Three Choirs Vineyard, Newent, Gloucestershire
Named after the famous Three Choirs festival, this pretty vineyard on the edge of the Cotswolds, is a good place to take a peaceful stroll around the vines and learn about vineyard life.
Enjoy the beautiful views at Three Choirs Vineyard in Newent
Three Choirs is in a beautiful spot with views of the rolling Cotswold Hills.
When the late afternoon sun bathes the rows of vines with golden light you could almost pretend that you’re in France or Italy.
The vineyard has a restaurant which offers good food and there are some outdoor tables overlooking the vines that would make a perfect spot for a relaxing summer’s lunch.
Wander Around Three Choirs Vineyard and Discover its Origins
Back in the 1970s, the vineyard was a flourishing fruit farm growing apples and blackcurrants. The entrepreneurial farmer also owned a wine shop in nearby Ledbury so, out of curiosity, he decided to plant half an acre of vines.
In 1976, the hottest summer on record in Britain, he was rewarded with a bumper crop of grapes and within 10 years, the vineyard had expanded to cover 20 acres.
Today, you can walk among 75 acres of vines and at key points along the trail, listen to audio recordings telling you about working life on the vineyard throughout the seasons.
Row of vines
Row of Huxelrebe vines
Take the Guided Tour of the Vineyard and Winery
The daily guided tour of the vineyard and winery goes into more detail and gives you the opportunity to ask questions. It includes a tutored wine tasting session.
Around 300,000 bottles are produced by the Three Choirs winery every year including both sparkling and still wines. The Bacchus is particularly quaffable. If it inspires you to create your own vineyard, there are vines available to buy in the shop.
View of Three Choirs Restaurant
Grapes ripening on the vine
Dine in the Three Choirs Restaurant
Take a seat among local regulars in the restaurant and enjoy dishes inspired by the region’s excellent local produce.
Cotswold and South West wild boar charcuterie is on the menu as a starter and there’s Herefordshire 28 day aged rib-eye steak which comes with Three Choirs brandy and peppercorn sauce.
Summer puddings are created using the area’s bounty of fruit (you’ll spot the polytunnels as you drive around). Order a glass of ‘Late Harvest 2014’, Three Choirs Dessert wine.
Cheese-lovers can try Stinking Bishop – a full fat cow’s milk soft cheese from the nearby village of Dymock. Its rind is washed in perry to give it its characteristic flavour and pungent smell.
Tutored wine tasting
Three Choirs Wine Shop
Accommodation at Three Choirs Vineyard
Three Choirs Vineyard offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a vineyard break with both rooms and timber lodges available in the grounds.
To check availability and find the best available rates, we recommend visiting our booking partner, Trip Advisor.
For alternative vineyard stays nearby, try Brooks Country House. Although it only has a bijou vineyard, it’s a relaxing place to stay. The 22-roomed hotel offers ‘affordable luxury’ in a former Georgian Manor with stunning views of the Black Mountains and surrounding countryside.
Even closer to Three Choirs Vineyard is Verzon House – a stylish boutique hotel owned by the Chase family. The hotel has its own restaurant, bar and decked terrace. The Chase Distillery is nearby where you can take one of its popular gin tasting tours.
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Where to Buy Wine From Three Choirs Vineyard
Three Choirs Classic Cuvee is available to buy from Waitrose Wine Cellar. It stocks a wide selection of both still and sparkling English wines.
Wine Tasting Gift Experiences
Looking to buy a wine tasting gift for someone special?
Red Letter Days sells an English Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Lunch for Two experience. The gift recipient has a choice of ten different vineyards to visit including Three Choirs Vineyard.
Please check with Three Choirs Vineyard.
How to Find Three Choirs Vineyard
Three Choirs Vineyard, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1SL
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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.