Where to go Wine Tasting in Berkshire 2024

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If you’re a fan of nice wine then a wine tasting experience can be a great way to celebrate a special occasion or simply a nice way to spend a sunny weekend afternoon. 

What is wine tasting?

Wine tasting is an experience where you get to try new wines, learn more about the wine making process and often explore a vineyard at the same time. It’s an opportunity for tasting wine that you may not have come across before.

Wine Tasting in Berkshire

You can find wine tasting events at vineyards and wineries across the country but also many stately homes and restaurants also offer wine tasting experiences. I thought I would put together all the wine tasting options across Berkshire to inspire your next wine tasting session.

Where to go Wine Tasting in Berkshire

Stanlake Park Wine Estate – Waltham Rd, Twyford, Reading RG10 0BN

Wine Tours and Tasting – The wine tours are designed to be friendly, informal and fun! No prior knowledge is required and you’ll learn about the ins and outs of English viticulture and winemaking, accompanied by generous samples of award-winning wines.

Cost: From £20 per person.

Find out more here

Wine Tasting in Berkshire

Winding Wood Vineyard – Orpenham Farm, Winding Wood, Hungerford RG17 9RJ

Tours and Tasting – Enjoy a tour and tasting at this boutique vineyard in Berkshire led by the owners. They also run tours for small parties by prior arrangement from May to October.

Cost: From £25 per person

Find out more here

Wine Tasting in Berkshire

The Retreat at Elcot Park – Elcot, Newbury RG20 8NJ

Private Wine Tastings – The Head of Wine, Freddie Taylor, will guide you through a decadent tasting of premium wines from the Lay & Wheeler Wine Cellar. One hour, four wines, and as much wine-speak as is called for!

Cost: £200 for up to 12 people, £350 for up to 24 people

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All Angels Vineyard and Winery – Church Farm Berkshire, Newbury RG20 0HD

Guided Vineyard Tours and Tastings – Escape to the vineyard on a guided tour. Stroll through the vines, enjoy the views and wildlife along with the fresh air. Hear the story of All Angels and how the wines are shaped, not only by our perfectly aligned, rolling, south facing slopes and ideal soils, but also by their heritage, their passion for sustainability and their uncompromising passion for quality. 

Cost: From £22.50 per person. Private tours are also available.

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Thames Valley Wine School – 1 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QE

Wine Tastings – An introduction to wine tasting gives you the chance to taste three whites and three reds, learn a little bit about some of the key grape varieties, the main wine-making techniques, which countries are perfectly suited to wine production, and you’ll learn more about what you enjoy drinking and why.

Other events are available – as well as the chance to get qualified in all things wine.

Cost: From £30 per person

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The Waterside Inn by Alain Roux – Ferry Rd, Bray, Maidenhead SL6 2AT

Wines Exceptionnel – You get to experience five wines, which have been carefully chosen by the sommelier, to perfectly complement the dishes on Le Menu Exceptionnel.  The Wines Exceptionnel change throughout the year to reflect the seasonality of the tasting menu.

Other wine tasting events are also available.

Cost: £350 for two people

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Alder Ridge Vineyard at Cobbs Farm in Hungerford also offer vineyard tours but I can’t find any information online. Old Butchers Wine Cellar in Cookham also hold regular wine tasting events that are shared with the public on an ad hoc basis. Find out more here. Plus, Thirty Fifty also hold regular wine tasting events. See all upcoming events here.


Organise your own wine tasting event

If none of the above options work for you then you could consider organising your own wine tasting event. Here are some wine event organisers in Berkshire:


Other wine tasting experiences

Many experience day providers offer wine tasting experiences and English wine tours that would make great gifts for an indulgent treat for yourself. Here are some of our favourites:


Wine Tasting in Berkshire

I hope that’s given you enough inspiration for Berkshire wine tasting tours so that you have something lovely to book for your next special occasion or afternoon out. I’ll add more wine tasting Berkshire options as I find them and if I’ve missed your favourite off please do get in touch and let me know.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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