Wine Tasting Tours Norfolk

Wine Tasting Experience at Chet Valley Vineyard

Discover the places and faces behind our award-winning wines from amongst the vines with our exclusive guided wine tasting tours, led by owner and head winemaker, John Hemmant.

Experience the joy of winemaking at Chet Valley Vineyard

  • Tours held between April and Oct
  • £25 per person (under 18s go free, children welcome)
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Tutored tasting of 5 Chet Valley Wines to include sparkling wines
  • Limited to 10 bookings per tour
  • Please note, the time to arrive for lunch and picnics is 13:30

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chet valley picnic platter

Why not include a delicious lunch platter to enjoy after your morning vineyard tour and wine tasting or before your afternoon tour with a glass of your favourite Chet Valley Vineyard wine? 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.

We offer a meat and cheese platter featuring charcuterie from Marsh Pig just 3 miles from our vineyard, a fish platter from Bunnings, or a vegetarian/vegan platter. The lunch needs to be booked a least 5 days in advance of your wine tasting tour. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Check our available dates, and reserve your place on one of our highly popular Norfolk wine tasting tours below.

Wine Tasting Tours Norfolk

£25.00

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Wine Tasting Tours are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in season, from the beginning of April, until harvest time in October.

Please note, the time to arrive for lunch and picnics is 13:30

Group tours of 10 or more people can be booked in advance at any time of the week by arrangement. Please contact the Chet Valley Vineyard team to discuss availability.

On Wednesday and Saturdays, we recommend that our food platters can be ordered to follow the 11am tasting, or be eaten before the 3pm tasting. For afternoon tastings, please arrive no earlier than 1.30pm to collect your platter. If you have ordered a lunch, we would recommend that you 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.

John is happy to welcome hen parties to his winery by arrangement.

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 five or more of Chet Valley’s award-winning wines, accompanied by locally produced cheese and charcuterie whilst sitting under the walnut tree by the vineyard, 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.

Light Meals

Guests for the Chet Valley wine tour and tastings may enjoy a light cold lunch platter following the conclusion of the tasting session if ordered in advance of the day.

We recommend that the food is enjoyed after a morning tasting rather than before the afternoon tasting. Wines are generally best appreciated when tasted with a clean palate ie before a meal which may contain flavours that affect guests ability to differentiate subtle notes in the wines.

Vineyard Accommodation Available

For those travelling from afar, or simply looking to spend a little more time amongst the vines, we’re proud to offer our recently converted holiday cottage the Vine House.

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 is available to let for periods of 3 nights and above.

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 a wide selection of filled sandwiches and savory pastries, alongside a number of sweet options.

Expert Guide

All tours and tastings held at Chet Valley are led by our experienced winemakers, 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.

Experience the Vineyard from Anywhere

With both in-person and online tasting experiences available, the joy of winemaking at Chet Valley can truly be experienced from anywhere in the world – whether from amongst our sun-soaked vines in South Norfolk or from your own home with the assistance of a virtual tasting kit.

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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 Charmat-style ‘Skylark’ wines and flagship Méthode Champenoise, ‘Horatio’, to our varietal stills including our ‘Redwing’ rosé, there’s a bottle in our range to suit every palate.

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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.

Venue Hire

Our beautiful indoor and outdoor vineyard venues are perfect locations for any occasion, including private functions and corporate events.

Vine Leasing

Create and enjoy your own fine English wine using Chet Valley Vineyard leased vines, with a number of varieties available

Vineyard Holidays

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

Virtual Wine Tasting

Our public, private, and corporate virtual wine tasting sessions, held over ZOOM, are attended by small groups of like-minded Norfolk wine lovers.

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