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“A disappointing visit but an entertaining tour guide”

La Mare Wine Estate
Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in St Mary
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: La Mare Wine Estate and Distillery is a unique venue situated in the beautiful Jersey countryside. Set in the peaceful grounds of a traditional 18th-century granite farmhouse, this 25-acre working estate is committed to creating the very best wines, ciders and spirits, along with hand-made preserves, fudge, chocolates and Jersey Black Butter. Unique to the island, La Mare is the perfect location to spend the day. Opening hours are 10.00am to 17.00 Monday to Sunday (March to October) or 10.30am to 15.30 Monday to Saturday (November to December).
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Michael our tour guide did his very best to make the trip interesting. On Tuesday when we visited there was absolutely nothing going on in the winery, the chocolate section or in the preserves section. Sure he provided us with three wines to taste which were pleasant and we saw a video of the owner describing the wines.
It wasn't unpleasant in any way but just a little disappointing. Maybe check to see if there is anything going on before visiting

1  Thank Rowland E
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"wine tasting"
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"apple brandy"
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"fudge"
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"informative tour"
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"chocolate making"
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"preserves"
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"wine making"
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"well worth a visit"
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"well stocked shop"
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"hand luggage"
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"jersey cream"
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"tasting session"
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"cream tea"
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"biscuits"
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"miniature ponies"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Nice experience, guide was very informative. Wine tasting was a bit rushed but enjoyable. Had lunch there which was tasty and nicely presented. Took about 2 hours with lunch

2  Thank SdPugh
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

It is interesting to see how and island not too far from England has a good wine production. The tour guide was a jolly chappie that threw in a few jokes as he took us around the vineyard and then inside to show how the production of wine happens. Not much going on April as the grapes are just growing and smiling in the sun. He explained the effects of heavy frosts, snow and rainfall on the volume of grapes harvested. It is amazing to realise how old some of the vines were. Inside we had a tour of the distillery where the apple brandy was made ( back to my chemistry days ). They are also famous for Jersey Black butter which has an amazing taste. ( word of warning is that if you buy some in the shop and are only travelling with hand luggage it will be confiscated at airport security. The shame is that the shop at the airport stocked another brand so they got you ).They will ship to UK. Nice day to sip a glass in the sunshine with a friendly chicken. ( see photo )

1  Thank lenphotographic
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We all loved our visit here. Informative without waffling on and on. Really interesting stuff, even if wine isn't your thing. The tasting was great and although we didn't eat in the cafe, it looked clean and the food looked good.

Thank Jenny D
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Visit the estate whilst in Jersey last week and had an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately it was a Sunday and not everything was 'working' at the time, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. The wine tasting was good and we had a snack in the cafe there which was lovely. The shop at the end of the tour was great for Jersey gifts to take home. Certainly worth a visit whilst you're in Jersey.

Thank SOOZ2626
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