Come and explore The Calancombe Estate
Visit Us - Tours and Tastings
Our Cellar Door is open from 1100 -1700 on Thursdays to Sunday inclusive to taste and purchase our wines, gin, cassis, cider, glasses and other wine and gin related gifts and for self guided tours. On Sundays alcohol sales and tastings end at 16.00.
Our Cellar Door cafe is open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Winter for wine tastings, light refreshments (including coffee, teas, nibbles, delicious cheeses, baked Cornish Camambert, charcuterie and Mediterranean mezze platters, mince pies, cake and ice creams).
During the Winter we offer a Winter Wine and Gin Tasting with Lunch on each Saturday and Sunday until April 4 2022 - your visit will start at 12 noon with a tasting of our award-winning still and sparkling wines, gin and cassis together with an explanation of how we make our wines, cider and cassis. This will be followed by a delicious lunch with your choice of delicious charcuterie, local cheeses, baked camembert and our home-made onion marmalade or a Mediterranean mezze, all accompanied by delicious bread/biscuits together with a glass of our mulled cider. This will be followed with a mince pie/slice of cake. The cost is £40 each which includes a voucher for £5 off a box of 6 or more of our wines/cassis.
To book a Winter Wine and Gin Tasting with Lunch please click here:
During the Spring, Summer and Autumn we offer guided tours of the vineyards, orchards and winery.
The guided tours of the vineyards and orchards will give you the chance to learn about our grape varieties and how we grow them. These tours will also include a visit to the Winery where where we will explain how we make our award-winning wines, cider and cassis, and tours will conclude in the Visitor Centre with tasting of a range of our wines. In the Winter we may spend more time in the winery rather than touring the vineyard but you will be free to walk round the vineyards and orchards after your tour and tasting. On Saturdays and Sundays, the tour will include lunch consisting of delicious local cheeses, charcuterie and a Mediterranean mezze(suitable for vegans).
If you have any specific dietary needs do let us know in advance and we will do what we can to meet your needs.
To book a tour of the vineyard, winery and tasting on Thursday or Friday from April 2022 - please click here:
Additionally if you would like to have lunch after your tour you can just decide when you arrive on the day.
To book a grand tour of the vineyard, winery, tasting and lunch on Saturday or Sunday from April 2022 - please click here:
Gift vouchers which can be redeemed for our tours and tastings are also available to purchase and are the perfect gift. Just follow the link below
Visitors can also visit us for a 'Self Guided Tour and Tasting' on Saturdays and Sundays during the Winter and Thursday to Sunday inclusive during the spring, summer and Autumn.
There is no need to book for a Self-Guided Tour and Tasting although if you feel more comfortable do give us a call in advance to let us know you are coming and we will reserve you a table. You will be provided with a fully annotated map of the estate which provides lots of details about the vineyards and orchards and after your tour you will have the chance to sample our wines, cassis and gin, accompanied by full tasting notes.
Private Tours (can be arranged any day of the week). We are able to provide bespoke private tours, tasting and events. Costs vary depending on the requirements for the tour and the number of people. Please email or call if you would like to discuss tours for groups, as well as your individual needs and any specific dates. We can offer experiences to suit your requirements from learning about how you plant and look after a vineyard to the how you make various different still and sparkling wines and cider.
Corporate/Group Wine Tasting, Gin Tasting, Gin/Rum/Vodka School and Tours Our winery and cellar door is an ideal place to bring together colleagues and clients for a meeting and to learn about how we grow and make our award-winning wines, gins and other products. Please call or email to discuss your requirements.
Accessibility – the vineyard and orchards are quite steep and would represent a challenge for those with limited mobility. However, the winery and downstairs tasting area is fully accessible, so please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Please wear outdoor shoes or boots for the tour of the vineyard and orchards. They can be wet and muddy at times. We would really appreciate it if you would wear clean shoes for the tour of the winery building and in the wine-tasting area.
The vineyard is fairly steep and the ground is uneven places and is not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone unsteady on their feet.
The tour involves a fair amount of standing in both the vineyard and winery.
The tours go ahead in all weathers (rain or shine!) although if the weather is really bad we will spend the first part of the tour inside talking you through what we do in the vineyard over a cup of coffee or tea instead.
It is often cool in the winery, even when its warm outside, so please do bring something warm to wear just in case!
Drivers, please note that we will provide spittoons during the tasting element of the experience, to the extent permitted under COVID rules, and wines are served in sample measures. Alsowater will be provided ,if preferred, in place of the wine tasting and for visitors under the age of 18. Please do not drink and drive.
We are unable to offer refunds on tour bookings. However if you are no longer able to attend then please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the date of your visit and we can change the date of your tour. In the event that we have to cancel the tasting due to COVID we will reschedule your booking to another date or issue a gift voucher
Dogs - dogs are allowed in the vineyard but they must be kept on a lead at all times and owners must clean up after them using appropriate bags, and the bags must be taken away from the Estate. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs in the cellar door shop, tasting areas or winery.
Children - Our guided tours, tastings and masterclasses are not suitable for children but we are happy to welcome children in the vineyard and cellar door shop as long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times. Guests with children are welcome to book a sulf-guided tour online or on arrival at the Estate. Alternatively, children are welcome to take part in privately booked events
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How to find us
The Calancombe Estate is situated just off the B3196, near Modbury, about 2 miles south of the A38, in South Devon. Because the final mile to the Estate is narrow, we would encourage visitors to approach from the East, via PL21 0HR, and depart to the West towards Modbury.
Also because the lane is narrow with limited passing places and is used by horse-riders, cyclists and runners please do drive SLOWLY and CAREFULlY.
Sunny Walker -Vineyard and Winery Support. Sunny, a fully qualified surfing instructor finds time between his studies and surfing on the North Cornwall coast to provide invaluable help and support to Olly both in the vineyard and winery as well as keeping us all entertained!
We are open Thursday to Sunday (inclusive) from 11am to 5pm. We offer guided tours and tastings which can be booked on-line. Visitors will learn about and explore the vineyards and orchards, visit the winery and taste our wines and other products in our newly built Visitors Centre and cellar door shop. Self guided tours and tastings are available on the day too.
We also offer wines by the glass/bottle, coffee, tea, light refreshments including delicious cheese and charcuterie platters as well as vegan and vegetarian alternatives, cakes and ice cream.
Our award-winning wines are available to purchase online via our shop and also direct from the cellar door.