Blog 16 - 2016 bubbly released!

Wednesday September 30 2020

Another award-winner! We are delighted to announce that our 2016 wines have gone on sale – a sparkling Rosé and a Classic Cuvée as before. The outstanding 2015 vintage is going to be a hard act to follow, but the 2016 is, if anything, better still. The same glorious colours and fabulous flavours…

Blog 15 - English Wine Night

Wednesday June 3 2020

We are missing showing visitors around our vineyard, offering tastes of our wines and hearing your comments – just as much as we hope you are missing us during the lockdown! Chelsea Fringe Henley We can however offer a “virtual” tour and tasting – especially to afficionados of the RHS Chelsea…

Blog 14 - Preventing disease

Friday April 17 2020

Even as we watch unprecedented events unfolding globally, the vineyard continues its normal growth cycle, and an early bud-break after the mild winter. Following February’s winter pruning, sufficient labour - happily - was available in March to then tie down each vine to the shape of a capital let…

Blog 13 - Outstanding!

Tuesday December 17 2019

We are awestruck that Fairmile Vineyard’s Classic Cuvée has been voted the UK’s only Outstanding sparkling wine by Decanter magazine’s Masters of Wine. Decanter is the magazine trusted by connoisseurs and drinks industry professionals alike: their wine reviews are highly regarded around the world. …

Blog 12 - Height of Summer

Sunday August 4 2019

Monday 5th August 2019 Phew! Our fabulous steep terrain along the Fairmile helped us escape any frosts in early May, and the delicate buds flowered beautifully to produce an astonishing number of bunches of tiny grapes. In common with many other English vineyards this year we are observing unusu…

Blog 11 – Summer beckons

Monday April 22 2019

Monday 22nd April 2019 You may not have thought it, but there is plenty to do in a vineyard over the winter. In theory, winter pruning could start as soon as the leaves have dropped in November, but at Fairmile Vineyard, we like to wait a little longer until the following February. Each of our…

Blog 10 – Fairmile Fizz truffles launched

Tuesday February 12 2019

Chocolatiers Gorvett & Stone and wine producers Fairmile Vineyard have joined forces to create a unique new product, Fairmile Fizz truffles. These handmade truffles have a deliciously indulgent milk chocolate and fresh cream ganache with a good measure of Fairmile Vineyard wine. The truffles ar…

Blog 9 – Adult Christmas gift ideas solved!

Friday December 7 2018

Friday 7th December 2018 We are pleased to announce that our online shop has launched, from which you will be able to buy direct from the vineyard. Anyone living close to Henley can save on delivery costs by using our “click-and-collect” service. Go to the Our wines page of the website for det…

Blog 8 – Award-winning wines

Thursday September 13 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018 We are humbled and delighted to announce that our wines won gold and bronze medallions in a regional blind tasting challenge - all within their first month of release! Thank you Thames & Chilterns Vineyards Association. If you live close enough to Henl…

Blog 7 – It’s here!

Monday August 20 2018

Monday 20th August 2018 Good news! The winery has done a fantastic job of turning our first (2015) harvest into superb sparkling rosé and classic cuvée (white) with good stocks held at our bonded warehouse in Hampshire. You’ll soon see sales commencing at chosen outlets around Henley and we are …

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