Vineyard Tours & Tastings
Seasonal Vineyard Tours & Tastings
Bluestone Vineyards is our 10 acre on-site boutique vineyard on the McConnell family farm in Wiltshire, which is run by the brother duo, Toby and Nat McConnell. Currently Bluestone is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape vines to produce high quality grapes destined for limited release English Sparkling Wines. Our aim is to produce one-of-a-kind, premium wines that you would be proud to share with your friends and family.
Explore our vineyards, farm and woodlands and sample our award-winning sparkling wine, with a selection of tours & tastings to suit you. After your tour, come into our new cellar door, where you can taste a range of award winning wines; from our limited edition Classic Cuvée to still wines made by other talented grape-growers and winemakers; why not make more of your visit by indulging in a lunch platter, which has been put together using exquisite local produce.
Available every Saturday & Sunday, book your chosen date and arrive any time between 10am and 4pm. In your own time, take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards using your illustrated map to discover the wonders of our beautiful farm and vineyards. After your tour, why not join us at the Bluestone cellar door and enjoy a glass of our Bluestone Classic Cuvée or a locally produced still wine. Pair with a charcuterie board, choosing from an incredible selection of meats & cheeses all made from producers rearing pasture grazed heards in Wiltshire. It’s all good wholesome stuff – £10pp
Book in advance, tour duration: 1 hour 30 mins. Join Nat for a walk around the vineyard for an informal and informative point of view from the grape grower and wine producer. You will learn all about growing wine grapes in our challenging climate and what it takes to produce high quality fruit to make world class sparkling wines with great age-ability. You will then enjoy a tasting platter of local cheese and charcuterie with other nibbles accompanied by a tutored tasting of 4 wines. 3 still wines from local Wiltshire producers, a red, a white and a rose and our limited edition sparkling Classic Cuvée – £28pp
Book in advance, tour duration: 2 hour 30 mins (minimum of 10 people). Enjoy a glass of wine on arrival followed by a guided tour through our vineyards, Then come inside to talk through winemaking and tutored tasting of 6 wines. The private tour is designed to be easily tailored to your groups individual requirements – £40pp
Click the link below to book tickets for your special occasion, from family gatherings to hen parties.
Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm is set in over 40 acres of stunning Wiltshire countryside, located on the Wiltshire & Hampshire border, minutes off the A303 and A338. Only 15 minutes from the historic city of Salisbury, Andover and the iconic English Heritage site of Stonehenge. With ample free parking and lots of outdoor space the farm also boasts our on-site Bluestone Vineyards, farm shop, cafe, bar and overnight accommodation in our Stonehenge Hostel.
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Scarlett J, Google
Had a lovely time here. My granddaughter loved feeding the animals. The food in the cafe was amazing. The staff were great we even made a fat ball for the birds 🐦
Vanessa Randall-Short, Google
Jodie Waggtastic, Facebook
Always love coming here. There is a zip wire which is super fun and so was the Xmas trail that was on! The plant based burger was tasty and good portion size. The staff were friendly and polite. Highly recommended 👌
Marianne F, Google
Really enjoyed a visit here. It is a small place with lots of potential and enough to see. The cost to get in is reasonable for what they have and much cheaper than larger destinations.
You can buy food and feel almost all of the animals. They are really friendly and take the food from your hand. While we were walking around we were given a cup full of seed for the ducks and geese for free which was a really nice touch and really helped entertain a family with kids that were in the same area.
There is a nice woodland walk with picnic tables which were all vacant when we were there so would be great to take a picnic. I think it is an area not many explore. There was a play area for kids there too with a zip line and various other bits so would be a great way to tire kids out.
We stopped in the cafe for some lunch before leaving and had some very generous portions of food for the price, so much so we couldn’t finish it all. The outside area was great too with trampolines and plenty of seating in a lovely setting.
Nick Baker, Google
Nicola Macready, Facebook
Such a fantastic day out. A wide variety of animals to look at with the opportunity to see some up close. Great value for money, we can’t wait to go again
Sadie Elizabeth, Facebook
We really enjoyed our visit to Cholderton Rare Breeds farm! Nice food, helpful and kind staff, happy animals! The children all seemed to enjoy that there was entertainment from ‘Silly Scott’ laid on for the bank holiday weekend too.
Marion Barton, Google
Tracey Merryweather, Facebook
We had a great time with our son here as a birthday treat. He loved seeing the sheep and goats up close and getting to feed them and the calves. He also got to stroke a rabbit and guinea pig. By far his favourite experience was the pig race, over in a flash but very funny! The food was cracking, good portion sizes, very tasty; we had burgers for us and sausage, chips and beans for him. £5 for the kids food and £10 for the adult, which for the size, quality and taste was excellent value
Jon Cox, Google
A great day out for all the family
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Vicki Williams, Facebook
We had an amazing afternoon here. The food was very good, we had a Mac & Cheese, ham, egg & chips and a lids packed lunch. We brought animal feed with our tickets and was surprised how much we got. A great selection of animals. Loved stroking the cows, watching the pig racing was fun. Very interactive for kids and little one love the trampolines. Will definitely revisit.
Plenty of space for the children to explore and run around. They liked the different animals and feeding them. The outdoor play area in the woods was enjoyed too.
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Kerry Jane Turner, Facebook
A really wonderful and highly recommended experience at Cholderton. Perfect to stop off the A303 with kids (adults too) if you want an alternative to the typical services rest break in a journey.
The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our visit. The lunch in the cafe was excellent quality, with plenty of fresh ingredients, and was a particular high point to our visit. The coffee was delicious and good to see there were wine options also (should the mood strike).
The farm itself has the usual variety of animals, but with the rare breeds giving extra interest and delight as you explore the site. There are lots of opportunities for everyone to get close to the animals for feeding and other hands on experiences with activities running throughout the day.
And if that isn’t enough, there are some fun playground setups (swings, sand pit. climbing frame and slide) if the kids still have energy to run off.
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