Finally, an alternative to the usual tasting tours is the one to taste the best British bubbles: even in this case, a stone’s throw from London, you can visit two important wineries where some delicious bubbles wines are produced. You can visit the estate and the vineyards and also add a tasting at the Simpsons Wine Estate, or book a taste of the famous Gusborne Estate.
Whether it’s a simple relaxing break, a weekend or a mini-vacation, staying in the UK is a great idea for any wine lover! But if you don’t have the chance and the holidays are already over, don’t worry: you can always order one of our natural wine mixed cases and travel thanks to the flavours of distant lands!