Fancy a chance to tickle your taste buds with five top tipples? Chilford Hall has just the treat for you with a series of Winter Wine Tasting events that start on 6 November.
The hall has been in the Alper family since 1966 when it was bought by the late Sam Alper, designer of the Sprite caravan and founder of Little Chef. The first vines were planted in 1972 and there are now 18 acres with 17,000 vines and nine varieties.
That means that there’s plenty to taste at one of England’s oldest established vineyards, and one of the largest in East Anglia.
On selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter, guests will arrive at 11.30am and be welcomed with a glass of Chilford sparkling wine or a soft drink.
A guided wine tasting of five wines follows, usually featuring a range of white, rosé and sparkling wines.
The tasting is rounded off with a two-course lunch and a chance to purchase wines and other gifts in the shop. Tastings take place on 6, 12, 19 and 26 November, and 3 and 10 December.