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“Great gift choice”

Wroxeter Roman Vinyard
Ranked #12 of 81 things to do in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Just like another reviewer, my wife and I were bought a wine tasting experience as a gift and chose Wroxeter for its location.
First, with reference to another review, please bear in mind this is not the Napa or Loire valleys. It is a small family owned vineyard with an owner who has a passion for his work.
The day starts with a talk about the area and its history from the owner Martin, who guides visitors through the whole visit.
Martin takes visitors on a full tour of the compact vineyard giving informative and amusing talks along the way.
At the end of the tour is the wine tasting which again was very enjoyable, mixing with others on the tour and rating the wines. The wines are not 'top shelf' but they are pleasant, although as Martin himself said it is difficult to produce a good red in this country. Therefore only one red was on offer at the tasting, which wasn't too bad considering.
The meal provided was a simple salad with a layered cold meat pie. It was not top notch dining but was fine and combined with the wine and company was a fine end to the visit.
Please take the time to visit the vineyard if only to purchase some wines and help keep local craftspeople like Martin and his family in business.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

I was very disappointed with this experience. It was a gift from our daughter and we were looking forward to it.The owner, I think, did the tour which consisted of a 50metre walk alongside some vines and a very long and a long,long, long explanation of nothing much at all. The talk about the wine making is best described as standing in a shed for half an hour looking at a couple of stainless steel barrels.
The tasting was long and equally as boring,the wines were very poor,and the glasses not very clean. The room was rather like a roadside cafe,and the tea was very poor. 2plain sanwiches, a scone with jam and cream and a cupcake. Someone on my table of 10 people had one sandwich and the jam,cream,and cupcakes ran out and they had no more. We also had to make our own tea. Don't bother. Go to the Three Choirs instead. It's fabulous and the wine is lovely.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

What a fabulous place to visit.... we were bought a tour of the vineyard with tastings as an Xmas present and chose this particular vineyard to tie in with a hotel break [also a gift] and visit to relatives. When we arrived we were asked if we wanted to upgrade to include lunch [which also included a bottle of wine to take home!]. At £30 for 2 this was an excellent deal.
The tour started with Martin giving a brief and interesting insight into the wine and the vineyard, followed by a trip into the vineyard and more facts - finishing back inside to the tastings [five in all]
I can honestly say that this is one of the most entertaining tours I have taken. Lunch was delicious with a choice of home made game pie or veg quiche, served with salad, home made potato salad and new potatoes - and plenty of it!! Served with a further two wines to taste.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming and you can make up your own gift packs in the sales area. Prices were exceptionally reasonable too. Would definitely recommend this as a place to go.

Thank ClevelandSunfan
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Out family treated us to this Vineyard visit. It was a great half day out and exceeded expectations. Martin was obviously very passionate about his work, and was keen to pass on his knowledge in an interesting yet light hearted way. He was very generous with the wine and very generous with the lunch and all members of the group enjoyed the visit. I would strongly recommend that it is sensible and safer to take a taxi to the wine tasting to enjoy it to the max.

1  Thank KittersBambo
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I thought it was poor - wine is abysmal for the price; very ‘chemically’. Venue was tatty, more like a school canteen in need of refurbishment. Owner tried hard but instead of silly stories, educate people about the wine, viticulture, what types of wine are from where and how to taste properly and if you want people to understand brightness and clarity use clean glasses!!!

1  Thank TimandRachel
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