Are you looking for a team building activity in London or the South East? Here we outline why we believe wine tasting events and vineyard tours are the perfect social activity to enjoy with your colleagues and give recommendations for some excellent options for your company’s social gathering.

Corporate Group Photo at Wiston Estate Vineyard on a Great British Wine Tour

In all the bustle of the corporate world, it’s essential to find innovative ways to strengthen team dynamics, deepen relationships, and forge unforgettable experiences. Traditional meetings and conferences, while effective, often lack a certain joie de vivre.  A fun alternative for a team building activity is a corporate wine tasting event – it’s a brilliant fusion of sophistication, leisure, and education which all assist in team bonding. 

Why choose a corporate wine tasting event?

Corporate wine tasting events are not just gatherings; they are an alchemy of benefits for businesses and organisations:

  1. Team Building: Wine tasting is more than sampling exquisite vintages; it’s an exercise in communication and the chance to get to know a little more about your colleagues in a relaxed environment.
  2. Networking: These events provide plenty of networking opportunities, creating a congenial platform for internal and external connections.
  3. Appreciation: What better way to express gratitude to employees or clients than through the sophisticated indulgence of a wine tasting event?
  4. Learning Opportunity: Beyond the glass, these events often encompass an educational journey, enriching participants’ understanding of oenology and viticulture.
  5. Unique Experience: Break the monotony of conventional corporate events with the engaging and memorable world of wine tasting.

 

Corporate wine tasting event tour and tasting at Wiston Estate Vineyard
A group of people in Bluebell vineyard on a coporate wine tasting event with Great British Wine Tour
Great British Wine Tours passenger enjoying a corporate wine tasting event aboard a steam train on Steam & Vine Tour

Corporate Wine Tasting in London and the South East

The region boasts a plethora of exceptional venues and experiences for corporate wine tasting:

  1. The Wine & Spirits Show, London: An annual rendezvous (usually in October) in London’s core, offering a tapestry of global wines paired with gourmet delicacies – a corporate group’s dream for global wine exploration.

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London Wine and Spirits show for corporate wine tasting events

2. London Wine Festival: Sync your corporate event with this enological celebration in April held at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.  It’s aim is to make wine fun and accessible to all.

Image credit: London Wine Festival

 

London wine festival for corporate wine tasting events
  1. Black Book Winery, London: Nestled in Battersea, this urban winery welcomes work group events for tours of its compact headquarters followed by a tutored tasting of its wines.

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Black Book Winery for corporate wine tasting events in London and the south east

  1. Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey: This sprawling vineyard in Surrey offers a holistic vine-to-wine experience, complete with guided tours and team-building activities amid the vines.

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Denbies winery for corporate wine tasting events in london and the south east

  1. Balfour, Hush Heath Estate, Kent: Famous for its award-winning English wines, this estate offers an immersive tour of its vineyards and modern winery, culminating in tastings of its finest creations.

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Corporate wine tasting events at Balfour winery, Hush Heath Estate
  1. Corporate Wine Tasting Tour with Great British Wine Tours:  A quintessentially British experience, our bespoke tours collect you and your colleagues or guests from a venue of your choosing in either a vintage double-decker bus or executive minibus / coach. You’ll then be whisked off on a guided voyage to several vineyards in Sussex, Kent or Surrey where you’ll spend the day learning about growing vines, the wine making process and of course tasting wines.  You can choose to dine with your team in a top-end vineyard restaurant or take a more casual approach with a picnic amond the vines.

Group of people in front of a minibus in a vineyard on a Great British Wine Tour

Planning Your Corporate Wine Tasting Event

To orchestrate the perfect corporate wine tasting event, balance your group’s tastes, budget, and desired ambiance. From the vibrant atmosphere of a London wine show to the serene backdrop of a Sussex vineyard, these events offer a harmonious blend of education, networking, and enjoyment. Here’s to an exceptional corporate wine tasting adventure! 🍷

 

Great British Wine Tours’ offers tailor-made private wine tours year-round for corporate events, groups and private parties.