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Calling all wine connoisseurs! You’re likely well accustomed to the famous Rioja, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, but did you know that Cornwall also boasts a fantastic selection of bottled delights? You no longer have to cross the seas to sample these flavourful tipples, and instead, you can enjoy a sip or two in the beautiful county of Cornwall. If you’re interested in exploring vineyards and savouring a glass or two of Cornwall’s finest wines, then you’ll want to add the following places to your holiday itinerary.
Located on the gorgeous Roseland Peninsula, near the coastal village of Portscatho, is the renowned Knightor Vineyard. The winery is surrounded by four acres of luscious Cornish countryside, and amongst this is the orchard and vineyards that produce the taste bud tingling tipples. The winemakers pride themselves on innovation and their artisan flare, with regular short runs of less than 2,000 bottles, each sip is to be savoured. Visitors are invited to tour the winery and visit the shop, located near the Eden Project. As well as this, you can attend tastings of the delicious still and sparkling wines produced there.
Phone: 01726 851 101
Your search for an ethical and vegan wine is over! Pick any bottle from Polgoon Vineyard, and you will be supporting an environmentally conscious business. With sustainability at the heart of their practices and having been awarded Plastic Free Status in 2018, they source local ingredients where possible and have reduced unnecessary packing and transportation. It isn’t just their admirable business practices that wins awards either, and their most recent was their Sauvignon Blanc 2018 which won Gold at the Independent English Wine Awards in 2019. The inspiration comes from their passion for the local area, the magnificent coast and countryside of Cornwall, and their excitement and enthusiasm for a delectable bottle of vino.
The vineyard tours are held from April through to September, booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Phone: 01736 333 946
With 11,000 vines and 1,7000 apple trees, owners Liz and Engin, and their passionate team are kept busy when the harvest and bottling approach. Trevibban Mill Vineyard produces a fantastic range of wines, including red, rosé and white, both still and sparkling. Their approach in creating these delicious drinks is a simple one; organic, wildlife-encouraging, and with the health of the environment a priority. Guests can either enjoy a sip at the bar, absorbing the stunning views of the vineyard or take part in wine tasting (booking not always necessary). The third option is the highly recommended grand walking tour (booking essential). During the tour, you will learn about grape growing in England, tour the vineyards and lake, as well as discover how the wines are made. Afterwards, you can taste the fruits of the labour.
Phone: 01841 541 413
The expertise and passion for wine are evident in each bottle produced at Camel Valley. It is Cornwall’s largest vineyard and has been proudly family-run since 1989. The sun-soaked grapes are perfectly matched to the soil and climate of the valley. Combine this with a respectfully traditional winemaking process, and you are presented with the award-winning bottles of the region, each a must-try during your holiday to Cornwall. Visitors are invited to either enjoy a glass or two of wine on the terrace or take part in one of the vineyard tours. There are two tour-types available; the grand tour and tasting, and the guided tour.
Phone: 01208 77959
With Cornish Wine Tours, no one has to be the designated driver, and you don’t have to worry about booking or paying for a taxi. The friendly team are on hand to guide you around some of the top vineyards in Cornwall, driving you to each and recommending where to go. It’s hassle-free, and all of the logistics are taken care of – perfect! You can either opt for a half or full-day, depending on your holiday plans, and explore some of the wonderful wineries in the county.
Phone: 07537 194 088
Image credit: Cornish Wine Tours
If you’re planning on exploring the vineyards of this exceptionally stunning county, why not take a look at our luxury Cornish cottages? Find somewhere as tasteful as your wine to open a bottle, relax and stay for a couple of evenings or a week.