About us

Hendred Vineyard is on the sloping ground to the west of the village of East Hendred, one of the spring line villages that sit just below the Downs in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, England.

Originally planted in 1972 and now covering approximately two and a half acres consisting of Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc and the recently re-established Madeleine Angevine varieties.    Award winning still and sparkling wines have been produced from grapes grown at Hendred Vineyard.  The vineyard was taken over by David and Eileen Bell in 2014.  Their first rosé was produced in 2015 and a sparkling wine in spring 2017 from the 2014 harvested grapes.  As the sparkling wine is produced in the traditional method (similar to that of Champagne) it takes time to reach full maturity.  A rosé from some of the deliciously sweet Pinot Noir grapes of the 2018 harvest will also be ready in spring 2019 along with a new sparkling wine.  In addition, a still white wine is in preparation for the near future.  The vineyard is being extended with more vines.   The vineyard shop opens on occasional Saturday afternoons.

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Seyval Blanc grapes
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