Monday July 31, 2023

7 Reasons to Visit In Rain or Shine

Our Tour and Tasting experiences at La Mare Wine Estate run 6 times a day every day from March until; October and are designed to delight you regardless of whether it rains or shines.

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 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 - Winery Tours

Our Tour and Tasting experiences at La Mare Wine Estate are designed to provide an immersive and educational journey predominantly indoors, taking place within the heart of our winery and distillery. As you step into the winery, you are greeted by the delightful aroma of fermenting grapes and the anticipation of the exceptional wines that await. Our expert guides, who are passionate about their craft, warmly welcome you and lead you through the fascinating process of winemaking. As you walk among the barrels and tanks, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a selection of our finest wines, each representing a unique expression of our terroir and winemaking techniques. The tasting experience is a sensory delight, where you can savour the nuances of flavours and aromas, guided by the expertise of our connoisseurs.

Beyond the delicious wines, our guides delve into the rich history of La Mare Wine Estate. You’ll be taken on a journey that unveils the estate’s humble beginnings and its triumphs. Understanding our history enriches your appreciation of the wines, making each sip more meaningful.

2 - A Tour of our Alembic Charantais Cognac Distillery

La Mare Wine Estate’s Alembic Charantais Cognac distillery is a place where craftsmanship and innovation unite to create exceptional spirits. 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.

The resulting gin boasts a harmonious blend of botanicals, each contributing to its exquisite taste profile. The vodka, on the other hand, emerges pure and smooth, reflecting the essence of the Jersey Royal Potato from which it originates. And in the case of our Jersey Apple Brandy, the expert distillers pay homage to age-old traditions, meticulously ageing the spirit in oak barrels, allowing it to develop its rich and complex flavours over time. At La Mare, passion and precision are infused into every bottle, offering discerning connoisseurs an unrivaled tasting experience that celebrates the artistry of distillation.

3 - 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 glass of estate-made gin, vodka, or brandy 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.

4 - Gift Shop Delights

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

As the rain gently taps on the windows, the Vineyard Cafe transforms into a haven of comfort and relaxation, inviting you to experience a delightful culinary retreat. Embrace the soothing ambiance as you savor an array of mouthwatering lite-bites and flavourful lunches. The cafe’s warm and inviting atmosphere creates the perfect setting to unwind and share cherished moments with loved ones. 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.

Booking this indulgent afternoon tea experience at La Mare is incredibly convenient. With just a few clicks, you can reserve your spot online, making it a seamless process to secure a delightful afternoon of culinary bliss. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or surprise someone special, the afternoon tea at La Mare Wine Estate promises to be an unforgettable and scrumptious affair that will leave you with cherished memories and a desire to return for more.

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.

At La Mare Wine Estate, the charm and allure of our offerings remain undiminished, even on rainy days. From the sheltered marquee amidst the vineyards to the fascinating indoor winery and distillery tours, and the exclusive perks for Premium Ticket holders, we ensure that every moment of your visit is unforgettable. So, whether it rains or shines let La Mare Wine Estate captivate you with its warmth, hospitality, and exquisite delights.