Artisan wines hand-crafted in Cornwall
Vines are very sensitive to the microclimate of the vineyard and to the soil conditions. Everywhere in the UK, we know that the vines that do best are those that do well in the shorter and cooler northern European summers rather than long hot Mediterranean climate. In Cornwall in particular, there are two extra factors: the vines must not mind the damp conditions that “west coast weather” sometimes brings, and they have to be able to tolerate our relatively acid soil.
Our soil here is surprisingly similar to the Alsace region on the France / German border, so it was there that we looked for inspiration. It takes about 5 years for new vines to begin to produce fruit, and they then mature over the next 50 or so years, so it’s a long-term decision and really important to get it right. After extensive research we decided on these varieties for our first planting:
We sell wine direct from the vineyard and also supply local restaurants, hotels and shops.
Wine is for sale direct or through our online shop at £11.50 per bottle. Delivery to UK only.
Pleased to announce that our 2018 Schönburger and the new Pinot Noir Précoce rose are now available, and 2018 Bacchus and Solaris will be bottled shortly. Thanks to Jo Hoskin for our lovely label designs and to FastLabels (www.fastlabels.co.uk) for printing great quality labels at an equally great price.
PINOT NOIR PRECOCE
In 2018 we have produced a delicate rosé wine from our early Pinot Noir grapes by pressing the juice quickly off the skins. The finished product will be available for sale from early summer 2019. We’re expecting strawberry flavours with a gentle hint of citrus in the final wine.
GOOD WINE IS EASY TO MAKE. GREAT WINE IS AN ART.
“Wine is the only art work you can drink”
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water”
“He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets”
“If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night”
“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.”