Rathfinny Wine Property, East Sussex
Rathfinny Property’s 242 hectares (600 acres) of south-facing chalk downland is among the best glowing wine-producing spots within the UK. And homeowners Sarah and Mark Driver will not be wanting ambition: their vineyard can produce multiple million bottles of Sussex glowing wine annually and so they plan to grow to be one of many largest vineyards in Europe.

Lodging at Rathfinny’s Flint Barns
The property’s just lately renovated Flint Barns supply a laid-back nation retreat surrounded by the South Downs. Cosy nooks with fireplaces, a communal eating room and tables within the fairly courtyard make the restaurant interesting year-round, and substantial strolling trails assist to burn off the surplus. The property is 4 miles (10 minutes by taxi) from Seaford station on the road east from Brighton. • Flint Barns doubles from £100 B&B, rathfinnyestate.com
Ryedale Winery, North Yorkshire

Farmhouse at Ryedale Vineyards
The UK’s most northerly business winery is six miles from Malton station, which connects with Liverpool and Scarborough on the TransPennine route. Malton itself is amongst Yorkshire’s high foodie locations and holds its harvest pageant with star cooks, stay music and the complete works on 7-Eight September. At Ryedale, two farmhouse rooms overlook almost 2½ hectares of vines, which roll down the south-facing slopes of the Wolds. Since 2011, the winery (together with a second web site at close by Howsham) has produced glowing wine, reds and whites utilizing 16 grape varieties. A pure pinot noir wine is prepared for launch this autumn, in all probability the primary time such a tipple has been produced to date north within the UK. A low-impact farming strategy is taken with pure pesticides used the place attainable; wild boundaries and hedgerows are maintained so friends can take pleasure in a variety of wildlife. Alongside the award-winning wines, a heritage orchard produces cider and apple juice, and a beer enterprise is underneath approach. Day excursions are additionally obtainable, which culminate in an area wine and cheese tasting.• Doubles from £95 B&B, ryedalevineyards.co.uk

Sharpham Property, Devon

By a nature-filled spot on the River Dart sits Sharpham Home, an austere trying mansion surrounded by historical oaks and luxurious vines. Among the UK’s most extremely regarded wines, together with glowing whites, rosés, a pinot gris and pinot noir comes from Sharpham and may be sampled together with its historically produced cheeses throughout tasting periods, excursions or within the Alfresco kitchen café. The Sharpham Belief runs a low-key campsite in close by Level Area the place tents sit just a few metres from the river. Seals generally wallow within the brackish water and curlews scour muddy banks. One of the best ways to get from Totnes station to Sharpham is on a three-mile footpath, which is accessible by foot or bike.• Tenting in Level Area £7pp, kids underneath 5 free, sharphamtrust.org
Secret Valley, Somerset

Shepherd’s Hut lodging
This natural farm within the foothills of Somerset’s Quantocks is inside 5 miles of Bridgwater station and provides a non-conventional mixture of alpacas, Christmas bushes, glamping and wine-making. The latter is a draw for campers, who get the prospect to tour the vines and study Secret Valley’s 5 types of grape – pinot noir, rondo, orion, solaris and reichensteiner. The primary crop was produced in 2010, 10 years after the farm went natural. The exercise centre, animals and vary of tenting choices make this a high spot for households. There are wigwams and bell tents for teams however the extra romantic shepherd huts are closest to the vineyards.• Huts sleeping as much as 4 individuals £145pn, bell tent/yurts/wigwams for 2 adults from £63.50, lodge for 2 £73.50. Pitch your individual tent from £15pp, secret-valley.co.uk
Llanerch Winery, close to Cardiff

Whereas meandering round Llanerch’s vineyards overlooking the Vale of Glamorgan, it’s exhausting to consider that Cardiff’s city sprawl (and station) is 12 miles away (20 to 25 minutes by taxi). Ryan Davis was equally greatly surprised in 2010 when he discovered the winery on the market. Since then, he’s restored the enterprise to recreate a few of the magic of Australia’s Margaret River and Marlborough on residence turf. The outdated farmhouse is now a restaurant with rooms, cookery college and wine-tasting hub. Winery excursions and experiences draw on connections between the panorama and the style of Cariad (Welsh for love) white wine made with kernling and reichensteiner grapes. Guests are welcome to become involved within the harvest all through September. • Doubles from £115 B&B, llanerch.co.uk
La Closerie de Fronsac, close to Bordeaux

The Années Folles room at La Closerie de Fronsac
Though extra humble than some close by wine châteaux, this gorgeous manor home is in a chief location to discover the Bordeaux area. Libourne railway station is 5 miles down the street (just one change from London St Pancras), and picturesque Saint-Émilion isn’t a lot additional. Fronsac’s 300-year-old vines produce wealthy, full-bodied reds cared for by a diligent father-and-son workforce, happy with their small-scale, conventional manufacturing strategies. The Fronsac expertise is awash with historic intrigue; from the 17th-century wine barrels to tales of pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela on the Camino Francés. To take advantage of quiet roads and rolling countryside, convey bikes to pedal between world-famous vineyards with their wealthy, full-bodied reds and chateaus. Maps and recommendation can be found on arrival.• Doubles from £80 B&B, lacloseriedefronsac.com
Domaine de Saint-Jean, Occitanie

Chambre Alice at Domaine de Saint Jean
Languedoc-Roussillon (consumed by the Occitanie area in 2016) rivals Provence for its charming concoction of hilltop villages, sandy shores and rolling vineyards. With virtually 3 times as many vineyards as Bordeaux and quick trains from Paris, it fits oenophiles looking for balmy climes. Domaine de Saint-Jean (20 minutes by taxi from Narbonne station) is a serene spot within the coronary heart of Corbières, one among France’s best crimson and rosé appellation d’origine contrôlées, near the 900-year-old winery at Abbaye de Fontfroide. Martine and Didier welcome friends to 4 rooms of their rural idyll; Victorine has a personal terrace overlooking the vineyards.• From £70 B&B, domaine-de-saint-jean.com
Le Vieux Pressoir, Alsace

Mirabelliers gîte
The north-eastern area of Alsace is an fascinating various to France’s southern vineyards. The Alsace wine route weaves simply west of the Rhine River, passing vineyards, forests and dramatic castles alongside the way in which. Working farm Le Vieux Pressoir is on the wine route in Dieffenthal, six miles from Sélestat’s historic centre and station (one of many oldest in France, opening in 1840). The towers of Haut-Koenigsbourg Citadel rise 800 metres above the in any other case unassuming village the place Le Vieux’s self-catering farmhouses supply a cushty base. Lodging ranges from a gîte sleeping eight to a studio condo; the entire place may be taken completely, too. House owners Aurélie and Damien know the encompassing vineyards effectively and are all the time blissful to level friends within the path of family-run wineries close by.• Doubles from £40 B&B, half board choices obtainable, two-night minimal keep might apply, gite-vieux-pressoir.fr
Château de Pintray, Indre-et-Loire

Marius and Maryyonne welcome friends to their homely Loire château surrounded by historical vineyards and rolling countryside, 5 miles from Amboise station with its connections to Paris, Excursions and Orléans. Though the opulent châteaux of Chenonceau and Villandry are shut by, it’s simple to whereas away the times staying put at Pintray. Maryyonne is liable for the characterful gîte, full of brocante finds and household portraits, whereas Marius’ area is the wine. Throughout the beautiful courtyard, the vineyard and cave have been a part of the AOC of Montlouis-sur-Loire since 1937, though the large rotary wine press dates again to the 17th century. Established initially by monks, it’s thought that Henry IV would have as soon as loved the fruits of those vines. At this time, Marius leads excursions and tastings extolling the virtues of the dry and medium-sweet wines.• Doubles from £115 B&B, sawdays.co.uk, chateau-de-pintray.com
LakeView Resort le Rivage, Lausanne

View from a room at LakeView Resort le Rivage
Near Lausanne central railway station, with its frequent hyperlinks to Geneva and past, LakeView Resort le Rivage is sort of on Lake Geneva and appears up on the Unesco-listed Lavaux winery terraces, which tumble all the way down to the water. Households have cultivated this mosaic of steep vineyards masking 800 hectares for the reason that 11th century. LakeView Resort offers friends with bikes to trip to the vineyards however they’re simple to discover on foot, too, with a lattice of fascinating paths to observe. There’s an academic strolling path between Lausanne and Montreux, electrical buggy excursions and the Lavaux Categorical wine practice. The steep south-facing slope makes it unimaginable to reap the grapes by machine, so throughout autumn, there are alternatives for volunteers to become involved in choosing by hand. The Might to December Lausanne à Desk meals pageant celebrates the pairing of predominantly Chasselas native white wine and meals all through the town.• Rooms from £100, breakfast from £12, rivagelutry.ch
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