Nestled around the Silent Pool on the Albury Estate are 3 producers of exquisite artisanal food and drink. On the Artisan Tasting Day you’ll tour Albury Organic Vineyard, Norbury Park Cheese and Silent Pool Distillers with lunch provided by Norbury Park Cheese. The perfect day out for the foodie.
11 am – 4pm (5 hours) guided tour around 3 Silent Pool Artisans.
Artisan Tasting Day tickets are £125 per person.
Meet The Artisans
Albury Organic Vineyard
A family owned Vineyard championing the English wine scene. Founded in 2009 by Nick, with a commitment to organic and biodynamic principles, Albury Vineyard produce an array of award-winning wines.
Norbury Park Cheese
Founded in 2001 by husband and wife team Neil and Michaela who produce the truly unique Norbury Blue and Dirty Vicar cheese’s. Using local milk produced by free grazing cows whose milk has a distinct flavour that’s not cooked out as all of Norbury’s cheese’s are unpasteurized.
Mandira spent many years in the UK without finding any proper Indian food, so she set up Mandira's Kitchen to make Indian food that reminded her of home. Every dish they produce is inspired by a personal story or fond memories.
What to expect...
The Artisan Tasting Day begins at Albury Organic Vineyard where you’ll learn about the fascinating wine production process and find out why Albury wines are now a must-have in many of England’s most luxurious restaurants and hotels during a sampling session. You’ll have the opportunity to sample their limited release wines and spirits, which Albury open exclusively for the Artisan Tasting Day, as well as some of the estates flagships wines including the world-renowned Silent Pool Rose* which was served on the Royal Barge during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It’s fair to say you’ll be part of a privileged group of tasters!
The next logical stop after wine? Cheese, of course. We make the short walk to Norbury Park Cheese where you’ll discover the history and secrets of cheese making before sampling the delicious range of unpasteurised cheeses handmade by Norbury Park Cheese, Surrey’s only cheese makers.
Next, we wander up to the final stop, Silent Pool Distillers, where we pause for a delicious lunch provided by either Norbury Park Cheese or Mandira’s Kitchen and a G&T in a complimentary glass to take home. After you’re satisfactorily filled with food, one of our expert tour guides will lead you on a fascinating tour into the world of gin, telling the story of what makes us unique and the eerie legend of the Silent Pool.
About Your Tour
Important Tour Information (for more details see our FAQs):
All tour participants must be 18 years or over. Sorry, we can't allow children or babies on our tours for licensing, and health and safety reasons.
Wheelchair users are welcome but we can't accommodate mobility scooters.
There are a couple of disabled parking bays at the Distillery for disabled badge holders.
All other car parking is at The Silent Pool Car Park, which is a short walk from the Distillery.
Tour places can be reserved for up to two days in our booking system before they must be fully paid for.
£5 discount vouchers are valid in our shop for sales of £40 or more and must be used on the date of your tour.
Artisan Tasting Days cost £125 per person.
For more information including appropriate clothing and dietary considerations, please visit our FAQs section.