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Wine Tours in Shropshire

near Shrewsbury
REF: WROTTL

  • Visit Wroxeter Roman Vineyard
  • Tours, tasting & lunch with wine
  • See Shropshire's oldest winery
  • Lots of fascinating history!
 



What's Included

Vineyard Experience with Lunch
  • Tea or coffee on arrival
  • Brief history of the site
  • Guided tour and tasting of 5 wines
  • One course lunch served with wine
  • Complimentary bottle of wine between two to take home*
  • Please allow around 4 hours on site
* not included if purchasing a voucher for one person

What Can I Expect

Delve into the history of vines when you go wine tasting at Wroxeter Vineyard - Shropshire's oldest winery! These visitor packages include the full tour, a tasting and a sit-down lunch with wine at the table.

Grapes were first grown on this sandy plateau near the River Severn in Shrewsbury back in 50AD. Thanks to the Romans, wine making was quite a thing 2000+ years ago around Wroxeter, then known as Uriconium. This wonderful experience lifts the lid on all that vine growing and wine drinking history, from Roman times to modern day.

And indeed, today, Wroxeter Vineyard is a modern working winery, home to an award-winning family run business that produces some of Britain's finest red and white wines. During your visit, you'll learn all about the story of wine making in the distant past, as well as seeing how it's done in the present day.

You will head outside into the Shropshire countryside to get a taste of what actually growing grapes for wine involves. As you wander along the rows and rows of leafy vines, you will learn about why and how the grape varieties were chosen, their care and the qualities of soil and climate that help produce such succulent grapes.

Back inside the winery, you'll discover the production process, from pressing the grapes and corking the bottles, to adding the final touch; this Shropshire vineyard's label. This is followed by a tasting of five wines, all of which are produced in the Wroxeter vineyard.

Once you've heard and seen all about wine, the next step is to add food into the mix. Your wine tasting in Shropshire draws to a very convivial conclusion with a one course lunch accompanied by wine. You can even round off your day out with a wander around the adjacent lavender fields, or saying hello to the vineyard's very own flock of Roman sheep!

Availability

  • Selected weekdays and weekends between March and October
  • Lunch tours start at 10.30am with occasional evening tours available at 6pm
  • Vineyard tours are subject to weather
  • Due to popularity it is recommended you book well in advance (especially weekends) to avoid disappointment

Location

  • The Vineyard is located within 10 minutes of the M54, in Shrewsbury, Telford

Suitable For

  • All those tasting the wines must be 18 years of age

Spectators

  • The experience is not suitable for spectators
  • There are good onsite facilities including toilets, gift shop and restaurant

Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 10
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience

Reviews

  based on 10 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
F Farnworth
We learnt more about wine production on this trip than at any other similar event we have attended....
Rating: 4 stars
Sandy Taylor
we had a wonderful day. Martin knows his stuff when it comes to wine making and makes tour very int...
Rating: 4 stars
Paul
What a fantastic day . I would definitely recommend this to others. Martin was knowledgeable and h...
Rating: 4 stars
ian mann
Very enjoyable day out, excellent tour both informative and humorous. Wine and food very good.
Rating: 4 stars
Lisa Burge
Very informative and enjoyable tour - our guide Martin was brilliant - lunch was beautiful - 3 bott...
Rating: 4 stars
Clifton Warry
The weather helped..BUT..what a truly informative and enjoyable talk on vines, vineyard, and winema...
Rating: 4 stars
Sandra, by email,
Last year I bought my husband a tour of this Shropshire vineyard. He thoroughly enjoyed the tour an...
Rating: 4 stars
Paul Hollington
Very, very worthwhile visit, great tour, great wines, and brill lunch
Rating: 4 stars
Martin
Martin is obviously very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about wine making. However, three hours for...
Rating: 4 stars
Valerie Harman
A good experience - very informative and entertaining.