Experience Life at Hanwell Wine Estate!

Immerse yourself in vineyard life with a guided tour, talk & wine tasting.

Set amongst the rolling countryside of South Nottinghamshire, the vines of Hanwell Wine Estate are being hand-tended to grow grapes for English Sparkling Wine.

The first grapes were picked in October 2015 and the wine is being made by award winning winemaker Tony Skuriat. The first Sparkling wine will be available from February 2018. This tour, talk and tasting vineyard experience comprises of…

·     Mug of tea/coffee or glass of Nottinghamshire wine upon arrival

·     Introduction to Hanwell Wine Estate

·     Guided tour of our beautiful vineyard

·     Tutored wine tasting to include 6 local wines

Tour | We’ll walk you through the vines sharing the vineyard story, what we grow, how we manage it and our future plans, all in a relaxed and friendly style.

Wine Tasting | You will be invited to taste local wines from the East Midlands, including those from the award winning Eglantine Vineyard, Nottinghamshire our parent vineyard and Hanwells’ first wine.   If you’d rather spend more time wine tasting and less in the vineyard, then we recommend joining a Friday evening tour.

Looking for a gift? | Vineyard Experience eVouchers allow your recipient to choose from the scheduled tour dates.

Bring your own group |We welcome Group Tour bookings for up to 30 people on a date to suit you.

Book your place on our scheduled 2018 Vineyard Experiences below:

If you have a Vineyard Experience Voucher add your order/voucher reference at checkout in the “coupon” box, or email us with your choice of date.

For those more interested in wine tasting and less so the vineyard, we suggest the Friday evening events which spend more time on the wine tasting!

Winter and Spring seasons, the vineyard is dormant, the vines are pruned then buds begin to swell in May

Saturday 10th February 3-5pm

Saturday 10th March 3-5pm

Saturday 14th April 3-5pm

Saturday 12th May 3-5pm

Summer and Autumn seasons, the vines are in full growth, in flower or the grapes are on the vine:

Friday 8th June 7-9pm

Saturday 9th June 3-5pm

Friday 13th July 7-9pm

Saturday 14th July 3-5pm

Friday 10th August 7-9pm

Saturday 11th August 3-5pm

Friday 7th September 7-9pm

Saturday 8th September 3-5pm

Saturday 22nd September 3-5pm


A perfect way to spend an afternoon! William & Helenka are so inviting and friendly as well as clearly very passionate about what they do. I can not recommend a visit enough. Wether you are a wine enthusiast or just enjoy a good tipple. The talk and tour are pitched at a level that is informative but relaxed and enjoyable. Not to forget the great selection of local wines you get to sample. Ranging from dry to dessert wines,with the opportunity to purchase them at the end of your trip. I also love the fact that Helenka & William are incorporating “arts, crafts & natural skills” workshops into what they offer. It is such a beautiful spot to enjoy the outdoors,get in touch with nature and with your creative side at the same time. Wishing you every success for the future and hope to see you again soon. – Gemma B September 2017 via TripAdvisor

Can I thank you Helenka and Will most sincerely for the thoroughly enjoyable and informative visit we made to your estate today.  Everyone expressed surprise and delight at the work you have done on the estate and on the way you enlightened us about vine growing and wine making.  Thank you also for the informative wine tasting and the excellent buffet you provided.  The whole visit was enjoyed by everyone.  We were all impressed by the efforts you have made already and wish you every success in the future. – Peter, U3A, August 2017 by email


Way back towards the end of 2016 we booked for the Vineyard Experience. It was certainly well worth the wait. With weather suitable for the south of France the vines looked splendid. Our host, Helenka gave us a superb and extremely interesting insight into local wine making and their experiences in developing their business. We allowed to wonder through the vines in our own time. This was followed by the tutored wine tasting which was both entertaining and very educational. We actually sampled TEN different wines. And all for a very reasonable price. We would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys wines. – Barry T, September 2017 via TripAdvisor

This is the only vineyard tour available in the Melton area, as far as I know, and Helenka does a fantastic job at hosting. Their own wines aren’t ready yet but won’t be too log to wait now; the wines tasted are from other local vineyards such as her dad’s. Very generous and entertaining tasting session – great to see a vineyard tasting that hasn’t been commercialised. Lots of people seemed to have had the tasting as a gift, which is a great idea. I hope Helenka and her family continue onwards and upwards with this venture and their other Rural Antics offerings. Highly recommended. – Graa, July 2017 via TripAdvisor

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