21 Aug 2019 / Wine Tasting

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If you’re considering buying the wine lover in your life a special wine tasting gift, here’s something to think about: according to research, it’s experiences that’ll make your loved one happy in the long-term, not things. 

Of course, this isn’t new news – buying experiences is a modern trend, with many people choosing to spend their money in this way. But it’s worth reflecting on why experiences create more happiness, especially when you’re gift-buyer for friends or family and we want to get it right!

Physical objects last longer, but don’t make us happier

One of the reasons experiences, like wine tasting, can provide longer-lasting happiness is, it’s been suggested, because of our human ability to quickly adapt to new external surroundings. 

The physical things we buy we adapt to over time; they become the new norm and fade into the background. In contrast, the happiness we get from experiences doesn’t diminish with time; it actually becomes ingrained in us as a part of our identity.

Indeed, we know from the feedback we get here at Three Choirs, that when people come to us for one of our wine tastings and tours they leave with treasured memories.

Yes, they may also leave with a bottle or two of our English winebut it’s the wine tasting itself and the experience of sleeping in one of our vineyard rooms that really stays with them. So much so, that we often welcome the same people back year after year!

Luxury Lodge Tucked away in the vines outside shot

Shared experiences come out top

The research also suggests that it’s in the sharing of our experiences that real happiness is triggered. An experience that we share with other people, such as a vineyard tour or a wine tasting, makes us feel more connected as human beings.

You’re more likely to feel connected to someone you’ve enjoyed a similar experience with, like a weekend break in the Cotswolds, for instance, than with someone who’s bought the same hoover!

The beauty of a gift experience with Three Choirs, in that case, is that you’re surrounded by like-minded people: wine lovers who like a tasty tipple of the good stuff and enjoy learning how English wine is made.

Different English Wine Bottles Stacked at Three Choirs Vineyards Gloucestershire

Give gifts that create memories, not clutter

The best kind of gifts, therefore, seem to be those that stay in your heart and head for a lifetime. 

So before you put that silver bottle topper or personalised wooden wine box in your basket, stop and ask yourself, ‘would investing in a wine experience make more sense?’.  

If the answer is ‘yes’, then take a look at our wine tasting gift vouchers. From a wine tasting tour and lunch for two, to a weekend stay in one of our luxurious Vineyard Lodges, we’ve wine tasting gifts that are sure to make your loved one’s day.

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Wine Tasting and Tour for 1

Our vineyard Tour and wine tasting experience allows visitors to visit, look around the vineyards and sample our wines.

Available Wednesday 11.30 am, Friday 11.30 am, Saturday 11.30 & 2.00 pm, Sunday 11.30 am

The tour includes:

  • 4 Wines to taste
  • Guided tour – 45 minutes
  • Vineyard walk, at your leisure – 30 minutes
  • 20%discount on 6 or more bottles of wine

PLEASE make sure you bring a printed copy of your voucher with you on the day.

£12.50 By Email Add To Basket

Wine Tasting Tour & lunch for 2

Enjoy a relaxing day out in our beautiful Vineyards with lunch served in the Brasserie. Your gift recipients should arrive at 11.15am to start their day with us. All they need to do is book a table for lunch.*

This experience includes:

  • 45 minute guided tour at 11.30am (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)  or 2.00 pm (Saturday only)
  • 4 carefully selected wines to taste
  • Vineyard walk, at your leisure – Approximately 30 minutes.
  • Lunch for 2*
  • A bottle of wine to take home
  • Stay with us and use the voucher for the residents tour at 4pm and towards the cost of dinner.

We are open between 4th January to 23rd December and offer the wine tasting tour with lunch on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Please note that Saturdays are very popular and you may need to book several weeks in advance as places are limited.

*Lunch is selected from the full brasserie menu, to the value of £50.00 per couple.

This voucher is valid for 2 people.

£89.95 By Email Add To Basket

1 Night Bed & Breakfast for 2 in a Vineyard View Room

This voucher entitles the lucky recipient to a one night stay at our vineyard in Gloucestershire in one of our Vineyard View Rooms situated next to the Brasserie overlooking the vines and includes breakfast, Winery visit and Wine Tasting plus 20% discount on purchases of 6 bottles of wine or more.

Available any night of the week but please remember we have a two night stay policy on Friday and Saturday nights. Available at Three Choirs Gloucestershire only.

 

  • Nights: 1 Night
  • Location: Three Choirs Gloucestershire
  • Vineyard View Room
  • Breakfast for 2 people
  • Winery tour and wine tasting
  • Valid: 12 monts from date of purchase
  • Why not add a Brasserie voucher for dinner?
£195.00 By Email Add To Basket

1 Night Bed & Breakfast for 2 in a Lodge Room

This voucher entitles the lucky recipient to a one night stay in one of our Lodge Rooms and includes breakfast & Winery tour with Wine Tasting plus 20% discount on purchases of 6 bottles of wine or more.

Our lodges are perfect for those who are looking for something closer to nature, as they are nestled between the vines and the estate lake. Enjoy a relaxing one night break for two in a Lodge Room available any night of the week but please remember we have a two night stay policy on Friday and Saturday. Available at Three Choirs Gloucestershire only.

 

  • Nights: 1 Night
  • Location: Three Choirs Gloucestershire
  • Lodge Room
  • Breakfast for 2 people
  • Winery tour and wine tasting
  • Valid: 12 months from date of purchase.
  • Why not add a Brasserie voucher for dinner?
£215.00 By Email Add To Basket

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