Fun and informative, fascinating and beautiful – a vineyard tour is the perfect way to pass an hour or two in the gorgeous Amber Valley, close to Derbyshire’s majestic Peak District. Visit our Wessington vineyard site and learn about the vines we grow, the busy vineyard year and the vinification of our hand grown and harvested grapes, which turns sunlight, held together by water into wine. Hear the story of our adventures in vine planting, the trials of battling the weather and find out what makes our hard-won wines so special.
The tours mostly take place in what is famously known as “The Little Vineyard” on the edge of the delightful village of Wessington, and all our tours conclude with a covered outdoor tasting in our lovely orchard overlooking the beautiful Amber Valley. Smaller group tours of our larger vineyards are possible by prior arrangement (max. group size 4).
We will have scheduled programme of tours and tastings, you can view below. So you’ll be able to pop-by and take part in a tour and tasting as you are passing or work it into your holiday schedule. Our pop-up bar will be open on these scheduled days for glass and bottle sales, including of a range of top quality English fizz, local ciders and real ale. Come back soon and watch for these developments.
Or why not organise a Personal Tour, for those magic moments in life when you just want that extra special personal attention, for you and your partner. Talk to us and see what kind of experience we can create for you, from a sparkling reception to even organising a covered candle-lit dinner out in the open in the orchard (as long as you don’t hold us responsible for the weather!). A perfect way to propose.
Scheduled Tour and Tasting (1.5 hours approx) £10pp
Saturday 25th 11am & 3pm,
Sunday 26th 3pm
Saturday 1st, 11am & 3pm,
Sunday 2nd 3pm,
Saturday 8th 11am & 3pm,
Sunday 9th 3pm,
Saturday 15th 11am & 3pm
Extra tours may be added.
Booking essential book by clicking here to be taken to an online booking form at wessington.org
Personal Tours for Couples (by arrangement) from £15pp – please enquire
Group Tours can be arranged by arrangement, min. 4 people (by arrangement) from 1.5hrs & from £12pp – great for Stag and Hen Groups.
*Add sparkling reception from £5 per head, Pop-Up bar available for larger groups and Stag and Hen Groups. Details of local accommodation options available.
To book a group tour (min 4 people) – just download the booking form.
All tours are conducted by Barry, an industry expert who was the former CEO of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association (now known as Wines of Great Britain or WineGB) and our resident vigneron and owner.
AMBER VALLEY WINES – “AN EXPERIENCE WITH REAL TASTE!”
Private Group / Corporate Tour & Tastings
If you are a member of a social group, wine circle or corporate business and you’re looking for a different event, and have a minimum of 8 people – then why not book a private tour & tasting with Amber Valley Wines.
We’ll take you round the most unique UK Vineyard in the ‘Heart of Derbyshire’ – the stunning Amber Valley, we’ll talk you through the viticulture process, wine making & UK Wine industry.
Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us – email us CLICK HERE
Please download our Group Tour & Tasting booking form below – and we will endeavour to meet your date, numbers & needs. Or email us via the link above.
We can even do English wine tastings and talks in your home or place of work or for dinner events – just talk to us and see what can be arranged.
Where we are…
Just off the A615 between Matlock and Alfreton, just outside the lovely village of Wessington, we are perfectly placed for millions of people who pass us by to visit the Peak District from Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leicester and further afield, being just minutes away from the M1 – yet sited on the western flanks of the beautiful Amber Valley. We must be one of the most accessible English Vineyards there is! Click on the link to be taken to the clear directions on the Wessington.org webpage… @Wessington
During July we’ll be holding a series of Summer Workshops, on evenings and weekends, showing you how to establish and maintain vines to produce quality fruit at just £10 per session including refreshments. Booking essential.
For more information on our Summer Workshops click here
Download a private group booking form – if you have 4 or more people. Any dates & times available (subject to availability).
Amber Valley Wines Group Wine Tasting Form