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“Tutored wine tasting”
Review of Eastcott Vineyard

Eastcott Vineyard
Ranked #7 of 24 things to do in Okehampton
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Owner description: Open for WINE SALES 09.30 to 5.00 Jun - Sept & Half-terms. Thursday to Saturday; Oct to May, Thursday to Saturday. (January & early Feb only by app't.) GUIDED TOURS April to September. Eastcott makes internationally recognised English sparkling wines & still wines.
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

A lovely spot at Northlew - banks full of primrose and daffodils was the welcoming start to an excellent visit. A very informative and entertaining talk by one of the owners - Richard Waller - during a tutored tasting of rose and sparkling wines followed by a visit to the winery - bottling area. So interesting to see an English winemaker nearly at work and to hear about the trials and tribulations of producing wine in England! A just perfect outing for our wine drinking group of friends and most enjoyable way of spending 2 hours in such interesting company
The tasting area is in a quaint building on a flat area but there are steps up to the production area; good parking area.

Thank lgmsomerset
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Out of season on a cold wet December day, and I was the only visitor. No tours (would you want one on such a day?) but I was treated to a knowledgable discussion on their wines, and some insights into running an English vineyard.

Descriptions of the wine were honest and not a hard sell. The prices are not outrageous, and I managed to stock-up for Christmas. I'll be back for the tour in the summer.

1  Thank Clive D
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

A bit difficult to get to, especially if it's in Autumn/Winter time, due to the very narrow and single-track country roads. But when you arrive, you'll find a knowledgeable and helpful viniculturist (wine grower / producer) who seems like a member of the family, rather than a salesman.

Congratulations to them, for selling their fizz, to Marks and Spencer, so get it, before it becomes too famous!

Thank Mart S
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We (4 adults & 3 children) booked onto the 'winery talk & tour' this Tuesday. We were met by Hillary who gave us the introduction as to how Eastcott vineyard had evolved and has become what it is today. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the talk whilst sat in the lovely grounds enjoying the summer sun. We then were escorted up to the barn where the wine is produced. Richard explained what the shiny equipment did and how it did it. With questions answered and the information absorbed we were then offered two of their wines to taste. The pink sparkling wine was fab, so we bought a bottle to save for Christmas. Thanks for a fun and enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Super_mum1971
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Two hours of great explanations of the process by Hillary. Lovely wine .Worth a visit but don't follow sat nav ring for directions. Not a touristy place (no food or coffees etc) which was great ...no pressure to buy . Just enjoy.

Thank katsutzi
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