The flat lands of East Anglia are amongst the driest in the United Kingdom and contain a growing number of vineyards. Our Suffolk Vineyard Trail will take through the beautiful Suffolk countryside, enabling you to tour some delightful vineyards.
Some vineyards offer a choice of private tours, guided tours or if you prefer, self-guided tours, allowing you to proceed at your own pace. You can build your knowledge before taking part in a well-earned tasting session!
Of course it is always best to take your time and Suffolk has a wide choice of accommodation where you can relax and unwind.
Our Suffolk Vineyard Trail includes:
Giffords Hall is a family owned vineyard planted on the site of an ancient glacial riverbed near Long Melford in Suffolk. The sandy/clay soil produces quality grapes, high in natural sugars and acids, that lend themselves particularly well to both sparkling and dry, aromatic still wines.
The vineyard was planted around 25 years ago and the vines are now in their prime. Madeleine Angevine, Bacchus, Reichensteiner, Rondo, Pinot Noir, (both Burgundian and Precoce), and of course Pinot Blanc, all do well on this site.
Charlotte Davitt-Mills and her husband purchased the 4 acre vineyard in 2017 after falling in love with the beautiful setting and views. They now manage 16 acres of planted English vines in neighbouring vineyards and have since established Shotley Vineyard, launching their first vintage in June 2020
Beautifully situated overlooking both the Orwell and Stour estuaries, is an exciting venue for tourists, walkers and families. Take a tour around the vineyard, taste the wines, or even hold your wedding or function here, against the backdrop of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
One of East Anglia’s oldest commercial vineyards producing a range of White, Red and Rosé wines as well as Quality English Sparkling wines.