Wine tourism in the UK


Looking into the latest developments in English wine tourism. See also English wine in a hole over nomenclature and Hampshire chalks it up.

As English wineries have proliferated, competition among them has inevitably increased. The quality of our home-grown sparkling wine might now be widely celebrated, but in a marketplace that is getting more and more crowded, producers are having to explore business opportunities beyond simply selling bottles. 

Oenotourism is one of the main possibilities, and it must seem a particularly tempting option for any winery in striking distance of London. With that in mind, I travelled to East...