Dorset

Dorset Vineyard Trail

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Overview

Dorset’s south facing slopes and chalky soil, similar to that found in France’s Champagne region is an ideal location for vineyards. The Dorset Vineyard Trail will take you on journey of discovery and give you an opportunity to taste the wines produced by the classic grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

English Oak Vineyard

Dorset on the south coast of England is just over 100 miles from London and is accessible in just over two hours by rail. Chill out in Dorset and explore the historic coastal scenery and stunning countryside alike. Venture into the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy, through bluebell woods, across golden heaths and drink in the pretty villages with thatched cottages, attractive pubs and churches, all at your own pace.

Melbury Vale Vineyard

Sited on 28 acres at Foots Hill, about 1.5 miles south of Shaftesbury at Cann Bridge, Melbury Vale Vineyard is a family owned business, located on 28 acres of south-facing, rolling hillside in the beautiful Stirkel Valley, renowned for its milling history. Click here to find out more.

Wake Court Dairy House

Dorset on the south coast of England is just over 100 miles from London and is accessible in just over two hours by rail. Chill out in Dorset and explore the historic coastal scenery and stunning countryside alike. Venture into the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy, through bluebell woods, across golden heaths and drink in the pretty villages with thatched cottages, attractive pubs and churches, all at your own pace.

Wodetone Vineyard

Dorset on the south coast of England is just over 100 miles from London and is accessible in just over two hours by rail. Chill out in Dorset and explore the historic coastal scenery and stunning countryside alike. Venture into the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy, through bluebell woods, across golden heaths and drink in the pretty villages with thatched cottages, attractive pubs and churches, all at your own pace.

Furleigh Estate

Dorset on the south coast of England is just over 100 miles from London and is accessible in just over two hours by rail. Chill out in Dorset and explore the historic coastal scenery and stunning countryside alike. Venture into the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy, through bluebell woods, across golden heaths and drink in the pretty villages with thatched cottages, attractive pubs and churches, all at your own pace.

Bride Valley Vineyard

Bride Valley Vineyard sits in a bowl of bright, white chalk soil surrounded by picturesque woods and farmland above the village Litton Cheney. The 10ha estate is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier where the wonderful soils contribute elegance and finesse of the wines. Click here to find out more.

Little Waddon Vineyard

Dorset on the south coast of England is just over 100 miles from London and is accessible in just over two hours by rail. Chill out in Dorset and explore the historic coastal scenery and stunning countryside alike. Venture into the landscape that inspired Thomas Hardy, through bluebell woods, across golden heaths and drink in the pretty villages with thatched cottages, attractive pubs and churches, all at your own pace.

Langham Wine Estate

The 30 acre vineyard at Dewlish, just outside Dorchester is home to the south facing slopes and chalky soil similar to that found in the Champagne region grows the three classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are grown. Click here to find out more.

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Overview

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English Oak Vineyard

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19.1 miles

Melbury Vale Vineyard

3
17.6 miles

Wake Court Dairy House

4
32.6 miles

Wodetone Vineyard

5
12.2 miles

Furleigh Estate

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10.7 miles

Bride Valley Vineyard

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8.9 miles

Little Waddon Vineyard

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14.9 miles

Langham Wine Estate

What to see and do…

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Snooks Farm Alpacas and Cabins

Snooks Farm Alpacas, Church Lane, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8TR

East Orchard Farm

Dorset, BH20 5PQ

Key West Bar & Grill

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA

Bride Valley

Bride Valley Vineyard Ltd. Stable Cottage, Court House, Litton Cheney, Dorset, DT2 9AW

Hobby Farm Holidays

Bluntshay Ln, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6RJ

Southover Woods

Southover Woods, Affpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HP

Langham Wine Estate

Crawthorne, Dorchester, Dorset , DT2 7NG

Melbury Vale Vineyard Glamping

Melbury Vale Vineyard, Foots Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset , SP7 0BW

Melbury Vale Vineyard

Melbury Vale Vineyard, Foots Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset , SP7 0BW

The Old Tea House

44 High West Street , Dorchester , Dorset , DT11UD

Dudsbury Lodge

4 Dudsbury Court, Glissons, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9FJ

Tarrant Valley Camping

Tarrant Rawson, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8SB

About the Dorset Vineyard Trail Trail

Distance: 116 miles
Cities / Towns: 8
Number Of Businesses: 29

The vineyards of Dorset enjoy a growing reputation for their award winning wines. Chalky soils and south facing slopes are ideal conditions for wine makers to produce sparkling wines from the classic grape varieties. The Dorset Vineyard Trail will take you through stunning Dorset scenery as you explore the county’s vineyards.

Vineyards offer a choice of private, guided and self guided tours, delightful cafes, vineyards picnics and even the opportunity to stay overnight at the vineyard.

If you wish to take your time and stay a while, Dorset has a great choice of places to eat and accommodation where you can unwind and relax.

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Sunshine & Rolling Hills

The vineyards of Dorset occupy some stunning scenery, blessed with rolling hills and a warm climate the South West region is a great location for relaxing and touring whilst enjoying the delicious taste of locally produced wines.

Sparkling Wines

The chalky soils around Dorchester are very similar to those in the Champagne region of France and make for the production of some great sparkling wines. Put a little bit of fizz into your vineyard tour with some award winning sparkling wines!

Beyond the Vineyards

The warm hospitality of Dorset extends beyond the vineyards - enjoy the local tap rooms but also make sure you have time to enjoy the cafes and locally produced food on offer. Better still, stay a night or two and extend your stay to take in the local sights.

Also Nearby

Snooks Farm Alpacas and Cabins

Snooks Farm Alpacas, Church Lane, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8TR

East Orchard Farm

Dorset, BH20 5PQ

Key West Bar & Grill

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA

Bride Valley

Bride Valley Vineyard Ltd. Stable Cottage, Court House, Litton Cheney, Dorset, DT2 9AW

Hobby Farm Holidays

Bluntshay Ln, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6RJ

Southover Woods

Southover Woods, Affpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HP

Langham Wine Estate

Crawthorne, Dorchester, Dorset , DT2 7NG

Melbury Vale Vineyard Glamping

Melbury Vale Vineyard, Foots Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset , SP7 0BW