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Winter Wine School - English Wine Tastings and Dorset Cheese

  • Location Shaftesbury
  • Price from £29.50
  • Culinary
  • Tours
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Indoor


A relaxed introduction to Melbury Vale Vineyard low intervention, aromatic, English wines, hosted by winemaker and owner Clare, explaining what to look for in a wine when writing wine tasting notes; and an opportunity to write your own tasting note using professional descriptors,  rounded off with a top-up glass of what you like most, whilst savouring delicious local Cheeses, selected to give you the full Dorset Experience!

Perched on Foots Hill, Melbury Vale Vineyard is a family-owned, rural business specialising in the production of wines, liqueurs, brandies and ciders. Built into the slope, the company's winery boasts a wildflower meadow roof, as well as rainwater harvesting to encourage sustainability. Comprising 28 acres of rolling hillside, the vineyard welcomes visitors, organises tours and invites wine aficionados to tasting sessions.


Arrive at the Vineyard at 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning (subject to availability, pre-booking is essential) Your event includes an introduction to the vineyard and winery, a range of Melbury Vale produced English wine tastings and a lighthearted look at look at how to write a professional wine tasting note; ending with a top-up glass of your choice, served with local Dorset Cheeses and accompaniments.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • Dog Friendly

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Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Food Local Dorset cheeses and accompaniments
  • Drink 4 Wine tastings and a glass of Dorset wine, all produced at Melbury Vale vineyard

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Inside the winery can be cool in winter.


Custom Policy

Winery Tours: Visitors must be 18 or over with a valid ID for alcohol purchases. You have the right to cancel your purchase with a full refund within 14 days of purchase unless tour voucher has already been redeemed. Tickets expire 12 months from purchase. Any tour cancellations or booking amendments must be outside of 72 hours of the booked date or full charges will be applied.

Glamping: Visitors must be 18 or over. You have the right to cancel your glamping booking with a full refund up to 14 clear days before the date of your booking or full charges will be applied.




Melbury Vale Vineyard

Melbury Vale Vineyard

Melbury Vale Vineyard is the experience provider for Winter Wine School - English Wine Tastings and Dorset Cheese