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English Wine Tasting Tours is the first regularly scheduled Tour operator in Britain and pioneers of UK wine tourism.  It is run by husband and wife team Nicola and Justin, with the help of wine buff Martin!

Nicola is a foody through and through and used to work for the BBC Good Food Shows.  While Justin spent much of his 20’s in and around Napa Valley learning about wine and wine regions.  They met in London and moved out to Sussex when they had children, and discovered the many vineyards and wineries across the South East.  They were amazed by the quality of the wine, the number of vineyards and just how close they were to central London.

When friends came to visit they took them to the local vineyards to showcase what English Wine had to offer, and as expected they too were hugely impressed.  It seems that no one knew that only a stone’s throw away from London we have an abundance of amazing vineyards that produce outstanding (award winning in many cases) English Wine.

That was when the idea of English Wine Tasting Tours was born. Bring people out of the City and into the Great British Countryside to enjoy a fun filled, relaxing day, experiencing English Wine and the many delights of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

That’s where it all started, and while an English Wine Tour has proven to be the perfect antidote to a busy city lifestyle, our tours also appeal to  guests throughout the UK (who make a weekend of it in London) and international guests from all over the world who have heard about and want to try English Wine.

MEET THE TEAM

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
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
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.

Join us on a Wine Tour Bus

Book your individual tickets with us

and ride in our luxury 16 or 25 seat mini coach

Group discounts available

Book 6 or more tickets and receive 5% off
Book 8 or more tickets and receive 10% off

discount applied at checkout

Why Choose

English Wine Tasting Tours

English Wine Tasting Tours are the UK’s number 1 wine tour operator, taking people out of the city to Great Britain’s award winning vineyards and wineries.

At English Wine Tasting Tours we combine our passion for English wine, with our ability to create unique and memorable days out, all centred around English wine.

All our tours are fun, informative and a great way to bring people together while enjoying the great British countryside and an array of award winning English Wines.

We run open tours every Saturday from May through to November departing from central London.  These are great for individual travellers, couples and groups of friends.  View our calendar for a full list of dates.  Can’t find a date you’re looking for?  Do get in touch and I will see if I can get you on a wine tour!

We also offer private tours for small and large groups.  Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a hen party or looking for a corporate day out we can create an English Wine Tour for you and your group.

The UK wine industry has seen a huge growth over the last 20 years and England is now regarded as one of the best sparkling wine producing regions in the world.  While we hang our hat and win many awards for our sparkling wine, we also produce still white, Rose and Red all with the unique style of our blossoming wine industry.

The great thing is many of the UK’s finest vineyards and wineries are only a stones throw away from London and hubs like Gatwick and Dover.  The South East of England has more vineyards and wineries than any other part of the UK.  So as you can imagine it is a great place to go on a wine tour, so why not join us for a fabulous day out!

If you’d like to join us for a fun, informative and entertaining day in the countryside then book one of our open tours or get in touch to find out about our private and bespoke tours.