18 July 2019
The best wine tours in Cornwall
Cornwall is famed for producing all kinds of amazing food and drink, from the humble Cornish pasty to the finest, locally caught crab. However, more recently, the county has become renowned for its winemaking.
So if you fancy spending a sunny afternoon sampling wines grown and produced in the Cornish countryside, why not embark on one of these top vineyard and tasting tours?
Bob and Annie Lindo have been producing award-winning wines at their Cornish vineyard since 1989. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, Camel Valley is now one of England’s most famous vineyards. They offer a guided tour, which includes a glass of wine after a tour around the winery, or a Grand Tour & Tasting session, where you’ll spend an evening learning more about the vineyard and winery process before sampling a minimum of five wines including Camel Valley’s most famous, the Cornwall Brut.
Knightor is a four acre vineyard just outside St Austell. As well as producing a wide selection of still and sparkling wines, they have recently created their own version of the classic aperitif Vermouth using locally picked herbs and spices. Knightor host regular wine tours and tastings throughout the summer months, and guests can learn more about how the wine is made and sample a selection of favourites.
Trevibban Mill is just a stone’s throw from Padstow and is a working vineyard with 11,000 vines, 1,700 apple trees, and a state of the art winery. They host regular wine tasting sessions and guided tours, where you can sample their award-winning wines and find our more about the winery, or, you can embark on one of their Grand Walking Tours. Taking place every Sunday, these popular tours include a stroll around the vineyard and an introduction to the wine-making process before a tasting session and light lunch in the restaurant.
Based in Penzance, Polgoon is a family-run orchard and vineyard that produces award-winning wines, cider, and juices. Headed up by former fish merchants, John and Kim Coulson, the 23 acre winery hosts vineyard tours and tastings from Tuesday to Sunday throughout the summer months. Perfect for sunny afternoons, the 90 minute tour offers insight into the wine and cider production processes and includes a tasting session with five sparkling and still wines and ciders.
Feeling inspired to take a trip to a Cornish vineyard? Take a look at our accommodation in Clowance and Burn to start planning your perfect getaway.