Taste of the Continent in Cornwall | express.co.uk
Raise a glass (or two) at Trevibban Mill
Tucked away down a campion-lined lane, around a 10-minute drive from Padstow, this winery is relatively new on the English wine scene.
Each Sunday one of the wine experts escorts a Grand Walking Tour, during which you will learn about organic viticulture in the UK at the same time as exploring the stunning grounds.
You are exposed to the process from vine to bottle, as they explain how best to protect the grapes from harsher English weather and how the wines are blended to make the best flavours.
The best bit of course is the tasting: of seven whites and roses, my favourite was a beautiful English fizz that employs many of the same skills to make as they use in the Champagne region of France.
At the centre of the vineyard is a striking, contemporary building, where you can enjoy another glass on the terrace with a view of the undulating Cornish countryside.
Trevibban’s restaurant Appleton’s at the Vineyard serves inventive, locally sourced food created by Andy Appleton, former head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen.
The nettle risotto with Cornish yarg and seafood and Israeli couscous stew is certainly memorable. Take plenty of money, chances are you will be heading home with a few bottles.