The vineyard

Sun, 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

Col Fondo 2018 - 10%


Grapes: 
Siegerrebe, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir

2018 was our first year of organic conversion, therefore grapes were grown to Soil Association standards. The grapes, Siegerrebe, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir were picked by hand and fermented using natural yeast in stainless steel. We retained around 30% of the Siegerrebe skins to add further flavours and texture to the wine. The wine was then blended and aged in tanks before bottling. An addition of 8g/l organic sugar was made to spark fermentation in the bottle. No other additions were made. The appearance is a cloudy light amber colour. The nose offers enticing stone fruit and floral aromas. On the palate fresh peaches, apricot and elderflower with fresh acidity

Total sulfur dioxide 8mg/l

Sparkling Rose 2017 - 11%

 

 


Grapes: 
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier

2017 was also before we started our organic certification, however no herbicides or insecticides were used, and only minimal fungicides were sprayed. The grapes were picked by hand and lightly pressed. Light skin-contact was used to give the must a Provencal pink tinge. The juice was then allowed to settle and the clear must racked before fermentation. The wine was left on its lees in tank for 9 months. Bottled in summer 2018 and left to age for 18 months; in which time secondary fermentation took place. The bottles were riddled and disgorged by hand

The appearance is pale golden pink colour. The nose displays peach, citrus and orange blossom. On the palate you’ll find crunchy apple, lime and ripe peach.

Total sulfur dioxide 11mg/l