Tours & Tastings
We are very pleased to be open again for self-guided tours, wine tasting flights and wine by the glass in 2022.
We will be open on Tuesdays and Sundays in April beginning on Sunday 10th April. Further opening days will be added in May to coincide with the main season.
Self-guided Tours and Tastings
On our self-guided tours you can follow the vine-trail around the vineyard to learn about the viticulture & wine-making that happens here on the vineyard.
Wine tasting includes a flight of St Martin's Vineyard wines - all produced right here on the vineyard.
The self-guided tour and tasting combined costs £10 per person and under 16's are free. If you just want to explore the vineyard, or only have time for a tasting flight, these cost just £6 per person.
This Week's Opening Times
Opening hours in April are on Tuesdays and Sundays with the precise hours for these days announced for the week ahead each Saturday morning. This gives us chance to check the boating schedules for the week ahead and ensure that our opening hours are accessible and convenient for visitors from St Mary's and other islands. The opening days for this week can be found in the table above.
We'll aim to add in more opening days from May onwards - watch this space for further updates!
The Vineyard Tour
The vineyard tours are self-guided - we will welcome you to the vineyard and introduce the site, then set you off with a guidebook which takes you around a signposted Vine Trail from the first fields planted back in 1996 through to the top of the vineyard with beautiful views out over the Eastern Isles. The guide will introduce the history of the site, the varieties planted, the viticulture and wine making we undertake here as well as information on the wildlife and our sustainable approach.
Either at the end of a tour, or as an activity in itself, we offer wine tasting - this will be outdoors on picnic tables spaced over 2m apart to allow appropriate social distancing.
We also offer wine by the glass, as well as our range of beers produced here on the vineyard in 50l batches meaning there are only 100 bottles of any given brew - a truly unique experience!
Shop and Visitor Centre
Our shop and visitor cente provides more information on the vineyard and offers a chance to buy a bottle or two of our wines; liqueurs; and hand-pressed island apple juice. The opening hours for the shop will coincide with our general opening hours for tours and tastings each week.
We do have a toilet onsite for patrons of the vineyard - the nearest public toilets are located just a five minute walk along the track at Higher Town quay.
All seating is outdoors with under-cover seating options. We will open provided the weather is safe, but in inclement weather, waterproofs are advisable!
COVID safety measures during your visit
As members of a small island community, we continue to take reasonable precautions to minimise the risk of infection. We will therefore request masks are worn in the shop and visitor centre but there is no requirement to wear masks in the outdoor seating areas. We hope this small request will minimise the risk still posed by COVID without affecting the enjoyment of your visit.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the vineyard but must be kept on a lead at all times (we have three vineyard cats!). We also ask that you clear up after them please.
Directions from Lower Town Quay
Make your way along the main road which runs east from Lower Town, passing through Middle Town and on into Higher Town. Follow directions towards Higher Town Quay, passing downhill through a beautiful elm-arched track to bring you out by the beach. Turn left and follow the sandy track around Pool Green cricket pitch, with Par Beach on your right hand side. From this point, you can follow the directions below...
Directions from Higher Town Quay
Turn right when you leave the quay and head along the sandy track which skirts the cricket pitch known as Pool Green with Par Beach on your right hand side. Continue past Adam's Fish and Chip Shop and Little Arthur Bistro - the vineyard is the next turn-off to the left.