Located in the south of England, the county of Wiltshire is home to some of the most exquisite countryside in the United Kingdom, as well as some of the best weather! While this combination makes it a hit with tourists, it also means the county is an ideal place for wine making. Quoins Organic Vineyard is a small, family-run affair, planted in 2002 and located on the southern side of the Cotswolds. Close to Bath and Chippenham, there's no shortage of great hotels in the surrounding area.
A Unique English Wine
The idea of good English wine may seem like a modern development, but the Domesday Book actually shows records of a vineyard located in the nearby town of Bradford-upon-Avon, and wine-making in the UK dates back all the way to Roman times! That said, organic wine production is still relatively rare in the UK, with Quoins one of only seven Soil Association certified organic vineyards in the country. The vineyard produces around 3,000 bottles of wine a year, as well as a number of other products.
A Welcoming Attraction
Quoins Organic Vineyard isn't just a place for producing fine wines, it's also a popular tourist attraction. The vineyard offers regular open days, giving visitors the chance to take a tour of the site and to sample some of its products, which include a delicious apple juice.
The tour includes a thorough explanation of the organic methods employed by the vineyard, and which allow various kinds of wildlife to thrive on the site, alongside the vines. There's free parking at the vineyard and good disabled access throughout.
Hotels near Quoins Organic Vineyard
With a handful of popular towns within easy reach, there's no shortage of hotels and guest houses close to the vineyard. Some of the finest hotels in Wiltshire are in Bradford-upon-Avon. Popular hotels in period buildings include The Castle Inn and the Wooley Grange Hotel.
For visitors looking for a number of shops and restaurants within easy reach of their hotel, the nearby town of Chippenham can offer exactly that. The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel is a reliable choice, which also houses its own leisure club. The extensive site also provides space for weddings and conferences.