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Vineyards & Wineries in Dorset

Dorset Vineyards & Wineries

Dorset is the home to many award winning wines. This is due in part to the soil that is found at the vineyards in Dorset. The soil in Dorset is a mixture of clay, chalk, flint, and is the same soil type that is found in the Champagne regions in France.

Some of the vineyards in Dorset welcome families and their dogs. There are opportunities for visitors to the Dorset vineyards to taste the award winning wines at the tasting and tours that the vineyards hold. 

What are some of the best Vineyards in Dorset?

Some of the best vineyards in Dorset are open to the public and have an online shop. Some of the best vineyards in Dorset are listed below. 

  1. Langham Wine Estate: The wine estate is located in Dorchester, with an average rating of 4.7 stars. Langham wine estate is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Langham wine estate produces sparkling white wine, sparkling rosé wine, as well as still white wine, still rosé wine, and still red wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £17.20 a bottle.
  2. English Oak Vineyard: The vineyard is located in Poole, with an average rating of 4.7 stars. Langham Wine Estate is open every day from 9 am to 7 pm. English Oak vineyard produces sparkling white wines and sparkling rosé wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £35 a bottle.
  3. Melbury Vale Winery: The vineyard is located in Shaftesbury, with an average rating of 4.1 stars. Melbury Vale Winery is open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Melbury Vale Winery produces sparkling white wine, sparkling rosé wine, as well as still white wine, still rosé wine, and still red wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £12 a bottle.
  4. Furleigh Estate: The wine estate is located in Bridport, with an average rating of 4.5 stars. Furleigh wine estate is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Furleigh wine estate produces sparkling white wine, still white wine, and still rosé wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £13.50 a bottle.
  5. Little Waddon Vineyard: The vineyard is located in Weymouth, with an average rating of 5 stars. Little Waddon Winery is open for tours on Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm. Little Waddon vineyard produces sparkling white wine, still white wine, still rosé wine, and still red wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £15 a bottle.
  6. Bride Valley Vineyard: The vineyard is located in Litton Cheney, with an average rating of 4.6 stars. Bride Valley Vineyard is open from Thursday to Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Bride Valley vineyard produces sparkling white wine, still white wine, still rosé wine, and still red wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £18.50 a bottle.
  7. Breezy Ridge Vineyard: The vineyard is located in West Melbury, with an average rating of 4.8 stars. Breezy Ridge Vineyard is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and Fridays and Saturdays 9 am to 11.30pm. Breezy Ridge vineyard produces sparkling and still white wine. These wines are available to buy from their online shop with prices starting from at least £21 a bottle.

What grapes are grown in Dorset?

There are many different grape varieties grown in Dorset. Some of the grapes grown in Dorset are listed below.  

  1. Seyval Blanc
  2. Reichensteiner
  3. Pinot Noir
  4. Bacchus
  5. Regent 
  6. Phoenix
  7. Solaris
  8. Muscaris

What wines are produced in Dorset?

There are many different wines produced in Dorset. Some of the wines produced in Dorset are listed below.

  1. Sparkling white wine: Some of the wines use organically grown grapes and are suitable for vegans.
  2. Sparkling rosé wine: Some of the wines use organically grown grapes and are suitable for vegans.
  3. Still white wine: Some of the wines use organically grown grapes and are suitable for vegans.
  4. Still rosé wine: Some of the wines use organically grown grapes and are suitable for vegans.
  5. Still red wine: Some of the wines use organically grown grapes and are suitable for vegans.

Which Vineyards in Dorset produce organic wines?

There are some vineyards in Dorset that produce organic wines. Some of the vineyards in Dorset that produce organic wines are listed below.

  1. Little Waddon Vineyard

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

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

  1. Bride Valley Vineyard
  2. Langham Wine Estate
  3. English Oak Vineyard
  4. Little Wadden Vineyard

Are there any dog friendly vineyards in Dorset?

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

  1. Bride Valley Vineyard
  2. Langham Wine Estate
  3. Furleigh Estate Vineyard

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

There are some vineyards in Dorset that have disabled access. Some of the best vineyards in Dorset that have disabled access are listed below. 

  1. Little Waddon Vineyard
  2. English Oak Vineyard
  3. Furleigh Estate Vineyard

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

The wineries at Furleigh Wine Estate and Langham Wine Estate are among the best wineries for wine tasting in Dorset. Both wineries have award winning wines for visitors to taste. 

Furleigh Wine Estate has drop-in tastings available from 11 am to 4.00 pm on Tuesday to Friday and Saturdays from the end of March to September. The tasting costs at least £5 per person and 3 bottles are open for tasting.

The tasting at Langham Wine Estate offers visitors the opportunity to try 3 of their award winning wines. Wine tasting is part of the vineyard tour and prices start from at least £20 per person.

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

There are some excellent wineries in Dorset that produce English sparkling wine. Some of the best wineries in Dorset for English sparkling wine are listed below. 

  1. The winery at Langham Wine Estate
  2. The winery at Furleigh Wine Estate
  3. The winery at Bride Valley Vineyard

What are some of the special events that are hosted at the Wineries and Vineyards in Dorset?

  1. Tapas on the Terrace at Little Waddon Vineyard: The vineyard hosts this special event at various weekends throughout the summer. This event includes 3 tapas dishes, a glass of wine, and live music. The special event costs at least £45 per person.

Are there any Vineyards in Dorset that are available for venue hire?

Yes, there are some vineyards in Dorset that are available for venue hire. Some of the vineyards that have venue hire are listed below.

  1. English Oak Vineyard: The vineyard has venues available for corporate events and weddings. Prices for weddings at the vineyard start from at least £1,500 for just the ceremony.

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

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

  1. The Grand Tour at Furleigh Wine Estate: The Grand Tour is available to book at 10.30am and 2.30pm on Thursdays and on Saturdays from April through to October. The tour is suitable for over 18s and costs at least 330 per person.
  2. Guided Tour and Tasting at Langham Wine Estate: The group tour is available to book all year round. The tour costs £20 per person.
  3. Public Tour at English Oak Vineyard: The public tour is available to book on Fridays and Saturdays from June to September and costs £20 per person. The vineyard also has private tours available.

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

The best time to visit the vineyards in Dorset are the summer months between April and September. 

Are there any vineyard stays in Dorset?

Yes, there are some vineyard stays in Dorset. Some of the vineyards in Dorset where visitors can stay are listed below. 

  1. Little Waddon Vineyard: The vineyard has a shepherd’s hut on the vineyard where visitors can stay. Prices per night at the vineyard start from at least £133 per night.
  2. Melbury Vale Vineyard: The vineyard has a number of glamping pods where visitors can stay. Prices to stay for the weekend including lunch and an afternoon tour start from £185.

Do the vineyards in Dorset have restaurants?

Yes, some of the vineyards in Dorset have restaurants. Some of the vineyards with restaurants are listed below.

  1. Langham Wine Estate: The restaurant has a lunch and afternoon tea menu with many local dishes to choose from. A 2 course meal at the restaurant will cost at least £24.

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