Tours & Tastings Daily From £10 per person
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.
We arrived at the farm having booked tickets online to be greeted by a very friendly man. He explained in detail what the day would involve and how they were adhering to social distancing.
We had a fantastic day; the piglet race and the adventure playground being particular highlights. The farm is wonderful for both adults and children (we have a 1 year old and a 5 year old) and such excellent value for money. Lots of space to move around and none of the areas were too busy. Thank you for a lovely afternoon and for managing the current situation so well, it’s been a highlight of our South west adventure.
Anna R, Trip Advisor – One of the best farms we’ve been to!
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Jamie Bell, Google
Given the challenges that Covid is supplying in plenty, I think they are doing an outstanding job. Plenty of social distancing around the farm, great signage reminders dotted about and plenty of hand washing stations. They advised that the restaurant is offering a reduced menu, I don’t know what it was like at normal capacity but wow still lots of choice! Every time we’ve been the staff have been nothing but helpful and knowledgeable. A really enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.
Alice, Trip Advisor – Great way to spend the afternoon
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David Buck, Google
We had a great visit here today, A perfect day out for a 7 year old, 5 year old and baby! Lots of hand washing facilities and clear direction where to stand when seeing the animals. Considering it was a quiet Monday there was still a timetable of activities including the great PIG RACE! The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and my sister and I are looking forward to returning.
Sflw22, Trip Advisor – Great COVID friendly day out
Sarah Pritchard, Facebook
I adore this place; me and a friend recently visited just after lockdown and i was so pleased with my visit. the staff are so knowledgeable and hap to help. it really feels like they want you there and try and improve the experience for all. They have loads on offer to see and do, running events on most days. I was particularly fond of the newly born piglets – I recommend this place for young families or families with little ones who love animals. or even those looking for a day outdoors that they will remember! 10/10
Aaron H, Trip Advisor – The place to choose
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Hannah Pease, Google
What a brilliant way to spend a day! A relaxed and beautiful place with so many animals to meet and so much to do. The challenge of COVID regulations was handled really well, with hand washing facilities readily available and we felt very looked after. The staff were passionate and knowledgeable and really couldn’t fault it. We signed up to the morning Alpaca walk, which was wonderful! We learnt loads and had a lovely walk through all the most beautiful parts of the farm meeting so many other animals along the way. Would highly recommend this experience too! We took a picnic and loads of sheltered and shady tables available.
YarisScotland, Trip Advisor – Wonderful experience for all ages!
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Emz M, Google
We had a great day out as an extended family with the party ranging from age 12 weeks to 67 there was something for everyone. The animals are well looked after with daily animal activities. We loved the pig racing and duck feeding. The adventure play area is an added bonus and makes it more of a day out. My son loved the zip wire! Welcomed by lovely staff who explained all the new covid related procedures like take away food and no tractor rides. Beautiful setting too.
Simplythebest1980, Trip Advisor – Excellent family fun!
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