Sparkling South Downs - Grape and Grain

South Downs National Park

The experience

Set amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs are wineries producing world-class sparkling wines, classic English breweries and exciting craft gin distilleries. Join a luxury tour, hosted by a local drinks expert, to explore the region, visiting some of Hampshire’s top drinks producers. Enjoy a guided tour and tastings at a winery, followed by a beer tasting and two-course lunch at a traditional village gastropub, finishing the day with a distillery tour and tasting of craft gins paired with locally-made artisan chocolates.

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Grape and Grain

  • Wine tasting at England’s first commercial vineyard in Hambledon, the origin of cricket
  • Beer tasting and 2-course lunch at a traditional village gastropub
  • Gin tasting at a craft distillery on the banks of Hampshire’s famous watercress beds

The detail

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Group size

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Cost per person

£125 per person

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Fitness level

Low - light walk.

Parking Facilities

Winchester train station car park – charges apply. Driving not recommended due to alcohol consumption on the tour. Pick-up available.

Refreshments and meals

Sample drinks and full lunch included.

Special equipment needed

Sensible footwear.


Daily, March – October.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Wheelchair users can be accommodated with 2 months’ notice.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the tour.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
South Downs

South Downs National Park

Known as the ‘gateway to England’, this landscape of rolling hills, ancient woodland and picture perfect villages holds the secrets of thousands of years of settlement from prehistory to Caesar’s conquering forces.