About Us

winemakers, wine heroes, and wine tour guides

More Than a Wine Tour

English Wine Tasting Tours has been welcoming visitors to England’s blossoming new wine region since 2015.  Since we first started the English Wine Industry has transformed from a handful of vineyards open to the public to a must visit attraction for anyone with a keen interest in wine and a love for the great outdoors.

At English Wine Tasting Tours we are passionate about showcasing the very best in English wine and local produce, and simply love to share our knowledge and affection for the many artisan producers across the South East. 

All our wine tours are built around the products we love and the places we love to showcase to our guests. But at the heart of everything we do is our desire to make unforgettable experiences that delight and entertain our guest and give them memories to treasure forever. 

We are extremely proud of our little corner of England and all it has to offer and truthfully there is nothing better than showing it off to new found friends that we meet on our wine tours. 

Delivering Quality And Teamwork

There is no I in teamwork and that is absolutely true for us!  Nicola, Justin and Martin work closely together to ensure they create and deliver the best range of public and private wine tours. 

We work with both big and small producers to create interesting itineraries and keep our groups small to ensure a relaxed, fun and friendly experience for all our guests.  Our entertaining and informative guides and well maintained vehicles ensures our guests are comfortable and well cared for at all times. 

Meet The Team

Nicola Boarer owner English Wine Tasting Tours

NICOLA - THE ORGANISER

Nicola is the owner of English Wine Tasting Tours and the behind the scenes super hero.  She is the planner, the organiser, the marketing department right through to the goody bag packer!  If you are looking for a private tour she is the one who will create you a fantastic day.  She is also a big fan of wine and food (especially cheese) and enjoys the delights of the local countryside and its many artisan producers.

Justin Lay owner English Wine Tasting Tours

JUSTIN - THE AMERICAN

Justin is second in command and Nicola’s loving husband!  He is American, but ironically has a  passion for English wine and is probably the most knowledgeable American there is when it comes to English Wine, its history and the local area.  Being American he is also great at conversation, highly entertaining and enjoys showcasing what England has to offer from a local’s point of view.

Martin Phillips of English Wine Tours

MARTIN-THE ENTERTAINER

Martin is a wine expert who is WSET qualified and similarly French Wine Society Masters Sud de France.  If you have a wine question, Martin will know the answer and he has sampled wine from pretty much every wine region there is.  But most importantly Martin is hilarious and a hugely entertaining tour guide, who also knows the local areas and all the funny stories that go with them.

Award Winning Wine Tours

Beautiful South Best Guided Tour Award
Beautiful South Best Guided Tour Award
We have been awarded a Green Tourism Award
We won a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence award