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“Nice afternoon!”

Carr Taylor Vineyard
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Westfield
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Yes, we had a voucher and went on the tour. Very interesting and the guide was quite funny as well as being knowledgeable. Wine was OK, I have tasted better English wines but it was OK. Be prepared, it is a little run down in portacabins and sheds. The carpets are thredbare. This is not a high class place, but it has a charm and the guide is good. Another warning: the guide includes some sexist jokes that may offend some poeple - we were not offended but some may be.

Thank David1224
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Let's face it 99% of the visitors on this tour either had a voucher or deal of some sort; I'd bet virtually nobody pays the full price themselves. As it is you get about an hour tour, which amounts to a few views over the vineyards with some chat about the varieties and growing methods, an overview of the bottling and other equipment and a talk on how the sparkling wine is made followed by a tasting of some of the products.

The wine is OK, but if it's wine you are after then the prices are a tad high for blends of somewhat obscure varietals. The lunch is a buffet style Ploughmans and so is as generous as you want. Even so at the height of summer I might have expected some strawberries as well.

So, for a deeply discounted day out you bought or as a gift it's OK, but the vineyard isn't the smartest (you'll have to travel a bit, maybe abroad for that), the wine isn't cheap but it's OK, and the food isn't exceptional.

We were pleaded enough to have received the tour as a gift, but had we paid full price I would have felt a bit short changed.

Thank Mark_Elliott
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

It was an absolute delight to take this walking tour around a working vineyard. It was like being transported back in time walking around the vines and through the buildings where the production and bottling takes place.

Our tour guide was "David With The Hat" and he made this tour so interesting imparting his knowledge and funny little stories. He made us all feel so welcome, it was almost like he was showing us around his own pride and joy!

The "tasting" of wines was very informative and it really has persuaded me to start buying English wine rather than imported. The sparkling wine is better than French Champagne any day of the week!! (Sorry if you're French)

We had a lunch booked at the vineyard on this tour and there was so much food that if you had a really good appetite you still wouldn't have run out of food. Delicious cheeses, pates, salads and French bread were washed down with the magnificent wines produced on site.

The vineyard shop is well stock not only with wine but superb conserves and many other edible delights.

Please go and enjoy the hospitality of this venue/attraction - you won't regret it.

1  Thank joy l
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting this family vineyard.
The tour was really good and interesting. Everyone was able to ask lots of questions which was good.
The wine tasting was good and most importantly the wine was fantastic!!

We was so impressed with lunch. They put on a delicious spread of cheeses, salad, pate and french bread and we had gorgeous weather so we were lucky to eat in the garden. Just glorious!
They gave you a glass of wine with your lunch which was nice and We also bought a couple of bottles extra to sit and enjoy in the sun.

This is still clearly a very family run establishment and the passion for their wine is very obvious.
I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Jo W
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I won a quiz and my prize was a tour around Carr Taylor Vineyard, and what a prize it was.
It was such a lovely experience and we had such a great time. Our tour guide Rowland was lovely - a perfect host and was very clear with his tour. He answered all our questions with great depth and knowledge. The wine tasting was superb - we tried all the wines and were told everything we needed to know about them.

I would most definitely go back and take my family as it was such a fantastic experience.
It also helped that it was a beautiful sunny day and we got to sit in the court yard before and after surrounded by lovely surroundings. Thank you everyone at Carr Taylor and we will see you soon.

1  Thank Royah H
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