Spring is in the air, Bank Holiday is coming up and vineyards are at their peak – perfect timing for English Wine Week! Kicking off this Saturday, 27th May, this national campaign is a great opportunity to explore the delights of English wine.


What are your plans for the weekend? As always, the bustling capital is offering a great variety of activities ranging from seated dinners to informal wine tasting events. Take a look at our top pics:

Want to treat yourself to a five-star dinner experience? Bistrot de Luxe is offering a five-course menu where you can taste terrine of rabbit & morel mushrooms and roast brill in brown butter cooked by a Michelin starred chef. Expect a refined selection of Rosé, Blanc, Classic Cuvee and Demi Sec all from this exceptional British vineyard.

If you fancy trying wines from Kent and Sussex then the The Doyle Collection, Kensington & Marylebone hotels are the place to be. Treat yourself to some superb English wines, such as Ridgeview, ‘Cavendish’ Brut 2014 and Gusbourne Estate Brut Rosé 2013, for as little as £15.

For those staying in London we would definitely recommend Gordon’s Wine Bar near Charing Cross, an exceptional 19th century wine bar where you can try a vast selection of cheese boards and sip wines from all over the world.


This long bank holiday weekend calls for a day trip to nature and we have just the right place for you. Not too far from London, situated in rural country side overlooking the South Downs, lies Nutbourne Vineyards, a family run boutique wine producer making award-winning still and sparkling wines.

Set among the vines it features a rustic wine lodge, the Old Windmill and a 360° balcony. Prepare to be astonished by gorgeous views across the Sussex countryside to the South Downs, tranquil lakes with resident ducks and a whole family of alpacas.


Nutbourne is at the forefront of the English wine renaissance of recent years; its award winning English wines together with other local produce are a show piece for fine English hospitality. All the wines are made from grapes grown on the estate and every part of the winemaking process takes place on site in the state of the art winery.

All their wines are gathering critical acclaim – including Nutty Brut, the first English still wine to be awarded a gold medal by the IWSC and the superb floral and very English Sussex Reserve scooping the top spot in its category.

Sounds like a perfect gate-away? Hurry up and book a tour of the vineyard and winery followed by wine tasting here!