Hampshire's Vineyards Open their Cellar Doors
From sparkling Brut and Rosé to delicious dry white wines, the vineyards of Hampshire are brimming with sensational vintages, which is why for the very first time this year Vineyards of Hampshire have launched an exciting new summer Cellar Door experience.
There's no need to book, just turn up. The Cellar Door Experience will see Vineyards of Hampshire’s seven vineyards open their doors to visitors once a month on a Friday and Saturday, from Friday 18th May to Saturday 8th September for the opportunity to taste their wines and purchase directly from the vineyard shop. A full list of when each participating vineyard is open can be found on the Vineyards of Hampshire website.
Tourists and locals alike are being invited to explore the vineyards and taste a glass or two from the cellar. Due to the vineyards’ proximity to each other, Vineyards of Hampshire is encouraging people to make a day of it and traverse the countryside visiting a number of them. There will be non alcoholic beverages available for the nominated drivers.
Commenting on the exciting new programme, Caroline Stevens, Sales and Marketing Manager, Danebury Vineyards said “We’re incredibly pleased to see months of planning come to fruition with the launch of Cellar Door. At a time when English wine tourism is flourishing, this new initiative showcases seven of Hampshire’s leading vineyards and gives visitors the chance to experience a variety of vintages without needing to book a place on an official vineyard/winery tour. We hope that Cellar Door will help to boost visitation to the vineyards, which will result in the event being extended and expanded in years to come.”
The Vineyards of Hampshire has also just announced dates for its July festival, which takes place during Hampshire Food Festival month. The 6th annual sparkling wine festival will take place on Sunday 22nd July at Raimes Vineyards. Visitors can sample over 12 premium English sparkling and still wines and enjoy local fare from Hampshire food producers and street food stalls. All located under marquees set in the beautiful English countryside. Tickets are £12 per person.
Please check individual dates for which vineyards are open when: