Uncovering Hidden Gems: Exploring Cornwall's Vineyards
Welcome to Cornwall, a land of breathtaking beauty and hidden treasures.
But beyond its stunning coastline and picturesque villages, lies a secret waiting to be discovered – the spectacular vineyards of Cornwall.
Nestled among rolling hills and verdant landscapes, these hidden gems are a testament to the region’s unique microclimate and thriving viticulture scene. From award-winning wineries to boutique vineyards, Cornwall offers a tantalising array of experiences for wine lovers and explorers alike.
Sip on exquisite, locally produced wines while basking in the warm Cornish sun, or take a tour through the vineyards, learning about the meticulous art of wine-making. Indulge in delicious food pairings, prepared with the finest local ingredients, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this vibrant region.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or simply curious to uncover Cornwall’s best-kept secret, join us on a journey to unveil the hidden gems of Cornwall’s spectacular vineyards.
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Our first stop takes us to the charming Camel Valley, a family-owned vineyard on the edge of Bodmin Moor.
Bob and Annie Lindo pioneered the art of winemaking in Cornwall 30 years ago, and their passion is evident in every sip of their award-winning wines. Stroll through the vine-laden slopes, learn about their meticulous winemaking process, and indulge in the sheer beauty of the verdant Cornish countryside.
Camel Valley’s sparkling wines have been recognized worldwide for their exceptional quality, rivalling some of the finest champagnes. The first English vineyard to be granted a royal warrant, their sparkling wine was served at Harry and Meghan’s wedding and is also what you’ll be served if you’re lucky enough to travel first class on British Airways!
Conveniently located on the Camel Trail.
Nestled amongst 4 acres of orchards and wildflower meadows, Knightor Winery enjoys an idyllic setting above St Austell Bay on the south coast of Cornwall.
Producing a selection of still and sparkling varieties, as well as a vermouth, visitors can enjoy a tour of the vineyards. Your knowledgeable guide will talk you through the winemaking process and the varieties grown in the Uk, as well as giving tips on growing your own at home.
With feast nights and epic Sunday lunches on offer, a trip to Knightor Winery is a true celebration of great food and fine wine.
Established in 2008 on the site of a ruined watermill, Trevibban Mill Vineyard is tucked away down a Cornish lane, just a stone’s throw from the foodie haven of Padstow.
At the leading edge of viticulture innovation and sustainability, their sparkling and still wines and ciders are first-class, many named after local beauty spots such as Harlyn and Constantine.
Enjoy a guided tour of the estate by the owners or family members or a tasting session overlooking the gorgeous Issey valley. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome on leads.
Last on our trip through the vineyards of Cornwall is the renowned Polgoon Vineyard, an eco-friendly haven that marries traditional methods with modern sustainability practices.
Ready for a complete life change, in 2008 Newlyn fish merchants, John and Kim Coulson, set about creating the vineyards, with a little help and advice from Bob Lindo at Camel Valley.
Polgoon has since gone from strength to strength, producing a delightful range of award-winning still and sparkling wines and ciders. Explore the vineyard on a guided tour, wander through the orchards, and revel in the refreshing taste of their Bacchus white wine.
As our voyage of discovery through the vineyards of Cornwall comes to an end, we hope you’re inspired to experience the magic of these remarkable wineries for yourself.
Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, Cornwall’s vineyards promise an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the world of wine.
So, grab a glass and raise a toast to award-winning wines and the remarkable journey that awaits you in Cornwall.