Discover the secrets behind our award-winning wines from the vines, to the winery and then the tasting room with our exclusive guided wine tasting tours, led by owner and head winemaker, John Hemmant. £30 per person for the wine tasting and tour.
In addition to your vineyard tour and wine tasting, why not include a delicious vineyard lunch to enjoy at 13:30 after your morning vineyard tour and wine tasting or before your afternoon tour? Relax on our balcony at the newly built winery, and enjoy a range of locally sourced food whilst taking in the views across the vines. Why not enjoy your lunch with a glass of your favourite Chet Valley wine which can be purchased by the glass or bottle at the vineyard to have with your meal.
We offer a meat and cheese option, a fish platter, or a vegetarian/vegan lunch. The lunch needs to be booked a least 2 days in advance of your wine tasting tour. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements in advance. The lunches are NOT included in the tour and tasting booking and can be booked at an additional cost of £25 per person.
Meat platter – Small Melton Mowbray pork pie/or slice of a large one, scotch egg, charcuterie for example: gammon ham, salami, prosciutto, cheeses, grapes, olives and pickled onion.
Fish platter – King size prawns, smoked salmon, mackerel fillet, roll mop (subject to availability), gherkins, mayonnaise with capers, lemon wedges.
Vegetarian platter – Falafel, flavoured houmous, fried halloumi in tarragon, roast pepper, artichoke hearts, cheese, camembert and chilli quiche or frittata.
Each platter is accompanied by freshly baked rolls, green salad, coleslaw, potato salad and pickle. The choice of food can vary according to availability.
£30 per person for tour and wine tasting only (This does not include lunch which is an additional £25 per person)
Wine Tasting Tours are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in season, from the beginning of April, until harvest time in October. Start times for the tours are 11am and 3pm. The tour and tasting booking of £30 per person does not include a booking for lunch.
If you have booked and paid for lunch or picnic in addition to your tour and tasting, please note, the time to arrive for lunch and picnics is 13:30
Bespoke group tours of 10 or more people can be booked in advance on a Monday to Friday by arrangement. Please contact the Chet Valley Vineyard team to discuss availability. We are closed on Sundays.
On Wednesday and Saturdays, lunch is served at 1.30pm ie to follow the 11am tasting, or be eaten before the 3pm tasting. For afternoon tastings, please arrive at 1.30-1.45pm to collect your lunch.
(If you have ordered a lunch, we would recommend that ideally you would undertake the morning tasting, so that you gain the full benefit of both wine and the cuisine. The taste of the wine may be influenced by the flavours that you experience at lunch. But this is not crucial to your experience)
John was one of the first to plant a vineyard in Norfolk, and having been involved with the production of award-winning wines since the 1990s. As your dedicated wine tasting tour guide, he will inspire you with stories of his experiences making wine in Norfolk, and his knowledge from his studies and travels to wine regions abroad both in the New and Old worlds.
A truly immersive and interactive experience, our wine tasting tour starts at the Cellar door and shop before moving into 10 acres of well-established vineyard, where our guests are able to walk amongst the vines during an interactive talk, throughout which questions are encouraged.
After a short walk through the vineyard, the wine tasting tour returns to the new winery, where John explains the details of the winemaking process, and demonstrates the various steps of sparkling wine production – a real treat for those interested in wine, the winemaking process and those who enjoy the end-result of this labour of love.
Finally, guests enjoy generous samples of four or more of Chet Valley’s award-winning wines, in our wine tasting rooms or, on the winery balcony, overlooking our beautiful vineyard.
An unforgettable gift for a loved one, group-retreat, or solo-adventure, this unique opportunity offers casual fans and wine aficionados alike the opportunity to experience the joy of wine from a brand new perspective.
For those travelling from afar, or simply looking to spend a little more time amongst the vines, we are proud to offer our holiday cottage on the vineyard called The Vine House. Recently featured in the Times and the Sunday Times as one of the top 7 vineyard stays in the UK this converted cart shed, stable and dairy is an ideal space to get away from it all.
Sleeping up to 6 guests, this tranquil retreat offers our guests the perfect home-away-from-home following an evening of tours and tastings. The Vine House holiday cottage is available to stay for periods of 2 nights and above. The Vine House is accessible and dog friendly, its a lovely cosy place to stay for 2 people (or up to 6 people). You can book directly via our accommodation page on this website.
Give your loved one the gift of an unforgettable day in the Norfolk countryside to look forward to this summer with our vineyard picnic packages.
Chet Valley’s luxury picnic menu features only locally sourced foods, including charcuterie, cheese, bread, olives, and savoury pastries, alongside a number of sweet options. Vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
All tours and tastings held at Chet Valley are led by John or another of our experienced winery staff, all of whom possess extensive knowledge and experience in both traditional and new winemaking techniques. Their knowledge and storytelling give our guests the opportunity to gain valuable insight into every aspect of the winemaking process.
Our heavily decorated wine range is the highlight of our tour and tasting experiences for many of our customers. With our options offering large samples or bottles of between four and six of our best-loved creations, you’re sure to discover a wide variety of delightfully unique tastes, from aromatic whites to fruit-forward rosés.
Browse Chet Valley Vineyard’s range of artisan sparkling and still English wines, handcrafted using distinct varieties of cool-climate grapes grown in our family-owned English vineyard here in South Norfolk.
The grape varieties grown at Chet Valley Vineyard include Solaris, Phoenix, Schönburger, Chardonnay, and Seyval Blanc grown alongside reds such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet Noir, and Regent, using traditional techniques optimised to our British terroir. From our award-winning light and fun sparkling ‘Skylark’ wines and flagship Méthode Champenoise, ‘House of Hemmant’ range, to our varietal stills including our ‘Redwing’ rosé, there’s a bottle in our range to suit every palate.
Discover the places and faces behind our award-winning wines from amongst the vines or from the comfort of your own home with our range of guided tour and tasting options.
Our beautiful indoor and outdoor vineyard venues are perfect locations for any occasion, including private functions and corporate events. Our winery can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people for a party, celebration, wedding, christening, or an educational or work related function. Please do enquire for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
9 months ago via Google
Lovely afternoon touring and learning about the vineyards and tasting the wines with locally produced nibbles. John is an excellent host and passes on technical information easily. A delightful way to celebrate a 60th birthday with a family group and even better being able to cycle through beautiful lanes in the sun to get there .
5 months ago via Google
Fantastic and certainly well worth a visit. John explained every aspect from the vineyard to the production of the wine making. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable experience.
8 months ago via Google
John was great the vineyard itself is lovely. Very informative. No pressure to buy anything after. A very relaxed and lovely day, we had blazing hot sunshine also which made it that even more special. Great work guys!
4 months ago via Google
Very knowledgeable info about the history, vines,wines and nice tour with tasting and nbbes. Lovely sparkling wines.....
6 months ago via Google
We had a wonderful day at Chet Valley! We hired the venue for a family party and enjoyed food and wine on the balcony overlooking the beautiful vineyard scenery. We particularly enjoyed the Horatio Rose Brut which was very refreshing on a hot summers day. We had an excellent tour of the vineyard with the owner, John who was very knowledgeable about not only the vines and the wine but also the local area and all things nature related. He was also very good with the children in our party. I’d highly recommend Chet Valley Wine and also Chet Valley as a venue to hire.
5 months ago via Google
Don't be deceived by the sunny photo below! A friend and I joined a Chet Valley vineyard tour earlier this year, and despite pandemic restrictions and a torrential downpour that even included hail at one point, John managed to pull off an engaging and fun event. It would appear nothing can dampen his enthusiasm. 😉 Chet Valley has a surprisingly wide range of wines of good quality. So if you are in or around Norfolk - or want an excuse to be - I highly recommend paying them a visit. (Warning: you will probably want to purchase a few bottles too...)
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