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 …

Blog 6 – All set for another season!

Saturday March 17 2018

Friday 16th March 2018 We hope you kept warm during the recent cold spell, including the notorious “Beast From The East” which blew Siberian snows across most of the country. We were touched by the concern that people showed for our vines during the snowstorm – but you need not have worried.…

Blog 5 – Winter dormancy

Tuesday December 19 2017

Tuesday 19th December 2017 Although the vineyard now resembles a collection of dead twigs, winter is still an important part of the growth cycle. The vines have built up sufficient carbohydrate reserves during the summer to enable roots to survive below ground. Cold weather will kill off many ge…

Blog 4 - Third Harvest

Friday October 20 2017

The growing season started with great promise - rather too much promise – in April when the buds appeared much earlier than usual after the mild winter. Thanks to our steep slope, most survived the frosts, and went on to benefit from the dry sunny weather during the flowering season. This led to hu…

Blog 3 - Coping with growth

Sunday July 2 2017

With “the English Season” well under way – Ascot, Wimbledon and Henley Royal Regatta -, it was lovely to see the town full of beautifully dressed ladies in summer dresses and hats, men of all ages wearing blazers and ties. As gardeners will know, this is the time of year when everything blooms on a…

Blog 2 – Bud-Rubbing

Tuesday May 2 2017

Growing anything on a steep slope can be hard work (you need strong legs and a strong tractor!) but the vineyard’s choice of site is paying dividends. As hoteliers would say, it’s all about: “location, location, location!”! Last week saw heavy frosts across England but as warm air rises, so the col…

Blog 1 - Winter Work

Wednesday February 1 2017

Snowdrops have been open for a month, buds are swelling in gardens and hedgerows, and there’s a hint of spring around the corner! Grapevines are late developers though, with ours very much still in their dormant phase. Visitors sometimes ask whether we are worried about the effects of winter, but v…

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