Tour Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on a tour of Stanlake Park?

Our tours are designed to be friendly, informative and lots of fun! No prior knowledge of wine is required and our experienced tour guide will talk you through the ups and downs of the English wine-making process. You’ll visit some of our vines (weather permitting) before heading inside the winery to see the grape-pressing area, the fermentation tanks, the barrel room, champagne room and the bottling line. At each stage you’ll be offered one of our award-winning wines to taste, including a selection from our white, red and sparkling range.

How many other people will be on my tour?

Tours typically have around 30 people, although it can vary from as few as 6 to as many as 40.

How do I book a place?

Tour places cost £17.50 per person. We strongly recommend that you book your place on your tour in advance as they fill up very quickly. To book onto a tour, please purchase your tour places using our secure online shop. If you have been given a tour voucher, you can book yourself onto a tour using a tour voucher.

You can also purchase tour gift vouchers to give to others using our secure online shop.

Finally, you can also just turn up at any of the published times and take your chances. If spaces are available, you can join a tour, but please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Can I book for myself and a group of friends?

Yes. You can book as many places on a tour as spaces are currently available. If you are a large group, more than, say, 15 people, you may want to consider booking a private tour instead, although this is not neccesary. If places are available, you may book them.

How to pay

We accept credit/debit cards in our secure online shop, and in person at the Cellar Shop, where we also accept cash.

Will I see the Vineyard?

Yes. Weather permitting, you will be taken through the vineyard in Stanlake Park's historic and beautiful walled garden, which is where the oldest vines on the estate were planted back in 1979.

What's the difference between a Vineyard and a Winery?

A Vineyard is where the grapes used to make wine are grown. A Winery is where these grapes are then turned into wine. On a tour of Stanlake Park, you will see both the walled garden vineyard and winery, including where the grapes are pressed, the barrel room, the disgorging room and, time permitting, the bottling line.

How long does the tour last?

The tour will last for approximately 2 hours and you’ll have the opportunity to taste around 8 different wines – you may wish to book a taxi home! You may also want to allow some time afterwards for shopping in the Cellar Shop.

What if it’s raining?

Our tours run whatever the weather. As the majority of the tour is inside the winery the weather doesn’t really matter. However, if it is raining this may prohibit a visit to see some of the vines.

What should I wear?

You don’t need any special clothing, just sensible shoes and enough clothes to keep you warm. Our winery is kept at a cool temperature so short sleeves are ok for a summer daytime visit but in the evenings and in winter you’ll need to wrap up warm!

You say this is a tasting tour. What, and how much will I drink on a tour?

You will sample a range (approx 6-8) of our Stanlake Park wines in fairly generous quantities, including White, Red, Rose and Sparkling.

Will I get anything to eat?

We don't serve food on the tour so we recommend you eat well before you arrive! Joining one of our tasting tours on an empty stomach is not advisable!

Can I dine at Stanlake Park afterwards?

We do not have a café/restaurant on site but there are several excellent local pubs and restaurants nearby if you’d like to head off for a meal after your tour.

Will I be able to buy wine or gifts on the tour?

The tour ends in our fabulous Cellar Shop, where you can buy your new-found favourite (we sell by the glass, bottle and case), as well as a range of other wine-related products.

Car Parking

We have a large, free car-park at the front of the Cellar Shop, which can also accommodate coaches.

Can you accommodate disabled guests?

We welcome guests with disabilities. The winery is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs, but it is possible to do a tasting in the Cellar Shop.

Children

Unfortunately our tours are unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18 and we cannot allow children to accompany the tour. Sorry.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note, refunds are not available for public tour bookings. If you do need to cancel, we'll be pleased to move your booking to an alternative date as long as you cancel no later than 7 days before your tour date.