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Vineyard Events & Tours 

Crouch Ridge welcomes visitors to our beautiful vineyard

Enjoy a day out at an English Vineyard 

Come and enjoy our award-winning wines and spectacular river and vineyard views. 

Tours also available to purchase as a gift experience

Email: [email protected] [email protected]  |  Telephone: 07970527892

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Up coming Wine Events for Wine Club Members

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1st release of our 2018 Pinot Noir Red Reserve Wine Event – Friday 22nd May 2020 at 6.30pm

Exciting news for all you Pinot Noir lovers. We will be launching our 2018 single variety Pinot Noir Red, having sampled our Red back in September we have great expectations and can’t wait to share this delicious, delicate Red wine with you.

Sparkling 2017 Pinot Rosé and 2017 Blanc de Blanc. 2018 Pinot Rosé still wine & 2018 Cuveé Estate White – Friday 22nd May 6.30pm

You will be invited to taste these wines before they are released to the public and have priority access to purchase limited production reserve wines.

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2020 Chill Out Nights

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£45per person Including Food & Wine

Chill Out Nights; with Crouch Ridge wines & Dan Hull’s tasting menu, The idea is a ‘Fun tasting evening’, 6-7 course taster menu paired with glasses of your favourite awarding winning wines; Local chef Dan will give you some ideas of a few dishes you wouldn’t normally make at home, £45 per person (includes food & wine)

Dates include; 5th March, 10th April, 7th May

To discuss any allergies phone Dan 01621 786785

To Book your table (2 or more per table) phone/text Sam 07970527892; email [email protected]

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Napoleonic Re-enactment event

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The Vineyard in association with the Napoleonic Association of the UK (NA) will be staging a Napoleonic Re-enactment event from Saturday the 23rd of May to Monday 25th of May 2020 (Late Bank Holiday).

The NA will set up Living History Encampments around the Vineyard that show-case how the French and Allied Armies circa 1812 were organized. On each day of the Weekend the Armies will give displays of the military training and equipment used during the Napoleonic Wars.

There will be a light skirmish using muskets only, an artillery display and a main Battle on each day. Any gun fire will be between 1pm and 4pm.

The Event will open to members of the Public between the hours of 10am and 4.30pm on each day. The Public will be charged an Entrance fee which will allow them to explore the Vineyard and the Military Encampments. Entrance to the event car park will be from Station Road.

All Wine Club members and villagers of Althorne are invited to join the re-enactors free of charge at 7pm on Saturday the 23rd of May. This will allow club members and villagers to talk to the reenactors and look around the Camp. The Wine Barn will be open with live music, a Beer Tent will be provided along with Ice Cream Vans, Fast Food Stalls and a number of period sutlers tents to look around.

May 23rd to May 30th during English Wine week we will launch our latest Vintage Red Pinot Noir, Pinot Rosé and White Althorne Reserve.

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Grand Tour & Tasting

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£15 per person

On our Guided Grand Tour, you will be taken around the Vineyard learning about the growing season of the vines and wine making process, vine to wine; feel free to ask any questions. Afterwards, there will be a fun tutored wine tasting session of 3 wines, allow an hour and a half; afterwards you can of course buy wine by the glass, bottle or case after the tour.
Soft drinks are always available. The Grand Tour and Tasting is always very popular, so it is essential to book in advance. 

Guide Vineyard tours start at 2pm (Optional:- followed by wine tasting of 3 wines £15 & cheese, deli or charcutterie board £33). Wine Barn open for refreshments 10am -6pm;

Grand Tour Dates – 2020

11th, 18th April  |  2nd, 9th, 25th May  |  6th June  |  4th, 25th July  |  15th, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th August  |  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September  |  3rd, 10th October

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Guided Tours

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£10 per person

On our Guided Tours you will be taken around the Vineyard learning about the growing season of the vines and wine making process, explain how our grapes are made into our award-winning wines and of course a glass of wine is included at the end of the tour; allow an hour; afterwards you can of course buy wine by the glass, bottle or case & refreshments.

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Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting & Cheese, Charcuterie or Deli Board

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£33 per person

Our Guided Vineyard Tour will start with a sample of our latest vintage Althorne Reserve wine, you will be taken on a guided tour around the Vineyard by our expert, learning about English wine, the growing season of the vines and the wine making process, grape to glass; feel free to ask any questions. Afterwards, there will be a fun tutored wine tasting session of 3 award winning wines. Once you have toured and tasted you will enjoy an English Cheese, Charcuterie or Deli board with a glass of still wine, either in the Wine Barn or outside in the Vineyard overlooking the River; you can of course buy wine by the glass, bottle or case.
The Vineyard closes at 6.00pm. Soft drinks are always available. This Tour is always very popular, so it is essential to book in advance.

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Wine Tasting & Cheese, Charcuterie or Deli Board

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£28 per person

This starts with a fun tutored wine tasting session of 3 award winning wines, you will learn about English wine and the wine making process, grape to glass; feel free to ask any questions. Following the tasting you will enjoy a English Cheese, Charcuterie or Deli board with a glass of still wine, either in the Wine Barn or outside in the Vineyard overlooking the River; you can of course buy wine by the glass, bottle or case. The Vineyard closes at 6.00 pm. Soft drinks are always available. No need to pre-book this tour on Saturday & Sunday for 4 or less.

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Self-Guided Tour & Sparkling Wine Tasting

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£15 per person

Stroll around our beautiful vineyard at your own pace, enjoying the views of the River Crouch, Vineyard and countryside. This tour includes a tasting of 3 of our award winning sparkling wines. Crouch Ridge Sparkling Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs & Sparkling Rosé; No need to pre-book this tour on Saturday & Sunday for 4 or less people.

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Self-Guided Tour & Still Wine Tasting

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£10 per person

Stroll around our beautiful vineyard at your own pace, enjoying the views of the River Crouch, Vineyard and countryside. This tour includes a tasting of 3 of our award winning still wines. No need to pre-book this tour on Saturday & Sunday for 4 or less people.

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Sparkling Vineyard Tour & Afternoon Tea

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£35 per person

Stroll around our beautiful vineyard at your own pace, enjoying the views of the River Crouch, Vineyard and countryside. This tour includes tasting 3 of our award winning still wines followed by a glass of Crouch Ridge Sparkling Cuvèe or Sparkling Rosé and a Traditional Afternoon Tea.

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Evening Chill Out Tasting Menu Paired with Crouch Ridge Wines

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£45 per person

Local chef Dan Hull’s amazing tasting menu paired with 6 Crouch Ridge Sparkling & Still wines. Phone for menu, dates and to reserve your table.

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Stay at a Vineyard with Wine Tasting & Cheese, Charcuterie or Deli Board

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– £400 Friday & Saturday 2 night stay (2 people)
– £460 Friday & Saturday 2 night stay (4 people)
– £500 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 night stay

With breathtaking views of the Vineyard, River & countryside. Stay the weekend in one of our self-catering cottages; sleeps 4 people, includes a bottle of Crouch Ridge Sparkling Blanc de Blancs or Sparkling Pinot Rosé. You can stroll around our beautiful vineyard at your own pace, enjoying the many walks & views. This stay includes a tasting of 3 of our award winning wines and an English Cheese, Charcuterie or Deli board with a glass of still wine, either in the Wine Barn or outside in the Vineyard; you can of course buy wine by the glass, bottle or case.

Private tours can be booked weekdays & evenings for 10 or more people, phone for more information and to book.

Purchase your chosen tour:

Email: [email protected] [email protected]
Telephone: 07970527892

PLEASE NOTE: We are legally required to verify ID (minimum age 18), to serve alcohol to anyone who appears under the age of 25 years.

Notes for customers taking a Vineyard tour

Please wear comfortable/suitable shoes 
No dogs allowed on the guided tour or in the shop but are allowed around the vineyard on a lead
No wine glasses on the tour 
The tour goes ahead in all weathers (rain or shine!)
Soft drinks will be provided if preferred and for visitors under the age of 18. 

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