5 Delightful Vineyards In Suffolk You Need To Visit
Suffolk has always been an agricultural county but these vineyards in Suffolk are a relatively new introduction to the Suffolk farming scene. The flat lands of East Anglia are amongst the driest in the country and lend themselves well to wine production. If sampling high quality English wines isn’t a reason to plan your UK staycation here, we don’t know what is!
Some of these Suffolk vineyards have been producing award winning British wines for years. Sparkling English wines in particular have been growing in popularity in recent years and are taking on the big names at the major wine festivals around the world. To find out more about Suffolk wines, you can take a tour of one or all of these Suffolk wineries. All of them are open to the public and these English wine producers will gladly tell you all about wine production in Suffolk. Some of the vineyards in Suffolk offer private tours, some offer guided tours and others allow self-guided tours.
However you want to visit, you’ll certainly want to leave time for a well-deserved wine tasting session at the end! These vineyards in Suffolk are located in some of the most beautiful spots in the county; some near the beautiful heritage coast and others further inland near stunning medieval towns and villages. Before you plan your visit to these Suffolk, make sure to read some of our Suffolk guides to find out what is going on in and around the area to make the most of your stay.
Shawsgate Vineyard Address: Shawsgate Vineyard, Badingham Road, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9HZ Shawgate Vineyard lies on the outskirts of one of Suffolk’s loveliest small towns, Framlingham, and is just a short drive to the Suffolk coast. It is one the oldest commercial vineyards in East Anglia with vines dating back to the 1970s.
It produces a range of award winning English white wines, red wines and rosé wines as well as English sparkling wines. Visiting the winery, you can choose from a DIY vineyard tour where you will be provided with an information sheet and you can wander the 13 acres of wines at your leisure or you can book one of their guided tours. There is an onsite shop (make sure to check the more limited opening times during the winter months here) and a children’s play area next to the tasting room. Who says wine tasting is not child friendly? We actually love finding family-friendly vineyards.