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Wine Tasting Tours Norfolk

Wine Tasting Experience at Chet Valley Vineyard

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.

Experience the joy of winemaking at Chet Valley Vineyard

  • Tours held between April and Oct
  • £30 per person for tour and wine tasting only (This does not include lunch which is an additional £25 per person)
  • Tours last approximately 2 hours
  • Tour start times 11am and 3pm
  • Tutored tasting of at least 4 Chet Valley Wines to include sparkling wines
  • Under 18s go free, children welcome
  • Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome

Book a lunch in addition to your wine tasting

Close Up Meat and Cheese Platter

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 platterSausage roll, charcuterie for example: fennel salami, chorizo salami, ham, cheeses, grilled pepper, sun tomatoes, pickled onion, grapes, olives, chutney, and green leaves.

Fish platter – Prawns, smoked salmon, mackerel fillet, roll mop (subject to availability), gravlax, gherkins, mayonnaise with capers, lemon wedges, green leaves and olives.

Vegetarian platterFalafel, flavoured hummus, cheddar, roast pepper, artichoke hearts, walnuts, quiche or frittata, green leaves, cucumber, and cornichons. 

Each platter is accompanied by freshly baked rolls. The choice of food can vary according to availability.

Wine Tasting Tours Norfolk

Wine Tasting Tour

£30 per person for tour and wine tasting only (This does not include lunch which is an additional £25 per person)

£30.00

Read before booking:

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.

Vineyard Accommodation Available

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.

Vineyard Picnics

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.

Expert Guide

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.

Sample Award-Winning Wines

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.

OUR WINES

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.

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    Our vision is to create the finest English wines in a sustainable way by marrying technical expertise with sensitivity to the grapes both in the field and in the winery giving our wine drinkers an excellent experience.

Other Things To Do

Tours & Tastings

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.

Events

Explore and book our wide range of community-driven events held throughout the year, ranging from our annual grape harvest to wine tastings and picnics at our Norfolk vineyard.

Vineyard Holidays

Discover the Vine House, an exclusive holiday cottage set in rural Norfolk, with uninterrupted views across Chet Valley’s 10-hectare vineyard.

Venue Hire

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 info@chetvineyard.co.uk

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