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Dorset wineries to visit


#1

I’m looking for some winery recommendations. One of my closest friends has just moved to Winterborne. I’m planning to go and see her sans kids in the next 2 months once we can organise a date which suits us both . We want to visit some wineries in the area and she sent me this earlier ;


The problem is I don’t know any of these, I’m in fact disappointed with myself as I thought I had a pretty good handle on English wine :rofl::rofl:!
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


#2

You’ll be very disappointed with Vineyards of Sherborne because it’s actually a wine shop, no vineyard to be seen! Still worth a visit though.

If you can take a detour to Somerset then Smith and Evans is one of our favourites, and Avalon is interesting because of the quirky owner.

This website is pretty good:


#3

Sherborne’s lovely. We regard it as the posh end of Yeovil.


#4

Never been to any of them. However Langham always gets good reviews, and there is also Bride Valley, but don’t visiting details.

A short pop into Hampshire opens up more possibilities


#5

Sherborne is without a doubt one of the loveliest towns (or is it a city??) I’ve been to in England! Worth a visit just for the Abbey… We spent one Christmas there, and I have a really vivid memory of a group of Carol singers in one of the winding streets, who made me weep like a baby with their beautiful singing… :sob: still sends a shiver down my spine!..
Sorry @Leah, this is nothing to do with vineyard visits!!! :grimacing:


#6

I would highly recommend the Furleigh Estate just outside Bridport. Superb setting and friendly reception. Their sparkling wines are amongst my favourites; also an interesting, still, white pinot noir.