New to Atlas Helicopters: Connoisseur Tour of Hampshire
With the whole itinerary arranged for you this flying tour will take you into the heart of Hampshire’s finest producers, introduce you to their techniques and sample their wines, spirits, ales, food produce and culinary delights.
During this tour, you will also dine at one of the top country mansions and enjoy a lunch full of flavour. By the end of the day you’ll have given your taste buds the treat of a lifetime and also enriched your knowledge of the UK’s leading lights.
It is a great present or a way of treating someone important and Atlas’ Operations Team will start planning your flight as soon as you telephone.
Your Itinerary Begins With Hambledon Vineyard
Departing from central London, within 20 minutes you’ll have crossed the South Downs and land at Hambledon Vineyard. Their English sparkling wine is beating its French cousins from Champagne in blind tastings and waits for your approval.
Once you have toured the winery you’ll understand why it is a winner. Plenty of scientific knowledge and effort has been poured into making the whole operation as precise and effective as possible.
They have 50 acres of vineyards growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the only gravity-fed, state-of-the-art winery in the UK.
As inspiring as the wines are, the plans they have for the future will see this house become a force to be reckoned with.
You Choose Your Fine Dining
Lunch is being served wherever you like. We have six luxury restaurants available to you via our Heli-Dining service all of which are under 20 minutes from Hambledon:
All of these have a great reputation for a fine dining experience and make an ideal sojourn during your tour. If there is another hotel in Hampshire you’d rather visit just inform the Operations Team and they’ll be happy to add it to your itinerary.
The final amazing destination is a short flight from the restaurant of your choice.
Finish Your Tour at Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make this gin unique.
Learn about these ten botanicals, grown in the iconic glasshouses designed by Thomas Heatherwick. Watch the production of gin behind the scenes in the Dakin Still House, and uncover the secrets of Bombay Sapphire’s unique vapour-infusion distillation process. Find your personal taste profile in their Dry Room, then use your profile to order a complimentary cocktail from the Mill Bar.
For over 225 years, these Victorian and Georgian buildings that sit astride the crystal clear River Test, produced the Bank of England’s bank note paper. Now, Laverstoke Mill is a state-of-the-art sustainable distillery, which produces every drop of Bombay Sapphire gin.
The Tour Draws to a Close
Your return to central London will be swift and with chauffeured transport waiting to take you home, you’ll reflect on a day of taste sensations and the knowledge that there are some wonderful people, making great products in Hampshire.
Don’t lift a finger, let Atlas’ Operations Team arrange the whole tour for you. Just tell them the date and they will organise the rest.