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Toast English Wine Week this Spring with Travelzoo

-Up to 57% off wine tours and tastings-

Travelzoo, the UK's top travel and entertainment deals provider, is offering wine enthusiasts the opportunity to raise a glass to English Wine Week, which will take place this spring from 24 May to 1 June.

The UK wine industry, which is worth an estimated £19 million*, is now producing three million bottles per year, and to celebrate the most popular grape varieties found in the UK's 430 vineyards - chardonnay, pinot noir and bacchus - Travelzoo is offering deals across the country. These range from wine tasting in southeast England to train tours around vineyards in the southwest, leaving no excuse for lovers of vino not to toast to English Wine Week with a home-grown tipple. Cheers!

Heather Rogers, UK general manager for Travelzoo Local Deals & Entertainment comments, "English Wine Week is an opportunity for us to showcase some of the excellent vineyards found throughout the UK and highlight the delicious varieties of wine grown here. It is estimated that by 2015, the UK will be producing more than five million bottles of wine, worth £100 million to our economy. By offering a selection of handpicked deals, Travelzoo is encouraging wine lovers to join us in not only savouring but supporting UK produce, during the week-long event.”

DEVON

Eastcott vineyard tour with wine-tasting for two from £9 (save 44%)

Commended at the 2013 Devon Tourism Awards, the six-acre Eastcott Vineyard in Okehampton is offering a tour where beverage lovers can learn about how to grow the best grapes, as well as sample wines produced at the vineyard.

Highlights:

  • A 90-minute tour of Eastcott Vineyard
  • For £14, there is also the option to take the two-hour ‘Grand Vine to Wine’ tour, which includes a tour of both the winery and vineyard, as well as the tasting of four wines.

KENT

Hush Heath vineyard tour & lunch for two from £29 (save 47%)

For less than £15 per person, this Travelzoo deal gives Tonbridge visitors the opportunity to tour Hush Heath's vineyards and learn about the process of wine making, before enjoying a hearty lunch hamper and tasting several different wines produced at the vineyard, including the award-winning Balfour brut rosé.

Highlights:

  • A 2.5 hour guided tour for two of Hush Heath vineyard and winery
  • Three tastings each
  • A ploughman's lunch hamper for two, including homemade pork pie, local cheddar, piccalilli, spiced nuts, bacon scratchings and seasonal fruit, as well as bread and butter

SURREY

Vineyard tour for two at Denbies Wine Estate, from £9 (save 57%)

Denbies Wine Estate in the hills of Surrey has received great critical acclaim and was the first vineyard in England to produce wine for the Tesco Finest range. Denbies' Chalk Ridge Rosé 2010 also won gold at the International Wine Challenge in 2011-2012. This deal offers visitors a tour by train of the highest point of Britain's largest vineyard, whilst they enjoy a glass of sparkling wine.

Highlights:

  • A 45-minute outdoor vineyard train tour for two adults (aged 18 and over)
  • A glass of sparkling wine
  • Child tickets (aged 2-17) are also available for £2 instead of £3

SUSSEX

Highdown Vineyard tour for two, with tastings and refreshments from £19 (save 46%)

Highdown Vineyard won two bronze medals at The English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition in 2013 and was also a finalist in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards for 2011-12. With this deal, wine fanatics can take a guided tour of the award-winning Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, as well as taste a number of the wines produced there. Visitors will also receive light refreshments upon arrival.

Highlights:

YORKSHIRE

Holmfirth Vineyard tour for two with brunch and wine tasting from £20 (save 50%)

The Holmfirth Vineyard in Yorkshire is located in the centre of "Last of the Summer Wine" country and has appeared on BBC One's "Countryfile" as well as Channel 5's "Build A New Life in the Country”. Situated in the striking Holme Valley, with this half-price deal visitors will receive a guided tour of the winery, as well as wine tasting and brunch. 

Highlights:

  • Brunch from the full breakfast menu
  • A vineyard tour
  • Wine tasting

 

For other deals to celebrate English Wine Week please visit

www.travelzoo.com/uk/t-English-Wine

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*www.englishwineproducers.co.uk/files/7613/8391/0170/Instant_Fact_Sheet_2013.pdf

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