That first glass of chilled sparkling wine held up to the sunlight – bubbles streaming upwards. A shimmering foreground to frame the view of bright green vines and an even brighter sky beyond.

It’s hard to beat.  

With spring here, and its long weekends unfolding before us, there’s no better time to come and enjoy English sparkling wine at our estate. Here are our favourite ways to visit, from an at-your-own-pace stroll in the vineyards to our most in-depth hosted experiences.

A self-guided stroll and some sparkling

Our Appledore vineyards are open whenever we are. You don’t need a ticket or to book; just come and say hello at The Nest, collect a map and enjoy a self-guided tour. Afer you’ve enjoyed a relaxed stroll around the vines, reward yourself with a well-earned glass of wine back at The Nest. You’ll be able to order any of our classic range by the glass or bottle. You’re welcome to bring your dog to enjoy our outdoor spaces, too.  
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An expert-led tour and a tasting flight

If you’d like to learn a little more about our vines – and our wines – then book yourself on to a guided tour and sparkling tasting flight. One of our knowledgeable team will host your walk around the vineyard, answering any questions you might have, before you return to The Nest to compare and contrast a selection of four wines. We have a number of tasting flights to choose from but, if it’s your first visit, our Sparkling Tasting Flight is the perfect introduction to our range.
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Relax with an indulgent picnic

Come April, our newly created picnic garden will be alive with the sound of wicker hampers being unpacked and corks popping. Our Picnics for Two are the most relaxed way to enjoy a meal with wine in our vineyards. Your hamper includes a bottle of our approachable and delicious Brut Reserve – a fantastic introduction to our range. If you'd like to upgrade to a bottle of our signature Blanc de Blanc, our complex Rosé or our intense Pinot Noir, you can do this when you book your picnic.
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Rare and limited still wines tasting and lunch

Join us on Friday 17th May for a fascinating expert-hosted tasting of our favourite still wines. We’ll look at single varietal wines, such as our Chardonnay Guinevere, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as blends, like our mouth-watering English Rosé. You’ll also taste one of our limited-edition wines which will shine a light on fruit selection and ageing process. Following the tasting, you’ll put these wines through their paces alongside a delicious three-course lunch. And, as we’re focusing on still wines, we’ll finish the meal on a luscious, sweet note.
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The award-winners tasting and lunch

Bring in the start of English Wine Week with our award-winners tasting and lunch on Saturday 15th June. You'll taste a selection of wines that have won gold medals at the Decanter Awards, Wine GB Awards and the internationally renowned CSWWC. Highlights include limited-edition bottlings from the library such as our stunning single-vineyard wines from Selhurst Park in Sussex and Heartbreak in Kent. You’ll also try luxury bottlings such as our Brut Reserve Late Disgorged 2015. After the tasting, you'll sit down to a delicious three-course lunch.
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