So there we have it. Harvest 2022 is now complete and we can finally put our feet up for the winter. All of our wines have been processed and are now sleeping soundly in the winery.
We are super excited about this vintage. The summer of 2022 was exceptionally warm and dry, meaning sugars in the grapes have sky rocketed compared to previous years. And although we are new to the block, this was shared among all vineyards across the UK. Yields were down due to lack of water, but we are more than happy to give up quantity to give way to quality and complexity. Even our ‘wildcard’ planting of Riesling grapes managed to produce wonderful ripe fruit, so expect some exciting releases from this vintage 🙂
There was some long hours and a LOT of machinery let downs, but this didn’t stop us from getting the job done. Thank you to everyone involved in the harvest this year, you know who you are. We couldn’t have done it without you. Time now to recharge and start the season over come spring!
Chin chin to us all!
It was an absolute scorcher so a special thank you to everyone who made it down to help us raise some money for Rapid Aid UK, big shout out to all the runners taking part in the 5K despite the heat.
Thank you to all of the lovely volunteers, traders, musicians, and artists who helped make it a special day. Another big thank you to everyone who donated to the raffle and silent auction!
We are pleased to say we have raised over £3,500 so far to the charity thanks to everyones efforts and generosity!
But biggest thanks goes to Sally and Nick and their team for giving up their time and effort to get these supplies over to Ukraine – what you do is truly incredible!
If you couldn’t make it down but would still like to contribute to their crowdfunding please follow the link below to their Just Giving page: