03 May 2022
English wines are having a moment and what better backdrop to enjoy them against than the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside? Freshly refurbished historic hotel, Horwood House, has announced a new partnership with multiple award-winning boutique wine estate, Chafor, to host a series of wine tours, tastings and overnight stays in the heart of the countryside on select Saturdays* from May – August – cheers to that!
Conveniently located less than 20 minutes from the hotel, arrive to the family-run Chafor estate and be greeted with a crisp glass of its award-winning Vintage Cuvée Sparkling Wine before embarking on a guided tour of the vineyard and winery with head winemaker, Tim Chafor. After learning about the history of the 23-acre estate and the winery’s signature style, head to the tasting room to sample three specially selected wines – from a rich and zesty white to a refined and small batch rosé – paired with a delectable British cheese board.
After sipping and savouring your way round the estate, next stop is the idyllic Horwood House where a Deluxe Room awaits. Relax and unwind in the brand-new spa – complete with a 15-metre swimming pool, heated tranquillity beds, a detoxifying sauna and steam rooms – before indulging in a delicious dinner at Harry’s Bar & Kitchen, expertly prepared by Executive Chef Will Dimartino, Expect seasonal and locally sourced fare with dishes including goats’ cheese and roasted beetroot; stone bass on a bed of pearl barley and courgette; and 48hr beef brisket with creamy mash and confit carrot.
The package is priced at £325 per person and includes a 2pm tour and tasting (approx. 90 minutes) at Chafor with a cheese board, use of hotel spa facilities from 12 noon – check out, £30pp dinner allocation, and an overnight stay in a Deluxe bedroom with breakfast included. To book, visit the website here: https://www.horwoodhouse.co.uk/grape-escapes/.
For a match made in heaven, visit Horwood House and Chafor Estate this summer.
* The Horwood House Grape Escape package is available for Saturday stays on 14 May,18 June, 23 July and 20 August – arrive 2pm at Chafor Wine Estate for the tour and tastings.
Mursley Road, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0PH