Looe Valley Vineyard FAQs
When are you open?
We are open from May to October every day 10.00-18.00 for sales and Thursday, Friday and Saturday for tours at 14.00. During the winter we open for sales and tours by arrangement. It’s best to call before setting out because we occasionally have to close for some vineyard jobs. If you want a tour but can’t make these days, we might be able to offer another time so call or message us to ask.
I want to buy your wine. Where is it on sale?
We sell wine direct from the vineyard and will deliver locally (PL13 or PL14 postcodes) if you order 12 bottles or more. Some local shops e.g. Purely Cornish in Looe also stock it and it’s on the wine list at some local restaurants.
How can I pay and can you send wine to me?
We accept payments by cash, by card through Worldpay or by bank transfer. We ship wine using Parcelforce – maximum 2 bottles per pack. Sorry but so far we have found that couriers for larger quantities are prohibitively expensive.
Are your wines organic / vegetarian / vegan?
We are not organic although we strive to minimise the use of chemicals and pesticides on the land. We do not use any animal products in our winemaking (some winemakers use an egg white product to make the wine clear but we choose a mineral alternative) so our wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Do I have to book for a tour?
You don’t have to, but as a very small vineyard it does really help us to know how many people to expect. We appreciate a quick call or Facebook message to Charles so we can pencil you in.
What if it rains, or worse?
We’re hardy types who carry on if there’s just the odd shower but the tours are not pleasant in really bad weather. If in doubt on the day, please ring to check.
I have limited mobility. Will I be able to get around?
The tour involves walking round gently sloping fields with some uneven ground. There is reasonably level access to the winery where seating is available. If in doubt, contact us to talk through your particular needs.
Are children welcome?
Children are welcome on the tours and free of charge if under 18. Licensing laws prevent us from offering tastings to under 18s. We find that younger visitors are often better at guessing how the equipment works than their grown-ups!
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs are welcome – please let us know in advance if you will be bringing your canine friend. We understand that some people really don’t want to be around dogs, so if this is you, please let us know and we can make sure that you are on a dog-free tour.
I want to bring a group. Can you accommodate us?
We enjoy welcoming local and not-so-local groups, ranging from wine societies, gardening clubs and U3A to work outings and stag/hen groups. Once there are more than 6 of you, you get a private tour so contact us to make arrangements including group discounts. The biggest group we’ve had so far has been 24 which is probably about the limit for practical reasons.
What about access and parking?
By car, you get to us down a narrow Cornish lane. We have a small car park that can take up to 10 cars. Minibuses can get in but anything bigger will struggle. For bigger groups or the environmentally conscious, we suggest coming by train on the beautiful Looe Valley line then a short walk from the station.