It’s that time of year when we most envy those lucky French, Italians and Californians.
That’s because on a balmy sunny day, they can hop into their car and head to the hills for a tasting tour of their nearest winery.
But it turns out that you can have exactly the same experience in Scotland (oh yes, you can). Courtesy of Into The Blue, Cairn O’Mohr in Perthshire is bringing it to you and we’re pretty darn excited…
Charming Perthshire winery
Cairn O’Mohr makes delicious fizz, wines and ciders from local berries, flowers and leaves.
With this Big Deal, two people can enjoy a tour, tasting and two-course lunch at their 18th century homestead at Carse of Gowrie. You will also get a cheeky bottle to take home with you.
This offer is available until the 30th of October, so you can experience the winery in hazy summer loveliness or full autumn glory.
Tour and tasting
First, you will be welcomed with an introduction, then go on a tour (which might be in a group) to learn a bit about the winemaking process.
Next, you will sample a selection of juicy fruity, berry loaded, blossom scented, leafy layered, award-winning country wines. These could include raspberry, bramble, elderberry, oak leaf and the much-loved sparkling strawberry.
Don’t forget the ciders either, as you will also get to try out the Cairn O’Mohr and Pictish varieties, as well as sparkling elder bush drinks.
Oh, and did we mention that they have vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and non-alcocholic options?!
Lunch with drinks for two
Of course, if you are going to enjoy a tipsy tasting tour, then you will have to line your stomach with a hearty two-course lunch.
This will usually be a soup or salad followed by a classic Scottish dish like stovies, plus a drink each.
Happy wine tasters
This previous visitor posted a glowing review of this wine tasting experience on the Into The Blue website:
‘Very informative and entertaining wine making tour plus a generous sampling session. Our experience included lunch which was very fresh and tasty. To be recommended.’
Day out with a difference
If you fancy escaping the world for a day this summer, then you can do so at this lovely Perthshire winery.
You will get the chance to sample the wild rainbow flavours of the region, sit down to a two-course lunch with drinks and enjoy the cracking Carse of Gowrie scenery.
Plus you will get to take home a bottle to pop open later in the evening, so don’t forget to raise a toast to your special day…