English Vineyard Tour and Tasting

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  • Rothley Wine Estate


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  • Tickets from free - £16.50
  • Over 18
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  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Thirst Media presents tours of the Rothley Wine Estate 'Kingfisher's Pool' vineyard. Tour and tasting takes 90 minutes and you can choose to purchase a ticket for the 12pm, 1.30pm or 3pm slot. Make a note of the time you have booked for - tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable!

Your ticket buys you a tour of the vineyard and winery with Rothley Wine's vintner, Liz Robson. Enjoy the rows of vines, flanked by heritage English roses with the cheery sound of the Great Central Railway ringing out in the distance. Try and spot the namesake kingfishers down by the ancient pool. You will learn all about growing grapes and making wine in the heart of the English countryside, direct from the expert.

After the tour, we will make ourselves comfortable in the conservatory for a guided tasting from local food and wine writer Laura Hadland of Thirst Media. Put your olfactory senses to the test with our light hearted Aroma Challenge, then enjoy a selection of delicious Rothley Wine Estate products in an idyllic setting. Wine is available for purchase at a very special price if you wish to take a bottle or two home (cash only please).

Accompanied children are welcome to join the tour, but we're afraid tastings are strictly for over 18s, so you may wish to consider if little ones might get bored while you enjoy the tasting! There is plenty of outdoor space around the tasting room where you can supervise if you want to bring them a ball or other game to keep them occupied. 

Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome, but please let us know in advance so we can confine the vineyard hens to their run!

Tours will go ahead in inclement weather, unless the heavens really open! However, the vineyard is a rural space so please wear appropriate footwear regardless. There is level wheelchair access to both the vineyard and tasting room, although some areas of the vineyard may be more difficult to negotiate by wheelchair users. The tour will be adapted to take this into account so that nobody misses out on any of the detail. Car parking is available on site in the side paddock, accessible from Westfield Lane. Please look out for roadside signage on the day.




Ticket Event time Cost
12pm tour and tasting ticket
Adult ticket
12:00 - 16:30 £16.50
12pm tour only
Tour only without wine tasting
12:00 - 16:30 £8.50
12pm accompanied child
Children may attend for free
12:00 - 16:30 Free admission
1.30pm tour and tasting ticket
Adult ticket
13:30 - 16:30 £16.50
1.30pm tour only
Tour only without wine tasting
13:30 - 16:30 £8.50
1.30pm accompanied child
Children may attend for free
13:30 - 16:30 Free admission
3.00pm tour and tasting ticket
Adult ticket
15:00 - 16:30 £16.50
3.00pm tour only
Tour only without wine tasting
15:00 - 16:30 £8.50
3.00pm accompanied child
Children may attend for free
15:00 - 16:30 Free admission



Rothley Wine Estate, 43, Westfield Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7LH


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