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Devon Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour

Join us on a personal journey far beyond the bottle. Walk through the vines with us on our Devon wine tasting & vineyard tour experiences. Discover the mud, sweat and most of all laughter that comes with growing grapes at the foot of Dartmoor. See and taste what makes our location and hands-on approach so special, leaving you with a new love for wine, that goes far beyond the bottle. 

Gold - Devon Tourism Awards 2024

Gold "Small visitor attraction of the year"

Plus we won GOLD for "Best Café + Tearoom of the year" - Find out more

Our story top swirl
Réka Szentirmay
What a place! One of our holiday highlights - June 2023
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Lovely landscape, fantastic people, amazing food and delicious wine. Taking the tour is highly recommended: it is a lot of fun, interesting information without being too technical. We learnt a lot! And yes the toilets are also great. 🙂 Disclaimer: these 5 stars are actually 6.
Martin Brace
Excellent all around - June 2023
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Excellent all around. Food, staff, vineyard tour no faults what so ever. Will recommend!!!
Judi H
An amazing sunset tour of this West Country vineyard - June 2023
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Such an interesting tour - enthusiasm for the project shone through - and lots of information shared. Supper afterwards was delicious - so good to have opportunity to try local produce. A friendly, hard working staff team. Hope your project goes from strength to strength. Will recommend as a great experience.
Sandra
Winemakers lunch - August 2022
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We did the vineyard tour with winemakers lunch and it was absolutely fabulous! The gentleman that did the tour was so informative and the tour was genuinely fascinating filled with little quirks and hidden features of the vineyard. The lunch afterwards was fantastic, plenty of cheese and charcuterie for 2! Loved our time here and will come back for lunch and wine another time!
Esha Chhabra
One of the best countryside cafes I’ve seen in the country - June 2023
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Stunning location, superb service, and such fresh, tasty meals. One of the best countryside cafes I’ve seen in the country. Impeccable. Must visit, particularly when the weather is gorgeous.

what a tour includes?

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Meet our family

You will join our family team for a personal behind the vines experience. Get to know the good the bad and the ugly of our past 12 years jumping feet first into English wine at the foot of Dartmoor.

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Walk the vines

Explore through our 5,000 vines with us. We will share our love for the year round care that goes into growing our 3 varieties of vines. It might just surprise you what it takes to fill that bottle! 

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Explore the winery

Head into our newest challenge, making our wine on-site. We will talk you through the winemaking process and you’ll get to see first hand what Tom’s up to in our shiny new winery.  

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Learn how to taste wine

Your experience will be topped off with a fun and informative Devon wine tasting of our latest vintages. You will be guided through the basic wine tasting principles. We can’t wait to see what you identify, there are no wrong answers!

+ Join us for lunch!

Why not keep the fun going and join us for lunch in our kitchen. Enjoy our signature winemakers platter, range of scrummy open sandwiches or satisfy your sweet tooth with a sweet treat. Just tick book a table when you book your tour.

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Snaps of our recent guests who joined us for a walk in the vines

Vineyard tour + wine tasting experiences

Book your place on our latest Devon wine tasting & vineyard tour experiences to join us on a personal journey, far beyond the bottle. 

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Vineyard tour + wine tasting

£15.00pp
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Private group vineyard tours

Bespoke packages available

FAQs

If changes to COVID guidelines affect your booking we will be in-touch to offer the following:

  • Change the date of your visit
  • Tour vouchers to redeem in the next 18 months
  • Full refund

We have a comprehensive accessibility guide that you have view here. Please contact us on hello@aldervineyard.uk if you have further queries.

Of course, children (under 18s) can visit with you free of charge. But the ground is uneven so pushchairs are not ideally suited to our site.

Definitely! We love four legged friends but please ensure they are kept on leads and under control. 

You can book in your Alder Vineyard tour vouchers or Activity Superstore vouchers online.  Simply select ‘vineyard tour + wine tasting’ above, which will take you to our booking calendar.

Choose a suitable tour date and time, then select the type of voucher and provide the relevant details for your voucher along with your booking details. We will then be in touch to confirm your booking.

If you have any issues please contact us.

Yes, head on over to our shop to see our range of Gift vouchers.

We are not easily put off by a bit of rain or wind here in the vineyard. However, if the forecast is bad enough that we decide your Devon wine tasting & vineyard tour cannot run, you will be offered a full refund or the option to rearrange. (Subject to availability) 

Of course, though please allow a 2hr window for one of our team to reply to your booking. If you needed to visit sooner please call us on 01566783409.

Absolutely. You can give us a ring or email to rearrange your booking, or even cancel if you prefer. But please give us at least 24hrs notice. 

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Opening times

9-5pm wed-sun

Christmas opening times

10-4pm BANK HOLIDAYS

Celebrate Mother's Day

FREE mimosa or glass of wine for all mums – Let us help make your mum’s day extra special with a trip out to see us in the vines for a delicious local treat in our kitchen.

Alcohol Awareness

We love wine here at Alder Vineyard but it’s useful to remember that wine is of course an alcoholic product. Whilst wine can be enjoyed in moderation, it is important to seek help and advice if you think you, or a loved one is drinking too much. 

You must be 18 or over to purchase wine and other alcoholic products. 

Our Kitchen is well stocked with drinks from across Devon and beyond and proudly includes several non-alcoholic options. This includes non-alcoholic beers, gin-alternatives, mocktails and of course, soft drinks. 

If you think you, or a loved one may need help and support due to alcohol misuse, please use the links below to find incredibly useful charities and resources that can help you. 

Sustainability Statement

We are proudly committed to protecting our environment and the planet in any way we possibly can. Our ethical and sustainable practices are at the heart of what we do here. 

What have we done so far?

  • Introduction of ‘wild areas’. The garden of the Kitchen includes our gorgeous wildflower area that is ever-changing and evolving. We have also set aside a huge area of land below the vineyard which has become our nature haven. We are allowing mother nature to repossess this area, surrounding a beautiful stream. Encouraging wildflowers and native species to thrive on our vineyard land. 
  • 100% of our power comes from renewable provider Octopus, powering the Kitchen, winery and shop. We also use energy-saving light bulbs and other techniques to reduce our uses wherever possible. 
  • We source products and ingredients from countless local suppliers, reducing food miles and supporting other local businesses. 
  • We send no waste to landfill. 100% of our waste is recycled, reused, composted or used to make energy via DCW 
  • We harness a natural spring on the farm to provide water for tasks such as washing vehicles, vineyard work, watering plants and flower beds. We only use mains water for use in the kitchen and winery. 
  • Our own products are bottled in lightweight glass and aluminium caps, meaning our bottles are created, transported and recycled with minimal energy use. 
  • Our entire range is packaged in plastic-free shipping boxes and is delivered to the customer by our courier, APC who use modern, aero-dynamic, fuel-efficient vehicles that are regularly maintained and serviced to reduce carbon emissions. 
  • We promote the use of plastic-free packaging to our suppliers.
  • We employ a wonderful team of local people. Where possible we encourage car sharing, travelling by bike or electric vehicle. 

 

What else do we aim to do in the future:

  • Our goal is to add solar panels and batteries to our building to remove or reduce the need for power to be brought in from elsewhere. 
  • Another mission is always reducing our requirement for the use of chemicals in the vineyard. We have always refused to use insecticides, however we would like to focus on reducing the use of other sprays wherever possible in the near future whilst making use of ever evolving organic alternatives. 
  • We will be partnering with other local companies who can make use of our harvest waste. For example, our red grape skins will be used to make ‘Grappa’ for the first time in 2023.

Accessibility information

This guide is designed to make your visit as fantastic as possible and to give you the opportunity to let us know where and when we can help you with specific needs. 

Our entire building is wheelchair friendly and we will always endeavour to cater for any specific need or requirement. 

If there is anything we can do that is not mentioned in this guide, please do let us know by emailing hello@aldervineyard.uk or calling 01566783409 ahead of your visit. 

 

Level Access:

  • Our entire building is on one level, meaning you can get around easily with a wheelchair. 
  • You can park directly in front of the building entrance, on a flat paved area. From here you can access the café, our unisex accessible toilets, outside terrace, and the winery. 
  • Please note: If you are joining us for a tour, this does involve a walk around the vineyard which is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly. Due to the terrain of the vineyard, a steep hill and lack of hard walkways this is not suitable for wheelchair users or those who struggle to walk. For more information, or to discuss joining a tour which can be adapted to be accessible please email tom@aldervineyard.uk. We will endeavour to adapt the tour to suit your individual needs where possible. 

 

Hearing:

  • Our café is a modern space designed for the very best social eating experiences. 
  • We have a fantastic, self-made, playlist of music to provide a relaxed atmosphere whilst not being imposing as you are eating. However we understand that might not be ideal for some. Each speaker in the ceiling is individually controlled and can be turned off to make a specific area quieter. Please just let us know when booking if you prefer a quiet space and we can choose a table more suited to this and turn the music off in that area. 
  • We have invested in large, padded photographs for the café walls which are actually sound buffering panels in disguise. This, along with our chair socks reduces the sound in the café as well. 
  • There are no speakers outside, however the outside area is not covered so we cant guarantee this will be suitable on wet/cold/windy days. 
  • All of our team are trained to be able to help you as much as we possibly can. 

 

Visual

  • Our café is designed around full height windows and have dark grey frames to make them stand out as much as possible.
  • The walls and doors have high colour contrast.
  • Our team would be more than happy to read the menu to you if you have vision problems as well as answer any questions you may have. 

 

General

  • We have a complimentary ticket system for personal assistants or carers. 
  • Our whole team has been trained to help in any way possible to ensure the best experience. 
  • We have an emergency evacuation protocol in place for disabled visitors. 

We have your Booking!

We will check our availability and be in touch soon to discuss your private group tour booking via email. 

We are Covid secure

Yours and our teams safety is our number 1 priority. We have made a number of changes in the vines to keep us all safe. This is under constant review and will be updated when the government advice changes.

safe travels

We have been verified by Visit England as ‘Good to go’

Social distancing

Please keep to a 2m distance when you visit. We have set all our tables at least 1.5m apart and do recommend face coverings in all indoor areas. Our team will still be wearing face covering when around you too.

Tables size limits

To continue to keep us safe in the vines we are keeping our tables limited to 10 people. We can accommodate larger groups but please get in touch to discuss any 10+ bookings with us.

Hand washing & cleaning

We have introduced a number of hand cleaning stations and guests are required to use hand sanatisor on entry. Our team are washing their hands between each customer and we are disinfecting all tables and chairs between use.

Payment

We are offering table service in the kitchen and advice using contactless or card payments where possible.

We have your Booking!

We will check our availability and be in-touch soon to confirm your table via email.

Booking for today?
Please call us on 01566 783 409 as we may not get to your email in time. 

We have your entry!

We’ve got our fingers crossed for you. We will send you an email to confirm your entry and we will be back in touch once the competition closes. Good luck!

Welcome to the club!

We are so glad you decided to join us. We have just sent you an email to confirm your email address then you’ll be a fully-fledged member of our Vine Club.

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