The idyllic Channel Islands of Jersey remains one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations. The charming island combines peaceful, rural landscapes with pristine beaches and a plethora of exclusive businesses and hotels. One of the island's most prestigious attractions is Le Mare Wine Estate - an enchanting vineyard and country estate located in the tranquil north of this welcoming island.
The Le Mare Wine Estate
The Le Mare Wine Estate was established back in 1972, giving the plants plenty of time to develop into a mature and well-rounded crop. With the current owner having been at the vineyard for close to 20 years, the ongoing success of the Le Mare Wine Estate is no surprise.
While it's the wine that draws in most of the visitors, there's plenty more to this elegant Jersey estate. Across the grounds, visitors will find historic buildings and magical gardens, comprising orchards and beautiful flowers. The produce isn't limited to wine, either. The estate produces everything from cider and ale to biscuits and chocolate.
Take the tour of the site and finish up with a bite to eat in the excellent on-site restaurant. There's a shop for souvenirs and a play area to keep the young ones entertained.
Events at the Estate
The picturesque 18th-century farmhouse and its surrounding lawns makes for a memorable wedding venue. Combine this with the first-class catering and outstanding produce from the site and it's easy to understand why so many couples choose the estate for their special day. The site is also popular for corporate events.
Hotels near the Le Mare Estate
While the bulk of hotels in Jersey are located on the south side of the island, in the vibrant town of St. Helier, there are a few places to stay in the north. In the summer months, the Durrell Wildlife Camp is a favourite spot. Those seeking something more luxurious and more, well, indoors, can find the Chateau La Chaire a short distance further east in St Martin.
Visitors who like to have the lively ambience of a town right on their doorstep will be spoiled for choice in St. Helier, in the south of Jersey.