Vineyards in England and Wales are growing rapidly in number and reputation and are now producing wines to rival many on the world wine stage. With English sparkling wine in particular gaining many international awards and a great deal of press coverage, now is the time to check what all the excitement is about.
Rows of vines can be found all over the country, from Cornwall to Yorkshire and west Wales to Norfolk. Many vineyards welcome visitors for tours and tastings and a few even offer accommodation to allow keen connoisseur to spend the night up close and personal with the Pinot. After a day of learning about wine, what better way to end the day than with a chilled glass of something, overlooking the vines.