Vineyards of Gloucestershire and producers of British wine in the county including a few in The Cotswolds. This guide includes vineyard tours of producers of red, white and sparkling wine. There are many great food producers in the county and vineyards are an important part of the market.
Some of the quality vineyards located in the Gloucestershire countryside.
Little Oak Vineyard
Little Oak Vineyard in Chipping, Campden, Gloucestershire was established in 2006 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 producing 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 & Brandy with lunch. They currently have a promotion for a visit. MORE INFO..
Little Oak Vineyard is located on axford Road in Chipping, Campden, more information can be found 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, rosé and sparkling wines with grapes grown in the Stroud valleys including 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 and learn more about the production of wine, as well as purchase a bottle of their favourite beverage at the on-site shop. More info…
Woodchester Valley Vineyard is located at Convent Lane in Stroud, you can find out more at their wesite www.woodchestervalleyvineyard.co.uk
The Three Choirs Vineyard in Newent is the largest and oldest in England. The first grapevines at Three Choirs were planted 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, which includes 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 of Three Choirs are available for you to purchase. this includes The May Hill 2017, a medium sweet wine with distinct grapefruit on the nose and ripe citrus fruits on the palate. They have many options from sparking wines, reds, whites and rose.
Family-run Strawberry Hill Vineyard is located 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 is described as fresh and bright. The first vines and Strawberry Hill were planted in 1999 and have evolved since then.