About

More than 200 vineyards in the UK welcome visitors - who knew?

The answer is almost no-one until we built this website!

Whether you’ve enjoyed visiting vineyards overseas or never been to a vineyard in your life…

If you like a glass of wine, are interested in local food and drink, or want to support real businesses run by real people, you’re in the right place.

Perhaps you’ve heard about English and Welsh wine and wonder if the hype is justified? The best way to find out is to try some for yourself.

Maybe you want to learn more about wine, for business or pleasure? We can help with that, too.

If you just like days out in the country, discovering new places and finding fun places for a weekend away, we’re right with you.

You may never have thought of running a business event or having a party at a vineyard – Wine Cellar Door can find the perfect venue, it keeps the wine miles down, too!

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We’re Elisabeth & Ian – friends who met while working at VisitBritain, the national tourist board; we also both love English wine, of course.

Elisabeth has many years of eCommerce experience, implementing new online shops for big brands like Emma Bridgewater, Tate Gallery and World Duty Free, who realised that a website that lets you find a vineyard in Kent that welcomes dogs and children isn’t a whole lot different from one that helps you find the perfect red lipstick by a certain brand.

Ian’s a geographer, and is more of a real wine expert – that’s why he writes the tasting notes and why a great map is such an important part of the website. Just don’t mention SatNav if you want to be his friend!

We’ve been blogging for a few years now and we’ve visited well over half the vineyards on the site, so do contact us if you have a specific question.

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Want to find the perfect vineyard to visit? Your best best is the DIRECTORY where you can use filters to pick the features that matter to you.

Looking for a place to meet up with friends and family or somewhere nice for a getaway? Get yourself over to the VINEYARD MAP.

Want to keep in touch, hear about new vineyards openings, special events and even win wine-related prizes? JOIN OUR MAILING LIST.

Welcome, and cheers!