Small Group Wine Tours

Intimate, carefully crafted and convenient

Small Group Wine Tours

London & the South East

Surrey | Sussex | Kent

Bespoke, crafted and fully organised…

A private small group wine tour is a great option to celebrate any occasion. We regularly run private tours for corporate groups, hen celebrations, family and friend groups. On a private tour, you have your own transport and guide for the day. 

The ultimate in convenience – we can tailor the tour to suit your group and offer a door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service, and because we run tours across the South East, we can arrange your tour to suit your location and tastes. We offer a range of packages for our private groups to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. We can host 2 to 10 guests on wine tours across the South East in Sussex, Surrey and Kent

We aim to offer something a bit different, providing the perfect daytime activity that blends countryside and culture with food and drink. Our flexi pick-up points for small groups include hotels, homes, train stations and offices.

To enquire about our private small group wine tour options, please fill out the Contact Form.

Features of our Small Group Wine Tours

 

  • Pick-up across the South East including any hotels and guesthouses
  • Bespoke tours for groups from 2-10 guests
  • Executive minibuses and cars
  • Flexible itineraries so we can design your perfect day
  • Recommended itineraries to suit your tastes and budget
  • Combine with work?  A number of our vineyards have conference facilities
  • Lunch included at one of our partner country pubs or at a vineyard
  • Special arrangements – from cakes to wine gifts – if you have special request, we are happy to arrange them for you.

A private tour is a great choice for any occasion…

  • Holiday day-trip
  • Hen party
  • Birthdays
  • Family and friend gatherings
  • Social groups
  • Corporate events

 

 

Your Perfect Day

 

Over the last six years, Great British Wine Tours has created a core of our most popular experiences.  We suggest you pick two experiences for a full day (7 hour) tour, or one experience with lunch is perfect for a half day (4.5 hours). If you have specific requests, just let us know.

Classic Vineyard Tour

Sussex | Surrey | Kent

 

England’s wine industry is booming, and it’s no wonder with a number of our vineyards winning blind taste competitions against some of the most established Champagne houses.  Its time to find out what the excitement is all about!

Guests will be met at their at their hotel, or location convenient to them, by a Great British Wine Tours guide and be taken for a day exploring award winning vineyards with a country pub lunch included.  At our first vineyard, you will  experience an expert-guided tour of the vineyard where you will learn about the life of an English vineyard throughout the year.  Next, it’s off to the winery where you will learn about English wine tasting from grape to glass. Your guided wine tasting follows where you will taste a range of still and sparkling wines accompanied by stories of the vineyard and tasting notes while overlooking the vines.  Next, we head to one of our excellent country pubs for a delicious lunch.  After lunch we head to a second Sussex vineyard to enjoy another guided wine tasting and time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the end of the day.  The perfect English Wine Tour! 

We work with a wide range of vineyards across Sussex, Kent and Surrey and can design the perfect tour that suits your tastes and location.      

Features

  • Suitable for groups of 2-10 guests
  • Visit two award-winning vineyards
  • Expert guided vineyard and winery tour
  • Tutored sparkling and still wine tasting at each vineyard
  • Lunch included at a traditional English country pub
  • Executive transport and Great British Wine Tours host

Golf Buggy Wine Tour Experience | Sussex 

A favourite for our private groups! After arriving at Mannings Heath Wine Estate, its all guests to their starting positions as you pair up and get ready to tour the vineyard in golf buggies!  Your guide will lead you in convoy across the Estate and up to the vineyard where they will explain the history of Mannings Heath and the life of a vineyard throughout the year.  After your tour, we head back to the Estate to enjoy a sit-down tutored wine tasting of five South African wines from their sister Estate.

Features

  • 45 minute tour of the vineyard in self-drive golf buggies
  • 45 minute wine tasting of five still and sparkling South African wines
  • Dining options available from fine dining to a traditional South African BBQ
  • Conference facilities

Cheesemake Tour | Sussex

 

One for the cheese lovers! We visit High Weald Dairy for a very special tour.  Your will enjoy a taster menu of their finest produce paired with a guest English wine followed by a tour of the cheese store and view into the dairy to see the processes in cheesemaking.  High Weald Dairy’s expert guide will take you through all of their delicious cheeses paired with English wines for this unique and special tour.

Features

  • 20 minute tour of the cheese store with an introduction into High Weald Dairy’s history and cheesemaking practices
  • 45 minute cheese and wine pairing when you will taste at least eight cheeses, hosted by one High Weald Dairy’s team

Springs Smokery Tour | Sussex

If you love smoked salmon – this is the tour for you!  Nestled at the  bottom of the South Downs, Springs has been producing smoked meats and cheeses for forty years. We begin with a tour of the smokery, where you’ll discover Springs’ long history and learn about their traditional smoking practices.  You will see the curing process from the smoke rooms to the curing area. After your tour, Springs host us for a very special lunch of a  bottomless taster menu of their finest produce paired with a guest English wine.  This is a very unique and special foodie experience.   A truly magical day out for food and wines lovers!

Features

  • 30 minute tour of the smokery with an introduction into Springs’ history and smoking practices
  • 1 hour lunch of a selection of smoked salmon mackerel, chicken, cheeses, chutneys, salads breads and more!
  • English still and sparkling wine with lunch

Brewery Tours

Sussex | Surrey | Kent

Find out why our brewing industry is growing from strength to strength.  Your guide will welcome you into the brewery and show you the beer-making process  from brewing through to bottling.  Each of our partner breweries has its own unique story, processes and practices. Your guide will then invite you to taste a wide range of brews, dissecting the unique characteristics of each.  This is a great tour for any beer lover, or anyone new to beer. 

Features

  • We work with a number of breweries across the South East
  • Expert guided tour of the brewery
  • Expert guided beer tasting
  • Great pub for lunch suits this tour