Monday July 31, 2023

7 Reasons to Visit In Rain or Shine

Whether there’s rain or shine La Mare’s Tour and Tasting Experiences run up to 6 times a day every day from March until November.

Rainy days need not dampen your spirits when it comes to exploring the wonders of La Mare Wine Estate. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of lush vineyards and captivating gardens, La Mare Wine Estate offers an unforgettable experience that is perfect even when the heavens open up. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or simply seeking a delightful escape, our estate has everything you need to make the most of your visit, rain or shine.

1 – Wine Tours Rain or Shine

Our Tour and Tasting Experiences are designed to provide an immersive journey into the heart of our award-winning winery and distillery. We slightly adapt the tours depending on the weather to ensure that you enjoy the best experience come rain or shine. Choose between our Classic Tours where the opportunity to sample a selection of our local wines, ciders and Jersey Cream Liqueur as well as enjoying tastings of our Jersey Cream Liqueur in chocolate tasting cups, Jersey Fudge and La Mare Chocolate.

2 – Exclusive Perks for Premium Ticket Holders

For those who wish to indulge in the finer things in life, our Premium Ticket holders are in for a treat. Take refuge in our divine garden room, where you can enjoy a refreshing aperitif glass of estate-made gin, vodka, or brandy with complementary nibbles while taking in the breathtaking view of the Estate house and its perfectly manicured lawns. It’s an opportunity to savour the essence of luxury amidst the rain-kissed ambiance.

3 – A Tour of our Alembic Charantais Cognac Distillery

Visit Jersey’s only Alembic Charantais Cognac distillery. Here, the art of distillation takes centre stage as our master distillers produce our Jersey Apple Brandy and botanically infused premium Royal Potato gin and vodkas. The process begins with hand-selecting the finest locally sourced botanicals, each chosen for its unique flavours and aromas. Carefully weighed and measured, the botanicals are then placed into the alembic copper pot stills, where the magic unfolds. The gentle heat coaxes out the essence of the botanicals, infusing the spirit with their distinct characters.

4 – Genuine Jersey Produce

Finding unique mementos for loved ones is a breeze at La Mare Wine Estate’s gift shop, even on rainy days. Explore an array of delightful treats, from artisanal chocolates to buttery biscuits, showcasing the essence of the estate. These treasures serve as a reminder of your memorable visit, making them perfect gifts to take back home.

5 – Lunch or Breakfast in our Vineyard Cafe

The vineyard cafe is the perfect pace to go in the rain or shine. On hot balmy days enjoy the refreshing sea breeze while dining al-fresco beside the vines. On wet days, the Vineyard Cafe transforms into a haven of comfort and relaxation, inviting you to experience a delightful culinary retreat. E

With a diverse menu that caters to all dietary requirements, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, from refreshing salads and hearty platters to delicious sandwiches and wraps.

Indulge in satisfying burgers and flavourful nachos, ensuring a delightful experience that caters to every palate. Whether seeking a quick light-bite or a leisurely lunch, the Vineyard Cafe at La Mare Wine Estate promises an unforgettable culinary journey that perfectly complements the cosy and comforting ambiance.

6 – Afternoon Tea

La Mare Wine Estate’s afternoon tea is a delectable and delightful experience that promises to indulge your senses in the most scrumptious way.  Afternoon tea offers a perfect blend of savoury and sweet treats, meticulously crafted to tantalise your taste buds. Picture a delightful array of freshly baked scones, accompanied by clotted cream and our signature Jersey Black Butter—a true local delicacy. The selection of dainty finger sandwiches, bursting with flavourful fillings, adds to the culinary delight. And let’s not forget the mouthwatering assortment of miniature pastries and cakes, each a work of art on its own. Whether you prefer traditional black tea or opt for one of their specialty infusions, the tea selection perfectly complements the scrumptious spread. You can book online or simply turn up and ask in the Cafe.

7 – Delectable Delights

On a Tour and Tasting you’ll have the opportunity to sample a variety of estate-made produce, including our signature estate-made chocolates. Crafted with precision and passion, these chocolates are a true delight for any sweet tooth. The velvety fudge made with Jersey cream boasts will leave you craving for more. And of course, no visit to La Mare would be complete without trying our world-famous Jersey Black Butter—a rich, spiced apple preserve that has garnered a reputation for its unique and delightful flavour. Each treat offers a delightful blend of local flavours and traditional craftsmanship, ensuring that the Tour and Tasting experience at La Mare Wine Estate leaves you with a lasting impression of delectable delights.

Rain or shine, La Mare Wine Estate makes the perfect day out for all the family.


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