Looking for that perfect gift for that person who is difficult to buy for? How about a gift voucher for a vineyard or brewery tour? There’s loads available across the country, so whether they’re planning a trip away in the summer, or there’s somewhere nearby that they’re a fan of, there’s plenty of options.
Trevibban Mill vineyard – Padstow, Cornwall £30pp
Dark Lane, Nr Padstow, Wadebridge PL27 7SE
You’ll be guided around the vineyard, orchard and lakeside learning about viticulture and grape growing in England and will finish the tour in the winery where you will learn exactly how they make our wine and cider. Afterwards you’ll taste 7 of their wines and a light lunch at the Vineyard (by Appleton’s at the Vineyard) while enjoying beautiful views across the valley.
Hush Heath Estate–Kent £25pp
Five Oak Lane Junction of Snoad Lane Staplehurst Kent TN12 0HT
Visitors will be guided around the beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, and ancient oak woodlands where you will learn all aspects of grape growing. The tour continues in our state-of-the-art Winery where the process of still and sparkling wine making is explained. To conclude, enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 of their award-winning wines and ciders.
Llanerch Vineyard – Cardiff £12pp
Hensol Rd, Vale of Glamorgan CF72 8GG
Llanerch vineyard offers an informal yet informative vineyard tour and wine tasting. The tour gives a brief history of the vineyard, Welsh wine and wine tasting, followed by a guided tour and a sample of three different still wines.
Three Choirs Vineyard, Gloucestershire £12.50pp
Newent Gloucestershire GL18 1LS
Their new vineyard and wine tasting experience allows visitors to visit, look around the vineyards and sample the wines at leisure and at a time to suit you.
When you arrive at their shop and tasting room you will receive a guide book and Tasting notes to help you get the most out of your visit.
The tour includes: 5 wines to taste, tasting notes, a vineyard walk and 20% discount on 6 or more bottles purchased on the day.
The Black Sheep Brewery & Bistro– Masham, Yorkshire £9.50pp
Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN
Price includes a brewer tour and 3 x 3rd pint vouchers.
This brewery tour takes about an hour and includes a short film on their history, followed by a guided tour of the brewery to see how we brew the beers and finally try a glass or two of our beers in the brewery bar.
Zero Degrees – Bristol, Reading, Blackheath & Cardiff
53 Colston St, Bristol BS1 5BA
9 Bridge St, Reading RG1 2LR
9-31 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0TJ
27 Westgate St, Cardiff CF10 1DD
They can accommodate ten people at a time in the brewery and can easily do several tours throughout your night with them, so no one is missed out.
If a brewery tour sounds like your kind of thing then let them know and they can build this into your package.
Stroud Brewery – Cotswolds £15pp
11, Phoenix Works, Hope Mill Ln, Stroud GL5 2BU
Join them for a guided tour of the Brewery. Hear their story, taste the beer and enjoy the bar afterwards. The brewery tour is held every first Thursday of the month. Your evening will include: A Brewery Tour conducted by one of the Brew Team; Free exclusive mini Stroud Brewery Tankard and free tastings of currently available beers. Booking Essential! 7.30-9.00pm
West Berkshire Brewery – Yattendon £15pp
The Old Dairy, Frilsham Farm, Yattendon RG18 0XT
Take a tour in their amazing new multi-million pound brewery. You can meet the brewer and learn how the beer is made from the raw ingredients to the finished article and get up close to some of the most advanced brewing and packaging equipment in the country.
Your ticket price includes an in depth guided tour, 2 free pints and a voucher for 20% off your shop purchases on the day.
Robinson’s Brewery – Manchester – £9.95
Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JJ
They have a Visit England accredited Visitors Centre, based in the historic town of Stockport. It also gives you insights into original and new equipment. Submerge yourself in almost 180 years of brewing excellence and discover the heritage of this proudly independent family brewery.
Fierce & Noble, Bedminster, Bristol £10pp
25 Mina Road, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9TA
The Tap Room is a space that reflects the heritage and history of the craft beer industry – which steers our whole operation and everything they create.
The Tap Room is the place you can try out our latest brews, throw a private event and begin your tour around our home. Available Monday – Friday’s 10-5pm. Email [email protected]&noble.com for more details.
Thatchers – Somerset £10pp
Myrtle Farm, Station Rd, Sandford, Winscombe BS25 5RA
These take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11am, meeting at The Railway Inn. The tour will take you to the orchards (weather permitting) and the mill, where you will be shown the whole process of our 100-year cider making skills. At the end of the tour you will then get the chance to sample some of our Somerset ciders.
Wye Valley – Herefordshire £19.85
Stoke Lacy, Bromyard HR7 4HG
One of the team will give you a guided tour of their modern brewhouse and explain how they turn raw ingredients such as hops and barley into award winning real ales.
You can sample the results in their very own brewery bar where you’ll enjoy free beer and light snacks. Tours run from 16.00 until approx. 18.30.
Badger Brewery – Dorset £12
The Brewery, Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, DT11 9LS
A visit to the Hall & Woodhouse Brewery is a must for any lover of beer!
Discover the generations of brewing expertise behind Hall & Woodhouse, brewers of Badger Ales since 1777. Over the course of 90 minutes, their knowledgeable, passionate tour guides will teach you how our master brewers combine the finest hops and malted barley to craft our award-winning beers; each brewed at our home in Dorset.
Once your tour of the brewery is complete, you will be invited to the Brewery Tap to enjoy a complimentary pint of Badger beer, a soft drink or a bottled beer to take home with you.
Brewery Tours run Monday – Saturday at 10:30am and last approximately 2 hours. The £12 includes the tour itself, the taster drink, and 10% discount at the shop.
Ringwood Brewery – Hampshire £10pp
138 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants, BH24 3AP
Beer has been brewed in Ringwood for centuries ever since medieval man first mixed the crystal water of the River Avon with the malted barley harvested from the surrounding fertile fields of Hampshire.
Includes free bottle or Ringwood ale & glass.
Tiny Rebel – Cardiff £15pp
Wern Industrial Estate, Chartist Drive, Rogerstone, NP10 9FQ
They’ll show you the process from start to finish, from water flowing from the natural spring to beer flowing from the taps in the brewery bar. Get to grips with grist and take hold of some hops.
You’ll try a few of their beers along the way, get the inside scoop on what’s brewing and hear first about what’s in tank and ready to serve.