VINEYARD AND WINERY OPEN FOR TOURS – MAY TO MID OCTOBER
4th May – to 12th October 2017 : THURSDAYS AT 4PM : FRIDAYS AT 11AM (July to September only ) AND SATURDAYS AT 11AM AND 3PM
CLOSED – NO TOURS – SATURDAY 2ND JULY. No afternoon tours on Saturday 2nd and 9th September but tours will run in the morning.
WINEMAKERS TOUR AND TASTING £20 PER PERSON – IF YOU HAVE A PREPAID VOUCHER PLEASE BRING THIS WITH YOU.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VINEYARD : FIND THE CHURCH AT CLYST ST GEORGE AND GO DOWN THE LANE OPPOSITE THE CHURCH – POST CODE EX3 0NZ – please bring wellies if wet. Sorry no dogs allowed. Tours are run whatever the weather (unless extreme).
Pebblebed is about sharing our passion for growing grapes and making good wine in our glorious Devon countryside. We very much enjoy showing people the vineyard and winery and conducting tastings of our award wining wines.
We run a “Winemakers Tour” of the vineyard and winery at the following times most weeks between the 4th May and the 12th October. There is a cost of £20 per person (children under the age of 18 free of charge). Presentation gift vouchers are available – please go to our Gift Vouchers web page.
Thursdays at 4pm – 5:30pm
Fridays at 11am – 12:30pm (July to September only )
Saturdays at 11am – 12:30pm and 3pm – 4:30pm
For the Tour – you will arrive at our old farm and be met by wine maker Alex Mills or one of our experienced vineyard staff. You will be guided around the vineyard for approximately 1 hour with explanations of the vine varieties and challenges in growing grapes in Devon. Please note the vineyard is on a gentle slope and the ground is uneven. We are sorry that dogs are not allowed in the vineyard.
Then you will visit Pebblebeds’ winery and over the next hour your guide will talk through the processes involved in making different wines. You will then taste four or five of our wines with plenty of opportunity to discuss the vineyard or wine making methods. We will of course have wines available to buy from the cellar door!
For those who have a voucher which includes food (lunch or supper) this will follow in our Topsham Cellar 5 minutes drive away or 30 minutes walk. If not included in the voucher (or online booking) lunch or supper is available at an additional cost of £10 per person – no reservation is required and payment is made on the day. I am sorry we do not provide transport between the vineyard and the wine cellar although we can sometimes organise lifts. Allow an additional 1 to 1.5hrs for lunch.
Whether you are a wine expert, wine lover or just enjoy being in the countryside we look forward to welcoming you to Pebblebed. Children are very welcome where accompanied by adults for which there is no cost (but of course they can’t sample the wine). Tours will normally take place even in poor weather.
If you are a large group (over 15 people) we maybe able to offer dedicated tours at different times – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your group and preferred visit dates.
During our harvest time end of September to mid October we invite volunteers to help us bring in the harvest – more details on our home page and Facebook page close to the time.