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Vineyards & Wineries in Suffolk

Suffolk Vineyards & Wineries

The vineyards in Suffolk are known for their flat fields and are among some of the driest in England making them ideal growing conditions for grapes. Suffolk vineyards have been producing award winning wines for many years and offer a wide range of different wines.

Many of the vineyards in Suffolk have tours available where you can learn about the grapes and wine production. Some of the vineyards allow visitors to bring their families and their dogs along on the tours.

What are some of the best vineyards in Suffolk?

Some of the best vineyards in Suffolk produce a variety of wines which are available at their online shop. Some of the best vineyards in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Flint Vineyard: The vineyard in Bungay has an average rating of 4.8 stars. The Shop and tasting room at the vineyard is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. Flint vineyard produces still white and red, and still and sparkling rosé from at least £18.49 from their online shop. Some wines from Flint Vineyard are only available to Venn Club members.
  2. Wyken Vineyards: The vineyard has an average rating of 4.6 stars and is located in Bury St Edmunds. The vineyard is open for tours twice a month and booking is required. Wyken Vineyards produce a sparkling white wine that is available from their online shop from at least £24.95.
  3. Giffords Hall Vineyard: The vineyard is located in Bury St Edmunds and has an average rating of 4.7 stars. The vineyard is open during the months of April through to September. Giffords Hall Vineyard produces sparkling white and rosé wine as well as still white, rosé and red wine with prices starting from at least £14.50. The wines produced by Giffords Hall Vineyard are available from their online shop.
  4. Shawsgate Vineyard: The vineyard has an average rating of 4.7 stars and is located in Woodbridge. The vineyard shop is open all year round, Monday through to Saturday. Shawsgate Vineyard produces sparkling white and rosé wine as well as still white, rosé and red wine. The wines at Shawsgate Vineyard start from at least £14 and are available for collection or delivery from their online shop.
  5. Shotley Vineyard: Located in Shotley, the vineyard has an average of 4.7 stars. The vineyard is open from Friday to Sunday. Shotley Vineyard produces Bacchus, sparkling white and a pinot noir and is available from their online shop from at least £17.
  6. Valley Farm Vineyards: The vineyard has an average rating of 4.8 stars and is located in Halesworth. The vineyard is open Wednesday to Saturday. Valley Farm Vineyards produces still and sparkling white wine as well as a still rosé with prices starting from at least £16 per bottle from their online shop. 

What grapes are grown in Suffolk?

The grapes grown in suffolk are used to make a variety of different types of still and sparkling wine. Some of the grapes grown in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Madeleine Angevine
  2. Bacchus
  3. Reichensteiner
  4. Rondo
  5. Pinot Noir both Burgundian and Precoce
  6. Pinot Blanc
  7. Pinot Gris
  8. Pinot Meunier 

What wines are produced in Suffolk?

The vineyards in Suffolk produce a variety of different wines. Some of the wines produced in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Still White Wine: Available for vegans
  2. Still Rosé Wine: Available for vegans
  3. Still Red Wine: Available for vegans
  4. Sparkling White Wine: Available for vegans
  5. Sparkling Rosé Wine: Available for vegans

Which vineyards in Suffolk produce organic wines?

There are no vineyards in Suffolk that produce organic wines.

What are some of the best family friendly vineyards in Suffolk?

Families are welcome at some of the vineyards in Suffolk. Some of the best family friendly vineyards in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Wicken Vineyard
  2. Giffords Hall Vineyard
  3. Shotley Vineyard
  4. Valley Farm Vineyard
  5. Coopers Croft Vineyard
  6. Flint Vineyard

Are there any dog friendly vineyards in Suffolk?

Yes, there are some dog friendly vineyards in Suffolk. Some of the dog friendly vineyards in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Giffords Hall Vineyard
  2. Shotley Vineyard
  3. Shawsgate Vineyard
  4. Coopers Croft Vineyard
  5. Valley Farm Vineyard

What are some of the best vineyards in Suffolk that have disabled accessibility?

Disabled access is available at some vineyards in Suffolk. Some of the best vineyards in Suffolk that have disabled accessibility are listed below.

  1. Giffords Hall Vineyard
  2. Shawsgate Vineyard
  3. Shotley Vineyard
  4. Coopers Croft Vineyard
  5. Flint Vineyard

What are some of the best wineries for wine tasting in Suffolk?

Gifford Hall Vineyard, Valley Farm Vineyards, and Shotley Vineyard are among the best wineries in Suffolk for wine tasting.

Gifford Hall Vineyard produces a wide variety of wines for visitors to taste. The wine tasting session is very informative and includes a cheese board to compliment the wines. Tasting prices start from at least £78 for two people.

Valley Farm Vineyards tastings have a relaxed setting where visitors will learn a lot about the wine making process. The wine tasting includes some of Valley Farm Vineyard’s own award winning wines. Valley Farm Vineyards offer a variety of tasting options and prices start from at least £25 per person.

The wine tasting at Shotley Vineyard is led by a professional WSET trained guide. The wine tasting session will lead visitors through the tasting notes of the wines produced by the vineyard. Prices of the wine tasting at Shotley vineyard start from at least £12 per person.

What are some of the best wineries in Suffolk for English Sparkling wine?

There are many wineries where you can find English Sparkling wine in Suffolk. Some of the best wineries in Suffolk for English Sparkling wine are listed below.

  1. Gifford Hall Vineyard
  2. Valley Farm Vineyards
  3. Shotley Vineyard
  4. Wyken Vineyard
  5. Shawsgate Vineyard

What are some of the special events that are hosted at the wineries and vineyards in Suffolk?

The special events hosted by the wineries and vineyards in Suffolk provide a great opportunity to get to know the vineyards in the county. Some of the special events that are hosted at the wineries and vineyards in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Giffords Hall Grand Tours: Group tours are held once a month in the summer. After a tour of the vineyard visitors will be able to sample 3 wines and 3 liquors. The tour is available to over 18 year olds.
  2. Food Collaborations at Shotley Vineyard: Shotley vineyard runs a number of special events throughout the summer months collaborating with local catering companies. The special events include, “Pizza in the Vines” and “Forage Walk with a Fork Sunday”. These special events are suited for adults.

Are there any vineyards in Suffolk that are available for venue hire?

Yes, there are some vineyards in Suffolk available for venue hire. Copdock Hall and Shotley Vineyard are among those available for weddings, ceremonies and corporate events.

Wedding venue hire at Shotley Vineyard costs from at least £2,500 and at Copdock Hall the prices start from at least £3,399.

What are some of the best wine tours that are offered in Suffolk?

There are many wine tours available in Suffolk. Some of the best wine tours offered in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Flint Vineyard Tours: The public group wine tours at Flint Vineyard show visitors the process of making the wine from pruning through to harvest, winemaking and bottling. Tours start from at least £25 per person.
  2. Wyken Vineyard Tours: The 1 hour guided tour of the vineyard is followed by wine tasting with Wyken wines. Public group wine tours run twice a month and are available through bookings only. The wine tours at Wyken Vineyard cost at least £20 per person
  3. Gifford Hall Vineyard: Gifford Hall runs private group tours for a minimum of 8 people. Tour prices start from at least £20 per person.
  4. Valley Farm Vineyards: Valley farm vineyards offer private group wine tours with various additional food options. Prices of their wine tours start from at least £25 per person.

What is the best time to visit the vineyards in Suffolk?

The best time to visit the vineyards in Suffolk are around the English summer months between May through to September.

Are there any vineyard stays in Suffolk?

Yes, there are vineyard stays in Suffolk. Some of the vineyard stays in Suffolk are listed below.

  1. Valley Farm Vineyards:The accommodation is right in the middle of the vineyard and is suitable for up to 3 people and a dog. Prices for vineyard stays at Valley Farm Vineyards start from at least £120 per night with a minimum booking of 2 nights.  

Do the vineyards in Suffolk have restaurants?

Yes, there are some vineyards in Suffolk that have restaurants. The restaurants offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy a meal along with the locally produced wine.

The restaurant at Wyken Vineyards has been in the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide for a number of consecutive years. The restaurant offers a 2 course set meal for at least £24 and 3 course for at least £28.

At Valley Farm Vineyards you can build your own wood-fired pizza which will be cooked in the vineyards own wood fired pizza oven on one of their wine tasting tours. Prices of the tour with the pizza cost at least £45.

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