An event with Opulence Bespoke Wine Experience is guaranteed to set your events apart and provide your delegates with an opulent event.
Less than 1 hour from central London, your delegates can explore and experience the wonderful Garden of England in Kent – perhaps it should now be known as the wine garden due to the incredible vineyards within the area.
Opulence Bespoke Wine Experience provides opportunities for full day experiences across a number of vineyards, bespoke private events, tastings in-house or at an event and assist with curating wonderful bespoke and delicious wine gifts. Emma’s knowledge is second to none and she really is able to elevate any wine experiences.
After a short 55 minute journey from central London, we arrived in the countryside and were met by Emma and her team in a luxury mini bus. Within 5 minutes, we arrived at Balfour Winery. Balfour Winery is an award winning family owned winery – fun facts their wines are served on first class BA flights and were the official English wine of the 2012 olympics!
We were welcomed with incredible views of the vineyard on their rooftop terrace with a glass of sparkling wine of course. The rooftop terrace can be hired exclusively for a drinks reception, larger group tastings or a great spot for a bbq. The terrace is a great spot to kick off your experience, we headed off on a tour of the vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodland. We learnt about their sustainability and biodiversity approach which is at the heart of everything they do. After getting our steps in, we took part in a tutored wine tasting which was super informative, fun and relaxed. You can create wine tasting challenges if you have a competitive bunch of delegates. We ended our time at Balfour Winery with a three course seasonal and local produce lunch which was outstanding and all paired with wines. We loved our time at Balfour, the vineyard would be perfect for smaller or larger groups for a day of activities within the grounds, wine tasting, lunch and you could also incorporate some content if you wanted a unique setting for a conference/meeting.
Our next stop on our vineyard experience was to Herbert Hall which is a short drive from Balfour Winery. Herbert Hall is a small vineyard that again has sustainability at the heart of their business. Their outdoor area provides a fantastic setting for a wine tasting, lunch or dinner with food trucks or an informal meeting in the outdoors. A marquee could also be an option to include.
We had a fabulous fun, informative and unique experience. We all loved our experience and highly recommend Opulence Bespoke Wine Experiences to create a unique and bespoke event for you with English wine!
Opulence Bespoke Wine Experiences can assist you with creating your own bespoke experience, please reach out if you would like us to introduce you.