This year the vineyard suffered a severe frost at the time of bud burst and we feared for the crop, but these vines are resilient and produced this bounty. These Seyval Blanc grapes are used along with the Pinot Noir variety to create the Hendred Brut and Cuvée and a small proportion contribute to the still Hendred Mist. Sparkling wine from these grapes, which will be harvested soon, won't be ready until at least 2022 as the traditional method is used (developed in Champagne), which involves… continue reading
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:10
David delighted to be presented by Master of Wine Patricia Stefanowicz, the salver for the Best Rosé in the Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association competition, held on Saturday 7th September.
Posted by Eileen on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:29
Hendred Mist is a delicate and fragrant white wine - come along for a taste of this and the other new goodies on offer!
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:32
The beginnings of grape bunches are visible. Tastings available this Saturday 20th July.
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:36
The recent English Food and Wine Festival was a fabulous event (http://www.englishwineandfoodfestival.co.uk/ - see slide show here), with around 700 visitors and tastings of our wines flying out of the bottles...If you missed this then we will be open this Saturday 22nd June 2-5pm and on occasional Saturdays throughout the summer - see our web page for updates.
Posted by Eileen on Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:45
The poppies are out to celebrate the appearance of the long awaited cuvée (3.5 years to create!) - a delicate sparkling wine with smooth notes of orchard fruits and the most tantalizing of rosés; fragrant with essence of summer berries. Tastings available at the English Wine and Food Festival this Saturday June 8th at Brightwell vineyard (http://www.englishwineandfoodfestival.co.uk/) and at Hendred Vineyard on 22nd June.
Posted by Eileen on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:29
Tastings in the sunshine today of Hendred Brut - limited stock left.
Posted by Eileen on Sat, 05/25/2019 - 13:28
Hendred Vineyard will be with other local vineyards and artisan food producers at Brightwell Vineyard (OX10 8LJ) on 8th June for a festival of wine and food. Do come along and sample the delicious produce of this area. https://www.facebook.com/EWFFestival/
Posted by Eileen on Sat, 04/20/2019 - 14:19
Tidying things up in the vineyard, collecting up the vine stakes. Wages comprise QGardens ice-cream - seems like fair trade.
Posted by Eileen on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:26
Time to plant a new generation of vines. Biagio the local expert, has been perfecting his technique for a few years and the ground is prepared very carefully before the cuttings are installed. A mystery creature has squashed a few.... is it the curious muntjack or the sneaky fox.....
Posted by Eileen on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:23