English Wine Adventures is the creation of two brothers born and raised in Oxford, the beautiful city of dreaming spires. Having worked for many years in both wine and tourism, Tom and Olly reckon London's the best city in the world, but we also know that, whether you live there or are just visiting, you sometimes need a break from the madding crowds.
We think there’s nothing better than escaping London for a grand day out of world-class wineries, delicious food, historic villages and beautiful English countryside.
"I'm the latest addition to the team! I'm passioned about wine and I'm a certified Sommelier. Thanks to Tom and Olly I have discovered the surprising variety and quality of English wines. This summer I'll be your guide: we'll discover together English wines, walking in the vineyards and I'll guide your sensorial testing - do you want to taste like a professional sommerlier? Born in Italy. Lived in 9 countries. I have experience with tours in Italy, Belgium, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai."
"I came back to England after four years working as a tour leader across Europe and Latin America, regularly taking groups on wine tours in Italy, France and Spain, and was gobsmacked by how few people had been to an English winery. Our wines were winning award after award yet no-one was visiting the producers! After a whistle stop adventure around southern England's wineries, tasting as I went, I knew I wanted to show friends, family, locals and tourists the incredible vineyards we have on our doorstep."
"I'm lucky enough to call sunny Madrid home, and divide my time between hiking Spain's mountains, sampling the wines and (occasionally) working as a digital content specialist and brand ambassador. Living in continental Europe has given me the chance to visit some of the world's top wineries, and I love sharing the joys of English wine with an international audience. There are few better ways to spend a day than exploring the sunkissed vines of wine country, and England's now up there with the very best that Europe has to offer. Cheers to that!"
We have a huge passion for the local wine and food scene and are immensely proud that English wines are now winning awards around the world. It is our mission to get people out of London and introduce them to the world-class wines getting made in beautiful southern England.
Especially when the vineyards are so close to London. We're fantastically well located for visiting the wine regions of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.