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Eastcott Vineyard - CLOSED

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Excellent afternoon out!

We booked on the Grand Tour following a leaflet left in our holiday cottage. We rang ahead and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
GBrewer94
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Excellent way to spend an afternoon in Devon

Hilary give us the tour, she was knowledgeable, funny and clearly has a great passion for the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
coombsmandy
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North Petherton, United Kingdom
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6 Jul 2017
“Excellent afternoon out!”
27 Aug 2016
“Excellent way to spend an afternoon in Devon”
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Small vineyard & winery specialising in English Sparkling wines. No longer offering guided tours. See website for more information.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Near Northlew, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 3PT, England
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+44 1837 811012
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We booked on the Grand Tour following a leaflet left in our holiday cottage. We rang ahead and found our planned date was fully booked but there was space the following day, which also worked for us. We were greeted upon arrival and given a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank GBrewer94
WallerH, Owner at Eastcott Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

So glad that you both enjoyed your visit and many thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Hilary give us the tour, she was knowledgeable, funny and clearly has a great passion for the winemaking business. A really great way to spend a few hours, learning about how she & her husband Richard started their English vinery and wine making business. A...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank coombsmandy
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We agree entirely with what other reviewers have said: excellent. We used this as an introduction before visiting several more wineries in Devon and Cornwall - Sharpham, Knightor, etc - during our week in the West Country.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank greentraveller2
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great welcome from our host who gave great history and background to English wine. Wonderfully down to earth explanation of the method the pitfalls and process that goes into making what is absolutely sensational wine. We were able to learn the technique and practicality of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MicheleW_13
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I've just read the ' terrible' review left on trip advisor after visiting the winery and I cannot disagree more. This is a small business not a large mechanised factory. I've seen both and to be honest small is better. The owner told us his...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank andy g
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a brilliant tour around the vineyard on the 'Vine to Wine' tour with Hilary. We really did track the progress of the wine from end to end, Hilary brought the journey to life through her personal insights and straight forward explanations, meaning the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank lgmsomerset
Reviewed 11 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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Clive D
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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Mart S
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Super_mum1971
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