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15 October 2009

Several volunteers helped us  to harvest a bumper crop of grapes on the 25th September followed by  Lunch.Over 1.5 tonnes of grapes were picked and were processed by the  winery a couple of hours later to produce 750Litres of Red and 350L of  Rose wine juice.

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South West Vineyards Association Annual

06 September 2009

Our first vintage has been awarded The John Buchan Agronomy Shield (Best Red Wine from a small scale producer) and also a bronze award in the  main red wine category where we competed alongside top wine producers in the UK. We are very excited to have received such prestigious  recognition of the quality of our wine and we will work to maintain this standard in future vintages.

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Open Day for Devon Wine Week

13 June 2009

Our Open Day of the 25 May 2009  proved to be very busy and successful. On a very warm/hot day we carried out five guided tours of the vineyard and  raised in excess of £120 for Hospiscare.  Feedback on tastings and wine sales was very encouraging  and we are now looking forward to launching our 2009 vintage which will  be a Rose wine.  Thank you for your support.

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Open Day 25th May 2009

04 May 2009

Booking is essential. Tel 01395  443877 for guided and self guided tours, tasting and wine sales (cash  only please).  Entry will be £2.00 per person which we will donate to  Hospicecare.

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Spring Update 2009

20 April 2009

We have a vineyard open day  during Devon Wine Week on Monday the 25th May where we will be offering  our first vintage for sale. Booking is essential please. Bud burst has occurred and we are hoping that the good weather continues all year!

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Winter Update 2008/9

07 February 2009

Winter pruning has been  completed.We have doubled our potential fruiting Rondo this year to 400  vines. Next year our 2008 equal plantings of Bacchus,Seyval Blanc and  Pinot Noir Precoce should also be fruiting giving a total of 1350 vines  on the one acre site. Lambing has finished and we have some Dorset Down ewes and lambs for  sale.

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Autumn Update 2008

17 October 2008

Our second harvest was carried out on the 24th September and the grapes were whisked off to the winery and pressed within 2 hours to make a Rose wine for 2008 .The grapes had a very high natural sugar content which should ferment out to 12% Vol  Alcohol wine. Faye has successfully completed the winemaking course at Plumpton  College in East Sussex. As out first vintage is a red wine,we will be storing this for ageing  and will be offerring it for sale in Devon Wine week next year(May 2009)

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First Vintage, 2008

23 August 2008

We have collected the bottles  from the winery. A sample has been sent for quality wine testing so that we can finalise and print the labels.

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July 2008

18 July 2008

Alan has now completed his course in the Principles of Vinegrowing at the national centre of excellence  for Wine Studies, Plumpton College, East Sussex. As a follow on Faye will be attending Plumpton College to study  winemaking in the autumn. Our 2007 vintage has now been bottled and is being sent for analysis to  establish its quality and grading so that we can then prgress to  finalising our label.

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Devon Wine Week 2008

28 May 2008

We would like to thank all those  who visited our small vineyard in support of Devon wine week and hope  they enjoyed the tours and very warm/hot weather that we were blessed  with