Absolutely fantastic. We stayed for a night at Three Choirs in one of their lodges which was beautiful. Nice and... secluded with a massive bed and a bath. We both slept well and being woken up by bird song, pheasants and bunny rabbits darting around outside was idyllic.We also stayed for a tasting and a tour. The wine was great. I've never had English dessert wine before and it was delicious. Dinner was also superb. Nice tapas style dishes with plenty of vegetarian options.The staff were also lovely and incredibly friendly.You should book. You won't regret itread more
If you want to get away from it all (and who doesn't, with the Covid madness that is raging as I post this?) then... seriously consider coming here. We took a two-night stay, booking a lodge room. I can't speak for the other accommodation, obviously, but the quiet is incredible - occasional pheasant notwithstanding... the lodge rooms are about 500 yards from the main building, down a well-lit gravel road, in the centre of the vineyard. The room was immaculately clean, spacious, and the ensuite bathroom (big claw-foot bath and walk-in shower) is perfect. The underfloor heating is wonderful. Around you, pheasants, moorhens, rabbits and other birds are not terribly disturbed by your presence, as you walk around the vineyard. Sitting on the adirondack chairs outside (even in winter sunshine) the quiet is so relaxing. I imagine you might spend an awful lot of time out here in the summer months. The bed is extremely firm, be prepared for that, but I can't fault it, otherwise.The restaurant is pristine, tables well spaced, and the staff are very efficient. It serves Tapas, with a wide menu, and everything freshly cooked. Portion sizes are generous, the preparation is really good, and very tasty. Have a glass of their cuvee to start with, it's excellent, and you get a large glass, too! Didn't want Tapas two nights running, so we found a local pub for our second night. You order your breakfasts (and choose times) beforehand, and a big plus for me was that marmite was included, I didn't have to ask for it...The wine tour - included in the price - was very informative, and it must be great to be here when bottling is happening. Generous tasting of 5 wines gives you a great idea of what they produce, all of which are on sale in their shop.All in all, an excellent stay. If the world settles down, I'd love to do the this again in the summerread more
Oh my...what a little gem of a place! We had a drink out on the lawn...1st time we've cooled down in 2 weeks!Then went... inside for food. The menu is Tapas style. Plenty of choice for meat eaters, cheese and fish lovers and vegetarians as well. We had a bottle of the sparkling wine...fruity, crisp and delicious and we tried the 2 reds that the vineyard produce...Ravenhill coming out on top. It is a little pricey but it makes a great place as a treat or special occasion. Definitely worth it. The staff are lovely and we had the best waitress Sharon...she was friendly and chatty. Overall best night out in a long time! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Well done 👍😊read more
This was the best location I have ever been to in England. You would be mistaken for being in a vineyard in the South... of France. We stayed one night in the lodge cabin. Cosy, really clean, great facilities and amazing views. Breakfast was outstanding with many options. The wine tasting was fantastic. We learnt very quickly what wine to buy and what to avoid. Jill who did the wine tour was so amazing, very welcoming and answered all our questions and took the time to help us with whatever we needed. I would a million percent recommend this place. Hopefully one day they do wedding bookings as it would be an amazing location for it.read more
We fell in love with the vineyard setting when we visited Napa Valley a few years ago. We were so excited to find a... British vineyard that would allow us to relive the experience.I do agree that the accommodation could be upgraded, and could be more luxurious. However, at this price point, it would be impossible to not give 5 stars!We normally have to explain to every single member of staff about our diet requirements, and at every meal. At the Three Choirs - I only mentioned it at check in, and every meal was planned around our needs in advance. This made the experience a lot more relaxing. And the food was fantastic, they did a great job of catering for vegans at such short notice. The breakfast was amazing!read more
Hosted by Martin Fowke – our Head Wine Maker here at Three Choirs Vineyards.
Martin has been our head wine maker and production director for over 30 years at Three Choirs Vineyards. He oversees the entire production process from choosing which grape varieties we grow, to making the final important decisions on our wines before they go into the bottle.
About this tasting session ‘Comparing Vintages’
We often talk about variations in vintages but actually, not many people get the opportunity to taste the wines side by side. This is where this tasting comes in!
The idea behind this tasting is to be able to look at differences in the growing season and taste the different vintages side-by-side.
We can then discuss how these differences have affected the wine, and what we have done in the winery that may have varied. We will then look at how the older wine has aged in the bottle, and maybe suggest how the newer vintages might also age.
The 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages were all quite different, and it has taught us to try to make the right wine in the right years. So plenty to discuss and all very interesting!
Which vintages are being compared?
We’ll be comparing our Pinot Noir 2017 vs 2018, two very different wines from two very different vintages. Talking about ripeness and skin contact. These are not available online and have been added to the case deals exclusively for you just for the tasting.
You’ll also find the Coleridge Hill 2017 and 2019, to look at the similarities and differences of the vintages and how and why wines age.
As a first, we’re adding our cans of Dry White Fizz to compare against our ever-popular Classic Cuvee n/v, and some cans of our delicious Red to taste. We will teach you about the technology and environmental aspects of wine in a can and see if there’s any difference in taste between can and bottle.
Want to come and stay on our vineyard? Experience one of England’s oldest vineyards by sleeping amongst the vines, eating in our brasserie and tasting our award-winning English wine. Book it all online right here on our website!
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