Vineyards of Gloucestershire and producers of British wine in the county. This also includes a few in The Cotswolds. Our guide includes vineyard tours of producers of red, white and sparkling wine. There are many great food producers in the county, also vineyards are an important part of the market.
Vineyards in Gloucestershire
There are some quality vineyards in the Gloucestershire and also Cotswold countryside.
Little Oak Vineyard in The Cotswolds
Little Oak Vineyard in Chipping, Campden, Gloucestershire started in 2006. It started with the planting of 300 Siegerrebe vines on the gentle slope near the Cotswolds. Since the first very successful vintage in 2009, the Vineyard has grown to have nearly 2000 vines. These now produce a nice dry white wine, sparkling wine and brandy distilled from the Siegerrebe grape.
Visitors are welcome to come and see the Vineyard and taste the locally produced wines & also Brandy with lunch.
Little Oak Vineyard is on Axford Road in Chipping Campden, however you can find more information at www.littleoakvineyard.com
Woodchester Valley Vineyard
Established by the Shiner family back in 2007, Woodchester Valley Vineyard spreads across three vineyard sites at Amberley, Doverow and Woodchester.
They specialise in producing white, rose and sparkling wines with grapes grown in the Stroud valleys. These include Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Regent Siegerrebe, Solaris, Sauvignon Blanc and Ortega.
Visitors are welcome to take a tour of the vineyard, and winery paired with tasting. An opportunity to learn more about the production of wine production. Also, visitors can purchase a bottle of their favourite beverage at the on-site shop.
Woodchester Valley Vineyard is at Convent Lane in Stroud. You can find out more on their website www.woodchestervalleyvineyard.co.uk
The Three Choirs Vineyard in Newent is the largest and oldest in England. Three Choirs planted their first grapevines in 1973 on half an acre of land. They currently have grown to have 75 acres of vines growing to make their wines.
The resident Wine Maker, Martin Fowke, has over 25 years of experience in creating English wine. Three Choirs is a great place to visit for a tour. Tours include tasting and learning all about their processes. They also have a brasserie on site that serves quality local ingredients in an eclectic dining space. The Brasserie is open for lunch or evening meals by reservation only.
The award-winning wines from Three Choirs are available for you to purchase. This includes The May Hill 2017. They describe this wine as a medium sweet wine with grapefruit on the nose and ripe citrus fruits on the palate. They have many options for sparkling wines, reds, whites and rose.
Strawberry Hill Vineyard
Family-run Strawberry Hill Vineyard is near to the town of Newent. They produce a variety of wines, including white, red, rose and sparking options. Their most popular is the Montpellier white, which is a blend of Schonberger and Reichensteiner grapes. It is an easy-drinking wine, which they described as fresh and also bright. They planted the first vines at Strawberry Hill in 1999 and have developed since then.
Poulton Hill Estate
Poulton Hill Estate is a small family-run vineyard in the Cotswolds. They produce limited batches of wine from grapes harvested by hand. Poulton Hill Estate was founded in 2010 and calls the beautiful Cotswold countryside home. Thye have over 8000 vines which they planted on the sunny south-facing slopes of the Estate. Their vines can produce up to 20,000 bottles of wine a year. Their vines grow white Bacchus, Seyval Blanc, Phoenix, Regent and Rondo. They carefully blend the grapes to create a great range of white, rosé, red and sparkling wines and spirits.