I recently treated Mr WFD to a day out at a lovely Vineyard near Hastings called Carr Taylor. I had my first vineyard experience last summer in Virginia and fell in love! I vowed to visit an English one and was pleased to take Mr WFD on his first ever trip to a vineyard. Carr Taylor has over 40 years of history, it was established in 1971 and after many years of successfully growing and processing grapes they have developed their own English style of wine.They have won numerous awards and have become an internationally renowned brand. The tour itself lasts around 2 hours and includes wine tasting and full lunch.
Lunch was my idea of heaven, there was so much cheese on offer that I may have gone a little over board as you can see from my plate above. Our tour guide was friendly, funny and attentive. It was a great day out and I would definitely recommend a trip to Carr Taylor, if not for an education in wine then at least to taste some of the best sparkling wine that England has to offer (not just my opinion, they’ve won awards for it)! Who doesn’t like bubbles? Seriously.
I booked this day out on The Virgin Experience site but you can contact Carr Taylor directly and make sure you buy a bottle of apricot wine! It’s delicious!