Amongst the rolling countryside of South Nottinghamshire, the vines of Hanwell Wine Estate are being hand-tended, to grow grapes for English Sparkling Wine, available from 2018.


Vineyard owners, William and Helenka Brown, planted the traditional Champagne-variety vines in 2012. They hope Hanwell Wine Estate will become a destination for people to enjoy the great outdoors and experience award-winning English Sparkling Wine.

Three ways to experience vineyard life

Enjoy the beautiful countryside of our English vineyard

Vineyard Experience tour and tasting.

Book onto one of the pre-scheduled dates between May and September.  Check out available dates and book here.

Vineyard & Rural Antics Gift Vouchers.

Give a gift experience voucher so your friends and family can book themselves onto a tour or experience day when it suits them.  Choose from a Vineyard Tour for 2 people, or a Rural Antics Voucher for a day-long workshop. Click here for details.

Group Tour and Tasting.

Bring a group of 8-30 people for a private vineyard tour and tasting.  Contact us for more details, prices and arrange a date.

Latest News from Hanwell Wine Estate!

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Join us on Sunday 14th May for our craft fair, where you’ll have the opportunity to try our rural skills workshops, taste the local wine and enjoy our vineyard. The event will also include children’s activities and arts & crafts stalls. Entry to the event is free Read more…

The vines planted in 2012 are now mature enough to support more growth, so this year we are pruning to the Double Guyot system. Our pruning objective is to prune back last year’s growth to leave 2 fruiting canes and 2 spurs.Read more…

Rural Antics Workshops

From art to wellbeing, foraging to frame loom weaving! Join us for some fascinating workshops in 2017.

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Vineyard Experience

Tour, talk and wine tasting amongst the rolling South Nottinghamshire countryside. get an insight into how we work, taste local wines and relax in our peaceful surroundings.

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Rural Antics Workshops

See below for our calendar of events

Beginner’s Poetry Workshop, April 28th | Fiona will help you to find out what you want to say, before working alongside you to help you create your own nature poetry. The workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine and you will leave at the end of the day with several different poems. More info…

Beginner’s Landscape Oil Painting, 29th April | All the necessary tools and materials will be ready for you, including a pre-stretched canvas. Sara will provide the expertise and passion for oils to guide you in creating your own work of art. With local food and wine for lunch, can you imagine a more perfect day in the English countryside? More info…

Rural Antics Craft Fair, 14th May | If you’d like to try something new this season, we’ll have experts on hand giving free demonstrations of pencil drawing, weaving, oil painting, willow weaving, poetry writing and much more. There will also be wine tasting, children’s activities & refreshments. More info…

Beginner’s Landscape Oil Painting, 13th May | All the necessary tools and materials will be ready for you, including a pre-stretched canvas. Sara will provide the expertise and passion for oils to guide you in creating your own work of art. With local food and wine for lunch, can you imagine a more perfect day in the English countryside? More info…

Foraging for Food, 20th May | Our one day foraging for food experience will be hosted by Richard Mawby and includes a homemade two course lunch served with local wine. Wander through the vineyard as Richard points out all the edible plants which could make a healthy addition to your diet. More info…

Annual FREE Vineyard Open Day, 27th May 11am-4pm | To celebrate English Wine week – come to our annual free entry Open Day. Short talks on the hour. Local wines available to taste and buy. Tea, coffee and cake too! No need to book, just turn up!

Bentwood Chair-making, June 3rd & 4th or 8th & 9th | All materials will be provided and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. At the end of the two days you will have created your own bentwood chair to take home with you. More info…

Pencil Drawing for Beginners, June 17th | Louise will work alongside you, explaining basic drawing skills and showing you how to use pencils to bring to life the detail and colours of the English countryside. All materials will be provided for you and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. More info…

Beginner’s Frame Weaving, 1st July | The workshop is a sociable introduction to weaving and includes a homemade 2-course lunch served with local wine. All necessary materials for the day will be provided, so just bring yourself! More info…

Keyworth Show, Notts, 8th July 11am – 5pm | Come and see us on our stall at the Keyworth Show in Nottinghamshire! We’ll have wines to taste and lots of info about our tours & tastings and our Rural Antics events.

Beginner’s Digital Photography, 14th July | Award-winning professional photographer and film-maker Chris England will be hosting a one day workshop focused on helping you capture striking photographs with any type of digital camera. The workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. More info…

Pencil Drawing for Beginners, 29th July | Louise will work alongside you, explaining basic drawing skills and showing you how to use pencils to bring to life the detail and colours of the English countryside. All materials will be provided for you and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. More info…

Beginner’s Digital Photography, 19th August | Award-winning professional photographer and film-maker Chris England will be hosting a one day workshop focused on helping you capture striking photographs with any type of digital camera. The workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. More info…

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