Raise a glass to no alcohol

If you’re the designated driver or opting not to drink alcohol for health reasons, it can appear a bit flat not to have a glass of fizz in your hands at celebration time.

It can be equally frustrating when everyone has gathered for your special occasion, such as your baby shower, and the closest you get to a bit of bubbly is carbonated water.

Finally after years of, frankly, second rate non-alcoholic wines, a non-alcoholic Prosecco has arrived that’s worth a toast or two.

Created by premium Prosecco house Scavi and Ray, this sparking sensation is now being served at Wivenhoe House and at £5.50 a glass, or just £20 a bottle, can be enjoyed just for its own sake. It’s even low in calories, containing half the calories of a glass of alcoholic Prosecco or white wine.

non alcoholic prosecco

Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne said: “It can be drunk on its own or as a Bellini with a fruit purée, such as peach or passionfruit. It’s very popular at our afternoon teas, where everyone can enjoy celebrating together.”

 

WHERE WE ARE

find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.


By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.