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Tours & Tastings

DJ Wines is a small, intimate winery set in an idyllic rural location overlooking the historic village church at Monk Soham, Here you will find me making delicious crafted wines and liqueurs from quality fruit. Edged by an avenue of cherry trees the building is only about the size of a tennis court, but I produce 10,000 bottles per year.

Being a winery only, no rows of vine will be found here as all fruit is bought in, mostly from East Anglian fruit suppliers. I will take you step by step through the process to making my delicious range of seven wines, seven liqueurs and my Monks Mead. I use a combination of traditional and modern techniques, many of which a home brewer will recognise, but on a much larger scale. The small on site laboratory helps me control quality.

During the visit I will also share some of the more humorous moments and the many trials and tribulations of setting up, what many people claim, is a dream business. You will be assured of a warm welcome!

Derek Jones

What's Included?

Why not accompany your tasting with a selection of Suffolk Farmhouse cheeses, Suffolk salami, Hill Farm rape oil an artisan bread and enjoy the best that Suffolk produces. Also included in this package is a personalised experience with tutored tasting, an escorted tour of the winery and an explanation of our business. You will be offered nine samples consisting of four wines, four liqueurs and a sample of the Monks Mead. The price for this package is £10.00 per person.

Group Bookings

Whether you are a wine club, Church group, social club, cycling enthusiasts or a works outing, DJ Wines can offer you an afternoon visit or evening out at the winery. Catering for parties of up to 12 people at a time, I will give your group a tour of the winery plus the Tasting Experience at £10.00 per head. Disabled facilities – The Winery can be accessed by wheel chair.

Legal Information

Units of alcohol in a tasting sample (guidance only):

Wine (alc 11.5% vol) = 0.3 Units per sample
Mead (alc 13.5% vol) = 0.4 Units per sample
Liqueurs (alc 20-25% vol) = 0.6 Units per sample

Drink Aware Guidance:

As the winery is in a rural location your party is likely to arrive by car. I strongly recommend that there is a designated driver. As means of compensation a free large glass of local fruit juice will be offered to this person.

Restrictions:

Under 18’s, free admission when accompanied by a paying adult but cannot be served or sold alcohol. 
Soft drinks are available.

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