Vineyard Tours & Events around East Anglia


Events for 2017



Warden Abbey Vineyard


Hazel End Vineyard 

Check out Hazel End Vineyard's English Wine Week events - wine tasting and a special summer promotion with great prizes and price discounts, in conjunction with Margaret Kay Flowers and Wines, part of Coopers of Stortford.

Valley Farm Vineyard

Saturday 27th May, Valley Farm Vineyards will launch their 2016 Madeleine Angevine at Beccles Food and Drink Festival to coincide with English Wine Week.  Come and see us for tasting on Newmarket Street

Saturday 3rd June, this ‘First Saturday of the Month’ Tour and Taste will be the culmination of English Wine Week at Valley Farm Vineyards.  Meet at 2.30pm, allow a couple of hours; £12pp. 07979363026 to let us know you are coming

Giffords Hall Vineyard

New Vintage Tasting on 28th and 29th May (11am - 4pm).

Group Tour on Monday 29th May at 11am.  Tickets can be bought online:



AGM - 8th  March - Erben Office Hadliegh 11.30 - Pls book  [email protected]

National Trade Tasting - 8th May

UKVA National Competition  - 15/16th May

ENGLISH WINE WEEK 27th May - 4th June

EAVA Regional Competition - Wyken Vineyard 14th June

EAVA Awards Ceremony - Toppesfield Vineyard, Essex Sunday 18th June



Giffords Hall Vineyard Summer Tours 2017


Grand Tour 2nd May - £5 tickets available from website (see vineyard shop) includes an accompanied tour around the vineyard and full winetasting of the new wines in our cellar door shop - children under 18 free. Teas/coffee, cake and ice creams from the Al fresco cafe - picnic box can be booked ahead.

Tours also available 19th June,  and later this summer 24th July £5,  and 29th August £5 see

tickets also available from Eventbrite - full refund  in event of cancellation



 Warden Abbey Vineyards English WIne Week Tours


Wonderful article on wines from East Anglia




Exhibition of Coastal Paintings - Rodney Freeman @Giffords hall Vineyard

23rd August - 1st September  - Wine tasting and Art Exhibition

11am - 4 pm



Rodney Freeman is exhibiting his work at Giffords Hall Vineyard. This local painter is known for his beautiful paintings of seascapes, coastal scenery and boats. Giffords Hall is always open for the bank holiday weekend in conjuntion with Hartest Fete, which starts at 2pm on Monday. For more information on this local painter, please see or call 01284 830 799 


Depden Farm shop and Training: Vines and Viticulture

Sunday 22nd September, 9.30am – 12.45pm Fancy a few glasses of your own Châteaux Vino? Growing grapes for wine and eating in England is becoming a real possibility thanks to climate change and advances in plant breeding. This half day course will tell you all you need to know to get started. Learn how to grow vines on a domestic scale, planting and cultivation, diseases and pruning. We’ll also cover recommended cultivars and where to buy them..£45.00 per person (£65 for two)

Price includes hand outs, coffee/tea and pastries on arrival, a light lunch and wine tastings.

Booking is essential. Please book on line via Big Barn or in person at the shop. 07816828016


Cycle Breaks
gentle adventures, expertly organised

Tel: +44 (0)1449 721555
Fax: +44 (0)1449 721707
Cycle Breaks has been expertly organising gentle, self-guided cycling adventures for over 20 years. We offer cycling tours for individuals in inspiring parts of England and Europe. We want our cycling holidays to be relaxing even before they have started, so we take care of everything from accommodation bookings to luggage transfers. We prepare attractive and exciting routes meticulously, offer only comfortable and reliable, quality bikes and support with on-road help when needed.