Would you be surprised to learn that wine production has been part of English history for nearly 2,000 years? Vines have been growing there ever since the Romans introduced them to the countryside. More recently, vineyards have sprung up across England and in this blog post from Visit Britain are five you can visit.
All of them can be visited as a side trip from our Great British Road Trips touring itineraries.
Apart from these five you can also, as part of a Great British Road Trip between Portsmouth and Winchester, visit the oldest vineyard in Britain at Hambledon.
One of the winemakers, Chapel Downs, was the supplier of wine, a Rose Brut, for Kate and William’s wedding. The same vineyard supplies Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and, until they closed recently, Jamie Oliver’s establishments.
Among the five listed there are also the winemakers who are featured at Fortnum and Masons, the royal grocers, as well as the most northerly vineyard just out of York.
Get all the details here on the Visit Britain website.