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Old Walls Vineyard

Bishopsteignton, England
01626 770877
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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English first
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

we visited for the first time today, having already eaten, but the food looked so delicious, we will be going back for lunch and a tour around the vineyard. The staff at this lovely family run vineyard are so friendly and helpful. Of course it would have been extremely rude not to taste a drop of wine, we then felt... More

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UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our visit had the added benefit of being accompanied by brilliant weather. The tour was conducted by Ken who, as the owner, was a mine of information and a really nice bloke - who obviously had a great passion for his "baby" - the vineyard. All the staff were very hospitable with a welcoming tea/coffee followed by an excellent ploughman's... More

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solihull
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127 reviews 127 reviews
17 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We bought this tour at a charity auction and really enjoyed it, despite inclement weather! The owner gave an enthusiastic and very informative talk about all the processes. Wine was far nicer than we had expected having rarely tasted English wines before! Ploughmans lunch and cream tea was pleasant enough. Would recommend and would deffo pop in for coffee if... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Greeted by the owner Ken, refreshments and paperwork done, we headed out to the vineyard, where we were told the fascinating story of how the vineyard came to be. Unfortunately the very blustery conditions drove us inside, here we learnt how the wine was made, bottled, stored and then graded and sold. We were invited to taste white,rose, red and... More

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England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Ok so the wine is excellent. Brilliant in fact. But why not back it up with great food. Sandwiches made from sliced packet bread, half a handful of plain crisps and a tired salad garnish are not exactly worthwhile accompaniments to the excellent wine. Oh and the toilets could do with a thorough clean!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was taken to Old Walls by a friend for my birthday. There was a free tasting of all the wines with the owner Ken who was affable, interesting and passionate about his products. All the white wines were good to very good but the surprise was the 2010 red which was excellent. We had food on the terrace with... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

super place, brilliant explanations of winemaking by Ken, cracking lunch and....most of all...super wines to taste...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I chose this from buy a gift, and wasnt at all disappointed. We didnt realise that so much time and effort went into making the wine, a lot of the finishing touches by hand ! It was a lovely sunny day, and the views from the vineyard were breathtaking. Ken takes so much time to go into detail about the... More

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

we went on a vineyard hunt many years ago and came across old walls!! a well hidden gem that is definatly worth a visit!!! both for the wine and the food the soup is excellent and the cakes are lovely. when ever we bump into paul at a show we always buy a bottle of father johns elderberry wine!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Went for my birthday with my other half and friends, was a great day, the couple running it could not have been more lovely, they made the day really special. The food was lovely! The storey and heritage behind the vineyard is lovely, and I don't think that there is one thing about wine making that the owner does not... More

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