June 22nd, 2017
A fabulous weekend tour across the South West has been arranged by Wine & Tours Ltd, which will see the group visit two vineyards, combining English wine with some tasty delights including dinner at the Durant Arms Restaurant the highlights of the tour are outlined below for more information or to book:
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Introductory Evening (Friday 18 August 2017)
Provisional Booking in The Durant Arms, Ashprington, Near Totnes, Devonshire TQ9 7UP has been arranged for the nights of Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August.
19:30 The Group meets, in time for a welcome dinner in the Durant Arms restaurant.
Day 1 (Saturday 19 August 2017)
08:45 Leave The Durant Arms to drive to Bishopsteignton (between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth) to visit the Old Walls Vineyard at Old Walls Road, Bishopsteignton, Devonshire TQ14 9PQ.
10:00 Start of our tour of the vineyards and winery at Old Walls Vineyard (lasts for 3 hours). Justin Head is the owner of the Old walls Vineyard – originally owned by Ken & Lesley Dawe. Ken Dawe will however lead the tour and guide you through their wine-making process. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to taste some of their wines.
13:00 We return to Ashprington – for a light lunch in the Sharpham Kitchen (within the Sharpham Vineyard estate).
15:00 Our “Vine to Wine” tour starts at Sharpham Vineyards, which includes a winery visit. We will taste three of their wines and two cheeses afterwards.
17:00 We return to The Durant Arms to relax.
20:00 Our special Farewell Wine & Food Pairing Dinner will be held in the Durant Arms restaurant.
Day 2 (Sunday 20 August 2017)
After breakfast in The Durant Arms – our tour finishes.