The vineyardSun, good quality soil, and a passion and respect for nature
Years ago we planted our first vine
Hectares of land
Beautiful wines we produce
In early 2008 a friend asked if we would be interested in looking at a field in the golden valley in Herefordshire near to the welsh boarder. One visit to this steep, south facing, staggeringly sunny sheep field was all it took and by spring 2009 4000 vines were on their way from France and planting started.
We managed to get a team of volunteers together and after a tough week of back breaking work our vineyard was underway.
The first varieties we planted were Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. The following year we planted another 1500 vines including Pinot Grigio, Siegerrebe and more Pinot Noir (we had slightly less volunteers!)
For the next few years we worked hard on the vines to ensure they were growing as healthily as possible. We built trellis, we mowed, we strimmed, we pruned we gave them natural fertiliser and developed the site.
In 2013 just before the harvest we constructed a small winery on site to receive the ripening grapes, build by ourselves this gives us the perfect space to create delicious wines. Having the winery just yards away from the vines means the grapes are pressing at the optimum time. We just got this finished in time and were able to process our first harvest onsite!
Sparkling White 2016 - 11%
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
In 2016 we were able to produce a clean crop of grapes reaching good sugar levels and crisp but balanced acidity. We were able to bottle a parcel of just over 600 bottles from this harvest. The second fermentation took place in the bottle and the wine was allowed to rest on the lees for 18 months. The result is a wine of freshness and elegance. You might find characteristics of citrus, baked apples and toasted hazelnuts. Low sulfur and vegan.
Total sulfur dioxide 9mg/l
pH – 2.75
Petillant Natural 2018 - 9.5%
Grapes: Siegrebbe and Cabernet Cortis
In 2018 we had a glorious summer which allowed us to produce some of the ripest and most flavoursome grapes to date. The “Pet Nat” style of wine is made by bottling just before the end of primary fermentation. This is the first time we have made this wine and we are very excited by the results. Made from Siegrebbe and Cabernet Cortis grapes the wine is bone dry with a light fizz. Some skins were retained in fermentation adding a little further complexity. You might find flavours of peach, mandarin and apricot. Made with no additions, purely grapes. Low sulfur and vegan.
Total sulfur dioxide 8mg/l (naturally occurring)
pH – 3.08