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brilliant tour

they say in brochure it takes 90 mins, we had a great time and lasted 2 hours. David was great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
pwwatson
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
Such a lovely afternoon

My friend and I visited the vineyard and had afternoon tea one Saturday afternoon. A very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
terrif649
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

they say in brochure it takes 90 mins, we had a great time and lasted 2 hours. David was great tour host, even showing how to taste wine and open a 'champagne' bottle safely. We go again when the vines are in full bud! highly recommend. It comes with a cream tea as wel!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited the vineyard and had afternoon tea one Saturday afternoon.
A very interesting place.
Lovely staff.

Thank terrif649
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a bright Sunday morning. my wife and I visited a wine tasting tour for the first time. On arrival we were warmly greeted with a welcome cuppa and biscuits. The tour guide then started off by informing everyone about the history of this particular vinery.During the next Hour we were shown just how the grapes were turned into various types of wines and finally hotter, ready for sale. Unfortunately, due to my age etc, I didn't climb the stairs for the tasting. which by the sounds of laughter, everyone enjoyed. Lucky me as I sat waiting the 2staff members ensured I did not miss out and the lady responsible for the lunch table and plated up a delicious ploughman's lunch which went down extremely well.The younger ,blondelady spoilt me with a great sample of their dry white wines, enough to say, I bought 6 bottles of 1066 .. A lovely way to spend 2 to 3 hours and finish with colour in your cheeks. Recommended highly .

Thank geraldbright
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone bought us a wine tasting voucher. We were very lucky with the weather so were able to fully enjoy the walk and information given by our guide around the vineyard.
This was followed by sampling of around 6 wines. They were very nice but the measures were so small it was just a sip. The buffet lunch was superb and the full glass of wine appreciated

Thank chigago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a sunny October day. Started off inside and then had a guided tour of the grounds / bottling process by Malcolm (who had a story for every occasion). He definitely made the tour. Learnt a lot of interesting facts about the wine making process in Sussex and how CARR TAYLOR started out. Informative and interesting. It is very much a working vineyard with nothing hidden out of sight. A lot of the equipment is old but works well. A few years ago we went to Chapel Down in TENTERDEN for a wine tour and lunch. It was very nice but I learnt so much more at Carr Taylor. We sampled several wines after the tour and then sat down for a nice ploughman’s lunch. Very enjoyable day.

Thank Brandycat25
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This vineyard is the second oldest in the country the tour was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable we tried 6 English wines and a nice cream tea afterwards

Thank SAABMANKent
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not really a wine lover but this visit was really enjoyable. I know how to taste wine now. The cherry wine was very pleasant. Would recommend a visit.

Thank bevysmith
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

A beautiful sunny day for our visit. The tour is very interesting, Rowland obviously being very knowledgeable and a bit of a performer!! The wine tasting part is excellent with organised pre-lunch tasting and ad hoc post lunch tasting as required. The lunch was excellent with very attentive "staff" sorry, can't remember the names. There was a good deal on cases of wine reducing a bottle to about £6 and to finish the afternoon off we bought a bottle to sit in their cozy patio area. All in all a great visit, great value for money - it might be worth nominating a driver before you go

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

An excellent day with family spent on a nice sunny Sunday, a very knowledgeable guide led us around the vineyard answering many questions we had and made it quite light hearted at times
This was followed by the tasting of 5 wines and then by lunch which was also excellent, the opportunity to buy wines was after lunch
A really good day and thoroughly recommended

Thank addingtonlad
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I received the wine experience as a birthday present. Roland (our guide) was entertaining and knowledge whilst in the vineyard and our walk around the vines was enjoyable, the nice weather helped. However I expected to experience the end to end process but sadly the press/bottling areas were busy, due to the harvest, and as a result "out of bounds",so we watched from afar and received no real explanation of how grapes become wine!
The wine tasting room itself was a little cramped and measures were small (one bottle managed to go around circa 30 of us!), we received no more information on wines aside this one is dry and this one is medium dry! The food was basic but tasty and again not plentiful and a bit of a scrum to get to.
The surroundings are beautiful and with a little effort the "experience" could be just that upgrade the furniture (cut the numbers) and more wine would probably equate to more post wine sales!

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