Herefordshire is famed for its bumper crops of apples and hops but our terrain is perfect for growing grapes too. Our three Wine Walks take in rolling countryside and delicious views before offering the chance to sample Herefordshire's finest wines at one of three vineyards, each acclaimed for the quality of their tipples.
Hike around this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, following short sections of the Wye Valley Walk to reach Wythall Estate Vineyard. Set in a secluded spot, with rolling hills all around, the vineyard benefits from its own unique micro-climate. Book a tour to find out how the team harnesses its terrain and uses low-intervention methods to produce award-winning wines, followed by a tutored tasting in their stunning sixteenth-century half-timbered Manor House.
Follow the Frome River
Standing on the banks of the River Frome at Paunton, Frome Valley Vineyard is surrounded by orchards, hop yards and rolling meadows. One of the first vineyards to be established in the county, this walk starts and finishes here. This circular route takes you through hop yards and cider orchards to a trig point with superb views to the Malvern Hills. Return through the vines for a well-earned tour and tasting at the cellar door.
Take in two intimate, country churches before coming to Coddington Vineyard, a most beautiful spot, a few miles from the buzzy market town of Ledbury. Starting in the village of Colwall, the trail traverses rich farming landscape with traditional hop kilns dotted around. After a tasting and lunch in the delightful gardens at the family-run Coddington Vineyard, the route continues past the former home of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Pause on Oyster Hill to soak up the fabulous views.