Welland Valley Vineyard English wine and cider
Welland Valley Vineyard English wine and cider

2015

his was a very busy year with little time to update the website.

 

Fortunately we escaped the spring frosts which affected many vineyards and good flowering conditions produced a potentially big crop. The weather wobbled in August and early September and we wondered if the grapes would ripen sufficiently. However nature balances things up and October was warm and dry enough to ripen the grapes although we delayed starting the harvest by a week. Volume was around 25% up on our average and we had a huge crop of cider apples as well. Lots of hard work made easier by our loyal band of volunteer pickers and machinery operators.

 

The annual Wine Competition for vineyards in the Midlands and North of England was held in mid November with over 100 wines entered. We were pleased to receive Gold and Silver medals for our Steeplechase Sparkling 2011 and 2012 respectively and Best in Class for our Naseby 2014 red.

 

We also entered the CAMRA East Midlands Beer and Cider competition in Nottingham again and won Best Bottled Cider for a second year, this time with our King Richard III still cider.

 

2016

June - Having entered our King Richard III cider in the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards we hear that we have reached the Finals.
 
August​ - We entered the regional English Wine Competition and were awarded silver medals for our Steeplechase and Naseby red and bronze for Tickled Pink leading to our winning the Grower Winemaker of the Year Trophy for the second time.
 
The crop was much less than expected but due to an excellent autumn the quality looks to be outstanding.
 
2017
 
In April we were excited to send a case of our Steeplechase Sparkling Wine to the British Consulate in Zambia.
 
The vineyard is participating in the Spirit of Harborough event on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May which is during English Wine Week. It will be possible to take a bus from Harborough to the vineyard for a tour and tasting. To book tickets (£12) go to www.spiritofharboroough.com
 
Also during the past year Harborough Movie Makers have been making a film of
'A year in the vineyard' which can now be seen (alongside other films on local life) on the evenings of 14th or 15th June at Harborough Theatre. Tickets (£5) can be obtained from Albury Tyson, Estate Agents on Roman Way just behind St Dionysus church.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Contact

Address for correspondence:

Vine Lodge

Marston Trussell

Market Harborough

LE16 9TX

 

Call us on:

01858 434591

07989 091721

 

Or you can use our contact form.

Wine & cider sales are generally by prior appointment. However if you are passing do call in.

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