Subang Jaya, Malaysia
April 17, 2001
The City of Wine has been imaginatively created under 2.25 acres of magnificent and cavernous Victorian railway arches on a site reeking with history and in an area that's fast becoming a great cultural precinct.
The US$15 entrance to Vinopolis encompasses five vouchers allowing the visitor to taste wines in Grand Tasting Halls - there are 40 tasting stations, 200 premium wines, varying in price from US$10 to US$20 a bottle. Wines can also be ordered by the case and arrangements made to have them shipped home. The Vinopolis is open daily from 10 a.m. - 15.30 p.m. and London Bridge is the nearest tube station.
Vinopolis stocks every conceivable wine accessory from the likes of luxury wine glasses to elaborate corkscrews. There are representations of the world's great wine-producing regions and infra-red headphones provide an informative commentary in several languages. Visitors can board Vespa motor-scooters for a ride through the Italian vineyards! Add on restaurants and the Hess Art Collection from Napra Valley, and you have a sophisticated sybarite's paradise on the South Bank. Contact Vinopolis, at 1 Bank End, London, SEI 9BU, tel : 44-171-940-330, website : www.evinopolis.com. For further information on this and other South Bank attractions, contact, British Tourist Authority, tel : 44-800-462-2748, website : www.visitbritain.com
From journal Museums in London