In the Press

Wine Cellar Door has received some excellent coverage in a variety of newspapers, magazines and other publications, this all helps to spread the word on Wine Tourism in the UK.

National Travel Press

A Daily Mail Travel Online article by Ted Thornhill had the great title:

“Fascinating interactive map reveals the 200 vineyards you can visit… in ENGLAND and WALES (and you can stay the night at 47 of them)”


Elly Blake in The Daily Express was also surprised by the many options for wine tourism in the UK, with the headline:

“Interactive wine map shows over 200 UK vineyards – is there one near you?”

Lifestyle Publications

Country Living Magazine published an article by Katie Avis-Riordan:

A new interactive map plots all 200 vineyards you can visit in England and Wales – there are lots of fun experiences on offer.

House Beautiful also ran the same article by Katie Avis-Riordan:

A new interactive map plots all 200 vineyards you can visit in England and Wales. And you can stay overnight in 47 of them.


UK Wine Press

One of the most respected names in the UK wine industry is Jancis Robinson, so we were very happy to oblige when she asked us to showcase some of our favourite vineyards to explore on her website, famous for its Purple Pages:

English Vineyards worth Visiting


Jane McQuitty in The Times is also followed avidly and

recommended this site in her piece for English Wine Week 2018:

“If you want to take a jolly bank holiday trip to a vineyard, find a map of your nearest (ones).”

We really like the idea of jolly vineyard trips and this an expression we might continue to use ourselves!


Books on Wine in the UK

While a book is always nice as a reference, it is now almost impossible to keep up with new vineyard openings, so the most popular books refer to our website for up to date information on visiting vineyards.

Stephen Skelton’s UK Vineyards Guide 2016 suggests:

Further Information (p. 29)
“ has a searchable database of vineyards…”

Weddings,parties, meetings and other events (p. 30)
“Quite a few vineyards have good facilities for more than just vineyard and winery tours and tastings. Take a look at searchable database for vineyards that offer ‘venue hire’.”

Two new books on English wine also recommend Wine Cellar Door as a resource:

Liz Sagues, A Celebration of English Wine

She recommends Wine Cellar Door on page 109:
“… one useful example of the increasing number of other good sources of online information is”

Susie Barrie MW & Peter Richards MW, The Essential Guide to English Wine

They recommend Wine Cellar Door as the wine tourism website, among “the most useful websites and the resources we consulted.”


Guest Blog Posts

We can also produce guest blog posts on relevant themes, e.g.

The Rural Travel Guide published our article:

Take a Vineyard Tour of England and Wales


Publicity for Individual Vineyards

While Wine Cellar Door is mainly about sharing the range and diversity of vineyards to visit in England & Wales, we can also facilitate visits to individual vineyards.

We arranged for Zoe Holland of Juggling on Roller Skates to stay at Oxney Organic Vineyard near Rye and she wrote this article:

Oxney Organic Estate: Holiday Accommodation & Vineyard

In fact Zoe was so taken with the idea of visiting vineyards that she followed this up with another article talking about another 5 vineyards, again with research assistance from us:

Destination Vineyards in Sussex: Tours, Food and Accommodation


Looking to Write about Wine Tourism in UK?

We can really add value and research to your articles by (a) explaining how people can find vineyards to visit and what they should do when they get there and (b) curating lists of visitor-friendly wine producers on almost any specific theme. Whether you are interested in a great tour, tasting some exceptional wines or where to have a party, our years of exploring all that UK wine tourism has to offer means that we have the information to hand.

If you don’t want to just follow the flock with articles on the same old “usual suspects”, please contact Elisabeth Else for more information.

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