History, New & Future

Originally the company Wines and Tours Limited was conceived in the beautiful Douro Valley after two UK wine-trade friends, had visited their mutual Douro Valley winemaking friend, Victor Marques, late in 2010.

The company which traded between April 2011 and February 2024, naturally based their original wine tour offerings centred around educational visits to North Portugal involving Porto, Port lodges on the south bank in Vila Nova de Gaia, Vinho Verde and the Douro Valley.

Apart from Portugal, they developed other wine tours within Europe, which included France (Champagne), Spain (La Rioja and the Sherry Triangle), Greek Islands (of Kefalonia and Santorini) and Cyprus.

The Covid pandemic halted overseas travel, so they decided to research the growing network of English and Welsh wine producers & vineyards.

Three special routes were created in southeast England, forming their new wine tourism initiative of single-day E-Bike vineyard tours, which were launched in June 2021.

 

Our three individual single-day English E-Bike vineyard tours are in
Kent and East Sussex. These are abbreviated by postcodes as
Kent ME18, Kent TN26 and East Sussex TN31, which can be made
available to you by arrangement.

 

 

Cycle with your tour guide around the picturesque vineyards in East Sussex or Kent, on a full-day E-Bike vineyard tour.

Ride over hills with ease and enjoy a little gentle exercise in fresh English countryside air from our selected railway station meeting point and back.

Visit two local family-run English wine producers to learn about traditional wine harvesting, their production methods, and to taste some of their excellent home-grown wine.

Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by vineyards and take in spectacular views of the scenic landscape.

Our small-group tour is designed for 4 people to ensure a quality experience.

E-Bikes in the Vineyard

E-Bikes in the Vineyard


What’s included –

  • Hire of an E-Bike
  • Two vineyard visits
  • Picnic lunch set in one of the vineyards
  • Wine tastings

In the UK, as a greater proportion of vineyards are based in Southeast England, we decided to offer our first three E-Bike vineyard or wine tours in Kent and East Sussex.

Here is a collection of
testimonials we have received
:

Antonin
Fran Bridgewater
Laura Toop
Antonin Ua Ruairc
Sophie Griffiths
Alexander Meaney 
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For more testimonials please visit this page.

 

Gusbourne Estate 2
Oxney picnic area 2
Vines
Gusbourne Bottle 2
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YOTES COURT- On the Bridle Bacchus 2
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Ashika in Rye, April 2021
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There are two routes in Kent and one in East Sussex.  E-Bikes are hired locally, specifically for minimum groups of four adult participants plus your tour leader. 

Meeting points are railway stations, easily accessible from London, and these E-Bike vineyard tours – subject to our chosen associate tour leader’s arrangements – will probably start at 10:00 and finish at 17:00 hours, on your chosen day, from Mondays to Saturdays.

Participants will visit two wine producers interspersed by lunch and cover an average of up 20 miles in a 7-hour day.

Do have a look at the video below.

 

 

 

Each of our three UK single-day E-Bike vineyard tours usually include your guide, E-Bike transport with safety helmet and high-vis vest, small bottle of water, two visits to wine producers, lunch & wine tastings.

To experience your preferred UK single-day E-Bike Vineyard Tour with Nicholas’s chosen UK associate operative, look at the linked pages (below).

Choose your route?




Find out more –

Kent ME18

Find out more –

Kent TN26

Find out more –

East Sussex TN31

 

Getting in touch:

Please email our office at; admin@winesandtours.co.uk or simply telephone us on  +44 7957 867816.

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