Vineyards on our doorstep

You don’t have to travel all the way to France or Spain if you want to visit a top-quality vineyard: the countryside of England and Wales is speckled with them

15th August, 2015
Chapel Down in Tenterden, Kent is the largest winery in England

An astounding number of vineyards have burst onto the English wine scene in the last decade. There are now 500 functional vineyards in England and Wales, producing around five million bottles of wine between them.

There are 18 commercial vineyards within 40 minutes’ drive of Birmingham. There is even a commercial winery (Buzzards Valley Vineyard in Tamworth), not too far from two of the M6 and M1’s busiest motorway service stations. Along with the other 17...

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