Vineyard tour and tasting

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  • Rothley Wine Estate


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  • Tickets from free - £10.00
  • 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 two hours and you can choose to purchase a ticket for either the 12pm or 2pm slot.

Your ticket buys you an hour tour of the vineyard and winery with Rothley Wine's vintner, Liz Robson. Enjoy the rows of neatly pruned vines 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 newly built conservatory for a guided tasting from local food and wine writer and director of Thirst Media, Laura Hadland. Enjoy a selection of delicious Rothley Wine Estate products in an idyllic setting. Wine is available for purchase 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.




Ticket Event time Cost
12pm tour and tasting ticket
One adult, over 18
12:00 - 16:00 £10.00
2pm tour and tasting ticket
One adult, over 18
14:00 - 16:00 £10.00
12pm accompanied child (no tasting)
One child, under 18
12:00 - 16:00 Free admission
2pm accompanied child (no tasting)
One child, under 18
14:00 - 16:00 Free admission
No tasting
12:00 - 16:00 £5.00
No tasting
12:00 - 16:00 £5.00



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


Thirst Media
Thirst Media is a small business focusing on food and drink writing, PR and marketing and events organisation. We are dedicated to spreading the word about great local food and drink enterprises and ensuring that small producers are paid fairly for their work. We run Thirst Mixers, a free networking group for food and drink producers, retailers, venues and more in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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