Who are Grape & Grain Tours?
Grape & Grain Tours was established in 2017, by founder and tour host, Joel Eastman. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Joel’s 12-year career in the drinks industry has brought him to the UK and seen him managing boutique wine and spirits stores, promoting international whisky brands to top London hotels and restaurants, running countless wine and spirits tastings, and distilling gin at boutique distilleries in London and Surrey.
Joel loves to share top-quality wine, beer and spirits, a passion surely passed down from his father, who ran tours of Australia’s Hunter Valley wine region for many years. Joel leads each tour with infectious enthusiasm, sharing his first-hand knowledge and experience of the UK drinks industry.
English sparkling wine rivals the great wines of Champagne, craft gin is booming and British brewers are creating ever more interesting beers – the drinks of the UK really are the toast of the town!
Grape & Grain Tours wants to champion the work of the finest producers in the South of England, giving everyone the opportunity to learn their stories and taste their high-quality wines, beers, and spirits. That’s why they have put together itineraries showcasing the best the South has to offer in one entertaining and insightful day out.
Just 40 minutes southwest of London is the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Grape & Grain Surrey Hills Tour takes you on a journey through the region in search of wineries, breweries, and distilleries hidden in the valleys. You will get to taste delicious wines, beers, and gins right where they are made and meet the people who make them.
On this fun and social Surrey Hills Tour, you will:
Explore Albury Organic Vineyard or Greyfriars Vineyard and taste fine English wines
Enjoy a Silent Pool Distillery tour with gin and spirits tastings
Tour Tillingbourne Brewery and taste classic English ales
Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch with a drink at The Queen’s Head in East Clandon
Be chauffeur driven in a luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
Hear local stories while taking in breathtaking countryside views
Enjoy a day out with other food and drink lovers like yourself
Meeting Place: Guildford Railway Station
Time: Departs at 9.45 am, returns at around 5 pm